Ruth Bader Ginsburg graduated from Columbia Law School in 1959, tied for first in her class. The 81 year-old justice has been serving on the US Supreme Court for over 20 years. So why did she reportedly “lend the prestige of her office to advance or appear to advance the private interests of others” while certain gay marriage cases are still pending? Associated Press reporter Brian Bakst covered her remarks the other day before a Minnesota audience, but you’d never suspect the issue involving the Code of Conduct from Bakst’s report.
Month – September 2014
Daniel Martin Called Lawton, Oklahoma Police to report vandals and told the dispatcher he would be carrying his gun in case of break-in. Officers Elijah Garcia and Anthony Edwards apparently did not get or understand the complete message. When they arrived, the 47 year-old veteran opened his front door, someone shouted “gun” and the officers fired. The shooting has been ruled “justified.”
The major telecommunication firms — AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and Cricket — are not listed as operating the tower, located off I-485 in Charlotte on school property. The company that built it refuses to identify the operator or share its purpose with the public. Could this be a Stingray type operation, vacuuming up citizen phone calls for government surveillance?
Chloe Rubiano calls her “Virginity Rocks” T-shirt one of her favorites. But it earned her a trip to the assistant principal’s office at Ramay Junior High in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where she was ordered to wear a gym shirt for the rest of the day. Officials were reportedly worried about the sexual content of Chloe’s garment. Their response makes you wonder about two things. Number one, how does the school follow this incident with a social studies lesson about the First Amendment? And number two, how does the staff teach sex education and remain less explicit than the shirt?
Taking a child to see a cancer specialist is hard on Mom and Dad. In the best of circumstances, this is a time for support from both parents. But not when Michelle Obama decides to visit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Today, because of security concerns, only one parent was permitted per child. After all, the other one could be a terrorist!
It’s only been a few days since Kira Kazantsev was crowned Miss America 2015, but already her reign is erupting with controversy. The 23 year-old woman has just taken down her “Linked In” page that advertised her internship with Planned Parenthood, the nation’s number one abortion provider. Kazantsev chose her platform in the pageant — “Love Shouldn’t Hurt” — to raise awareness of domestic violence. Apparently her stand against harming members of the family doesn’t extend to unborn children.
The nine pages of regulations proposed by the Illinois Department of Public Health would not ban the sale of raw milk outright, but the rules could have nearly the same effect. Dairy farmer Donna O’Shaughnessy estimates the cost of compliance for her farm at around a third of a million dollars. Raw milk is prized for its health effects, which are compromised during typical industrial processing.
The third and final installment of the “Atlas Shrugged” series brings the theme of individual versus government responsibility to a powerful conclusion. The drama promises to awaken any doubts you may have had about the overreaching “nanny state,” inspiring you to make the most of your own talents and opportunities.