Michigan bill blocking NDAA detention passes out of Senate committee

LANSING, Mich. (Dec. 11, 2012) – With time winding down in the current legislative session, a bill that would prohibit state cooperation with any federal efforts to kidnap people and detain them indefinitely in Michigan cleared another hurdle Tuesday. The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously passed HB5768 and referred the bill to the Committee of the…

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To Curb Federal Overreach, We Must Restore the Tenth

by Darcy Olsen, Goldwater Institute Last week, Goldwater Institute attorney Nick Dranias argued before the Ninth Circuit on behalf of Tombstone, Arizona, defending Tombstone’s right to access its water supply against hostile action by the Obama Administration. As you may remember, last year a devastating combination of wildfires and monsoons ravaged Tombstone‚Äôs water supply, leaving…

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Federalism and the 10th: The States’ Great Awakening

In Part 1 of this series, I explained how our federalism works and how the powers were divided between the states and our national government. The details showed that the states were superior to the federal government on the hierarchy scale and that the 10th amendment protected that position whenever the federal government stepped outside…

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