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Texas GOP Endorses Marijuana Decriminalization

The Republican Party of Texas has officially endorsed decriminalization of marijuana, offering yet more proof of the dizzying speed at which attitudes are changing toward marijuana and marijuana prohibition. At the state’s GOP biennial party convention in San Antonio last week, assembled delegates lent their …

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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Significant New Case About Civil Asset Forfeiture and the Bill of Rights

Today the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a significant new case that raises important questions about the Bill of Rights, the 14th Amendment, criminal justice, and civil asset forfeiture. The case is Timbs v. Indiana. It arose in 2013 when a man named Tyson …

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Denver Contradicts Itself by Targeting Previously Tolerated Cannabis Tour Buses

Visitors to Denver can legally buy marijuana products from 200 or so state-licensed retailers, but they can legally enjoy their purchases almost nowhere. Now the city seems to be cracking down on one of the few options available to cannabis consumers who don’t have homes …

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Do You Have a Right To Repair Your Phone? The Fight Between Big Tech and Consumers

Eric Lundgren, an e-waste entrepreneur who built the first electronic hybrid recycling center in the U.S., will begin a 15-month prison sentence this month after a six-year legal battle with the U.S. Department of Justice. In 2012, Lundgren plead guilty to conspiracy to traffic in …

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Iowa Farmers Could Lose $620 Million From U.S.-China Trade War

From small town Iowa farmers to big shot Wall Street traders, President Donald Trump’s President Donald Trump’s embrace of economic protectionism and trade war brinkmanship is raising the specter of financial losses. Soybean farmers in the Midwest state stand to lose more than $620 million …

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Do You Have a Right To Repair Your Phone? The Fight Between Big Tech and Consumers: New at Reason

Eric Lundgren, an e-waste entrepreneur who built the first electronic hybrid recycling center in the U.S., will begin a 15-month prison sentence this month after a six-year legal battle with the U.S. Department of Justice. In 2012, Lundgren plead guilty to conspiracy to traffic in …

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Stop Trying to Get Workers Out of Their Cars: New at Reason

If you hate urban sprawl, you’re probably familiar with the complaints of the “smart growth” movement: Roadways blight cities. Traffic congestion is the worst. Suburbanization harms the environment. Fortunately, say these smart growthers, there is an alternative: By piling on regulations and reallocating transportation-related tax …

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Mom Brings Coughing 10-Month-Old to the Hospital. Days Later, Cops Take the Baby.

Outraged by cases of child protective services taking children from their competent, loving parents on flimsy medical grounds, a group in Minnesota has filed a motion in federal court to do what their organization’s name suggests: “Stop child protective services from legally kidnapping children.” Fox …

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Mistreating Library Book = Contempt of Court

If, that is, the book belongs to the Illinois Supreme Court library; Illinois Supreme Court Rule 33 provides, The librarian of the library of the Supreme Court shall not permit any person except judges of the court to take any book from the library without …

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Stop Trying to Get Workers Out of Their Cars

If you hate urban sprawl, you’re probably familiar with the complaints of the “smart growth” movement: Roadways blight cities. Traffic congestion is the worst. Suburbanization harms the environment. Fortunately, say these smart growthers, there is an alternative: By piling on regulations and reallocating transportation-related tax …

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