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  • Alabama House Committee Passes Bill Eliminating Government Marriage Licensing

    04/27/2016 7:45:24 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 57 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | 21 April 2016
    On Wednesday, an important House committee passed a bill that would abolish marriage licenses in Alabama and effectively nullify both sides of the contentious debate on same-sex marriage. If passed into law, the bill would essentially remove the state from the business of marriage. Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Bay Minette) introduced Senate Bill 143 (SB143) in February, where it was passed by a 23-3 vote last month.. The legislation would abolish all requirements to obtain a marriage license in Alabama. Instead, probate judges would simply record civil contracts of marriage between two individuals based on signed affidavits. “All requirements to obtain...
  • There's been a boom in driver's licenses issued to immigrants here illegally

    02/09/2016 6:56:38 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 17 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2/8/2016 | Tatiana Sanchez
    Judith Benitez had gone most of her adult life without knowing how to drive. The 35-year-old woman from Mexico who is in the U.S. illegally would ask family members for rides to pick up her children from school. Trips to the grocery store or the doctor's office were complicated. That changed last year when Assembly Bill 60 was implemented, granting people in the country illegally the right to obtain driver's licenses in California. Benitez, who lives in Lemon Grove, learned to drive and was among those in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles the day the law took effect.
  • No passport, no flight: Driver's licenses from five states will no longer be valid to...

    01/07/2016 1:56:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/06/16 | Alexandra Genova
    No passport, no flight: Driver's licenses from five states will no longer be valid to board a domestic plane under law cracking down on terrorists and criminals accessing fake IDs Fliers from five non-compliant states in America will soon not be able to use their driver's license to board domestic flights. The ruling, which comes under the Real ID Act passed 10 years ago, is down to states not complying to the stricter standards for state-issued IDs given by the government. Fewer than half (22) of the states have complied with the recent law, and while the other states are...
  • Judge blocks Missouri from pulling clinic's abortion license

    12/01/2015 10:53:21 AM PST · by Missouri gal · 16 replies
    KOMU ^ | 11/30/2015 | Associated Press and Ashton Day
    A federal judge has temporarily blocked Missouri's health department from revoking the abortion license held by a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia...The Columbia clinic last week stopped nonsurgical abortions induced with a pill because physician Colleen McNicholas no longer has privileges with the University of Missouri Health Care System.
  • Illegal immigrants ('disfavored minority group') sue Oregon over ballot measure denying licenses

    11/30/2015 4:05:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/30/15 | Robert Shaffer
    A group of illegal immigrants is suing the state of Oregon to overturn a voter-approved initiative that denied them driver's licenses. The lawsuit, brought by five illegal immigrants, comes after Oregonians passed Measure 88 last year with a strong two-thirds majority. Thirty-five of Oregon's 36 counties voted against licenses for undocumented residents, as did every congressional district in the state, most of which are represented by Democrats. But the lawsuit alleges Measure 88 is unconstitutional because it "arbitrarily" denies driving privileges based on membership in a "disfavored minority group." It alleges Oregon voters were motivated by "animus toward persons from...
  • Here’s An Inside Look At China’s Frightening New Move To Control Social Behavior

    11/10/2015 8:12:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/08/15 | Jacob Bojesson
    The Internet has become a tool for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to keep its citizens in place. Through the web, the government surveils their every move and puts them behind bars if their online behavior is not in line with Beijing’s sentiment. Recently, Chinese officials began developing a social credit system in which the government keeps what amounts to an Internet credibility score on each citizen. Experts discussed the system during the ongoing China Forum in Washington, D.C., which they say reveals a real-world 1984-style totalitarian state in the making. “It will mark the rival of an unprecedented information...
  • Minnesota Terror suspect granted class-A . Would like to drive school buses

