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Kentucky Senate On Board to Strengthen Protective Measures in Case of School Shooting

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There have already been eleven school shootings this year in 2018, and it isn’t even February yet.  Sadly, the public has become used to hearing about tragic incidents like this, and so today we have a juvenile in custody charged with two counts of murder and twelve counts of first-degree assault along with another town, […]

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US Attorneys Urged to Prosecute Against Marijuana, Vermont Commits to Legalization

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As of January 4, 2018, federal prosecutors were ordered to assert power over state marijuana legalization laws and activities.  The command came through a simple memo from Attorney General Jeff Sessions where he, according to a release from the United States Department of Justice, directed  “all U.S. Attorneys to enforce the laws enacted by Congress […]

Can a public school legally conduct random urinalysis drug testing of student athletes?

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In an opinion written 20 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court observed that children do not shed their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse door. That may be so, but since that time there is little question that the rights of individual students have been restricted for the sake of the broader interest of preserving an […]

Can a city government limit an individual’s liberty of expression in their own home?

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Tired of visual clutter in its neighborhoods, the City of Ladue, Missouri, banned all signs on residential property except for signs that warned of hazards, identified residences, or advertised that the property was for sale. Margaret, who was determined to express her opposition to the outbreak of the Persian Gulf War, placed a small sign […]