Legislation

Legislation

the act or process of making laws; enactment

Countering Violent Extremism

Countering Violent Extremism

By Homeland Security Violent extremists are defined as “individuals who support or commit ideologically-motivated violence to further political goals.” Violent Extremist threats within the United States can come from a range of violent extremist groups and individuals, including Domestic Terrorists and Homegrown Violent Extremists (HVEs). DHS defines Domestic Terrorism as:  Any act of violence that […]

Obama administration explored ways to bypass smartphone encryption

Obama administration explored ways to bypass smartphone encryption

By Andrea Peterson and Ellen Nakashima September 242015 Follow @kansasalps Follow @nakashimae An Obama administration working group has explored four possible approaches tech companies might use that would allow law enforcement to unlock encrypted communications — access that some tech firms say their systems are not set up to provide. The group concluded that the […]

Utah Supreme Court: Employees Cannot Be Fired for Self-defense

Utah Supreme Court: Employees Cannot Be Fired for Self-defense

Friday, September 25, 2015 NRA-ILA MoreThreats to Second Amendment liberties come in many forms. According to the so-called “state action” doctrine, only those acting on behalf of a public entity can actually violate constitutional rights. Nevertheless, many private actors can also interfere with the fundamental right of self-defense by establishing their own antigun policies and […]

Florida Bill Would Effectively Nullify Some FDA Restrictions, Help Terminally Ill

Florida Bill Would Effectively Nullify Some FDA Restrictions, Help Terminally Ill

By  Tenth Amendment Center Blog TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Jan. 17, 2015) – A bill filed in the Florida House this week would effectively nullify some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent treatments from being used by terminally ill patients. Rep. Ray Pilon (R-Sarasota) introduced the Florida Right to Try Act on Jan. 14. HB269 […]

President Obama Comments on Back-doors in Encryption

President Obama Comments on Back-doors in Encryption

By Cody Poplin Friday, January 16, 2015 We’ve yet to find a transcript of President Obama’s remarks during today’s press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, but according to several news outlets, the President made a number of interesting statements regarding cybersecurity and data encryption. “If we get into a situation which the technologies do […]

With crypto in UK crosshairs, secret US report says it’s vital

With crypto in UK crosshairs, secret US report says it’s vital

by Dan Goodin – Jan 15 2015 As UK Prime Minister David Cameron forges ahead with a campaign pledge to ban encrypted messaging apps unless his government is given backdoors, that country’s Guardian newspaper has aired a secret US report warning that government and private computers were at risk because cryptographic protections aren’t being implemented […]

BREAKING: Gov. Snyder vetoes 2 pro-gun concealed carry reform bills in Michigan

BREAKING: Gov. Snyder vetoes 2 pro-gun concealed carry reform bills in Michigan

1/15/15 | by Chris Eger Gov. Rick Snyder (R) rejected a pair of pro-gun bills Thursday that would have done away with Michigan’s unique system of county gun boards, echoing concerns voiced by gun control groups over domestic violence issues. The two measures, which passed the state legislature with broad bipartisan support in December, would […]

Why We Think Paid Leave Is a Worker’s Right, Not a Privilege

Why We Think Paid Leave Is a Worker’s Right, Not a Privilege

<Ed note: Who is going to pay for all this?> By Valerie Jarrett Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls Jan 14, 2015 Anyone who has ever faced the challenge of raising or supporting a family, while holding down a job, has faced tough choices […]

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