Tag Archives: Fourteenth Amendment


Posted 11 months ago in Gay and Lesbian issues by Aaron Kase  
Miss. Town Sued for Denying Gay Bar Business Permit

A Mississippi woman has launched a federal lawsuit against the town leaders of Shannon for denying her a business permit to open a gay bar. Pat Newton had previously operated the bar, called O’Hara’s, in the 1990s. In 1998 she sold it to owners who changed the name but continued to attract an LGBT clientele. The bar eventually shut down in 2010, and Newton said she responded to a community demand to reopen it — currently, she says there are …

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Posted 12 months ago in gun rights by Michele Bowman  
The Blind Can Carry Guns in Public in Iowa

It seems too obvious to even be covered by a law: How can you legally carry a gun if you can’t see what you’re aiming at? But based on a law that went into effect two years ago, Iowans who are legally blind can get concealed carry permits and carry guns in public.    Legally Blind Not Addressed by Law Iowa in 2011 added a concealed carry provision to its gun laws, allowing people to secure permits if they meet …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
NYPD Stop and Frisk Policy Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled on Aug. 12 that the New York Police Department’s controversial policy of stopping and frisking people in high-crime areas is unconstitutional. But the judge did not say the practice must stop.   Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment Violations Judge Shira A. Scheindlin held that the NYPD’s practice violated both the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments because its searches and seizures were conducted without probable cause and were targeted at minorities, respectively. The case was argued in May and …

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