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Scott Walker's Legacy

12/11/18 Scott Walker became governor in January 2011 and will leave office in January 2019.  During his time he helped to end collective bargaining for government employees ref as well as made Wisconsin the 25th Right-To_Work state.

He helped enact a Voter ID law to combat voter fraud.  He expanded the school voucher program for families to give parents greater control over where they can send their children.  Wisconsin became the 49th state to allow concealed carry.

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Work in progress.  Will expand later.

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Another Cake Maker is Under Attack
9/11/18 Cathy Miller

  • 08/26/17 Two women enter Cathy Miller's Cakeshop and request a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding.  Cathy declines as it is against her religion.  She offers the couple any other items in her shop. ref
  • 10/18/17 The same sex couple files a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). ref
  • 12/13/17 DFEH files for a temporary restraining order against Cathy Miller to force her to create wedding cakes in violation of her religious beli . . . [more]

    Supreme Court asks Washington Supreme Court to rehear case against Barronelle Stutzman
    6/25/18 Today, 6/25/18, the Supreme Court asked the Washington Supreme Court to rehear case against Barronelle Stutzman in light of the the recent ruling for Jack Phillips. ref, pdf

    See: hot cases 3

    Jack Phillips wins case
    6/4/18 Today, 6/4/18, the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly ruled 7-2 that the decision against Jack Phillips violated his free exercise rights. pdf, ref

    COLORADO: Phillip's Masterpiece Cakeshop Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

  • 12/06/13: Colorado Administrative Law Court judge (ALJ) Robert N. Spencer rules that Masterpiece Cakeshop discriminated against a homosexual couple by not making a cake for them because they were homosexual.  Jack Phillips is ordered to make the cakes . . . [more]

    Kim Davis case reinstated
    4/10/18 Timeline:

  • 06/26/15: Gov. Beshear issued a directive ordering all Kentucky county clerks to personally authorize SSM licenses
    (the "SSM Mandate"). ref
  • 06/26/15: County clerk Kim Davis announces that the Rowan County Clerk's Office would no longer issue marriage licenses to any couples. ref
  • 08/17/15: District court judge David L. Bunning orders Kim Davis to issue marriage licenses, but stays his order pending appeal. ref, ref2
  • 08/26/15: Kim Davis ordered by the 6th circuit t . . . [more]

    Oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission heard before the U.S. Supreme Court
    12/6/17 On 12/05/17 the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.  A decision is expected by June 2018.


    Facts:

    Case No. 16-111.
    Case Name: Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission
    At stake: whether Christians must give up their religious beliefs when entering the work place.

    People:

    Kristen K. Waggoner, Scottsdale, Arizona; on behalf of the Petitioners
    General. Noel J. Francisco, Solicitor General, Department . . . [more]

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    Scott Walker's Legacy
    12/11/18 Scott Walker became governor in January 2011 and will leave office in January 2019.  During his time he helped to end collective bargaining for government employees ref as well as made Wisconsin the 25th Right-To_Work state.

    He helped enact a Voter ID law to combat voter fraud.  He expanded the school voucher program for families to give parents greater control over where they can send their children.  Wisconsin became the 49th state to allow concealed carry.

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    Work in progress.  Will . . . [more]

    List of states with laws against female genital mutilation
    12/4/18 As of 12/4/18 27 states have female genital mutilation laws:

    StateGrade
    ArizonaB
    CaliforniaC
    ColoradoB
    DelawareB
    FloridaB
    GeorgiaB
    IllinoisD
    KansasB
    LouisianaB
    MarylandB
    MichiganA
    MinnesotaD
    MissouriB
    NevadaB
    New HampshireB
    New JerseyB
    New YorkB
    North DakotaD
    OklahomaD
    OregonB
    Rhode IslandD
    South DakotaB
    TennesseeD
    TexasB
    VirginiaB
    West VirginiaB
    WisconsinD

    All other states have no legislation. ref, ref2, official position from the U.S. Gov website.

    Abortion clinics continue to close 2017 Update
    10/16/18 AbortionistsAbortion pill clinicsSurgical abortion clinicsDocumentsDate
    109221548517,21810/16/18
    102021449013,27612/17/17
    103021651410,69611/17/16
    9481915466,9818/7/15
    8451745755,2208/4/14
    7811796234,1008/2/13


    Abortion clinics in 1991: 2,176.

    This year (as of august 2013) 42 clinics closed and 24 were closed in 2012.  Part of the reason for the high number of closings that year was due to North Carolina signing a new law that requires abortion facilities to meet the same standards . . . [more]

    Iowa Wind energy usage in 2017
    9/4/18 Iowa energy usage from wind went up to 36.9% as of September 2018 ref.  This is up from 35.76% in 2016.

    2017 - 36.90%
    2016 - 35.76%
    2015 - 31.27%
    2014 - 28.53%
    2013 - 27.40%
    2012 - 25.00%
    2011 - 19.00%

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