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  • SCOTUS Unanimously Finds That Mississippi’s Arguments Against Tennessee Didn’t Hold Water

    11/22/2021 8:22:55 PM PST · by blueplum · 15 replies
    Law and Crime ^ | 22 November 2021 | ELURA NANOS
    The Supreme Court of the United States unanimously rejected Mississippi’s claim against Tennessee for using too much of its groundwater. In this case, Mississippi claimed Tennessee should have prevented Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division from pumping groundwater from the Memphis Sand Aquifer over the state line. It argued that Tennessee’s “knowing, intentional, and forcible pumping of groundwater” violated Mississippi’s sovereignty and constitutes a wrongful taking of the state’s “most valuable natural resource.” All nine justices, however, disagreed.... ...Roberts seemed particularly annoyed by Mississippi’s argument, pointing out that, “Mississippi claims an absolute ‘ownership’ right to all groundwater beneath its surface—even...
  • Florida Gov DeSantis signs bill limiting vaccine mandates

    11/22/2021 2:01:37 PM PST · by · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 18, 2021 | ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE
    <p>TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Private businesses in Florida will be forced to let workers opt out of coronavirus vaccine mandates after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a sweeping legislative package Thursday to combat White House virus rules.</p><p>DeSantis, a Republican, signed the bills into law at a ceremony alongside leaders of the GOP-controlled statehouse and other state officials who said they were protecting people from burdensome federal vaccination requirements.</p>
  • Judge blocks tax cut rule in American Rescue Plan

    11/16/2021 3:34:14 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | November 16, 2021 | By KIM CHANDLER
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked the U.S. Treasury from enforcing a provision of the American Rescue Plan Act that prohibited states from using the pandemic relief funds to offset new tax cuts. U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler ruled Monday in Alabama that Congress exceeded its power in putting the so-called tax mandate on states. He entered a final judgement in favor of 13 states that had filed a lawsuit and instructed the Treasury Department not to enforce the provision. The judge left the rest of the law in place. The American Rescue Plan steered $195...
  • Florida will consider removing itself from OSHA, banning employer vaccine mandates in special legislative session

    11/08/2021 3:18:33 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 59 replies
    The proposals, according to summaries issued by the House and Senate, include ensuring workers can receive exemptions from employer-required vaccinations; preventing government employers from requiring workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19; reinforcing the state’s so-called “Parents Bill of Rights” law to shield schoolchildren from mask and vaccination mandates; moving toward withdrawing from federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration oversight; and prohibiting the state surgeon general from forcing people to be vaccinated.
  • JUST IN: SC Gov Issues Exec Order Barring Agencies From Issuing Or Enforcing Biden Vaccine Mandate

    11/04/2021 7:38:59 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 19 replies
    Gov. Henry McMaster (R-SC) says he's issuing an executive order barring Cabinet agencies from issuing or enforcing vaccine mandates ...
  • LA County Sheriff: Hundreds of Deputies Plan to Leave Over Vaccine Mandate

    11/04/2021 6:23:10 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 19 replies
    NBCLA via Youtube ^ | 11/4/2021 | Staff
    ... He held another news conference to say more than 1,000 deputies would leave or go into early retirement over the policy.
  • Sen. Susan Collins says she would oppose abortion-rights bill

    09/22/2021 11:47:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Sept. 22, 2021 11:22 AM PT | Jennifer Haberkorn
    As Democrats consider legislation to respond to a new Texas state ban on abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy, they have lost the support of one of the few remaining Republicans who support abortion rights. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Tuesday she opposes the Democrats’ bill, which would prohibit states from enacting restrictions on abortion through fetal viability. The House is expected to approve the bill Friday. In the Senate, Democratic leaders are considering whether to bring it to a vote. Democrats, led by bill author Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, say their legislation would “codify” the Supreme Court’s...
  • Senate Dems to force vote on bill overriding new elections laws in GOP-led states

    09/13/2021 5:31:55 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sept 13, 2021 | By Kery Murakami
    Senate Democrats are preparing to force a vote on a bill to override new elections laws in Republican-led states that they say discriminate against minorities, an effort that faces likely defeat. But the move provides Democrats with another chance to attack Republicans as racist. Democratic senators were reportedly closing in Monday on a compromise with holdout Sen. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia on a bill similar to one passed by the House in March. The deal would have the federal government set national elections rules, including loosening states’ requirements that voters show ID.
  • Republicans including Ron Desantis tear into Bidens insane coercive and unconstitutional orders American forcing American companies with 100 workers to mandate vaccines.

    09/09/2021 5:16:04 PM PDT · by ncalburt · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9-9-2021 | E Elkind
  • Federal Judge Debunks Greg Abbott’s COVID-Fighting Rationale, Blocks Texas Governor’s Ban on Transporting Migrants

    08/26/2021 7:35:37 PM PDT · by blueplum · 20 replies
    Law and Crime at msn ^ | 26 August 2021 | Adam Klasfeld
    In a win for the Biden administration, a federal judge blocked an executive order by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) that would have banned the U.S. government from transporting migrants in the Lone Star State. Abbott issued the order under the banner of fighting the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone, a George W. Bush appointee, determined that the governor’s order violated the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution and said Abbott’s rationale did not withstand basic scrutiny. “Indeed, recent data shows that ‘migrants generally test positive at similar or lower rates than Americans living in the counties where they...
  • Biden Administration Suing Georgia Over New Election Law

    06/25/2021 2:25:22 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 25JUne | Dylan Housman
    The Department of Justice announced a suit against the state of Georgia Friday alleging that the state’s recently-signed election law is racially discriminatory. Georgia’s Election Integrity Act was signed in March by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp. The law imposes a voter ID requirement, expands early voting in most Georgia counties, requires that counties have at least one absentee voting drop box and shifts more control over election administration to the state legislature.
  • If Red States Don't Reform Electoral College, it's Mob Rule in America

