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Keystone Delay: Politics at Play or Regulatory Clog?
The Obama administration likely won't decide the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline until the midterm elections have come and gone. Democratic campaign operatives have made clear they're pleased that a ruling isn't coming any time soon.
The regulatory review process for the Keystone XL pipeline has numerous twists and turns dating back to 2008. Here is a look back.
I found part 4 of this series on Facebook, and asked Mr. Colborne for his permission to post it. The series was posted to his blog, Retroactive Ramblings. David Colborne is a Libertarian activist in Reno, Nevada, and visits us at IPR sometimes. If you haven’t read the Cattlemen and Libertarians series, start here: Cattlemen […]
Democratic Governors Association Sues Connecticut Over Campaign Finance Restrictions
On April 23, the Democratic Governors Association filed a federal lawsuit against certain Connnecticut campaign finance laws. The Association wants to make independent expenditures this year in support of Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy, a Democrat who is running for re-election. The lawsuit says that Connecticut laws on independent expenditures provide that spending isn’t “independent” if(More)?
Hillary Clinton Again Calls Benghazi ?Biggest Regret? as Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton reiterated that her darkest time as secretary of state was the deadly 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya.
Oklahoma Senate Passes Bill Lowering Number of Signatures for Newly-Qualifying Parties
On April 23, the Oklahoma Senate passed HB 2134 by a vote of 28-16. The bill had already passed the House, but because the Senate added some additional provisions, it must return to the House. Here is the text of the amended bill. The bill lowers the number of signatures for a newly-qualifying party from(More)?
U.S. Supreme Court Hears Case Against Ohio Law Criminalizing False Statements in Election Campaigns
On April 22, the U.S. Supreme Court heard Susan B. Anthony List v Driehaus, 13-193. The issue is the constitutionality of an Ohio law that makes it a criminal offense for anyone to spend money on a statement about a candidate or ballot measure that the state considers false. The lower federal courts had refused(More)?
California Constitutional Amendment to Eliminate Special Legislative Elections Advances
On April 23, the California Senate Elections Committee passed SCA 16, a proposed state constitutional amendment. The amendment says when there is a vacancy in the legislature, there won’t be a special election, and the Governor will appoint someone from the same party. If the empty seat had been held by an independent, the Governor(More)?
South Carolina Supreme Court Will Hear Libertarian Case Over Nominations on April 24
On April 23, the South Carolina Supreme Court agreed to hear South Carolina Libertarian Party v South Carolina State Election Commission, 2014-000775. The hearing will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 24. The issue is the validity and meaning of SB 2, passed in 2013. It says that if parties want to nominate by(More)?
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