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Articles Restored
in order of publication
of first part

The Birther Issue
The Birth Certificate
Coalition Government
Marriage Law
Homeland Security:  Nothing New
Gun Control
New Jersey 2012 Ballot Issues
New Jersey Political Buzz Index 2012
Miscellaneous Marriage Law Issues
Search and Seizure Issues
Church and State
The Honorable Vincent August Sicari
  Judicial Comedian Matter

Obamanable
New Jersey 2013 Gubernatorial Election
New Jersey 2013
  Special Senatorial Election

And Justice for Trayvon
Underdogs
New Jersey Drug Court
Publishing Police Reports
The New Year (2014)
Polarization
New Jersey Political Buzz
  Index Early 2013

New Jersey Political Buzz
  Index Late 2013

Freedom of Expression
Christie's Early Potential
  Presidential Aspirations

Health Care and the Affordable Care Act
Legislation
Discrimination
Gun Control Addenda
New Jersey 2014 Primary Election
New Jersey 2014 General Election
New Jersey 2014 Candidate Interviews
Drug and Alcohol Laws
New Jersey Political Buzz
  Index Early 2014

Intellectual Property
Taxation
East Jerusalem Housing Project:
  Doing What We Would Not Condone

New Jersey Political Buzz
  Index Late 2014

The Republican Dilemma
Re-election Incongruity
Fixing the Supreme Court
The Menendez Indictment
Election Law
The Early 2016 Presidential Race
New Jersey Political Buzz
  Index Early 2015


New Articles
in order of publication

What's Wrong with the Flat Tax

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All articles "recovered" written ©Mark Joseph Young, originally published on TheExaminer.com.  All other articles written ©Mark Joseph Young.  This site is part of M. J. Young Net.

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New Jersey Political Buzz Index Early 2015

This is a continuation, and probably the conclusion, of the index begun as New Jersey Political Buzz Index 2012 and continuing with New Jersey Political Buzz Index Early 2013, New Jersey Political Buzz Index Late 2013, New Jersey Political Buzz Index Early 2014, and New Jersey Political Buzz Index Late 2014, continuing to cover those articles or sections of articles originally published at The Examiner through the end of our tenure in 2015, now relocated here.  Because those publications ended before the middle of July, this index is being extended to cover the first pages released in that time.

Mr. Young has a Juris Doctore from Widener University School of Law, and as a voter is an independent from a family of independents, tending moderately conservative but with some stronger sympathies in both directions on particular issues.

Earlier articles on legal topics from MJYoung.net are indexed here, including analysis of the ten Internet regulations proposed by C-Net some years back.

Subjects addressed in 2015 included:


Indices

This indexing project got started at the end of the previous year, and continued mid-winter after an unscheduled hiatus.

More indices will follow as more articles are published.



Coalition Government

See also Presidential, Election 2014.

The divisiveness of our political system is inherent in the design, but that design requires that compromise occur at the pre-election level.  These articles continue to look at some of that, a subject that has appeared repeatedly in previous years.

We will have more on this in the future, certainly.



Broadcasting

See also Freedom of Expression.

The project to republish articles featured in the law section of M. J. Young Net began with a five-part edition of an early article raising the question of why cable and satelite television providers should pay to deliver free broadcast television to their subscribers.  This article remains here in its entirety as Why Should Cable Television Carriers Pay to Deliver Local Broadcast TV?, without internal links, and so there are no links on the sections indicated below; the article covers it in one part.

  1. Why Should Cable Television Carriers Pay to Deliver Local Broadcast TV? (1), appeared 3/6/15:  Begins a discussion of a perceived injustice in the regulation of the television industry with a basic statement of the problem that regulations require cable and satelite television providers to pay for what their customers can receive free.
  2. Why Should Cable Television Carriers Pay to Deliver Local Broadcast TV? (2), appeared 3/13/15:  Continues the discussion of a perceived injustice in the regulation of the television industry with an examination of what is permitted and what is and is not permitted under the regulation.
  3. Why Should Cable Television Carriers Pay to Deliver Local Broadcast TV? (3), appeared 3/20/15:  Continues the discussion of a perceived injustice in the regulation of the television industry by presenting the poor legal basis behind the distinctions being made.
  4. Why Should Cable Television Carriers Pay to Deliver Local Broadcast TV? (4), appeared 3/27/15:  Continues the discussion of a perceived injustice in the regulation of the television industry looking at the supposed economic benefits and actual problems.
  5. Why Should Cable Television Carriers Pay to Deliver Local Broadcast TV? (5), appeared 4/3/15:  Concludes the discussion of a perceived injustice in the regulation of the television industry by finishing addressing the economic problems.

Although the subject of broadcasting regulation will probably recur, this is the end of the classic article on the subject.



Marriage Law Articles

See also Discrimination, Church and State, Freedom of Expression.

The Examiner editorial staff requested that political columnists address the issues surrounding the homosexual marriage debate.  With some trepidation I began in 2012, and returned to the subject repeatedly throughout my tenure.

The topic seems unending, and more articles are anticipated ahead.



Judiciary

See also specific topics related to Supreme Court and other court decisions.

An article was forwarded to our attention about an organization that wanted to "fix" the Supreme Court; this short series was intended to address those concerns, beginning a new subject for us.

