Legislative Backlash Against Sanctuary Policies

Legislative Backlash Against Sanctuary Policies

A backlash against policies of shielding residents who are unlawfully present within a given jurisdiction is developing across the country, but in the rush to report on these activities at the Federal level the actions of multiple States moving in this direction have been largely glossed over.

Mandating Marijuana Consumption on School Buses While Banning Tobacco Around Minors

Mandating Marijuana Consumption on School Buses While Banning Tobacco Around Minors

Both Washington State House and Senate are advancing bills to raise the smoking age to 21, while at the same time are finishing up voting on a bill already passed by the House that would require schools to allow some students under 18 to use marijuana on the premises.

Patchwork Approach to 2018 Daylight Saving Time Exemptions Bills

Patchwork Approach to 2018 Daylight Saving Time Exemptions Bills

While Arizona and Hawaii are currently the only two states within the U.S. that do not observe Daylight Saving Time, lawmakers in many states have considered doing away with it themselves. 
Federal law under most circumstances currently allows a state to determine whether it will observe Daylight Saving Time or exempt itself, and several states are thinking about opting out.

A Review of "Bump Stock" Bans

A Review of "Bump Stock" Bans

Lawmakers in many states have introduced bills which would make it illegal to possess devices which accelerate semi-automatic rate of fire, though each approach to the subject takes a slightly different angle. Definitions and specific devices that would be banned vary in each case. Some are more expansive, covering any accessory which has the potential to accelerate rate-of-fire. Others only ban a few specific items.

Equality Laws and MLK's Legacy

Equality Laws and MLK's Legacy

Nearly 50 years after his death, Dr. King's birthplace of Atlanta continues the tradition of protecting equality.  The Georgia State Senate introduced SB316 on January 9th, titled the "Georgia Enhanced Penalties for Hate Crimes Act", which seeks to improve upon previous legal efforts to curb criminal activity which directly relates to discriminatory factors