    08/28/2015 11:30:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/15 | Robert Laurie
    Semis and school buses. What could go wrong? I don’t even really know what to say about this. Is it insane? Yes. Is it further evidence that this country isn’t really interested in dealing with the threat of homegrown radical Islam? Yes. Is it a painfully obvious recipe for disaster? You bet. However, according to FOX 9 Minneapolis, it’s also the truth. A man whose name appears on the no-fly list thanks to his efforts to radicalize young people has been given a Class-A commercial driver’s license. That allows him to drive large semi-trucks that he can fill with whatever...
  • Feds say California DMV employees traded cash for licenses

    08/12/2015 6:41:25 AM PDT · by csvset · 15 replies
    SFGATE ^ | 12 august 2015 | Don Thompson
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As many as 100 commercial truck drivers paid up to $5,000 each to bribe state Department of Motor Vehicles employees for illegal California licenses, federal authorities said Tuesday. Up to 23 traffic accidents could be related to the fraud, officials said, though there were no fatalities. Emma Klem, a 45-year-old Salinas DMV employee, and trucking school owner Kulwinder Dosanjh Singh, 58, of Turlock, both pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to commit bribery and identity fraud, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner said. Two other DMV employees in Salinas and Sacramento and two other Central Valley trucking school operators...
  • Sanctuary City: S.F. Sheriff’s Driver’s License Suspended

    08/11/2015 3:40:08 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    Brietbart ^ | August 11, 2015 | Michelle Moons
    San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s driver license has been suspended for failing to report a traffic accident that he was involved in last October. Mirkarimi has been at the center of a debate over sanctuary city policies after a five-time deported, seven-time convicted felon illegal alien allegedly shot and killed 32-year-old Kate Steinle at San Francisco’s Pier 14 last month.
  • Entire Tennessee county clerk’s office resigns over same-sex marriage licenses

    07/04/2015 5:55:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    WKRN ^ | 07/03/2015
    DECATUR COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – The employees of the Decatur County clerk’s office in west Tennessee have resigned from their positions. Clerk Gwen Pope and employees Sharon Bell and Mickey Butler all said their resignations was due to the Supreme Court’s decision to allow same-sex marriages. The decision reportedly clashes with the employees’ religious beliefs. Their last day will be July 14. Currently, the Decatur County’s clerk office will not issue a same-sex license.
  • So broad an interpretation of liberty as to justify every perversion.

    04/30/2015 8:38:29 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 13 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 30, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    From Mass Resistance: Primer: Ten things you need to know about the US Supreme Court “gay marriage” case being heard April 28, 2015 On April 28 the US Supreme Court case will hear oral arguments for the case that will essentially decide whether “gay marriage” is a previously unknown “fundamental right” enshrined in the US Constitution, similar to the Court’s 1973 abortion ruling.  The US Supreme Court building will be ground zero for the latest assault on the nation's culture. What was once a fringe, unthinkable idea is now on the verge of being imposed on the entire nation....
  • Oklahoma House votes to do away with state marriage licenses

    04/03/2015 4:27:24 AM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 179 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | March 11, 2015 | RANDY KREHBIEL
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma would stop issuing marriage licenses under legislation passed Tuesday afternoon by the Oklahoma House of Representatives. House Bill 1125, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, would instead require those officiating marriage ceremonies to file after-the-fact “certificates of marriage” with court clerks’ offices. Alternatively, couples could file affidavits of common law marriage. Russ said his bill is intended to “protect” county court clerks who do not want to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. “This takes them out of the trap,” he said.
  • When mercy is viewed as a license to sin

    03/18/2015 9:54:43 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 20 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 18, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    In a post which may be found here, Father Robert McTeigue, SJ writes: "Very often, I hear folks speak of mercy as if it were a cancellation of justice. On this view, “justice” means, “you have to pay off your debt—or else.” “Mercy”, then, says, “About that debt—never mind!” And who wouldn’t breathe a sigh of relief when told that one’s debt has been dismissed, made irrelevant? That’s an appealing, even tempting image of justice and mercy, especially if you’ve ever been deeply in debt. Unfortunately, such a view tragically distorts justice and mercy. If left uncorrected, such a view...
  • FREEP THIS PETITION: Say 'NO!' to the FCC Internet Takeover

