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Counterpunch

by Fred Gardner

November 28, 2004

On Monday morning, Nov. 29, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case now known as Ashcroft et al v. Raich et al.

The ruling, expected in July '05, will determine if and how the federal Controlled Substances Act applies to more than 100,000 people who use cannabis as medicine under the law in California and other western states.

LocalHS.com

by Annette M. Hall

November 28, 2004

Delaine Eastin, in her new roll as Executive Director of the National Institute for School Leadership in Washington, D.C. is up to her old tricks, stirring up animosity between the homeschool community and public school adherents.

Many have offered that if Ms. Eastin had been inclined to expend as much time doing her job, fixing the glaring problems of the public school system she served, insteaded of wasting precious energy in opposition to homeschoolers, California students within the public schools would have faired better.

Click Z News

by Kevin Newcomb

November 24, 2004

Google has filed its first click fraud lawsuit, charging a Texas-based Web site and its owners generated fraudulent clicks on ads in its AdSense program, causing Google to pay them for useless traffic to its advertisers.

The lawsuit, filed last week in a California Superior Court, alleges that, beginning in August 2003, Auction Experts International and its founders Sergio Morfin and Alexei Leonov clicked on AdSense ads and paid up to 50 individuals to do the same.

World Net Daily

November 23, 2004

School district sued for censoring founding documents, state constitutions

In a season typified by lawsuits against manger scenes, crosses and even the words "Merry Christmas," a California case is taking the "separation of church and state" one step further ' dealing with whether it's unconstitutional to read the Declaration of Independence in public school.

We The People

November 18, 2004

Some People say the 16th Amendment does not give the government the power to impose a labor tax.

After years of government stonewalling in providing answers to basic questions about the fraudulent origin and illegal enforcement of the income tax system, another layer of the tax fraud has now been uncovered: the systemic removal of key legal and historical documents from the National Archives related to the meaning of "income" within the 1916 Income Tax Act, which was adopted by the political branches following the ratification of the 16th (Income Tax) Amendment in 1913.

Family Research Council

by Amber Hildebrand

November 16, 2004

"The Clinton legacy has left us with women with sepsis, infection and death," - Dr. Pia de Solenni, FRC Director of Life and Women's Issues

Yesterday the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced revised labeling for the drug Mifeprex, most commonly known as RU-486, which was approved in 2000 under the Clinton administration.

News Max

by Dave Eberhart

November 11, 2004

Under new law being considered, the federal government would require that every child in America undergo psychological screening and receive recommended treatment, including drug therapies.

Next week the Senate re-convenes to consider an omnibus appropriations bill that includes funding for grants to implement mandatory universal mental health screening for almost 60 million children, pregnant women, and adults through schools and pre-schools.

AL.com (AL)

by Sean Reilly and Joe Danborn

October 10, 2004

A high-profile federal crackdown on gun crimes is producing uneven results in Alabama, a new analysis has concluded.

The report singles out Alabama and three other Southern states -- all known as significant sources of illegally trafficked firearms -- that brought no prosecutions against gun dealers who broke the law.

St. Augustine Record (FL)

by Bryan Noonan

October 6, 2004

State law allows arrests and prosecution

A St. Augustine woman recently became the first county resident arrested this school year for allowing her grandchild to skip school, but she probably won't be the last, authorities said.

Black Hills Pioneer (SD)

by Dan Carlson

October 4, 2004

A public school teacher who spends his/her own money to purchase supplies, materials, texts, and learning aids for the classroom may deduct the money spent on those items on their itemized federal tax return.

Parents who educate their children at home with materials purchased using their own money may not deduct the cost of those materials on the family tax return. These parents are no less teachers than those working in a local school, but current tax laws treat them as if they are.

      
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