Interview: Talking Federal Supremacy and State Action to Limit Federal Power

On April 4, I appeared on Suzanne Sherman’s show The Wasatch Report. We talked about how state action can limit the scope of the federal government, focusing specifically on the Second Amendment, dispelled the persistent myth of absolute federal supremacy and talked about why you shouldn’t count on lawyers to tell you what the Constitution means. It was a fast-paced and fun interview, and I appreciate Suzanne inviting me to join her on her show.

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California Committee Passes Bill to Help Expand Hemp Market, Further Nullify Federal Prohibition in Practice

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 5, 2018) –  On Tuesday, a California Senate committee unanimously passed a bill that would loosen some regulations on hemp seed and cultivation. Passage of this bill would pave the way for faster development of the state’s hemp market, and further nullify federal prohibition in practice and effect.

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Signed by the Governor: Wisconsin Law Takes on Asset Forfeiture, Federal Equitable Sharing Program

MADISON, Wisc. (April 4, 2018) – Yesterday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law that reforms the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction in most situations. The legislation also takes a small, but important step toward closing a federal loophole that allows police to circumvent strict state forfeiture laws by passing cases off to the feds. 

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