    02/17/2015 7:50:20 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 23 replies
    On February 4, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed that the federal government reclassify the Internet from an ‘information service’ to a ‘telecommunications service’ in the name of keeping it 'fair' --a plan that came straight from Barack Obama's desk.Of course, this is nothing more than a pass for Big Government to expand its regulatory power at the expense of digital freedom. Like all innovation, the Internet wasn’t created by government… and government certainly has no power to control it. Nowhere in the Constitution is there a provision providing the federal government with power to regulate the free-flow...
  • Bill would require a license to sell cigarettes in Virginia

    02/16/2015 10:12:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 16, 2015 | Laura Vozzella
    RICHMOND — A state report linking Virginia cigarette smuggling to terrorist organizations has prompted a Republican state senator to push a bill that would require retailers and wholesalers to obtain a state license to sell cigarettes. The bill, from Sen. Bryce E. Reeves (R-Spottsylvania), has cleared the Senate, but odds are against it in the GOP-dominated House because of conservative objections to increased government regulations and taxes. Even in the more moderate Senate, eight conservative Republicans voted against it. They are a group that Reeves, a fiscal and social conservative, often votes with. “I think they are concerned about regulatory...
  • Disconcerting details emerge about driver in Bob Simon's fatal accident [license suspended 9 times]

    02/14/2015 12:35:21 AM PST · by grundle · 22 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | February 13, 2015 | Caitlin Dickson
    New troubling details are emerging about the livery cab driver who survived the fatal crash of journalist Bob Simon in a car accident this week. Police have confirmed that the Lincoln Town Car transporting the longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent to a medical talk about Ebola on Wednesday night sped up before rear-ending the Mercedes-Benz in front of it and crashing into metal barricades on Manhattan’s West Side Highway. Law enforcement officials have suggested that Simon’s driver, Abdul Reshad Fedahi, likely hit the gas pedal instead of the brake. But reports from the New York Post, the New York Daily News,...
  • State suspends Lathrup Village abortion clinic license after failed health inspection

    02/02/2015 8:55:35 AM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    candgnews.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Kayla Dimick
    LATHRUP VILLAGE — According to the Michigan Attorney General’s Office, the state has suspended the license of a local clinic where abortions are performed after authorities discovered several health code violations. On Nov. 21, Women’s Center of Southfield, located at 28505 Southfield Road in Lathrup Village, had its surgical outpatient facility license suspended for violating seven health codes, according to state officials. According to a document sent to the facility by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the center failed to maintain a sterile facility and inform a patient of risks, consent or complications of a procedure. Workers allegedly...
  • (Illegal) Immigrants get warning on driver's licenses

    12/28/2014 9:23:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/26/14 | AMY TAXIN
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — While tens of thousands of immigrants living in the United States illegally are preparing to apply for a long-sought driver's license in California starting Jan. 2, others are being urged to think twice. Immigrant advocates say the vast majority should be able to get licenses without trouble, but they want anyone who previously obtained a driver's license under a false name or someone else's Social Security number to speak first with a lawyer, fearing a new application could trigger a fraud investigation. The same applies to immigrants with a prior deportation order or criminal record because...
  • Prosecutor Will Go to Jail for Wrongfully Convicting an Innocent Man

    11/20/2014 6:27:05 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 54 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/08/2013 4:12 pm EST | Mark Godsey
    Today in Texas, former prosecutor and judge Ken Anderson pled guilty to intentionally failing to disclose evidence in a case that sent an innocent man, Michael Morton, to prison for the murder of his wife. When trying the case as a prosecutor, Anderson possessed evidence that may have cleared Morton, including statements from the crime's only eyewitness that Morton wasn't the culprit. Anderson sat on this evidence, and then watched Morton get convicted. While Morton remained in prison for the next 25 years, Anderson's career flourished, and he eventually became a judge. In today's deal, Anderson pled to criminal contempt,...
  • MA: Man faces Charges for Self Defense With Inherited Gun

