Secret Service 'Starved for Leadership', Buzzfeed Gets Major Tax Credit, Court Strikes Gun Ban for Former Mental Patients: A.M. Links
An independent review panel reported yesterday that the U.S. Secret Service is "starved for leadership" and needs "to change, reinvigorate, and question long-held assumptions".
- BuzzFeed is getting $4 million in tax credits from the state of New York to "promote the creation and retention" of jobs.
- The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday ruled against a federal ban on gun ownership for anyone who has been "adjudicated as a mental defective or who has been committed to a mental institution."
- A New York woman is suing the police for not arresting her son when they pulled him over for drunk driving; the 29-year-old died in a crash later that evening.
- Former Reason editor Michael Moynihan bemoans the patronizing fetishization of an "authentic" poverty-stricken Cuba and the "the asinine fretting" about its imminent Americanization.
- Union foes are working to pass county "right to work" ordinances in places that don't have statewide laws allowing employees to opt out of paying union fees.
- Conor Friedersdorf finds growing alarm among law professors over law students objecting to parts of the curriculum they find too upsetting.