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Category Archives: Law
Groupon is getting in trouble with state liquor laws. At least it is with Massachusetts’ Alcohol Beverage Control Board, citing violations of various liquor laws in the state, but mostly regarding discounted drinks. However, Groupon appears to be the only … Continue reading
House Republicans rode popular opinion to achieve the first part of their “Repeal and Replace” pledge on Obamacare. Since the quick, contentious vote in January, the elephants have taken several righteous knocks for taking their time for being slow to … Continue reading
Charlie Lynch tried to help the people in his community who suffered chronic and terminal illnesses. The people of his state approved medical marijuana, but the Feds put him in jail anyway. That was 2007. He was on house arrest, trapped … Continue reading
You are what you eat, so why should you blame someone else? That’s the reasoning behind a proposed bill in Minnesota. The Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act would prevent consumers from suing food companies for chronic health problems like … Continue reading
Happy MLK Day everyone. I hope those of you who have to work are making it productive, and those of you with the day off are enjoying it. Today I remember his Letter from a Birmingham Jail. Along with the title … Continue reading
We rag on arbitrary police abuses here, but this cop shows how to maintain your cool and keep the public safe from idiots at the same time. Via Ebert.
Radical Claim 1: Retribution is not a legitimate justification for punishment. From a utilitarian perspective, retribution is, by definition, needlessly adding pain and suffering. There are legitimate justifications for punishment, such as maintaining a Benthamite “economy of threats,” which has … Continue reading
I’ve been watching Sister Wives with my roommates every Sunday evening the past few weeks, and instead of solving all of the questions that I had about that lifestyle, it’s opened up even more questions. I’m sure if I did … Continue reading
The safest way to make laws respected is to make them respectable. – Frederic Bastiat As most people are aware there is a proposition on California’s ballot in Novemberto legalize, regulate and tax the use of marijuana for recreational use. Most … Continue reading
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