    08/26/2014 11:59:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The development is about 15 years old One of the major reasons for those who push for a disarmed population to desire the registration of all firearms is that it makes the ownership of the means to self defense contingent on government approval.  This is the philosophy that "everything that is not permitted is forbidden", rather than the standard English/American philosophy that "everything that is not forbidden is allowed".  It is an enormous difference in perspective.  In Revere, Massachusetts, a homeowner evicted from a party after getting in a fight.   He returned with his 50 year old step father.  ...
  • Heslam: Parents rocked as driver hits son, two others

    05/16/2014 6:51:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 16, 2014 | Jessica Heslam
    Six-year-old Larry DaSilva said he just closed his eyes as the car that authorities say was driven by a schizophrenic Brockton woman off her meds plowed into him and two other children as they crossed the street to their school bus. The collision sent the first-grader and his race car backpack flying six to seven feet in the air in front of his horrified father, knocking off his Air Jordan sneakers, one of which become lodged under one of the car’s wheels.
  • Police might be tracking you, but you can't see the records

    04/24/2014 6:33:33 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 61 replies
    Post Standard: Syracuse NY ^ | April 24, 2014 at 8:38 AM | By Marnie Eisenstadt | meisenstadt@syracuse.com
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Onondaga County has 5.2 million records showing where drivers have been over the past year. But if you'd like to know what the county has on your travels, you're out of luck. Police cars throughout the county are outfitted with special cameras -- license plate readers -- that take hundreds of pictures of license plates a minute. Those records, showing the plate and where it was photographed, are warehoused in the county's database and held for a year. Onondaga County denied a Freedom of Information Law request from me for all records they had on my license...
  • One in eight Minnesotans on the road don't have valid licenses

    02/05/2014 3:06:20 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    MPLS Star,Tribune ^ | 2-5-14 | Tim Harlow
    A startling number of Minnesota drivers don't have a valid license and should not be behind the wheel. A KARE-TV/MPR report found that approximately 1 in 8 drivers don't have driving privileges because their licenses have been suspended, revoked, canceled or disqualified. In some cases, they had no license at all. Yet they still drive. Reporter Trisha Volpe analyzed court records between 2008 and 2013 and found that nearly 310,000 people have been convicted for driving when the law says they can't. In the Twin Cities metro area that number was 181,000 with scores of repeat offenders. Volpe reported that...
  • Vanity: Need advice for best state

    01/05/2014 6:21:07 PM PST · by Utilizer · 98 replies
    05 Jan 2014 | self
    Due to health considerations, I have been unable to travel for some time. However, doctors have now given tentative approval for limited travel for a few days. This may be the last chance I have to do so before declining health no longer allows that, so I am thinking of visiting with BIL's family in Vermont, with perhaps one or two short stops to visit other family members on the way back. I am looking for recommendations for the following needs: 1. A State where the Driver's Licence requirements are not unduly onerous since I have only a limited time...
  • National ID headed for your wallet, purse Homeland Security to require digital features in driver's

    12/30/2013 7:08:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 89 replies
    wnd ^ | 12/29/13 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Just as you were wrapping your mind around the idea that under Obamacare and the accompanying changes in the health-care system, your medical records will be floating around in some online repository, available to far too many people, you’re being told you’ll soon have a National Identity Card and a Western Hemisphere-compliant travel document whether you want it or not, if you plan to drive in the United States. The federal government says it soon will be enforcing its demands that state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards comply with Department of Homeland Security standards. DHS announced just before Christmas a...
  • Obama administration considers changing driver license guidelines for elderly