  1. Fixing the Supreme Court:  Oversight?, appeared 3/17/15:  Introduces the issue of whether Supreme Court Justices ought to be responsible to someone else, and raises the question of to whom we might give that responsibility.
  2. Fixing the Supreme Court:  Personal bias?, appeared 3/24/15:  Addresses what to do about the fact that Justices sometimes hold opinions on subjects on which they are called to make decisions.
  3. Fixing the Supreme Court:  Conflicts of interest?, appeared 3/31/15:  Looks at the fact that the Justices do not live in a vacuum and might in theory be influenced by the personal interests of family and friends.
  4. Fixing the Supreme Court:  Public opinion?, appeared 4/7/15:  Examines the final complaint, that the Court is often out of step with the opinion of the majority of Americans, and whether this is a valid objection.
  5. The Judicial approach to changing the law, appeared 6/16/15:  Examines liberal concerns that conservatives are trying to change the law through judicial fiat instead of legislative process, and observes that this is a familiar liberal tactic already.

As yet it is uncertain what else might go in this category, but there are several possibilities, particularly if one of our Justices is replaced.



Internet Law

See also Freedom of Expression.

The effort to republish the classic articles from M. J. Young Net turned to the largest single project there, the discussion of the laws proposed by C-Net near the beginning of the century for regulating the Internet, and the good and bad of each of them.  These articles continue in their original forms and locations; they had been reformatted some for republication at The Examiner, but nothing of substance was changed and those changes are not found in these versions.

  1. Thoughts on the Ten Internet Laws Proposed by C-Net, appeared 4/10/15:  introduces the series with a description of the methodology and a brief introduction to the proposals, in preparation for a detailed discussion of each in turn.
  2. C-Net's Proposed Law:  Put Porno In Its Place, appeared 4/17/15:  examines the proposal of restricting pornography to a dedicated top level domain (TLD), and finds the legal flaws in the notion.
  3. C-Net's Proposed Law:  Ban Spam, appeared 4/24/15:  considers the form of their proposal to control unsolicited commercial e-mail, and finds it flawed in several respects.
  4. C-Net's Proposed Law:  Protect the Freedom to Link, appeared 5/1/15:  looks at the suggested rule to keep the material on the Web open to the rest of the Web.
  5. C-Net's Proposed Law:  Mandate Privacy Policies, appeared 5/8/15:  talks about the regulation of the use of personal information by websites.
  6. C-Net's Proposed Law:  Stop Domain Speculators, appeared 5/15/15:  suggests that the proposal is both ineffective and disingenuous.
  7. C-Net's Proposed Law:  Unmask Mystery Webmasters, appeared 5/22/15:  faults the recommended law as being unfair to the free speech of those who will only speak anonymously.
  8. C-Net's Proposed Law:  Protect Personal Information, appeared 5/29/15:  considers the problem of whether websites should be able to make publicly available information more readily available.
  9. C-Net's Proposed Law:  Close Libel Loopholes, appeared 6/5/15:  finds that the authors fail to understand the legal process when they attempt to make it impossible to file a lawsuit.
  10. C-Net's Proposed Law:  No New Taxes, appeared 6/19/15:  looks at the most popular of the proposals, and why it does not work.
  11. C-Net's Proposed Law:  Create a U. N. Net, appeared 6/26/15:  concludes the series with the recognition that the final proposal is both necessary to the whole and impossible to do.

It is doubtful whether there would be more about these proposals, no longer available through C-Net's site, but Internet law will probably appear again.



Congress

See also Coalition Government Articles, Election 2014, Legislation, and Senatorial 2013.

The indictment of New Jersey's senior Senator Menendez opened a topic that did not fit elsewhere:  consideration of the Senate and its members generally, apart from the elections.

There will most certainly be more on the subject in the future.



Discrimination

See also Church and State, Marriage Law Articles, Freedom of Expression, Health Care, Election Law.

There are of course articles in other categories that deal with discrimination; these are specifically aimed at that issue.  There were several in 2014, and another in 2015.

I'm sure this section will grow over time.



Election Law

See also Discrimination, and the article Election Day:  Time to Vote.

In recent years several issues related to voting rights and regulations have arisen.  One side wants to remove all obstacles to voting so that anyone can vote anywhere (does the slogan Vote Early--Vote Often mean anything?); the other side wants to address voter fraud by requiring stricter regulation of the voting process (perhaps in the process incidentally excluding persons not capable of obtaining legitimate identification papers).  We have touched on the issue of who should vote before, but it looks as if it may become a recurring topic, so here's a new section.

There is already more on this immediately anticipated in the weeks ahead.



Search and Seizure

See also Homeland Security Articles, Gun Control Articles, Drug and Alcohol Law.

There are quite a few articles on this subject, mostly related to drug searches, the use of dogs and technology, and other matters of Constitutional issues.

I'm sure this section will grow over time.



Presidential

See also Gubernatorial 2013.

The rumor has been floating for a while that our New Jersey Governor Christie is one of the best candidates the Republican Party could field in the upcoming 2016 Presidential race.  That of course does not mean that they will; but the race is going to be of interest in New Jersey whether Christie ever declares himself a candidate or not.  So here's to considering the race.

We'll be looking at this well into 2016, so this will gradually become a relatively large section.



Health Care

See also Discrimination.

We began looking at issues related to The Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) in early 2014, and have continued since.

This is another hot issue bound to raise more points in the months and even years ahead.



Insurrection

Two more articles appeared at The Examiner; they have long existed here as one, Was John Brown a Hero or a Villain?, and continue to exist here under that title.  The minor editing that was done to make them a two-part article at The Examiner has not been preserved here, but only separated the article into its two obvious parts.

  1. Was John Brown a Hero or a Villain? (1), appeared 7/10/15:  Provides the historic context of the famed Civil War precursor.
  2. Was John Brown a Hero or a Villain? (2), appeared 7/17/15:  Applies the story to the modern world.

That is the list of all articles published during our last calendar year as Political Buzz Examiner.

Future law and politics articles will appear sporadically, and the mark Joseph "young" web log will continue to cover such issues as they arise.



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