I have a particular fondness for their mussels in sauce. Their fish and vegetables with a great mixture of both spicy and mild are great.
With all the science that has been developed associating hydraulic fracturing with earthquakes and contamination of drinking water, I think it's incumbent on both the legislature and the MEC to immediately order a moratorium on drilling anywhere until these risks can be fully and properly assessed. I know many people in the affected areas do not have earthquake insurance.
It's black letter law in the United States that an illegal search cannot be justified by the discovery of contraband. That has been true for many decades of 4th Amendment jurisprudence. I admit, especially with the weak and equivocal consent, it's a close case. We don't know if he actually gave the consent, or if he was told he would be detained even longer if he didn't (a standard police tactic), in any case the new rules require written consent so as to avoid these issues. Finally, even that it is a close case, searches and seizures without the benefit of a warrant are per se unconstitutional, except in narrow and carefully drawn exceptions. Judge Baddour was absolutely right in his decision, especially given the latest decision from the Supreme Court referred to in the article. No one wants to put a heroin trafficker back on the street, but upholding the Constitution is paramount no matter how difficult it is; especially with the many attacks on it from all strata of government.
The noted scientist Brian Fisher of the American Family Association said God will cry if we don't use fossil fuels. You don't want to make God cry do you? How mean can you people be?
You're just upset James because it's obvious that this 12 year old is a LOT smarter than the governor.
Hoyle mentioned that North Carolina was known internationally as "business friendly." That's true. North Carolina used to be known as the one of the states business could flee to from the North so they could underpay workers and bust unions. That is until businesses realized they could do it cheaper still overseas. The flip side is that its worker unfriendly with some of the worst legislation and and anemic protection for workers of any state in the union. The labor commission is a joke when it comes to protecting workers. Hoyle's move here only serves to guarantee that communities that don't have access to broadband service to improve their attractiveness to companies and provide access to students and others to broadband internet still won't get it.
It is bad enough that "elective" abortions are not covered by Medicaid and I hope Henry Hyde is rotting in hell. But there is no legal basis for deciding that employees of a county should not be covered. Frankly, I read Stam. How come no one questioned Mr. Stam's standing to bring a lawsuit in the first place. Standing has been routinely used to deny environmentalists the right to bring suit to protect the environment and courts have interpreted that right in the narrowest way possible, why wasn't it done here? That's even assuming Stam is applicable which I don't believe it is. This move to deny women access to reproductive choice is just another right wing move to fulfill an agenda to keep poor people poorer so there's a pool of poor people to compete for lower paying jobs. Its just another method to reinstitute slavery in America.
How about the decision in 2007 by the Defense Department to try to get back the signup bonuses of Iraq war vets who were wounded and disabled. The rationale was that the Defense department was entitled to get back a portion of their bonus because the soldier had not fulfilled their full commitment to the military by getting wounded. They put some soldiers into collections to try to recoup the money. This is a story largely ignored by the mainstream press.
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