    12/08/2013 4:57:16 PM PST · by knak · 107 replies
    State Column ^ | 12-8-13 | Kramer Phillips
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says it will work to change its strategic plan to ensure the safety of the U.S.’s growing population of older drivers and passengers. In a statement released earlier this week, the NHTSA says its changes are the result of the growing population of elderly drivers. The agency says it will make a number of changes, including researching a number of advanced vehicle technologies including vehicle-to-vehicle communications, refining its data collection systems, and shifting its focus to efforts on public education and identifying functional changes including vision, strength, flexibility and cognition. “NHTSA’s Older Driver...
  • Portland police are collecting thousands of license plate numbers every day (Oregon)

    12/03/2013 11:34:41 AM PST · by aimhigh · 7 replies
    Portland Tribune ^ | 12/3/2013 | Kristian Foden-Vencil
    Cameras on Portland police cars are starting to collect information on local vehicle license plates, and can track up to 128,000 vehicle license plates per day. That means that if authorities are investigating a murder and want to check on the whereabouts of a suspect's car three years ago, they can tap into a computer and perhaps find out where it was on a particular day. The system is already solving dozens of crimes. But some civil liberties advocates have reservations.
  • Michgan freepers..need help navigating the deer hunting license procedure.

    11/11/2013 8:40:02 AM PST · by kyperman · 13 replies
    All Michigan freepers out there, need some help. I am NOT a hunter, but my son wants to go. We live on 80 a acres or private land that my dad owns. I want to take my son hunting this year, we are learning together. I am confused by the license process. I want two licenses, one for me and one for him....are these the same as TAGS? Or are tags in addition to the actual hunting license. Also, If I wanted to obtain a private land permit after the drawing, does that go by region?
  • Neither Putin nor Obama get it

    09/17/2013 9:19:24 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | September 16, 2013 | Gary Bauer
    At the core of America’s founding was a simple, yet literally revolutionary, idea: that all people deserve to be free because they are created by God in His image, and that our rights come from God, not government. This was articulated in the most important sentence in America’s founding, the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Those 36 words are sometimes called the best-known...
  • Senate Panel OKs Measure Defining a Journalist

    09/12/2013 1:15:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 131 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/12/13 | ap
    The vote was 13-5 for a compromise defining a "covered journalist" as an employee, independent contractor or agent of an entity that disseminates news or information. The individual would have been employed for one year within the last 20 or three months within the last five years. It would apply to student journalists or someone with a considerable amount of freelance work in the last five years. A federal judge also would have the discretion to declare an individual a "covered journalist," who would be granted the privileges of the law.
  • Freedom ≠ Polygamy and Heroin: Conservatives are wrong to worry abut libertarian policies

    07/18/2013 8:29:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    REASON ^ | 07/18/2013 | Shikha Dalmia
    Cultural conservatives can’t be too happy about the country’s growing tolerance for gay marriage and legal marijuana, both of which a slim majority now supports. This erosion of traditional moral codes, they fear, will put America on the highway to Gomorrah. But removing government from the business of enforcing morality doesn’t mean that individuals will celebrate their liberation by smoking crack and throwing orgies. It means that they’ll become active agents in choosing their own morality. The late Robert Bork famously warned in his 1996 jeremiad Slouching Toward Gomorrah that America would succumb to moral decadence if Uncle Sam didn’t...
  • Newspaper Censorship in America: Is this Celebrated Advice Columnist a Criminal? [video only]

    07/18/2013 4:29:04 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-16-2013 | InstituteForJustice
    In May 2013, John Rosemond — America's longest running newspaper columnist—received an astonishing order from the Kentucky attorney general: Stop publishing your advice column in the Bluegrass State or face fines and jail. The attorney general and Kentucky's psychologist licensing board believe that John's column, which is syndicated in more than 200 papers nationwide, constitutes the "unlicensed practice of psychology" in Kentucky when it appears in a Kentucky newspaper. Kentucky's crackdown is part of a national surge in the abuse of occupational licensing laws to censor advice. On July 17, 2013, John joined the Institute for Justice to fight back...
  • License-plate readers let police collect millions of records on drivers

