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Stupak Called "Baby Killer"

Democratic Representative Bart Stupak was called a "baby killer" by an unidentified Republican late Sunday night in a congressional meeting. John Campbell a Republican from California confirmed the incident was uttered by a member of his political party. The Democratic response to the coment was...

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Abortion Key in Health Care Opposition

Abortion is a key issue in opposition to Obama's health care bill. Many anti-abortion supporters from both the Republican and Democratic sides, lobbyists, and religious leaders are speaking out against the landmark health care bill freshly passed by Congress late Sunday night. President Obama...

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Obama's Healthcare Plan, Twittered Assassination Threat

Obama's healthcare plan has passed but assassination, impeachment, and vetoes to Obama's second term are flooding Twitter, the White House, and the media wave. On Sunday, after the passage of the healthcare reform bill, Solly Forell posted assassination threats on Twitter. The Secret Service is...

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What Is a Federal Arrest?

Violations of federal laws hold a much more severe form of penalty and involves the arrest of an individual suspected of having committed such a violation. Federal arrests are done when a more serious type of criminal charge is brought up against the individual that involves violation of national...

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Ann Coulter Offends Muslims and Canadians

Ann Coulter has offended Muslims and Canadians. The American conservative writer and political pundit was scheduled for a lecture at the University of Ottawa, Canada, on Tuesday but was cancelled from the list of speakers in the wake of a very public anti-Muslim slur which occured Monday evening....

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Osama Bin Laden Warns Obama

Osama bin Laden warns President Obama to not execute Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, alleged mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks in New York City. Al Jazeera TV received a new audiotape in which Osama, top Al Qaeda leader, issues an ominous threat: "The White House has declared its wish to execute (Mohammed)....

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What Is Illegal Immigration?

An individual is given the right to enter another country under the terms agreed upon by his or her country and the country he or she is entering. However, when the individual violates those terms of entry, he or she is said to have committed illegal immigration. Immigration refers to the movement...

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In Law, What Is Picketing?

There are many forms of protest available to those who wish to express discontent at a certain idea or practice. People are usually given this ability to protest through their right to freedom of speech and their right to assemble. One form of protest involves assembling outside or within a location...

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Why Is the ACLU So Controversial?

The American Civil Liberties Union or ACLU is a non-profit organization that has played an important part in defending different human rights. For almost 80 years, they have worked on showing importance on putting into consideration every person’s rights and freedom such as the freedom of speech,...

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What Is the Public Trust Doctrine?

The public trust doctrine explains the law and principle stating that certain resources need to be preserved for the benefit of the public. The government is also responsible for making sure that these resources are being used by the public reasonably. One main resource that this doctrine is...