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Our Pick For Tulsa County Sheriff

Our Pick For Tulsa County Sheriff

Sooner Politics Picks 4  On March 1st, Tulsa County voters will pick 2 candidates from a couple of long lists.  Yes, there is a presidential primary that day; but there is an open seat for Tulsa County Sheriff. This is a special election brou…

Georgia House Unanimously Passes Right to Try Act, Rejects Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

Georgia House Unanimously Passes Right to Try Act, Rejects Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

ATLANTA, Ga. (Feb. 17, 2016) – A Georgia bill that would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients unanimously passed the House yesterday. Rep. Mike Dudgeon (R-Johns Creek) introduced House Bill 34 (HB34). The legislation would enable terminally…

Computerized Finger Imaging for Voter Registration

Computerized Finger Imaging for Voter Registration

New Oklahoma House Bill 2592, introduced by Rep. David Perryman (D), would require all new voter registrants in Oklahoma to have their fingerprints scanned and entered into database. The database can be accessed by law enforcement by “court order.” &n…

Can the Next Supreme Court Appointment Be Less Political?

Can the Next Supreme Court Appointment Be Less Political?

The Court has made itself a political actor. It’s naive to think that qualifications matter more than politics on today’s court.

Kentucky Bill Would Support Constitutional Tender

Kentucky Bill Would Support Constitutional Tender

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2016) – A bill introduced in the Kentucky House would “legalize the Constitution” by defining gold, platinum and silver coins as legal tender and encouraging their use as currency. Rep. Thomas Kerr (R-Taylor Mill) introduced House Bill 405 (HB405) on Feb. 12. The legislation defines gold, silver, or platinum coins minted…

Proposed State Constitutional Amendment Would Create Mechanism to Reject Federal Acts in Wyoming

Proposed State Constitutional Amendment Would Create Mechanism to Reject Federal Acts in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Feb. 17, 2016) – A Wyoming resolution would place a measure on the ballot to enshrine the anti-commandeering doctrine in the state constitution. If ultimately approved by the voters, the amendment would set the stage for the state to review and reject federal acts. Rep. Scott Clem (R-Gillette), along with nine cosponsors introduced House Joint…

Missouri Bill Would Restrict ALPR Use; Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

Missouri Bill Would Restrict ALPR Use; Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Feb. 17, 2016) – A bill filed in the Missouri Senate would put limitations on the storage and sharing of information collected by automated license plate readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state, and place significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location…

Arizona Committee Passes Bill to Thwart any new Federal Gun Control

Arizona Committee Passes Bill to Thwart any new Federal Gun Control

PHOENIX, Ariz. – (Feb. 17, 2016) – Today, an Arizona House committee passed a bill that would prohibit the state from using personnel or resources to enforce all future federal gun control measures, effectively nullifying them in practice within the state. Rep. Anthony Kern (R-Glendale), Rep. Darin Mitchell (R-Dist. 13) and Rep. Steve Montenegro (R-Avondale)…