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We Need a Constitutional Convention, Part 2

In the same way that EPA has extended its control over water—and even land—under clean water laws (See Part 1), it has exceeded Constitutional authority and the intent of Congress under the Clean Air Acts.  Once again, it has caused an enormous waste of billions of taxpayer dollars on government itself—and costs approaching a trillion dollars for compliance in the private sector.  All this with measures that have little benefit—and often negative consequences—to the environment...

Obama Designates Three New National Monuments

Over the objections of many local, state and federal legislators from the affected areas, in early July, President Barack Obama designated new national monuments in California, Nevada and Texas.  The designation of more than 1,000,000 acres of public lands as national monuments, foreclosed previously allowed commercial and recreational activities those lands, leading some Republicans and local officials to accuse Obama of a backdoor land grab ignoring the interests of local residents....

Federal District Court Blocks Obama Water Rule

A federal judge in North Dakota issued a ruling blocking the Obama administration’s controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, hours before it was due to take effect on August 28. Judge Ralph Erickson of the District Court for the District of North Dakota found the 13 states suing to block the rule met the conditions necessary for a preliminary injunction. Those conditions include a high likelihood the states would be harmed if the court doesn’t act and that the states are likely...

Latest News in Lawsuit Abuse

  • Beer Blast

    A group of prison inmates in Idaho is suing major beer companies, alleging the brewers are responsible for their lives of crime.
  • Child Exploitation

    It didn’t take long for trial lawyers to begin trying to profit from the Newtown massacre.
  • The Candy Man Can’t

    A soda fountain in St. Paul may be fined $500 by city inspectors for selling candy cigarettes.
  • A Christmas Greeting

    A Louisiana woman has the constitutional right to hang Christmas lights on her house in a pattern giving her neighbors the middle finger.
  • Attractive Nuisance

    It was legal for a Fort Dodge dentist to fire his long-time female dental assistant because of his “irresistible attraction” to her, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled recently.
  • ‘A Bird-Brained Idea’

    As if Chicago police didn’t have enough to do.
  • High-Heeled Sneaker

    It’s not unusual for persons claiming workers’ compensation to be caught faking their injuries, but a recent California case has an unusual twist.
  • Personal Irresponsibility

    A Wisconsin man who can’t pay almost $100,000 in overdue child support and interest for the nine children he fathered has been sentenced to probation and ordered not to have any more kids unt
  • Property Casualty

    Two years ago, the town of Harvey Cedars in New Jersey had a two-story sand dune constructed in front of 190 ocean-front homes to protect them from storms. The U.S.
  • Beer Battle

    It’s the real-world equivalent of Jarndyce v. Jarndyce, the fictional lawsuit Charles Dickens wrote about in Bleak House.
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