Ohio false statement law declared unconstitutional

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After four years and a trip to the U.S. Supreme Court, an Ohio law that made it a crime to utter false statements about a candidate or politician has been declared unconstitutional.

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Nanny of the Week: School bans lip balm, 11 year-old girl fights back

By   /  September 12, 2014  /  Abuse of power, National, News, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

FEELING CHAPPED: School board nannies in Virginia say Chapstick and other forms of lip balm are not allowed in schools because they could be a danger to students with allergies.

Part 20 of 20 in the series Nanny State of the Week

By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
When even the kids know the nanny state has gone too far, well, you know its really gone too far.
The Augusta County School Board in Virginia was scolded this week by an 11-year old girl who takes issue with the [...]

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DHS: EMP threat ‘very much on our radar screen’

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The exchange was short, taking up less than two minutes of a two-hour Senate hearing Wednesday.

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Hawaii cannabis minister released from federal prison after extended stay

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By Malia Zimmerman | Watchdog.org
HONOLULU — Roger Christie, the Big Island minister imprisoned in Honolulu for years for selling marijuana as “sacrament” to his followers, has been released from Hawaii’s Federal Detention Center to a halfway house.
The 64-year-old preacher, who claims marijuana is a religious sacrament and openly sold cannabis in Hilo as part of his [...]

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Fifteen border kids going to school in small Nebraska town

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About 15 undocumented migrant children, or so-called border kids, have moved to Lexington, a small town in central Nebraska.

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Union group coordinated with elected officials to defeat anti-living wage bill

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MADISON, Wis. — A political nonprofit funded by Service Employees International Union coordinated with public officials to defeat legislation to eliminate local “living wages” that rely on state and federal funding, Wisconsin Reporter has learned.

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