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Arizona Republic : Blacklisted for playing at the park? Arizona’s child neglect agency goes too far

August 09, 2022 | By ADI DYNAR

It was Thanksgiving of 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, when a Tucson mom named Sarra headed to her grocery store to pick up a turkey. She’d brought her 7-year-old son and his 5-year-old friend along for the ride. But the store was asking people to stay outside to slow the spread of COVID-19, unless they were … ...

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The Hill : What the government gets to know about you should be your choice

June 27, 2022 | By ADI DYNAR

Every year, government agents descend on people’s homes threatening them with huge fines if they do not divulge intimate details about their lives. The American Community Survey (ACS) is sent to about 3.5 million randomly selected Americans every year. It demands personal information such as how many beds, cars and phones the household has. I ...

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Sun City Independent : Arizona agencies should not transfer the state’s legislative power to D.C.

March 04, 2022 | By ADI DYNAR

An otherwise routine Arizona Supreme Court case has become the focal point to decide the constitutionality of a state agency practice called “incorporation by reference.” It happens when state agencies adopt rules written by federal agencies or private groups, making them Arizona law. The constitutionality of “incorporation by ref ...

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The Hill : HHS wants to return to shadow lawmaking — it should not

December 06, 2021 | By ADI DYNAR

Millions of people directly or indirectly regulated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be adversely affected if the agency follows the president’s order and returns to shadow lawmaking. Issuing guidance documents as enforceable law has been wrong for decades. Dozens of court cases interpreting the Constitution and feder ...