Big Government, Immigration, Legal

Private Company Writes Immigrant Detention Law; Built Prisons They’d Be Detained In

Republican State Rep. John Raney admitted to the Associated Press that Geo Group officials wrote the legislation. “I’ve known the lady who’s their lobbyist for a long time. … That’s where the legislation came from,” said Raney. “We don’t make things up. People bring things to us and ask us to help.” There’s companion legislation in the state House and Senate.

Imagine having a job that’s so unimportant to you that you don’t even do it?

Stories like this happen all the time, but the particularly galling part of this one is that the bill was even written by the company that would benefit from it and the State Representative who it was handed off to didn’t deny it or didn’t find it something worthy of concealing.

Private prisons must be stopped.  Imprisoning for profit must be stopped.  Period.

Source: Private Prison Corporation Wrote Texas Bill Extending How Long Immigrant Children Can Be Detained

Legal

Idiot Judge To Disallow Adoptions to Gay Parents

Kentucky Judge W. Mitchell Nance will no longer hear adoption cases involving gay or lesbian parents. That’s because he thinks it is not in the child’s best interest to be raised by a “practicing homosexual.” In making this recusal, he cited Kentucky law that calls on judges to recuse themselves if they have personal bias or prejudice about party in the case. Nance made the announcement Thursday via a court order obtained by LawNewz.com.

Nice.  His discrimination should make impeachment a piece of cake.  Then again, it IS Kentucky.

Source: Judge Refuses to Hear Adoption Cases Involving Any “Practicing Homosexual” | Law News

Legal

Washington Supreme Court Believes You Can’t Choose Who You Do Business With

Today the Washington Supreme Court unanimously upheld the fines against florist Baronelle Stutzman for refusing to sell flowers to a long-time customer for his same-sex wedding. Even though the court acknowledged that Stutzman “has served gay and lesbian customers in the past for other, non-wedding-related flower orders,” it found that she had violated the state’s public-accommodations law. In doing so, it rejected her claims regarding the freedom of speech, association, and religious exercise in the face of a legal requirement that businesses not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.

Source: Washington Supreme Court Unanimously Treads on Important Freedoms | Cato @ Liberty