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Freedom, Federalism and the 1st amendment

Freedom, Federalism and the 1st amendment | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
“ A proper application of federalism could save the values of the First Amendment and the freedom of Jana Winter.”
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Confirmed: US government records ALL private telephone calls

Confirmed: US government records ALL private telephone calls | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
Confirmed: US government records ALL private telephone calls

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naknuts37's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:21 PM

In response to khedlu17:

This article talks about how the US government records all private telephone calls. When did the gov't start recording phone calls? How is this not violating the fourth amendment? 

Joe Smith's comment, May 12, 2014 3:07 PM
The government should have a limit to how much they can monitor or phone calls. It' can help them in their work but sometimes it violates our privacy. It violates the 4th amendment
pdowds30's comment, May 15, 2014 3:16 PM
This relates to government because it is the government. They are violating the fourth amendment and disrespecting every citizen on a personal level. It doesn't make sense to have a constitution if the people implementing it can't even follow it.
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U.S. Foreign Aid Around the World [Infographic]

U.S. Foreign Aid Around the World [Infographic] | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
Since WWII, the United States has been the leader in disbursements of foreign aid around the world almost every year. In 2012, the U.S. sent a staggering $37.7 billion overseas as part of foreign aid.

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BY 11/21 -- America's Free Speech is Perplexing to the Rest of the World

BY 11/21 -- America's Free Speech is Perplexing to the Rest of the World | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
“ While even highly offensive speech is protected in the U.S., that level of freedom is quite unique.”
Via Teresa Herrin, Sammy Masri
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I think its wrong to be talking so badly about someone you dislike. Yes, everyone should be allowed to speak as they wish, but it don't believe hate speech should be protected in any country. If it's rude, keep it to yourself.
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Big Cannabis: will legal weed grow to be America's next corporate titan? - The Guardian

Big Cannabis: will legal weed grow to be America's next corporate titan? - The Guardian | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
“ The Guardian Big Cannabis: will legal weed grow to be America's next corporate titan?”
Via Julian Buchanan, Nathalie Simz
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I believe it will be. People will buy it, and the government would be able to make so much money off taxes and regulations of the product. The sooner it becomes legal, the sooner the government can stop worrying about it and collect their money from it.
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Katie Witt's curator insight, March 6, 2014 10:39 AM

I do think that it will. If the government starts to legally sell these they will make a lot more money because that fact is that people will buy it. It will give our government and economy more money. 

Shelby Ann123's comment, March 6, 2014 11:53 AM
It is good that it becomes legalized because it would help lower drug trafficking and the government can make money off it but they need strict rules on in. No one under 18 can use it, can't use it while driving stuff like that, so people can be responsible and safe about it.
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Virginia Passes Photo-ID Voting Requirement

Virginia Passes Photo-ID Voting Requirement | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
“ Opponents say such laws are meant to suppress turnout by poor and minority voters, but supporters say they prevent fraud.”
Via Pearlanne Zelarney
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I think requiring a photo ID of yourself is a good option. It will help prevent fraud and keep voting individual.
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Casey Anthony, in Disguise, Takes the Fifth. 5th Amendment

Casey Anthony, in Disguise, Takes the Fifth. 5th Amendment | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
Casey Anthony took the 5th on every question asked about the murder trial. They had to allow Casey the rights to the 5th amendment and didnt have to testify against herself. This was a legal and smart plan by Casey Anthony which the court had to go by because of the Bill of Rights.
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Supreme Court to rule on 4th Amendment, cellphone searches - Los Angeles Times

Supreme Court to rule on 4th Amendment, cellphone searches - Los Angeles Times | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
“ Supreme Court to rule on 4th Amendment, cellphone searches Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court set the stage for an important 4th Amendment ruling Friday, announcing it will decide in this term whether police may inspect a suspect's...”
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Minnesota Poll: Majority support legalization of medical marijuana

Minnesota Poll: Majority support legalization of medical marijuana | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
“ A bare majority of Minnesotans say the state should legalize medical marijuana (Minnesota: Majority Support Legalization of Medical #Marijuana http://t.co/h2fM1f6pA2 @cherylshuman @beverlyhillscc...”
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Katie Witt's comment, February 22, 2014 11:54 PM
It would be a good idea to legalize marijuana for people who need it for medical treatment. It is one thing that I think if someone does it, it doesn't really affect me. It isn't my life to chose the decisions they make. I don't think the government shouldn't have the right to make it illegal when it doesn't really affect them. In cases when it's 12 year olds I can understand. I think there should be and age limit just like the legal drinking age.
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Voter Initiatives On Dope, Health, and Land Breathe New Life Into Federalism - Reason.com

Voter Initiatives On Dope, Health, and Land Breathe New Life Into Federalism - Reason.com | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
FEDERALISM State-level voter initiatives to watch in election 2012.
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Federalism and the authority of the states to define marriage : SCOTUSblog


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Medical marijuana initiative likely headed for Florida ballot - Washington Post (blog)

Medical marijuana initiative likely headed for Florida ballot - Washington Post (blog) | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
Washington Post (blog) Medical marijuana initiative likely headed for Florida ballot Washington Post (blog) Backers of a constitutional amendment to allow Florida patients to use marijuana for medical purposes say they will turn in enough...

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Broke U.S. resumes spending

Broke U.S. resumes spending | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
Limiting government growth is politically difficult, but if we don't do it, America is doomed.

