Just because a losing a privilege would make ones life difficult doesn't make it a right. But I do think that because losing a drivers license would have such a huge negative impact they certainly shouldn't be taken away lightly. Traveling freely is a right, but that doesn't mean you always get ignore the rules of the road.
What if someone in your situation were found to be repeatedly driving drunk/recklessly? Should they still be allowed to drive?
That law [relating to implied consent], established in 1961, says anyone issued a driverís license has automatically agreed to chemical testing during a DWI arrest and the results can be used against them in court. The way I read this is that the only way to legally refuse the chemical testing is if they are also driving without a license. Is this really how the state wants to incent drivers to act?
Tying what many people consider to be an essential object to implied consent is problematic. For most people, a driver's license doubles as an ID card, something nearly everyone needs to access employment and a host of other services. While an ID card can be obtained on its own, the lack of a valid license opens drivers up to many other charges if they choose to operate a vehicle, another indispensable part of many people's lives. Sorry but that's a bunch of BS. However 'many people consider' a license essential, driving is still a privilege. A state-issued non-drivers ID card works as well as a license. As far as being 'opened up to many other charges if they choose to operate a vehicle' um, well how about not operating a vehicle without a license? That's still a law last time I checked. If you choose to violate a law then you will be open to related charges, I think that's a fairly fundamental principle of law. If driving is truly an 'indispensable' part of a persons life then they shouldn't abuse the privilege.
Warrantless searches may be a problem, but including the above in your argument does nothing to help the case against them.
The talking bear has been put on furlough and is not allowed to comment.
The crew of the moon base was declared non-essential and ordered to wait outside for the duration of the sequester. They seem to have adjusted to this well, as they have not complained for several days.
ďAll of N.S.A.ís work has a foreign intelligence purpose,Ē the spokeswoman added.
Note this doesn't mean that there isn't also a domestic intelligence purpose, just that one or more of the purposes is for foreign intelligence.
Ohio State University just received an armored military vehicle for use on its premises. Now, what use could a university possibly have with a military vehicle such as this? Have a look.
They got a free MRAP, looks like a MaxxPro (from the Wikipedia page). Hilarious. I'm sure it will come in handy during frat pledge week. At least they got it for free, not that maintenance/upkeep will be free. As it seems to have no mounted weapons, the biggest danger involved is the mocking the university will receive for security theater overkill.
And then after the speech Senator Coats entered into the Congressional Record a list containing the names, e-mail address, SSN, prescription drug record, and last 7 tax returns of all those who dare to think the NSA would ever abuse their privacy.
Unless you consider a very mild shock to be "bodily injury,"
I'm sure the parents were more than mildly shocked to hear such a ridiculous thing from the school. Since a mild shock is so dangerous, for the shock they received maybe they should also sue the school for mental trauma or PTSD.
> What detriment might we suffer if they contact us? Might they consider this?
Finding evidence of intelligent alien life is not the same as contacting them. As our communications are limited by the speed of light, it would be years before could contact them (if we thought that would be a good idea). What we see might also make us decide we need to put effort into not being detected by them. Best to know what's out there either way. Just because it's difficult doesn't mean it shouldn't be attempted.
I go to conventions a few times a year, often with committee meetings held in rooms with carpet equivalently awful to that in the article. As much as I would have loved to be able to disappear at some of those meetings, never once have I thought of actually dressing like the carpet- until now. Or instead of disappearing, maybe I could just lay low (floor level) until I'm needed for a motion or a vote...
My next committee meeting just got a lot more interesting...