Daily Policy Digest

Government Issues

Reforming Transportation Policy

Congress could improve transportation by limiting federal oversight to issues of national importance rather than interfering with states' concerns...

Loose Civil Forfeiture Law Leads to IRS Money Grab

In order to prevent federal money grabbing, criminal forfeiture should replace civil forfeiture, therefore removing financial incentive to seize property from innocent people...

FAA Proposes Drone Regulations

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued its plans to regulate the private and commercial use of drones...

FEMA Law Encourages Federal Assistance

FEMA responds to disasters every 2.8 days...

Supreme Court Rules against Arkansas' Anti-Beard Policy

In Holt v. Hobbs, the Court ruled that a state policy prohibiting inmates from growing beards violated a plaintiff's religious liberty...

New Law Enforcement Radars Pose Fourth Amendment Questions

There are now devices that allow law enforcement officers to "see" inside buildings and homes...

Cameras in the Courtroom?

The Supreme Court has long resisted the idea of bringing cameras into the courtroom, but one congressman plans to introduce a bill allowing just that...

Government Seizes Private Property under Forfeiture Laws

Civil forfeiture allows the government to take people's property, even if a person has not been charged with a crime...

Which Laws Should Be Repealed in 2015? Suggestions for Lawmakers

With a new Congress taking office, we can expect to see a number of new laws passed. But what about repealing old ones?...

Federal Agencies Ignore Recommendations to Improve Efficiency, Fraud, Waste

The GAO warned the government in 1996 that domestic airlines could be targeted by terrorists without better passenger screening -- five years before the attacks of September 11, 2001...


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