So, the last Blog Council-
Decided this week would be interesting to use the blog to tie into the theme of fairness and justice. Now, we all know, especially those of us who read lots of posts, that it is nice to have a DIVERSITY of topics. So, here is how this week will work.
Write about a law that you would argue is unfair or unjust. Describe the law and what about it is either unfair or unjust. Extra coolness factor for linking your analysis to some of the ideas about ethics of justice or fairness.
BUT, you need to check the blog. Your post must be a DIFFERENT law than any other posted. So, to make life easier, please make sure you use the tag and category “Law.” Also, please add a comment to THIS POST with the title and/or law of your post.
Below the fold, I will offer up a list for people who are stuck.Here is a possible list of laws I can think of that some people may argue or unfair for one reason or another. If you google these, I think you will find news or opinions. You can also use WordPress’ search (the little magnifying glass in upper left if you are logged in. I just tired unfair law and got 100,000 hits). If you are stuck, ask me or someone else for ideas. Here is a starter list I threw together.
- Eminent Domain Seizure of Property for the Keystone Pipeline
- Exemption of Companies Owning Nuclear Power Plants from Liability in the Case of Catastrophic Accidents
- Restrictions on Abortion Access
- Allowing Abortion (Roe v Wade)
- The current repeal of the estate tax or the existence of the estate tax (this can be two- one for each side).
- Dodd-Frank Financial Reform
- Affordable Care Act requirement to purchase insurance or requiring insurers to not deny those with pre-existing coverage.
- Baseball’s monopoly exemption
- Pastors who think they should be able to endorse candidates from the pulpit (I saw this one today- IRS threatens churches’ tax-exempt status if they enter politics).
- Aspects of campaign finance law
- Using property tax to fund k-12 education
- Exemption of OTC derivatives from regulation
- Defense of Marriage Act
- Work requirements for welfare
- Capital Gains tax rate (too high? too low?)
- Are women forbidden from combat roles by law?