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Missouri Bill Would Close Federal Asset Forfeiture Loophole in Most Cases

Missouri Bill Would Close Federal Asset Forfeiture Loophole in Most Cases

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Dec. 8, 2017) – A bill prefiled in the Missouri House would close a loophole in most situations that allows state and local police to circumvent stringent state asset forfeiture laws by passing cases off to the feds. Rep. Shamed Dogan (R-St. Louis) prefiled House Bill 1501 (HB1501) on Dec. 5. The…

Missouri Bill Would Eliminate Marriage Licenses, Nullify Federal Control in Practice

Missouri Bill Would Eliminate Marriage Licenses, Nullify Federal Control in Practice

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Dec. 8, 2017)  A bill prefiled in the Missouri House would replace marriage licenses in the state with “contracts of domestic union,” effectively nullifying in practice both major sides of the contentious national debate over government-sanctioned marriage. Rep. T.J. Berry prefiled House Bill 1434 (HB1434) this month. The legislation would amend current marriage-related…

Today in History: The End of the “Declaration of War” as Required by the Constitution

Today in History: The End of the “Declaration of War” as Required by the Constitution

Although the U.S. has been involved in many wars since then, World War II was the last time Congress declared war, as required by the Constitution (a 2nd declaration was passed on June 5, 1942 against Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania).

NYC not liable for processing fake deed allowing theft of woman’s home

NYC not liable for processing fake deed allowing theft of woman’s home

“Merin, 74, had sued the city for not catching the forgery when the paperwork was first filed, but lost on appeal when the court backed a judge who said she couldn’t prove the city was negligent. The feisty homeowner is fuming and has vowed to fight the decision.”

K9 Attacking Mentally Ill Man for No Reason Is ‘Proper Procedure’

K9 Attacking Mentally Ill Man for No Reason Is ‘Proper Procedure’

“Instead of applying a little bit of courage and walking into the cell with the two other officers to restrain a mentally ill man, the deputies sent in their dog to draw blood. Predictably, the sheriff’s department investigated themselves and not only did they find they did nothing wrong, but, according to Dickerson, it went exactly as it should have.”