    05/20/2021 3:46:02 PM PDT · by ArizonaStateLine · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/20/21 | GG Lee
    Ready for Idaho to turn blue? If not, something has to change. Every red county in American will soon have zero say in who is to become president, simply because the urban population is officially overcoming the rural population in every state. Once this happens, it's blue forever.
  • Radicals Push One Step Closer to Historic Power Grab with S. 1

    05/14/2021 8:36:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 5/13/2021 1154 hrs edt | Ken Blackwell
    Radicals are cramming a federal takeover of elections through a key vote on the 'Corrupt Politicians Act,' part of their plan with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to transform America into a permanent one-party socialist nation. Tuesday, the Senate Rules Committee voted along party lines to send S. 1 – the Senate version of H.R. 1, which is officially named the For the People Act but which is better named the Corrupt Politicians Act – to the Senate floor. Normally a 9-9 tie vote in the Rules Committee would doom a bill, but Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has...
  • The real reason the progressives sought after the 17th amendment

    05/14/2021 8:30:02 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 17 replies
    Progressives hate the states. You see, I could end the blog post right there and nothing else need to be said, but I want to back up that statement anyways. It is the truth after all. Progressives hate the states. They've been telling us this directly and indirectly for our entire lives and theirs. First though, I want to point out the importance of senatorial elections in the first place. At the convention, Elbridge Gerry made the following comment: (July 19th) Mr. GERRY. If the Executive is to be elected by the Legislature he certainly ought not to be re-eligible....
  • States Fight Back Against Biden War on the West

    04/06/2021 4:48:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | April 6, 2021 | Stephen Moore
    President Ronald Reagan used to refer to our country as "these United States," not "the United States." That may seem to be an inconsequential grammatical difference, but a whole different philosophy of our system of government is embedded in that phraseology. Reagan reinforced the traditional notion of American federalism: that the states created the federal government, not the other way around. The states are to serve as "laboratories of democracy." Our Founding Fathers' ingeniousness was recognizing that healthy competition among the states was the best way to devise policy solutions. This brings us to President Joe Biden. No president in...
  • States Rights: How "Local" can unite America

    03/25/2021 12:18:44 PM PDT · by ArizonaStateLine · 11 replies ^ | 3/25/21 | Arizona State Line
    A winning Political Narrative is one that can bring All Americans to One Side, unite us against our Common Adversary, and paint a Bright Future to excite us all. The following essay presents such a persuasion. All honest Liberals and Conservatives are ultimately fighting the exact same thing: Greed. Both parties want to dismantle Greed, as they see it in the other’s ideology. To dismantle Greed, we must address its power source: top-down power structures. What are top-down power structures? Centralized governments, corporate monopolies, federal banks, the IMF, globalist institutions and institutionalized religions, and other shadowy structures where Few dictate...
  • SCOTUS Set To Rule If States Can Protect The Integrity Of Their Votes: Efforts of state legislatures to enact new voting protections are in jeopardy if SCOTUS fails to overturn the latest 9th Circuit decision.

    03/24/2021 8:06:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/24/2021 | Michael J. O’Neill
    Do federal law and the U.S. Constitution prohibit states from enacting commonsense voting requirements designed to protect the integrity of the electoral process, apply to everyone, and impose no significant burden? The Supreme Court tackled this question several weeks ago when it heard oral arguments in a case entitled Brnovich v. Democrat National Committee. Democrats are challenging the legality of two measures used by Arizona to ensure a free and fair electoral process. The first, known as the “out of precinct policy” requires individuals who vote in-person to cast their respective ballots in their designated election location. The second policy...
  • Lifetime Order of Protection Law is coming in Tennessee for victims of the most violent crimes

    03/08/2021 5:46:59 AM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 20 replies
    TN General Assembly ^ | 3-3-21 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Tennessee House Majority Leader Representative William Lamberth presented his Lifetime Order of Protection Bill to the House Civil Justice Committee. The bill provides lifetime orders of protection for victims of violent crime from those who committed the crime. Some refer to this as “Nikki’s bill,” given the continued harassment that Nikki Goeser has suffered from her husband’s murderer. Nikki was married for 16 months when her husband Ben was murdered in front of her by her stalker. The murderer/stalker has sent her twisted love letters from prison for many years. Incredibly, this murderer has received good-time early release credits by...
  • The Resistance Library Podcast Featuring Michael Maharrey, Communications Director of the Tenth Amendment Center

    03/05/2021 9:30:53 PM PST · by ammodotcom ^ | 3/5/2021 | Sam Jacobs
    On this special guest episode of the Resistance Library Podcast Sam Jacobs invites Michael Maharrey from the Tenth Amendment Center to discuss the rights of states. Michael Maharrey is the Communications Director of the Tenth Amendment Center, a group dedicated to preserving the rights of states to nullify unjust and overreaching federal laws. We discuss how the nullification movement is alive and well and a lot more robust than you probably think. You will definitely come away from this with a different perspective on States Rights.
  • GOP state lawmakers seek to nullify federal gun limits [“nullify”?]

    03/04/2021 11:10:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Dissociated Press ^ | March 4, 2021 | Lindsay Whitehurst
    With Democrats controlling the presidency and Congress, Republican state lawmakers concerned about the possibility of new federal gun control laws aren’t waiting to react. Legislation in at least a dozen states seeks to nullify any new restrictions, such as ammunition limits or a ban on certain types of weapons. Some bills would make it a crime for local police officers to enforce federal gun laws. That can create confusion for officers who often work with federal law enforcement, said Daniel Isom, a former chief of the St. Louis Police Department who is now a senior advisor for Everytown for Gun...