The new law allows guns in bars, churches nightclubs and libraries. It expands Georgia's Stand Your Ground law so that felons may invoke this defense. And it permits certain schoolteachers and administrators to carry firearms inside their schools.
If Michigan's history is any guide, Grothman's amendment would drastically reduce minority admissions in Wisconsin's top schools. At the University of Michigan's flagship Ann Arbor campus, black enrollment dropped 30 percent after that state's affirmative action ban passed in 2006.
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Even if someone masters the Senate's arcane rules, they will encounter roadblocks that are written nowhere in the Senate's standing rules and that have little grounding in its history. One of these is a practice that lets each senator veto anyone named to a federal judgeship in their state.
The Wisconsin Republican Party's Resolutions Committee voted to endorse a proposal expressing the party's support for "legislation that upholds Wisconsin's right, under extreme circumstances, to secede."
Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who is at the center of a conflict with federal officials that nearly turned violent last week, claims that he does not "recognize [the] United States Government as even existing.” Here's three ways federal prosecutors could remind him that they exist.