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Colleges Want Publicly Funded Trips To Terrorist Nations

The board that runs Florida’s public university system wants a federal judge to lift a state law banning the use of taxpayer money to pay for academic trips to nations that sponsor terrorism. The panel has even hired, at taxpayer expense, a high-profile Florida law firm (Holland & Knight) to…

Another Violent Act By “Deported” Alien

In yet another example of the federal government’s negligence in enforcing immigration laws, an illegal alien with an outstanding deportation order violently stabbed his roommate and choked a police dog in Massachusetts. The Brazilian man remained free in the U.S. despite an Immigration and Customs Enforcement order to leave the…

Govt. Open Records Law Finally Strengthened

In one of his final decisions of 2007, President George W. Bush signed a much-needed bill that will help curb the sort of government secrecy that has become a staple of his administration. Overwhelmingly passed by both houses of Congress, the new law will give the public and the media…

Court Buys Convicted Senator’s Ignorance Defense

The only convicted felon to serve in the Florida Legislature actually convinced a state appellate court to overturn a jury’s guilty verdict by claiming he didn’t know state employees were illegally working on his reelection campaign on taxpayer time. Democrat State Senator Gary Siplin was convicted by an Orlando jury…

No More Licenses For Illegal Aliens In Michigan

One of the few states in the nation that still grants driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants will finally stop doing so now that its attorney general reversed a policy stating that it’s unconstitutional to deny licenses to those in the country illegally. Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox wrote in a…

More Convictions In El Paso Corruption Case

Two investment bankers who were financial advisers to nearly all government agencies in a major Texas county have pleaded guilty to fraud and bribery for their role in an ongoing public corruption scheme that has already led to the convictions of several public officials. A year-long FBI investigation focusing on…

Record No. Of Immigration Laws Passed In 2007

Frustrated lawmakers in every U.S. state expressed serious concern about the lack of federal immigration enforcement and the evidence lies in the unprecedented amount of legislation—designed to curb illegal immigration–introduced in 2007. Fueling the fire is this week’s year-end projection from the United States Census Bureau that international migration

Judge Dismisses Charges For Gifts

A South Florida judge who will star in an upcoming syndicated court television show cut a deal with criminals and the prosecutor handling their cases to drop charges against those who donated Christmas gifts to her favorite charity. Miami-Dade County Judge Karen Mills Francis, well-known for becoming only the second…

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