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Putting People Behind Bars Doesn't Work

Is putting people behind bars the best answer for taxpayers and our communities?  Wyoming Liberty Group welcomes Anthony Vibbard who will be working on this very issue.  Listen as he and Amy Edmonds discusses his work on Criminal Justice Reform and some of his early impressions of Wyoming's justice system. 

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Commentary- Protect local control of education

Do parents have local control over their children’s’ schools? The Supreme Court of Wyoming says no. Boyd Wiggam, legal counsel for Wyoming Liberty Group, explains.

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Boyd Wiggam and Doug Randall discuss political leaflets and yard signs

Boyd Wiggam and Doug Randall discussed placing leaflets on car windows, political yard signs and constitutional free speech protection on KGAB. Cheyenne, like many governments, has a history of trying regulation speech. Boyd Wiggam and Doug Randall the recent history of censorship in Cheyenne, the recent discussion about the right of individuals to put flyers or leaflets on car windows, and ongoing complaints about unpopular political yard signs.

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The First Amendment protects the flyers on your windshield too

Boyd Wiggam and Glenn Woods discuss free speech protection for flyers that some people and business sometimes place under automobile windshield wipers and a recent attempt by one Cheyenne City Councilman to prohibit placing flyers (a.k.a. Handbills) on automobiles.

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Civil Asset Forfeiture in Wyoming: Now with More Due Process and Property Rights

In the 2016 Budget Session, Senate File 46 passed the Wyoming Legislature without a single vote in opposition. This bill significantly reforms the state’s practice of civil asset forfeiture, which allows the government to seize and keep property that is allegedly related to the illegal drug trade without convicting or even charging the owner of a crime. 

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Handbills Are Free Speech Too

Courts repeatedly strike down City Ordinances that violate the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech. This is true even when cities try to justify censorship as a way to improve aesthetics, or fight litter. Even in Wyoming cities are willing to trample on free speech rights. As recently as 2013, the City of Cheyenne had to pay litigation costs in its futile attempt to censor political speech by its ham-fisted regulation of yard signs. The City of Laramie quickly repealed its own political yard sign regulations shortly thereafter.

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Is The City of Cheyenne Open to Business?

The Cheyenne City Council’s decision about allowing a retail liquor license owner to sell his license to Cheyenne’s Sam’s Club is about more than liquor policy. It is really a referendum on whether Cheyenne is open to business. Perhaps not. The Council Finance Committee recommends that the Council block the sale. This is a signal to investors that the City is willing to flex its muscle to protect favored locals at the expense of outside investors.

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