Articles Tagged 'state’s rights'
Trump faces more lawsuits from states than Obama administration did in eight years
State attorneys general are moving at a rapid pace in their legal fight to slow or block President Trump’s agenda.
States have banded together and… READ MORE
New EPA chief Pruitt says agency will respect rule of law, states’ rights
The new head of the EPA set a decidedly more pro-business tone for the agency Tuesday during his first remarks to rank-and-file employees, promoting a… READ MORE
Sen. Cruz: We Must Protect State Marriage Laws
WASHINGTON, DC — Today U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, along with 11 fellow Senators, re-introduced the State Marriage Defense Act, which respects the definition of… READ MORE
Utah residents become next to confront Bureau of Land Management, in growing debate
A band of Utah residents rode all-terrain vehicles onto federally managed public land Saturday to protest the Bureau of Land Management closing off the area.
The protest comes weeks after Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s successful standoff against the agency over grazing rights and appears to be the latest episode in the battle across the West over states’ rights on federally… READ MORE
Republicans warn BLM eyeing land grab along Texas-Oklahoma border
Texas officials are raising alarm that the Bureau of Land Management, on the heels of its dust-up with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, might be eyeing a massive land grab in northern Texas.
The under-the-radar issue has caught the attention of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who fired off a letter on Tuesday to BLM Director Neil Kornze saying the agency… READ MORE
Supreme Court upholds power of states to ban affirmative action
The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in the college admissions process.
In a 6-2 ruling, the justices said Michigan voters… READ MORE
Officials in three states bank on states’ rights argument to stop same-sex marriage spread
With a clean sweep in more than a dozen battles in state courts in less than a year, some see the movement to legalize same-sex marriage as an unstoppable juggernaut.
But officials in three states are fighting back, banking on the founding principle of states’ rights to set up a legal breakwater to preserve laws in defense of traditional marriage.… READ MORE
Missouri lawmakers weigh bill that seeks to nullify federal gun laws
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gun rights supporters told a Missouri Senate committee Tuesday that legislation seeking to nullify federal gun control laws was important to protect the Second Amendment, but opponents questioned whether the legislation was favoring one constitutional right over another.
The Senate General Laws Committee began a two-part hearing Tuesday on the measure that would declare certain federal… READ MORE
Ryan: Don’t interfere with legalized medical pot
By Associated Press, Yahoo! News
DENVER (AP) â€” Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says the federal government shouldn’t interfere with states that have legalized medical marijuana.
The Wisconsin congressman tells KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs that he personally doesn’t approve of medical marijuana laws. But he says that states should have the right to choose whether to legalize the drug… READ MORE
Spotted owl could be game-changer in Tombstone water war
By Ann O’Neill, CNN
Tombstone, Arizona (CNN) — The six Forest Service rangers suddenly crouched, whispering, on their way up the rocky mountain trail. It was early Friday afternoon, the first day of the Tombstone Shovel Brigade, and the rangers were out in force, hiking to the spot where dozens of volunteers worked with picks and shovels to move and… READ MORE