Have nothing to do with the [evil] things that people do, things that belong to the darkness. Instead, bring them out to the light... [For] when all things are brought out into the light, then their true nature is clearly revealed...

-Ephesians 5:11-13

Tag Archives: the law

Supreme Court Expands Police Power at the Expense of the Fourth Amendment

On Tuesday the Supreme Court ruled in Fernandez v. California that when a resident who objects to the search of his residence is removed through a lawful arrest, the remaining resident may give police consent to search without first demanding a warrant.

The back story is much more complicated than that official summary, and

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Supreme Court hears forced unionism case brought by Illinois mother

When Pam Harris responded to a knock on her door on a Sunday morning back in 2009, she was surprised at the presence of a union organizer asking her to join his union. When she pressed him for details she learned that because she was accepting state Medicaid funds to help care for her disabled son she was now considered a state “employee” for union-organizing purposes and was required to join his union.

Harris said no thanks and began

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New York Times Touts New Study to Resolve Mental Health Conflict with the Second Amendment

The front page of Sunday’s New York Times led with “When the Right to Bear Arms Includes the Mentally Ill”, a nearly 5,000-word essay by two journalists amping up the volume in the latest attack on the Second Amendment. The motive was clear from the beginning:

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Another Obamacare Surprise: Estate Recovery

Just as Sofia Prins and Gary Balhorn were about to sign their application for free coverage under Washington State’s Medicaid program – freshly expanded under Obamacare – Sofia began reading the fine print: if you’re over age 55, the state of Washington will

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Protecting Bad Law with Bad Jurisprudence

This article was first published on Monday, December 2nd, 20113, at the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor:

The complaint that U. S. District Court Judge Marcia Kreiger didn’t know what she was doing in her ruling was far too generous. Kreiger knows exactly what she is doing in ruling that

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Millions More to Lose Coverage under Obamacare

The uproar from the estimated 4 ½ million Americans whose individual health insurance policies are being terminated thanks to Obamacare will pale into insignificance once the additional estimated 50 to 100 million workers covered under health plans at work discover that

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The Harder the “Control Freaks” Push for Sanctions, the Faster Freedom Spreads

This article first appeared at The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, November 15th, 2013:

 

Anti-gun liberals like Senators Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Ben Nelson (D-Fla.) along with Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) have their knickers in a knot over the imminent expiration of the Undetectable Firearms Act in a little over three weeks. They simply can’t abide the idea of allowing Americans to make their own firearms at home without serial numbers, without a license, without permission, without approval. Something must be done!

Happily, they can’t do much, except

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Obama’s Fumble Fix is Unconstitutional, says a Legal Scholar

Within two hours of President Obama’s announced “fix” for the “fumble” he caused in his Obamacare rollout, the insurance commissioner from the state of Washington rejected it, on practical grounds. It took only slightly longer for a legal scholar to reject it on constitutional ones.

Said the president on Thursday:

I think it’s legitimate for Americans to expect me to have to win back some credibility. And, you know, that’s on me. I mean, we fumbled the rollout on this…

And then, using what the White House called the president’s “enforcement discretion”, the president said he would

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3-D Gun Technology is making detection “impossible”, says the BATF

With the imminent expiration of the Undetectable Firearms Act on December 9th, the media and federal agencies are ramping up concerns about public safety and black market manufacture of weapons without serial numbers. Huffington Post ran an article warning that “plastic guns” could

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Atlanta Reelects another Hubris-lathered Politician as its Mayor

This article first appeared at The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013: 

Atlantans obviously weren’t paying attention when President Obama flew into town to endorse and promote their mayor in his reelection campaign. If they had been, they would have known something was wrong. He praised the mayor for his

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Costs, Frustrations Mount as Fort Hood Shooter Trial Opens

After nearly four years of delays, the military trial of Nidal Malik Hasan, the accused Fort Hood Shooter, begins today with Hasan representing himself against charges of 13 counts of premeditated murder and another 32 counts of attempted murder stemming from the attack on November 5th, 2009.

The costs, estimated to be $5 million and counting, are compounded by the

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Another bad day for Haliburton

This article was first published at The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, July 26th, 2013:

In its announcement that Haliburton, the huge international oilfield services company, was found guilty of destroying evidence and is being fined $200,000, the New York Times mentioned in passing that,

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Jesse Jackson Provides One More Reason to Get Us out of the UN

On Wednesday, following the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin murder trial, liberal black political activist Jesse Jackson expressed his opinion that, despite protestations from both the prosecution and the defense to the contrary, the trial was all about race:

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Unanimous Supreme Court Ruling on Human Genes is a Split Decision

On Thursday the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that patents on human genes are now void, while the successful creation of synthetic genes may continue to be patented. Both sides of the lawsuit celebrated victory. Mike Adams of Natural News exclaimed: “Sanity prevails: human genes are not eligible for patent protection!” while the ACLU declared: “Victory! Supreme Court Decides Our Genes Belong to Us!”

On the other hand, Myriad Genetics, Inc., the biotechnology company that holds dozens of patents on human genes, wrote:

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Dogs attack child. What would you do?

In a microcosm this true story brings together the conflicting forces at work in our society today.

Let’s assume that you are at home, minding your own business, when all of a sudden you hear the shrieking of someone being attacked by dogs on the sidewalk in front of your home. What would you do? Would you ignore the screaming and turn up the volume on the TV? Or close the door? Would you jump into the middle of the fray?

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Cost Estimate of Government Regulations Doesn’t Measure the Real Cost

This article initially appeared at The New American on May 21st, 2013:

 

The federal government’s cost is measured not only in taxes paid by citizens, or in borrowing when tax revenues aren’t sufficient, but also must be measured in terms of regulations imposed by government agencies to accomplish what congress can’t or won’t. That’s the core of the argument presented by Clyde Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) in his introduction of this year’s “Ten Thousand Commandments 2013.”

For the first time in the 20 years that the institute has been attempting to measure the cost of government agencies’ regulations that cost now exceeds

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Gun Confiscation via the Therapeutic State Moves Ahead in California

California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Wednesday legislation that provides $24 million in funding to hire another 36 “special agents” to scour neighborhoods starting in July to confiscate an estimated 40,000 firearms owned by citizens deemed to own them illegally due to reasons which include a diagnosis of mental illness.

Those approximately 20,000 citizens likely purchased them legally but

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Borderline insanity: teacher suspended for showing his student a box of garden tools

This should get you going. If you are homeschooling your kids this will give you comfort. A 17-year veteran teacher in a public school in Chicago (where else?) was suspended for four days without pay because he brought to school a box full of garden tools to show his kids which contained, among other items,

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Many of the articles on Light from the Right first appeared on either The New American or the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor.