Four years ago, after a violent storm, Pati Mattrick found three baby birds that had fallen from their nest. Two were dead, and one was barely alive. Animal experts told Mattrick it wouldn't last three days. But she nursed the house finch back to health and raised it as a pet. She says the bird gave her comfort when a disease left her disabled and unable to work. But after Pennsylvania wildlife officials read a newspaper story on Mattrick, they seized the bird, saying that possessing a wild bird is a violation of state and federal law.
The new framework aims to keep everyone learning at the same level for as long as possible.
"It feels like we've gone from tragedy to farce."
“Our only job today, is to give the law’s terms their ordinary meanings and, in that small way, ensure that the federal government does not exceed its statutory license.”
Punishing players for kneeling, or not kneeling, is a First Amendment violation at public universities.