Federal appeals court sides with small dairy farm against state regulators

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Florida, Judiciary, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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Ocheesee Creamery can now call its skim milk exactly what it is — skim milk — says the 11th Circuit.

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Appeals court tosses forced union dues lawsuit, next stop Supreme Court

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, Illinois, Judiciary, News, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“No one should be forced to pay union dues or fees just for the privilege of working for their own government,” Mix said.

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Does prosecutorial immunity trump justice in John Doe-related lawsuit?

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Accountability, First Amendment, Free Speech, Judiciary, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“You have to seek a real warrant from a real judge in an open court,” said MacIver Institute attorney Ben Hurst.

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Former official: Mississippi civil asset forfeiture system lacks transparency

By   /  March 10, 2017  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Criminal Justice, Judiciary, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Open Records, State Government  /  No Comments

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A former Mississippi circuit clerk says that transparency is needed in the state’s civil asset forfeiture system.

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The ‘next Friedrichs’ of right-to-work has its day in appeals court

By   /  March 3, 2017  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, Illinois, Judiciary, Labor, News, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The plaintiffs argue that everything a union does, not just overt political activity, involves government redress.

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Judge: School’s sexual assault proceeding suggests ‘bias and inaccuracy’

By   /  March 1, 2017  /  Campus Culture, Judiciary, News  /  No Comments

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Grant Neal was suspended for sexual assault even though the alleged victim said it never happened.

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