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Justices Back State Restrictions on Information Requests

Justices Back State Restrictions on Information Requests | Gov&Law12 | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court ruled that states were free to let only their own citizens make requests under their freedom of information laws.
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Kole Carpenter's comment, May 16, 2013 9:07 PM
I think it is wrong to be denied the information. The government agencies are working for you and should let you into what they are doing.
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Push to Include Gay Couples in Immigration Bill

Push to Include Gay Couples in Immigration Bill | Gov&Law12 | Scoop.it
Republican sponsors of the immigration bill say that an amendment to allow immigrants in long-term same-sex relationships to obtain green cards would sink the entire measure.
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MsHaeussinger's comment, May 2, 2013 11:03 AM
I never thought about how homosexual couples complicates the debate, wow!
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Health Coverage Worthy of a Senator

Health Coverage Worthy of a Senator | Gov&Law12 | Scoop.it
A provision forcing members of Congress to get their health insurance under the exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act may prompt them to make such coverage too attractive, and ultimately weaken the system, an economist writes.
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Lautenberg’s Absence Concerns Democrats as Gun Votes Near

Lautenberg’s Absence Concerns Democrats as Gun Votes Near | Gov&Law12 | Scoop.it
With Democrats scrambling to secure enough votes on sweeping gun legislation, the presence of Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, who has been ailing, is shaping up to be crucial.
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New York Lawmakers Plead Not Guilty to Charges in Bribery Scheme

New York Lawmakers Plead Not Guilty to Charges in Bribery Scheme | Gov&Law12 | Scoop.it
State Senator Malcolm A. Smith and Councilman Daniel J. Halloran III, charged with scheming to place Mr. Smith on the ballot in New York City’s mayoral race, entered their pleas in Federal District Court.
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When ICE Ran Amok

When ICE Ran Amok | Gov&Law12 | Scoop.it
Immigration and Customs Enforcement is putting new policies into place after a series of botched raids on innocent immigrants.
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This is about the 4th amedment and retains to Raids in drug raids.

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North Dakota Allows Vote on Strict Abortion Limit

North Dakota Allows Vote on Strict Abortion Limit | Gov&Law12 | Scoop.it
A measure allowing the public to decide whether the State Constitution should assert that life begins at conception will appear on next year’s ballot.
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This ties into Gov&Law by talking about voting and the constitution. 

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Kole Carpenter's comment, April 14, 2013 12:43 PM
I think it was a good start to have it illegal to get and abortion after a certain amount of time. It makes sense that before it is fully banned they settled a a time period. I personally think abortions shouldn't be legal so i think what north dakota did was a good idea.
Dakota Swank's comment, April 14, 2013 5:35 PM
I don't exactly believe that abortion is a bad thing in all cases. I thought it was pretty stupid that some republicans tried to make it illegal completely because it is "God's will" if a girl gets pregnant, even if it is her fault. Yes, an abortion is technically killing a child, but that child is not a child until it is a child. Basically i am saying until this baby is functional of life on it's own, it is a parasite to me. It lives off of it's host and feeds off of that body until satisfied, then it leaves the body. However, i believe that an abortion when a woman is 8 months pregnant is rediculous. That could be considered murder, so this bill will force people to make up their minds much quicker on weather to keep it or get rid of it, and they must live with that choice.
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The Second Amendment, Revisited

The Second Amendment, Revisited | Gov&Law12 | Scoop.it
Readers react to an Op-Ed essay about rewriting the Second Amendment and an article about an international weapons treaty.
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Jeremy Richardson's comment, April 9, 2013 7:18 PM
This is talking about the second amendment which refers back to the constitution and Gov&Law.
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Pro-Business Decisions Are Defining This Supreme Court

Pro-Business Decisions Are Defining This Supreme Court | Gov&Law12 | Scoop.it
A new analysis finds the current Supreme Court to be by far the most pro-business of any since World War II.
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Admiral McRaven Charts a New Path for Special Operations Command

Admiral McRaven Charts a New Path for Special Operations Command | Gov&Law12 | Scoop.it
Adm. William H. McRaven’s goal is to recast the force from its popular image of commandos killing or capturing terrorists, to face a widening array of new threats as America’s combat role in the Middle East winds down.
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Alighting on Staten Island, Democratic Mayoral Hopefuls Make Their Appeals

Alighting on Staten Island, Democratic Mayoral Hopefuls Make Their Appeals | Gov&Law12 | Scoop.it
On Monday night, five Democrats running for mayor made their way to the College of Staten Island for a forum at which each pledged to help the island if elected.
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Gun Groups Not Happy With Toomey, Manchin Compromise

Gun Groups Not Happy With Toomey, Manchin Compromise | Gov&Law12 | Scoop.it
New gun bill would not make it illegal to transfer guns from one person to another.
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This is about gun control and the manchin compromise.

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MsHaeussinger's comment, April 21, 2013 1:23 PM
Clearly no one was happy with the compromise as it died in the Senate!
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Court Requires Warrants to Draw Blood in Drunken-Driving Cases

Court Requires Warrants to Draw Blood in Drunken-Driving Cases | Gov&Law12 | Scoop.it
The fact that alcohol dissipates from the bloodstream over time does not by itself allow the police to take blood over objections, the Supreme Court ruled.
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This is about if it is right to draw blood from drunk driving accidents and affects fourth amendment.

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Drug-Sniffing Dogs and the Fourth Amendment

Drug-Sniffing Dogs and the Fourth Amendment | Gov&Law12 | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court ruling on the use of police dogs wasn’t all that surprising, but how the vote went down sure was.
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This refers to Gov&law by talking about the 4th amendemt, 

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Dakota Swank's comment, April 14, 2013 5:51 PM
This is not exactly surprising or unreasonable to me. You can't search a persons property without a warrant so why should a dog be able to search through their property. And how hard is it really to get a search warrant if you believe a person has illegal drugs? i think this is a bit unreasonable to send a drug dug in without a warrant because of a persons right to protection of property without suspension. Well hey, I have an idea; Don't Do Drugs.
Michael Holm's curator insight, April 17, 2013 1:23 PM

This does not surprise me, you can't search property without a warrant.  So why should a dog be able to search the property?