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City's council tax rise 'unlikely'

City's council tax rise 'unlikely' | Gov&Law- Nick Fowler |
Brighton and Hove City Council could be about to make history, and trigger a referendum over a 4.75% rise in its council tax.
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New Statesman - Why federalism won’t save the Union

New Statesman - Why federalism won’t save the Union | Gov&Law- Nick Fowler |
The reality is that most Scots support greater fiscal autonomy and, so far, attempts to draw a line in the sand at the status quo - or, worse still, the Scotland Bill - have only played into the hands of the SNP. It makes sense, then, for unionists to seize the initiative by embracing federalism - or some variant of it - and handing Scots responsibility over the bulk of their financial and economic affairs. This would undermine the drive toward separation by sating the Scottish appetite for more self-government.


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Lakin's curator insight, April 16, 2014 1:17 PM

This article is related to government and law because it is talking about federalism and how it can't save the union. The union right now over in Ukraine is barely keeping it together with the rule of federalism. With this understanding they are trying to seek out other ways to improve it. By that they looked at the Scottish appetite that is more self-government that they liked. As well looked at other opportunities for the government. Do you think they will switch the union to a different government or just make changes? 

Reed Klunder 's comment, April 20, 2014 2:28 PM
In this article the Scots definitely need to figure out what they want to do. It was very back and forth but I don't think Federalism will help. That's a huge change and it doesn't really go a long with the rest of the United Kingdom. It's interesting to see that they are considering being a Federalism economy because you need to be able to provide a lot and I'm not sure if the Scots can do that.
Madison Blazing's comment, May 9, 2014 9:58 PM
This article discussed an interesting topic regarding a Federalistic economy for Scotland. There are some specifically beneficial aspects of adopting this system as well as some clear draw backs. The article mentioned that many of the Scottish leaders have a growing appetite for more independence and self government. I think that despite the many benefits,turning to Fedealism may be difficult because of Scotland's reliance on others nearby.
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State of the Union 2014: GOP’s guests highlight Obamacare trouble

State of the Union 2014: GOP’s guests highlight Obamacare trouble | Gov&Law- Nick Fowler |
House Republicans want Obamacare’s woes to take center stage at the State of the Union.

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The Department of Justice's Marijuana Memo Is a Disappointment for Federalism

The Department of Justice's Marijuana Memo Is a Disappointment for Federalism | Gov&Law- Nick Fowler |
The Department of Justice had a historic opportunity to say that since the people of these states had spoken, as long as what happens in Colorado stays in Colorado, they wouldn't make a federal case out of it.

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Austin Robertson's comment, April 20, 2014 7:49 PM
I don't know in the first place why in the world marijuana was made legal in the first place. If something was ILLEGAL it was illegal for a reason. By legalizing this they are basically promoting the distribution of drugs and that can lead to many other problems. It can lead to cartels that result in deaths because most do, it can lead to driving under the influence and guess who's shoulders that's going to fall back on, the governments. What if teens died in a car accident in Colorado because of weed, how do you think the government would feel after that? It's just stupid a pond careless.
pdowds30's comment, April 29, 2014 6:04 PM
I personally don't think that marijuana is an issue in the United States. It has never killed anyone. Alcohol is more dangerous than marijuana and has done quite the damage to our population. The federal government is right in saying that as long as it stays in Colorado, there is no issue. Legalizing marijuana nation-wide would decrease the crime rate significantly and allow many people to return to a good state of health. Just like same-sex marriage, if you don't like it, don't do it.
Becca Zieman's comment, May 3, 2014 12:01 AM
The topic of legalizing marijuana has been a huge topic in our country yet there are bigger things going on that people completely ignore. But I do think that states should have the right to decide for themselves whether to legalize something that they are in closer quarters with then the federal government is.
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- Ted Cruz: 2013 Person of the Year

- Ted Cruz: 2013 Person of the Year | Gov&Law- Nick Fowler |
By Rick Manning No politician had a greater impact on the past year than freshman U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Cruz came from the Lone Star State not owing the D.C.

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tcoble22's curator insight, February 19, 2014 10:50 PM

This article is about how Ted Cruz was one of the greatest politicians of this year and how he had the greatest impact.  One of his best speeches was about not allowing drones to kill Americans on American soil.  He also tried to defund the obamacare  before the law went into full effect. 

Lauren Heim's curator insight, May 14, 2014 3:59 PM

This topic relates to government because it's talking about politics and a politician and Obamacare and all the efforts to make America a better place.  It showS that Ted Cruz has put his pride on the line and defended many things just so Americans would be safer and better off. He's against drones and against Obamacare. We need more people like him.

Abigail Beinborn's comment, May 15, 2014 11:53 AM
This is a great article about Ted. He has stood out and voiced his opinion when many haven't. It is great to see there are still good people in this world that want to make it the best country it can be.
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Freedom of the press applies to everyone -- yes, even bloggers (1st amendment)

Freedom of the press applies to everyone -- yes, even bloggers (1st amendment) | Gov&Law- Nick Fowler |

Analysis:  Recent stories have shown bloggers and reporters are posting pictures up and doing things such as videotaping police. Emily Good of Rochester, NY was recently caught by a cop when videotaping him off of her camera. He went over to her and told her to stop and stated it was illegal. When taken to court, she was later charged with obstruction of justice for arguing with a police officer. As it turned out, the police officer was wrong. Videotaping the police and anyone else in a public place is perfectly legal in New York state. The chief of police apologized later on and found out that the 1st amendment does protect these citizens who are deciding to do this. I don't agree with the 1st amendment toward this situation. I feel that everybody should have their own privacy, especially a cop. Why should somebody be able to videotape somebody else or take pictures of somebody else if it isn't okay with the person being captured on camera? I know that if somebody was videotaping me or taking pictures of me, i would feel that its against my personal property and i would definitely say something. I do agree with the 1st amendment, but when it comes to invading personal property, i feel its not right.



this article relates to the 1st amendment and freedom of speech. this article is asking if freedom of speech applies to internet bloggers

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What is already stated above and why is  because it is an amendment under the constitution. 

Mitchell Forrest Enerson's curator insight, April 23, 2014 9:44 PM

It is great to see that even the Chief of Police understands that he is not above any citizens. All of the police work should be shown to the people just as any citizen's is. People are often shown and portrayed poorly but when it comes to police officers they seem to be always taken as great people. They are not above the law and need to be treated just as any other citizen of the United States.


Austin Robertson's comment, April 27, 2014 6:08 PM
I agree with mitch. I think if there was a sense of equality in this world it would avoid a lot of fighting. All most people want is to be heard. When people see police getting the same treatment as a normal citizen it s gonna make people happy.
Nikolas's curator insight, May 27, 2014 10:21 AM

this article is talking about vidotapeing and picks in puplic place and the privacy that follows and the laws that effect this weather they are right or wrong