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By Timothy R. Snowball

Here come the California speech police

While the United States has much to thank Great Britain for, including our common law system and our preference for coffee over tea, when it comes to modern politics the … ›

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Do agency proceedings strip us of our constitutional rights?

The tendency for courts to broadly defer to agency decisions frustrates the judiciary’s core function as the adjudicative branch of government Such deference also frustrates individual rights by sweeping constitutional guarantees under the rug

Take, for example, Washington State’s Growth Management Hearing Board The legislature created the agency in response to the State’s Growth Management Act and Shoreline Management Act, which require each city and county to adopt and periodically update their comprehensive land use and environmental regulations As originally envisioned, the Board would review those plans for compliance with the Acts’ various regulatory requirements—nothing more The idea was to lessen the burden on the courts

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By Timothy R. Snowball

Food freedom for street vendors and consumers in California

While the football in UC Berkeley’s Memorial Stadium is often ugly, 2017’s game against Weber State occurred on a beautiful fall day. The independent food vendors were out in force … ›

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