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When even Scalia is telling Kim Davis she's out of line, you know she's gone too far!


Law Enforcement, Meet the Law


Missouri dept of corrections

What do you get when you mix Missouri's Republican-led Legislature with their Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.  The name Nixon should give you a clue.  The answer is chaos.

According to DAVID A. LIEB  of the Associated Press, it looks like law enforcement in the "Show Me" state may soon have some new criminals to apprehend.  It's the Feds.  If the proposed law being debated there right now is passed and signed, here's the scenario: A federal agent attempts to arrest someone for illegally selling a machine gun. Instead, the federal agent is arrested — charged in a state court with the crime of enforcing federal gun laws.


The Missouri legislation is perhaps the most extreme example of a states' rights movement that has been spreading across the nation. States are increasingly adopting laws that purport to nullify federal laws — setting up intentional legal conflicts, directing local police not to enforce federal laws and, in rare cases, even threatening criminal charges for federal agents who dare to do their jobs.


The Supreme Court ruled in 1997 that local police could not be compelled to carry out provisions of a federal gun control law. But some states are now attempting to take that a step further by asserting that certain federal laws can't even be enforced by federal authorities.

A new Kansas law makes it a felony for a federal agent to attempt to enforce laws on guns made and owned in Kansas. A similar Wyoming law, passed in 2010, made it a misdemeanor. The Missouri bill also would declare it a misdemeanor crime but would apply more broadly to all federal gun laws and regulations — past, present, or future — that "infringe on the people's right to keep and bear arms."


So, what is the chance of an arrest if this law passes and is signed? What will it do to other federal laws being followed in other states?  Is this anarchy? Looks like only time will tell how long and how far Obama and Atty. Gen. Holder are willing to allow this flaunting.  But it sure does make you wonder to what extent the grassroots and tea party organizations are willing to go to make their point.

So, Mr. Federal officer, think twice before you arrest a lawbreaker because you may find yourself in the cell next to him.


Supreme Court: Arizona citizenship proof law illegal



Hopefully this is a harbinger of the decision on the Voting Rights Act.

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court says states cannot require would-be voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system designed to make signing up easier.

The justices voted 7-2 to throw out Arizona's voter-approved requirement that prospective voters document their U.S. citizenship in order to use a registration form produced under the federal "Motor Voter" voter registration law.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that the 1993 National Voter Registration Act, which doesn't require such documentation, trumps Arizona's Proposition 200 passed in 2004. Arizona officials say their law is needed to stop non-Americans from voting in elections, while opponents see it as an attack on minorities, immigrants and the elderly.

But the high court agreed with the federal government in the case.


Did Mitch McConnell violate federal law by misusing his Senate staff?


huh what'd they say

The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics and Washington has asked the FBI to investigate whether or not Mitch McConnell is in hot water. CREW is asking if "Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), violated federal law and Senate rules by misusing Senate staff or resources to conduct opposition research on potential campaign opponents."

(CNN) – One of the questions to emerge from that secret recording of a Mitch McConnell campaign strategy session is whether it proves the Senate Minority Leader is caught on tape misusing his congressional staff. [...]

In the Mother Jones transcript, a campaign strategist at the McConnell meeting in February is quoted as thanking "LAs" or legislative assistants (legislative assistant being a title for a specific congressional staff position) for their work in developing opposition research on potential opponents, including actress Ashley Judd, who has since decided against a run for the Kentucky seat.

"So I'll just preface my comments that this reflects the work of a lot of folks: Josh, Jesse, Phil Maxson, a lot of LAs, thank them three times, so this is a compilation of work, all the way through," the unidentified strategist is quoted as saying in the liberal magazine's transcript.

Yes CNN, "the liberal magazine's transcript" is making all kinds of biased liberal assumptions in its biased liberal transcript. Good thing unbiased "liberal media" source CNN pointed that out.

The question CREW is asking is whether the adviser said, "thank them for their free time." You can hear that part in the first few seconds of the audio above, starting at about :25, ending at about :33.

As CNN notes, Congressional staffers are allowed to volunteer their personal time to political activities. Socialists!

Before I read the full post or anything that would sway me one way or the other, I listened to the recording several times, and each time I thought I heard "three times," with an S at the end. Then I read the rest of the report to understand that the conclusion wouldn't favor Team McConnell. Fine by me.

Listen carefully yourselves and let me know what you think.