Congress is also trying to stop millions of dollars in federal grants from going to ACORN and its affiliates although that effort has run into its own set of problems. The Senate has approved a measure that specifically targets ACORN, which the Congressional Research Service says could violate the Constitution’s prohibition against bills of attainder. The House has approved a broader ban, one that could have an unintended effect: It could block funding for many groups other than ACORN..
The timing of the signing caught Democratic lawmakers flatfooted. Abbott signed the bill on a Facebook livestream with no advanced public warning. Protests over the Texas bill have been intense for months and about 20 people were charged with criminal trespassing last week after staging a daylong sit in at a state building where some of Abbott’s staff works..
Thus, he concluded, the notion of false confessions had yet to be accepted in the scientific community. In support of his opinion to exclude the testimony, the judge cited just three experts. One of them had never published a peer reviewed study on the topic.
To be honest, regardless of if carding was here or not, I still feel like criminals who do terrible things to other criminals and / or innocent people, will continue to do these things regardless of if carding was implemented or not. At that point, (since we know that carding was implemented in yet that year was deadly as hell), all carding would aim to do is target people who dress or look a certain way, or live in certain crime prone neighbourhoods. I would only maybe consider carding for known criminals who are already in the system since recidivism would probably be pretty high (especially if all you know is the street life, then people typically view jail as just a pit stop before coming back and continuing doing street shit, unless they smarten up)..
Government officials have advised passengers who plan to travel to the UK from these countries to check with their airline, and to check the size of their devices. Travellers using check in desks will be advised whether they need to stow their devices in the hold. Airlines are likely to arm staff with perspex letterbox style tools to ensure devices do not exceed the size limit.
Although most of us take the power grid for granted, it’s anything but simple. There are 450,000 miles (724,205 kilometers) of high voltage power lines and 160,000 miles (257,500 kilometers) of overhead transmission lines in the United States connecting electrical power plants to homes and businesses [source: DOE]. Since large amounts of energy cannot be stored, electricity must be produced as it is used [source: EIA].