The Right to Protest During the Pandemic

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April 24, 2020

The DKT Liberty Project co-signed the “The Right to Protest During the Pandemic” with the National Coalition Against Censorship. We urge all public officials to recognize their obligation to defend First Amendment rights while they protect public safety. These rights are critically important during uncertain times like these. Here’s a clip, and the full letter Read the full article…

If the U.S. Retreats from Capitalist Policies, the Poor Will Pay

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October 18, 2019

For decades, U.S. policies such as free trade, limited taxation, and deregulated markets have been a model for developing countries. The adoption of those policies has helped more than one billion people escape extreme poverty since 1990. But with the U.S. threatening to move away from free markets, there could be harmful consequences for poor Read the full article…

MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL MARIJUANA BALLOT INITIATIVE TAKES A MAJOR STEP

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September 16, 2019

In September 2019, 105,686 certified signatures were filed with the Secretary of State in Mississippi to qualify Initiative 65, commonly referred to as Medical Marijuana 2020, to appear on the ballot for Mississippians to vote on in the November 2020 election. The signatures will now be reviewed by the MS Secretary of State, who then officially qualifies the initiative for the ballot. A minimum of 86,185 certified signatures must be filed for an initiative to Read the full article…

Life after Prison in Virginia

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May 28, 2019

BOB ENGLEHART | Cagle Cartoons Ronald Fraser writes on public policy issues for the DKT Liberty Project, and recently published “Life after Prison in Virginia” in 43 regional papers across 21 states. The authorities seem appropriately embarrassed about some of these injustices. Here’s a clip: With each criminal conviction the state of Virginia matter-of-factly tells Read the full article…

Pushing back against forfeiture seizures

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March 25, 2019

Hilda Bazan Hilda Bazan, a woman in her 50’s works in sales in Los Angeles. She lives with her two nephews. A few years ago, Hilda purchased a new Kia Optima. She often lent the car to her nephew, so he could get to work and run other errands. Some months ago, without Hilda’s knowledge, Read the full article…

Michigan Campaign to Legalize Marijuana Takes Major Step Toward Getting Full Legalization on the Ballot in 2018

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May 8, 2018

The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol turned in more than 360,000 signatures calling for its marijuana legalization initiative to be placed on Michigan’s November 2018 ballot. The state Board of Canvassers had approved the ballot language previously. The DKT Liberty Project has helped provide support for this grassroots effort. “Collecting enough signatures to get Read the full article…

‘Kettle Falls Five’ Wins on Appeal in Medical Marijuana Case

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Ms. Rhonda Firestack-Harvey, her son Rolland Gregg, and his wife Michelle Gregg for decades led normal lives.  Along with their friends Larry Harvey and Jason Zucker, they used medical marijuana for health issues.  They each had state medical health authorizations posted, and they carefully followed all of Washington state’s regulations for the legal use of Read the full article…

Victory for The Friendly Market in Oklahoma

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The verdict is in for the trial against a Norman city councilman and his business partner, the owner of The Friendly Market. Robert Cox and Stephen Holman were found not guilty on all counts. The DKT Liberty project supported this case by paying for Cox’s and Holman’s defense. The two were accused of a felony Read the full article…

Lawsuit Settled as City Agrees to Major Changes

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Calling the city Recorders Court in Columbus, Georgia “a troubled and dysfunctional institution whose judges and clerks routinely disregard the rights of defendants, including indigent citizens,” the Southern Center for Human Rights, with support from the DKT Liberty Project, sued the mayor of Columbus, the chief judge of the city Recorders Court, and his clerk Read the full article…