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This Particular Circus Act Was Not a Crowd-Pleaser

This happened: Two Border Patrol agents have been put on paid leave after audience members complained they engaged in a sex act while attending a Cirque du Soleil theater performance in San Diego County. *** [According to a witness,] the pair…




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Feinstein Bill a Great Step Forward for the Illusion of Civil Rights

While most people were getting ready for New Year's, President Obama was happily signing the National Defense Authorization Act (as Jonathan Turley discusses here). As you may recall, the NDAA contains a hilarious provision that requires anyone accused of terrorism to be detained…


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Governor Praises Legislature for Mountain-Lion-Stuffing Bill

Here's the right way to use a "signing statement": To the Members of the California State Senate: I am signing SB 769, which allows for a dead mountain lion to be stuffed and displayed. This presumably important bill earned overwhelming support [from] both…


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For Christmas, Your Government Will Explain Why It’s Legal to Kill You

Ha! Just kidding! It won't tell you that. That's classified! Plaintiffs The New York Times Company, Charlie Savage, and Scott Shane (jointly, "NYT"), by their undersigned attorney, allege for their Complaint: 1.  This is an action under the Freedom of Information…


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Judge: Feds Don’t Have to Pay for Wrecked Ferrari

According to this report, the federal government will not have to pay for the Ferrari F50 that one of its agents wrecked in 2009. See "Insurer Sues FBI for Crashing Ferrari," Lowering the Bar (Mar. 3, 2011). The joke then, which…