Archives for March 2015

Healthy People 2020 and The Decade of Vaccines

FA Note:  Dr. Ten­pen­ney’s arti­cle below details what may be the most impor­tant prop­er­ty rights bat­tle we face. If we lose our nat­ur­al right to con­trol what hap­pens to our bod­ies, all oth­er “prop­er­ty” own­er­ship is illu­so­ry. The miss­ing ele­ment in this arti­cle is the vac­cine con­nec­tion to the Unit­ed Nations’ Glob­al Health ini­tia­tives, as tar­get­ed through […]

Parent calls 911 after public school refuses to release child

WINTER PARK, Fla. – A Flori­da par­ent was forced to take dras­tic mea­sures when her pub­lic school refused to release her child dur­ing a dis­pute over stan­dard­ized test­ing. Jacqui Myers says anoth­er moth­er with a child at Win­ter Park’s Brook­shire Ele­men­tary School called her after she arrived at the school to opt her fifth-grade daughter […]

Southern California Edison layoffs get U.S. Senate attention

FA Ques­tion: How will for­eign (H‑1B) IT work­ers con­trol­ling our crit­i­cal infra­struc­ture main­tain the “secu­ri­ty” of the Smart Grid promised by DHS? South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Edis­on’s replace­ment of IT work­ers with H‑1B work­ers is get­ting atten­tion from one U.S. law­mak­er who is in a posi­ton to influ­ence immi­gra­tion law. Sen. Jeff Ses­sions (R‑Ala.), who heads the Sen­ate’s immigration […]

Sneak and peek’ bill rolls quietly through (Virginia) General Assembly

FA Update:  Vir­gini­a’s Repub­­li­­can-con­trolled Sen­ate and House have enrolled (passed) Sen­ate Bill 919 (text here), and House Bill 1946 (text here). House Bill 1946 was signed by the House Speak­er March 6, and Sen­ate Bill 919 was signed by the Sen­ate Pres­i­dent March 7. Demo­c­ra­t­ic Gov­er­nor Ter­ry McAu­li­ffe is expect­ed to sign them into law. Vir­ginia law­mak­ers want […]

Supreme Court weighs review of Army Corps’ jurisdiction decisions

The Supreme Court may decide as soon as Mon­day to review a high-pro­­file case on whether an Army Corps of Engi­neers deter­mi­na­tion that prop­er­ty qual­i­fies for Clean Water Act pro­tec­tions can be chal­lenged in court. In Kent Recy­cling Ser­vices LLC v. Army Corps of Engi­neers, the jus­tices are pre­sent­ed with the ques­tion of whether a corps […]

The White House Has Gone Full Doublespeak on Fast Track and the TPP

Sen. Ron Wyden and Sen. Orrin Hatch are now in a stand-off over a bill that would put secre­tive trade deals like the Trans-Pacif­ic Part­ner­ship (TPP) agree­ment on the Fast Track to pas­sage through Con­gress. The White House mean­while, has inten­si­fied their pro­pa­gan­da cam­paign, going so far as to mis­lead the pub­lic about how trade […]

Chicago Lurie Children’s Hospital Takes Baby Away From Family for Seeking a Second Opinion

When Lak­isha Tanna’s infant grand­son was trans­ferred to Lurie Children’s Hos­pi­tal in Chica­go, Illi­nois, she thought that he was in the best place he could be to receive the care that he need­ed for his med­ical con­di­tion. She nev­er dreamed that this choice would even­tu­al­ly result in her adorable grand­child being what she terms “med­ical­ly kid­napped” more […]

Supreme Court Rules that Cops Do Not Need a Warrant to Search Your Home

In anoth­er dev­as­tat­ing blow to free­dom, the Supreme Court ruled Tues­day that police don’t need a war­rant to search your prop­er­ty. As long as two occu­pants dis­agree about allow­ing offi­cers to enter, and the res­i­dent who refus­es access is then arrest­ed, police may enter the res­i­dence. “Instead of adher­ing to the war­rant require­ment,” Gins­burg wrote, […]