What is this world coming to? Somebody ought to make a law!
Celebrating death—even if it is deserved—threatens your own life. Protecting the rights to due process, even of criminals, protects yourself.
I'm done with secret judicial elections. It's time to end them now, so in a letter today to House and Senate leadership, I vowed to make the current election process as painful as possible until this terrible practice is ended.
For your convenience, here is a listing of how each legislator voted on H.3307 at each stage of the process. Don’t take my word for it—see the public record for yourself, which it links to.
The House passed—then abruptly un-passed—a ban on civil asset forfeiture in an unusual and deceptive series of moves by a trio of State House politicians.
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“In light of the recent tragedies, anti-gun groups have been howling for politicians at every level to do something,” state representative Jonathon Hill, the lead signer of the letter, said in a statement. “There is a dangerous belief that more gun laws, such as due process shredding Red Flag laws, will protect individuals. The simple truth is anti-gun laws do not protect people. If lawmakers want to decrease these tragedies passing Constitutional Carry and eliminating so-called ‘gun free zones’ would go a long way.”
Nearly 40 South Carolina lawmakers called on President Donald Trump Wednesday to reject “red flag” laws that could help family members keep guns out of the hands of people with mental illnesses.
Lucas’ ruling was promptly challenged by contrarian state representative Jonathon Hill, who appealed the ruling of the chair….The only problem? No recorded vote was ever taken….In other words, GOP lawmakers totally sidestepped three extremely difficult votes thanks to a highly questionable interpretation of the House rules.