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Nevada Bundy Prosecution Collapses: The Federal Government Spent a Quarter-Billion Dollars but Couldn’t Convict the Bundys of a Single Crime

Nevada Bundy Prosecution Collapses: The Federal Government Spent a Quarter-Billion Dollars but Couldn’t Convict the Bundys of a Single Crime

. By Roger I. Roots, J.D., Ph.D. In 2013 the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) obtained federal court orders authorizing the agency to “seize and remove to impound” hundreds of Cliven Bundy’s cattle on the public ranges around Bunkerville, Nevada.   The agency interpreted these court orders broadly, and descended on the area in April 2014 […]

Drawing a Link Between Guest-Worker Programs and Depressed Wages

Drawing a Link Between Guest-Worker Programs and Depressed Wages

Reviewing data released by the federal government, the Pew Research Center last week concluded that U.S. companies planned to pay high-end guest workers salaries in fiscal year 2016 that exceed those earned by comparable American workers. The median salary stated on applications for H-1B visas was $80,000, up 15 percent from the $69,445 median in […]

Feds Spend $30,982 Studying Parents Who Let Their Teenagers Drink Soda

Feds Spend $30,982 Studying Parents Who Let Their Teenagers Drink Soda

  . By Stephen Frank, Exclusive to the California Political News and Views Washington knows how to waste money.  Some previous “studies” using your money have been looking at the sex lives of panda’s in China, why fat girls can’t get dates and my favorite, why San Fran prostitutes use drugs!  Add to this a study […]

Pacific Legal Foundation appeals EPA veto of vital road project in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Pacific Legal Foundation appeals EPA veto of vital road project in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Pacific Legal Foundation joined with Marquette County officials today in appealing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s unjustified veto of a local road project that is vital for community safety and environmental health. Representing the Marquette County Road Commission free of charge, PLF attorneys filed an appeal with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, seeking […]

Truth in adjudication

Truth in adjudication

By Richard A. Nixon One hears much about truth in lending, truth in advertising, etc. but remarkably little about truth in adjudication. Consider the following: In the field of criminal law, much is heard in numerous “police shows” about Miranda rights and the failure of the police or appropriate authorities to accord one the rights […]

The Federal Government Is Making Fishermen Pay For On-Board Babysitters

The Federal Government Is Making Fishermen Pay For On-Board Babysitters

Fishermen have had a tough go of it against the federal government in the last year. The U.S. District Court in New Hampshire dismissed a lawsuit brought by David Goethel and a coalition of New England fishermen against the Department of Commerce challenging a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) rule requiring fishermen to […]

The Bill of Rights vs Freedom

The Bill of Rights vs Freedom

By Richard A. Nixon The Bill of Rights (BofR) was ratified in 1791, two years subsequent to the Constitution (C) in the main. The C granted the legislature power under Article I; specifically Article I, § 8, which is a list of 17 express powers and 1 implied power, the latter, referred to as the […]

Santa Paula Acquires Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle

Santa Paula Acquires Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle

By Sheryl Hamlin An item intended for the Consent Calendar of October 19, 2015 of the Santa Paula City Council meeting was pulled due to citizen concerns. This item, number 9C, was the acceptance of a donated MRAP vehicle by the Santa Paula Police Department. To read the police report of the justification, click here. […]

Feds fluster Brown on Delta pump plan

Feds fluster Brown on Delta pump plan

. Gov. Jerry Brown suffered another setback in his effort to gain the upper hand over California’s persistent drought. New details on alterations to his massive pumping plan, which would change the way the Delta region distributes the water that flows into it, revealed major changes that have aroused major opposition. In a harsh editorial, the […]

Pacific Legal Foundation will fight EPA’s illegal “wetlands” rule

Pacific Legal Foundation will fight EPA’s illegal “wetlands” rule

The Obama Administration has imposed a new Clean Water Act (CWA) dictate that threatens to unleash a flood of federal regulations over people’s land and their lives, from one end of the continent to the other. This breathtaking power grab takes the form of an open-ended new definition of the “waters of the United States” […]

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