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Mitchell Forrest Enerson's comment, April 24, 2014 8:24 PM
It would be great if the US maybe stopped spending so much and starting working a little harder to improve our country. I would love to live in a country as powerful and great as the one we originally founded.
Abigail Beinborn's curator insight, May 12, 2014 9:48 AM

Government spending has led to a massive debt. I believe there are ways we can spend less to help reduce our debt, but we can't stop spending governemnt money. We have to pay for the troops that fight for our country and many other people and things to keep this country going. We need to watch our government spending more closely and cautiously. 

Lauren Heim's comment, May 18, 2014 6:41 PM
The U.S. Spending has come to an all time low or should I say high? The government has only brought us the feeling of failure and that our economy is breaking down since they've only spent their money in places/things that don't actually work. The least they could do is slow it down or fund something that's actually useful.
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USA F1 Visa application procedure

USA F1 Visa application procedure | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
“ The F1 visa allows foreign nationals to come to the United States to study at an approved institution. These visas also allow a limited amount of work.”
Via MoreVisas Immigration and Visa Services
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I don't think obtaining a permit to work in this country should take so long. If they're willing to be a part of society and help themselves and our economy, they shouldn't be waiting so long. Although the US needs to make sure they're actually going to work, they should still attempt to speed up the process.
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Shelby Ann123's comment, March 13, 2014 10:27 AM
I agree with Raquel, it should not take that long to be a citizen is people are helping the country and not hurting anything or anyone.
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Minimum wage: States not waiting for Congress - Hawaii News Now

Minimum wage: States not waiting for Congress - Hawaii News Now | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
“ Salon Minimum wage: States not waiting for Congress Hawaii News Now Hawaii's state legislature approved a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour over the next few years.”
Via Russell Roberts
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I believe increasing minimum wage will benefit many working people but it'll be harder for smaller businesses to take. Plus for those who are making more than $9.50 now probably won't get a pay increase so it'll be tough on them as well.
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Caseya2014's comment, March 13, 2014 9:25 AM
I agree with raquel that raising minimum wage would benefit many people, but hurt small businesses. if it is raised, some businesses might not be able to afford to pay their employees,and some might get laid off.
Shelby Ann123's comment, March 13, 2014 11:27 AM
It's good that people are moving forward with it. Yeah some people and businesses will be affected but it's about time change starts to happen.
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They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets.

They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets. | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
“ More colleges are finding the social media posts of their applicants — and sometimes denying admission as a result.”
Via Seth Dixon, Annette Montgomery
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I feel like this is an invasion of someone's personal space. Yes, they're posting it online for everyone to see but I don't believe they should be rejected from a college because of it. They should be accepted for their academic life, not their social life.
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Shelby Ann123's comment, March 6, 2014 12:00 PM
I don't think it's right that they look at they, your Facebook and Twitter and that stuff are private. You shouldn't be judged about what you post. It doesn't mean you're going to be a bad student or a bad worker.
MsHaeussinger's comment, March 9, 2014 10:26 AM
These posts are NOT private! Shouldn't colleges want to get the best candidates? Someone who looks good on paper might not be the best fit. Colleges likely do fewer interviews now as they can check up easier online.
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8th Amendment violation death penalty

8th Amendment violation death penalty | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
Man faces cruel punishment violating his 8th Amendment rights. The 8th Amendment protects citizens from cruel or unfair punishment. This right was violated when the man was sentenced to the death penalty.
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Shelby Ann123's comment, February 26, 2014 12:48 PM
Its not cure and unusual punishment, he deserves it because of what he did. The whole story is just terrible and the death penalty is quick and painless. It think that would be a whole lot better then sitting in jail wondering who will try to kill you or beat you.
Katie Witt's comment, February 27, 2014 12:39 PM
He defiantly deserved the death penalty if he was willing to take other peoples lives. These people had not done anything to him and he decides to with his apprentice to set the house on fire and left the smoke kill them. That is cruel and unusual punishment for the family that he killed. This is not going against his 8 the amendment rights.
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Obama Supporters Petition to Eliminate Right to Remain Silent by Repealing the 5th Amendment

“ Californians Push to Eliminate 5th Amendment (Right to Remain Silent and Due Process) Subscribe to http://www.YouTube.com/MarkDice http://www.Facebook.com/Ma...”;
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San Diego County gun law violates 2nd Amendment, appeals court rules

San Diego County gun law violates 2nd Amendment, appeals court rules | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
“ SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court decided Thursday that a San Diego restriction on carrying concealed guns in public for self defense infringes on citizens' 2nd Amendment rights.”
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Katie Witt's comment, February 22, 2014 11:46 PM
It should be your choice if you want to carry a gun. Unless you are some psycho person with a bad record. People have their own way of protecting themselves and this is one of them. It defiantly should have to go through background checks and lots of training for conceal and carry but it shouldn't be taken away from adults.
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1st Amendment- Honking: Free Speech or Just Noise Pollution?

1st Amendment- Honking: Free Speech or Just Noise Pollution? | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
Police in Seattle and Denver debate with citizens on whether honking your car horns excesively is a form of Freedom of Speech, based on the intentions and the 1st Amendment of the Constitution.
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Freedom, Federalism and the 1st amendment

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“ A proper application of federalism could save the values of the First Amendment and the freedom of Jana Winter.”
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Judges look at whether charter schools are public - Washington Post (blog)

Judges look at whether charter schools are public - Washington Post (blog) | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
Judges look at whether charter schools are public Washington Post (blog) Students attending public schools are guaranteed constitutional protections.156 There are constitutional safeguards for student expression.157 Public school students are...

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Virginia lawmakers push for constitutional convention - Washington Post

Virginia lawmakers push for constitutional convention - Washington Post | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
Virginia lawmakers push for constitutional convention
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The move follows those of lawmakers in several other states who are agitating for a convention under Article V of the Constitution, including Georgia and Indiana.

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