Last month Oregon certified a ballot measure for the November election that would legalize marijuana for recreational use. If passed, Oregon would become the third state to allow the recreational use of marijuana, following Washington and Colorado. Until such a law is passed in Oregon, it remains illegal to use or possess the drug without a medical marijuana card. In Oregon, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana is not even a crime, but … Read more
Aug 20, 2014
Aug 7, 2014
A Government Extortion Racket That’s Apparently Offensive to Everyone Except the Department of Labor
A recent story by Jared Meyer summarizes how the U.S. Department of Labor extorts admissions of guilt, unproven damages, fines, and waivers of appeal rights from farmers by implementing the “hot goods” provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 against agricultural employers in a manner offensive to Republicans, Democrats, and, most recently, a U.S. District Court in Oregon.
As the story points out, it also appears that the Department of Labor uses assumptions … Read more