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  • Ninth Circuit Bars Arizona From Protecting The Ballot Box

    Dec 01, 2010 | by William Perry Pendley
    In 2004, Arizona voters passed the Nation’s first ballot initiative to address the impact of illegal immigration, which, at the time, was costing Arizona $1 billion annually. Adopted by a wide margin (56% v. 44%), the Arizona Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act (Proposition 200) requires proof of c
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  • Is Racial Discrimination Ever Substantially Justified?

    Nov 01, 2010 | by William Perry Pendley
    In 1995, in a ruling that generated banner headlines on the front page above the fold of every major newspaper in the country, grabbed the lead on every television network news show, and garnered the title legal earthquake by TIME, the Supreme Court of the United States held that the Constitution’s
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  • War On Western Grazing Returns To Federal Court

    Oct 01, 2010 | by William Perry Pendley
    In 1992, when Clinton ran for president, environmental groups made clear their objective once he entered the Oval Office. Cattle Free in '93, they cried, demanding that Clinton vacate the 18,000 grazing permits and leases held by western ranchers on nearly 160 million acres across the American West
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  • Since When Are China And Arizona Morally Equivalent?

    Sep 01, 2010 | by William Perry Pendley
    On May 14, 2010, the U.S. Department of State announced no major breakthroughs in bilateral discussions with China after only their second round of talks about human rights since 2002. Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Michael H. Posner, who along with Ambass
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  • Americans Wage Nationwide Fight For Gun Rights

    Aug 01, 2010 | by William Perry Pendley
    In the wake of the June ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States, in McDonald v. Chicago, that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear Arms applies to the States via the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause, Chicago politicians declared that they would find a way around the 5
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  • Cold Water Thrown On Presidential Hot Air

    Jul 01, 2010 | by William Perry Pendley
    It came as no surprise to those familiar with President Obama's views on America's energy future that, in his first Oval Office address, he focused, not so much on his efforts to deal with BP Global's (BP's) blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, which was the ostensible subject of the talk, but instead, on
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  • Times Square Attack Response: None Dare Call It Thinking

    Jun 01, 2010 | by William Perry Pendley
    On May 1, 2010, when news of the Times Square terrorist attack first broke, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, on national television, as to who might have done it, If I had to guess 25 cents, this would be exactly that, somebody who's homegrown, maybe a mentally deranged person or someone
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  • On College Campuses, Not Only Outlaws Should Have Guns

    May 01, 2010 | by William Perry Pendley
    On March 9, a Denver, Colorado, television station reported a rash of violence on the University of Colorado's (CU's) Auraria Campus and issued a warning after several people were attacked and robbed on campus or inside their dorm rooms, including 2 students who were stabbed with a hatchet. Exactly
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  • Justice Scalia Answers The Census

    Apr 01, 2010 | by William Perry Pendley
    Today, April 1, 2010, is Census Day 2010, the date by which the U.S. Census Bureau had requested America's 120 million households to have returned their forms in an attempt to prevent a feared record low response sixty-seven percent responded by mail in 2000. Such fears are hardly surprising given
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  • With Humans Facing Fire Danger, Judges Worry About Elk

    Mar 01, 2010 | by William Perry Pendley
    In May 2005, the U.S. Forest Service completed its evaluation of the risk of wildfire and insect loss to approximately 44,000 acres in the Smith Creek/Shields River area of the Gallatin National Forest, north of Livingston, Montana. The Forest Service concluded that there was a high risk of wildfir
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