California Committee Passes Bill Taking on Federal Militarization of Local Police

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 20, 2018) – On Wednesday, a California Assembly committee passed a bill that would require law enforcement agencies in the state to get local governmental approval before acquiring or using military equipment. Passage of the bill into law would set the stage to limit federal programs that militarize local police.

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Was Marbury v. Madison Good for American Government?

Take any American history or political science course and you are certain to talk about the landmark Supreme Court case of Marbury v. Madison. I could probably also surmise that you will be told this is precisely the role the Constitution gave the judicial branch.

That, of course, would be wrong, but this would be one of many events the modern American educational system muffs on a regular basis.

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