A Los Angeles college student who sued his school for allegedly curbing his right to free speech after it prevented him from passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution was vindicated in court this week.
The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), which represents nine schools, including Pierce College, agreed on Wednesday to settle a lawsuit filed against them last year by student Kevin Shaw after he was barred from passing out copies of the document because he wasn’t in the school’s designated “free speech zone,” which measured 616 square feet or about the size of three parking spaces.… Read more ...
On June 5th, California held its Top-Two Primaries for the 2018 elections. In two of the congressional primaries, Green Party candidates managed to get second place in primary results, and thus advance to the general election ballot. These were Kenneth Mejia in the 34th congressional district, and Rodolfo Cortez Barragan in the 40th congressional district.… Read more ...
Zoltan Istvan, the Transhumanist Party’s 2016 presidential candidate, is now seeking the Libertarian Party’s 2018 nomination for governor of California. Istvan reports on the Google+ social network that The Daily Dot has published “[t]he first of my major #Libertarian policy articles for my California gubernatorial run.”
Titled “Why aging is a disease,” with the teaser “The future of Libertarianism could be radically different,” the piece argues that aging, disease and other “natural” ills are no less violations of the non-aggression principle than is human initiation of force:
A challenge has recently been posed to the non-aggression principle.
Dr. Don Grundmann, chairman of the Constitution Party of California informs me he will seek the 2016 presidential nomination of the Constitution Party. Grundmann, a 64 year old chiropractor from San Leandro, California has twice sought the White House and is currently running for U.S. Senate.
I stumbled upon the news after asking Grundmann about the use of the phrase “Upon my election to the Presidency” on his official Senate campaign website. … Read more ...
Liberty requires the right to unrestricted foreign travel, so our government generally should have no right to impede that travel. It does have the right to place some reasonable conditions upon that right – but only in those rare occasions in which that travel is for the purpose of causing material harm to our national safety or interests.… Read more ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is turning away a challenge from minor political parties in California that claim they are essentially excluded from general election ballots because of the state’s top-two primary system.
The justices on Tuesday rejected an appeal from the Green and Libertarian parties, among others.
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The Libertarian Party of San Francisco is among the supporters of a lawsuit aimed at overturning California’s anti-prostitution law. Here is a press release from the Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project, which funded the suit.
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A lawsuit against the state of California’s outdated law that criminalizes paid sexual relations among consenting adults will be heard in federal court in Oakland on August 7, the civil rights group Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project (ESPLERP) announced today.… Read more ...
Partisan Advocate Fears Calif. Court May Side with Voters
Jan 16, 2015
By Shawn M. Griffiths
On Thursday, January 15, oral arguments were made before the California State Appeals Court in San Francisco in the case Rubin v. Bowen. Third parties continue to challenge the nonpartisan, top-two open primary in the state, claiming that the system violates the association rights of political parties and disenfranchises third-party voters in the general election.… Read more ...
The IPR writers haven’t been able to keep up with all the news in the third-party/Independent world over the past month or so. In an effort to catch up on some of the activity and news of Libertarian candidates, this article will list many of the pieces I have found on Facebook and other sources.… Read more ...