    06/26/2013 3:04:40 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 54 replies
    CIRO ^ | 6/26/13 | Ali Winston
    Click for larger image A license-plate reader mounted on a San Leandro Police Department car can log thousands of plates in an eight-hour patrol shift. “It works 100 times better than driving around looking for license plates with our eyes,” says police Lt. Randall Brandt. Credit: Michael Katz-Lacabe When the city of San Leandro, Calif., purchased a license-plate reader for its police department in 2008, computer security consultant Michael Katz-Lacabe asked the city for a record of every time the scanners had photographed his car.The results shocked him.The paperback-size device, installed on the outside of police cars, can log thousands of...
  • CT:State took guns of man for mischief night egg fight

    06/08/2013 7:09:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    ctpost.com ^ | 8 June, 2013 | Ken Dixon
    HARTFORD -- A longtime gun owner who recently had his permit revoked over a 1971 Halloween egg fight was the inspiration for an amendment to the state's new gun law. James E. Gorham, a 61-year-old Norwalk gun collector and target shooter, received a letter in January ordering him to turn in his guns; his one instance of teenage mischief disqualified him from legal gun ownership. "I was first contacted by the Norwalk Police Department before I got a certified letter from the State Police," said Gorham, a businessman. "It was a real surprise. They told me I had been involved...
  • Fraudulent and deceptive: Late-term abortionist Riley’s Maryland Medical license permanently revoked

    05/20/2013 10:08:53 AM PDT · by topher · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 5-20-2013 | Operation Rescue staff
    BALTIMORE, May 20, 2013 (Operation Rescue) - The Maryland Board of Physicians has permanently revoked the license of abortionist Nicola I. Riley in a scathing 24-page order issued on May 6, which prohibits her from ever again applying for licensure or reinstatement of her license. “In view of the fraudulent and deceptive nature of Dr. Riley’s criminal conduct, her demonstrated lack of candor and integrity on her application to the Board and to Utah and Wyoming, and her demonstrated propensity for dishonesty and misrepresentation, Dr. Riley’s unprofessional conduct is not remediable,” stated the Board. “In light of the unprofessional manner...
  • Connecticut shop that sold a gun to Sandy Hook school shooter's mother Nancy Lanza loses its

    04/05/2013 4:06:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/5/13 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A Connecticut shop that sold a gun to the Newtown school shooter's mother has lost its federal firearms license. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives revoked the license of Riverview Gun Sales in East Windsor, about 15 miles north of Hartford, on December 20, and the 60-day time frame to appeal has expired. The agency didn't disclose why it revoked the license. 'It's been revoked. It's final at this point,' is all ATF spokeswoman Deb Seifert would tell reporters. Lanza Adam Lanza may have used a gun purchased from the store on his killing spree It was first...
  • California Doctors, If you don't pay your state Taxes- risk License Denial or Suspension

    03/08/2013 8:36:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Medical Board of California ^ | 3/8/13 | State of CA
    Effective July 1, 2012, the Medical Board of California is required to deny an application for licensure and to suspend the license/certificate/registration of any applicant or licensee who has outstanding tax obligations due to the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) or the State Board of Equalization (BOE) and appears on either the FTB or BOE's certified lists of top 500 tax delinquencies over $100,000. (AB 1424, Perea, Chapter 455, Statutes of 2011) Once it has been determined that an applicant or a licensee is on a certified list, the applicant or licensee has 90 days from the issuance of a preliminary...
  • "Freedom" License Plate Banned In Washington D.C.

