VOL. 22  ISSUE NO. 17   |  April 27, 2016

By Linda Bentley | April 27, 2016

Marching to dysphoria

‘This unprecedented holding overrules custom, culture, and the very demands inherent in human nature for privacy and safety …’

RICHMOND, Va. – On Tuesday, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals published a split opinion in the case of G.G. (aka Gavin Grimm) v. Gloucester County School Board, reversing the district court’s dismissal and remanding the case back to consider certain hearsay evidence in order to consider a preliminary injunction.

The case was brought by Grimm, a 16-year old girl who considers herself a transgender boy, because she wanted to use the boy’s restrooms at her high school.

By Linda Bentley | April 27, 2016

DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday

CAVE CREEK – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies, has collected and destroyed approximately 5.5 million pounds of unused prescription drugs over the past five years.

The DEA is continuing its efforts to take back unused, unwanted and expired prescription medications at over 5,000 collection sites around the country this Saturday, manned by more than 3,800 law enforcement partners, at this semi-annual event.

April 27, 2016

Free and Equal Elections urges resolutions to ensure Super Delegates reflect will of popular vote

CAMBRIA, California – The nation's leading non-partisan, political organization issued a call to action to state legislators nationwide to ensure the will of the voters is not disenfranchised at upcoming Republican and Democrat State Conventions.

April 27, 2016

Release of special report on ICANN and the Internet giveaway

FAIRFAX, Virginia – Americans for Limited Government Foundation today issued a special report on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), "ICANN Do What I Want."

ICANN is poised to take sole control over the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions when its contract with the U.S. Commerce Department expires on Sept. 30, leaving ICANN as the world's only resolver of website IP addresses and domain names.

April 27, 2016

Retired judge and former Mayor Boyd Dunn to run for Arizona Corporation Commission

CHANDLER – Retired Superior Court Judge and former Chandler Mayor Boyd Dunn has announced he is running for Arizona Corporation Commission.

Boyd brings more than 37 years of legal experience to the race. Dunn served as an Assistant Attorney General and mayor of the fourth largest city in Arizona. During his time in private practice, Dunn was a partner at Yarbrough, Moll and Dunn. 

April 27, 2016

Reps. Salmon and DeSantis introduce constitutional amendment to hold Washington accountable

28th Amendment will prohibit Congress from exempting themselves from legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of their effort to bring accountability to Capitol Hill, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) have reintroduced a constitutional amendment prohibiting Congress from making any law that exempts Members of Congress from its implementation. The 28th Amendment will ensure that we remain a nation in which all citizens are equal under the law.

April 27, 2016

Border Report: Agents arrest two men convicted for sex crimes against children

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents recently arrested two male Mexican nationals previously convicted on charges relating to crimes against minors.

Agents first apprehended Sergio Galaz-Coronado, 38, outside of Douglas, Arizona, on April 15. During a subsequent biometric-records check, agents found Galaz was arrested by the Maricopa County Sherriff’s Office in 2001 for sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 15. He was subsequently sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years of probation before being deported.

April 27, 2016

Sen. Allen calls for schools to respect parents over assessment concerns

PHOENIX – State Capitol – Senator Sylvia Allen today urged local school leaders and administrators to work with parents, be respectful and not retaliate against a student for choices parents may make.

It is that time of year again when Arizona schools are administering the statewide assessment to our students, also known as AzMERIT.  Unfortunately, another legislative session is coming to an end where a parent’s right to make educational decisions for their children are not being recognized in our state laws. Senator Allen sponsored SB 1455, which would have allowed parents to opt their children out of the AzMERIT assessment. This year Congress reauthorized the federal education law that gave states the flexibility to develop their own opt-out policies, but Senator Allen was unable to get it through the legislative process this session.