    03/05/2013 11:24:20 AM PST · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    http://washingtonexaminer.com/ ^ | March 5, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    The word “FREEDOM” is among the list of banned vanity license plate slogans for Washington D.C., according to a government file obtained by a Freedom of Information Request filed by the transparency website GovernmentAttic.org
  • License-plate recognition has its eyes on you (36 million location scans and counting)

    02/25/2013 4:20:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    SD city beat ^ | 2/20/13 | Jon Campbell
    Where’s your car? Well, dude, it’s in a huge Orwellian police database. That might seem like the plot of a bad movie, but since around 2010, police agencies in San Diego County have quietly used a network of sophisticated devices called license-plate readers (LPR) to monitor and record the movements of thousands of everyday drivers. Even as you read this, police cars equipped with LPR are patrolling the streets, automatically scanning and photographing every license plate in sight, tagging each with a GPS coordinate and filing the information away. For years. With 36 million scans and counting—an average of 14...
  • Exotic Cars and Montana Plates

    02/23/2013 9:48:59 AM PST · by nascarnation · 53 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 2/22/2013 | Doug DeMuro
    In its simplest form, an exotic car with a Montana plates is an immense tax dodge. Being the Wild West, you see, Montana levies no sales tax. Instead, its government chooses to operate under the unique “we don’t need no stinkin’ money” principle, which possibly explains why they went without speed limits for several years: they couldn’t afford the signs. In my home state of Georgia, the Veyron’s $1.7 million MSRP would be taxed at seven percent, which comes out to $119,000. For a license plate. Anyway, if you lived in Montana, the same Veyron would cost virtually nothing to...
  • Researchers Debate a License to Smoke Cigarettes

    11/14/2012 6:14:38 PM PST · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    LiveScience ^ | November 13 2012 | Stephanie Pappas
    They do it for coal-burning power plants. So how about something for what many consider to be a walking smokestack — the cigarette smoker? Yes, a license to smoke. Simon Chapman, a professor of public health at the University of Sydney in Australia, offers this radical proposal to help reduce the damaging health effects of tobacco, both for the user and the recipient of second-hand smoke.
  • AAA: One in seven NC drivers does not have a license

    10/09/2012 6:03:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    WSOCTV ^ | 10/08/12 | Tenikka Smith
    AAA: One in seven NC drivers does not have a licenseBy Tenikka Smith Posted: 12:56 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One out of every seven drivers on the road in North Carolina does not have a license, according to a study by AAA. The agency plans to use its research to push state lawmakers to take a tougher stance to get these dangerous and illegal drivers off the roads. **SNIP** "I'm driving without a license. I get caught. First offense would be a stiff fine, a potential for jail," Crosby said of what the group would like...
  • Elizabeth Warren law license problem goes to Court

    10/09/2012 5:34:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 10/09/2012 | William A. Jacobson
    MA Republican Party asks Court to correct BBO General Counsel's misstatements of law and perceived "partisan agenda" As you are aware, I have pointed out that Michael Fredrickson, the General Counsel of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers, has some explaining to do: As detailed here before, within hours of my posting about Elizabeth WarrenÂ’s lack of a Massachusetts law license, Michael Fredrickson, the General Counsel of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers, gave an interview to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in which he defended Warren.Fredrickson did not indicate in the interview as reported that he was speaking in any...
  • Conservatives Say Elizabeth Warren Is A Money-Grubbing Lawyer Who Never Took Pro Bono Cases

    10/05/2012 4:18:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/05/12 | Erin Fuchs
    Conservatives Say Elizabeth Warren Is A Money-Grubbing Lawyer Who Never Took Pro Bono CasesErin Fuchs | Oct. 5, 2012, 4:57 PM **SNIP** Conservatives have hammered the Harvard law professor for practicing in Massachusetts without a law license there and representing corporations while promoting herself as a populist. Now Cornell law professor William Jacobson, who runs the right-leaning blog Legal Insurrection, is implying that Warren never provided her services pro bono, as many attorneys do.
  • Elizabeth (“Dances with Moonbats") Warren supporters: “No! No! No! it couldn't be true... (CONT)

    10/04/2012 7:26:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/03/12 | Jim Bozeman
    Elizabeth Warren supporters: “No! No! No! it couldn't be true that anyone else could love you like I do.”by Jim Bozeman Wednesday, October 3, 2012 **SNIP** Elizabeth “Dances with Moonbats" Warren, is not content to be a self-professed Indian or a self-professed professor (say that five times fast). She is also a self-professed lawyer in Massachusetts. The problem is, she doesn’t have a license to practice law in the Bay State. **SNIP** If the voters of Massachusetts elect Elizabeth “Joke-ahantas" Warren as their next U.S. Senator, then they deserve what they get. Maybe the state that sent Barney Frank to...
  • Here's The Massachusetts Law License Rule (not law) Elizabeth Warren Probably Broke

    10/02/2012 4:28:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/02/12 | Erin Fuchs
    Here's The Massachusetts Law License Rule Elizabeth Warren Probably BrokeErin Fuchs | 20 minutes ago **SNIP** So, what does the rule for lawyers in Massachusetts say? Well, like most laws, it's open to interpretation, but it appears Warren might have at least severely bent the rule. The rule says lawyers without a license in Massachusetts can practice there "on a temporary basis," especially if they're working on cases with attorneys who are licensed in the state. Still, it's not clear that Warren was practicing law on just a temporary basis since she was heavily involved in a number of cases...
  • Is tonight the night Elizabeth Warren’s law license problem goes mainstream? (huge development)

    10/01/2012 3:42:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 10/01/12 | William A. Jacobson
    Is tonight the night Elizabeth Warren’s law license problem goes mainstream?Posted by William A. Jacobson Monday, October 1, 2012 at 5:20pm Despite a Drudge link, huge linkage everywhere in the conservative blogosphere, and defensiveness in the left-legal blogosphere, Elizabeth Warren’s law license problem has not broken into the mainstream media. **SNIP** There was a huge development today, as reported by Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart.com, Warren Law License Controversy Could Surface in Debate. The Board of Bar Overseers General Counsel no longer is giving public comment, and there are questions as to how the BBO can proceed now that the...
  • Elizabeth Warren's Law License Issues Have Gotten Even Worse Before Tonight's Big Debate

    10/01/2012 3:28:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/01/12 | Erin Fuchs
    Elizabeth Warren's Law License Issues Have Gotten Even Worse Before Tonight's Big DebateErin Fuchs | Oct. 1, 2012, 1:09 PM U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is facing new scrutiny over whether she illegally practiced law in Massachusetts without a license. Massachusetts Lawyer Weekly recently polled attorneys in the state about whether Warren should be investigated for "possibly" practicing law without a license from the state. Eighty-seven percent of the 1,134 lawyers polled want the Harvard law professor investigated.
  • Mass Lawyers Weekly readers want investigation of Elizabeth Warren license problem

    09/30/2012 5:37:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 62 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9/28/12 | William A. Jacobson
    Mass Lawyers Weekly readers want investigation of Elizabeth Warren license problemPosted by William A. Jacobson Friday, September 28, 2012 at 7:42pm Mass Lawyers Weekly ran a reader poll today regarding the following question: Should U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren be investigated for possibly practicing law without a license? I heard about the poll in an email just after 1:30 p.m. today. I did not publicize the poll because while online polls are not scientific, I also didn’t want someone to say that the results were skewed by me publicizing the poll.
  • New Tracking Frontier: Your License Plates

    09/29/2012 9:56:28 AM PDT · by Theoria · 54 replies
    WSJ ^ | 28 Sept 2012 | JULIA ANGWIN and JENNIFER VALENTINO-DEVRIES
    For more than two years, the police in San Leandro, Calif., photographed Mike Katz-Lacabe's Toyota Tercel almost weekly. They have shots of it cruising along Estudillo Avenue near the library, parked at his friend's house and near a coffee shop he likes. In one case, they snapped a photo of him and his two daughters getting out of a car in his driveway. Mr. Katz-Lacabe isn't charged with, or suspected of, any crime. Local police are tracking his vehicle automatically, using cameras mounted on a patrol car that record every nearby vehicle—license plate, time and location. "Why are they keeping...