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Archive for March, 2015

The Road to Hell (in Georgia) – Part 4

Bill Simon, Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

“Implied Consent” Deemed to be contrary to the Fourth Amendment by Unanimous Ga Supreme Court  A little bit of news this past weekend is a unanimous decision by the Ga Supreme Court that concluded that Georgia’s OCGA § 40-5-55 (“implied consent” to a bodily fluid extraction by law enforcement) was unconstitutional as it relates to the […]

The Road to Hell (in Georgia) – Part 3

Bill Simon, Thursday, March 26th, 2015

SB-94 (a/k/a “Imagine Democrats in Charge”) Yesterday (March 24) on the House Floor, in discussion of SB-94 between Rep. BJ Pak and Rep. Chuck Efstration, a series of Q&A occurred with Pak asking questions and Efstration responding.  You readers can verify what I am saying by going to the start of the conversation at Time-Mark […]

The Road to Hell (in Georgia) – Part 2

Bill Simon, Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Some more issues with SB-94 1) The concept of obtaining a search warrant on the basis of ‘thinking a crime is about to be committed.’ Lines 179-187, Page 6 of SB-94: “(a) Any peace officer seeking a search warrant while engaged in the course of official duty shall submit a written request for such warrant…under oath […]

The Road to Hell (in Georgia) – Part 1

Bill Simon, Monday, March 23rd, 2015

SB-94 on The House Floor Today: More than meets the eye Today, SB-94 will be on the House Floor for a vote.  Under the Agenda, it is listed as concerning only “Criminal Procedure; require a procedure for enhancing witness identification accuracy.” However, that is not all this bill contains.  This bill has been modified in the […]

SB-94 & HB-430: Welcome To Georgia, the first Fascist State in America

Bill Simon, Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Last night’s “Legislative Boxers” had, at the end, a discussion on HB-430. Many people wrote me to tell me “That bill didn’t make it before Crossover, so it is dead.” NO, it is not dead. The House Press office responded to a question I had about their Daily Legislative Report issued last night, and this […]

Georgia Republicans: Expanding The State’s Power and Destroying People’s Rights

Bill Simon, Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

After winning reelection for Governor, Lt. Governor, state house seats and state senate seats last November, did the elected members of the Republican Party close their eyes and gleefully clap their hands and think to themselves “Oh-boy!..Oh-boy!..Oh-boy!…Oh-boy! NOW we can triple the size of Georgia government like I always wanted to do!!!”? Because THAT is […]

SB-85: The Crony Capitalist’s Dream

Bill Simon, Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Prelude Did you know that in the State of Georgia, there is no state law requiring anyone who is either running for office, or who is a sitting elected official (state legislator, Governor, AG, county commissioner, mayor, city council members, etc.) OR even an appointee to a commission or board (…or development authority or CID […]

Cobb County Republican Party-Same Sh*t, Different Year

Bill Simon, Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Are you Rose Wing? If you live in Cobb County…if you are a Republican…and if you are a delegate headed to the Cobb County Republican Convention this Saturday, you will be one of only two types of people: Either you are a person who thinks everything that I will present below regarding Rose Wing, candidate […]

Revisit No-Knock Search Warrants

Bill Simon, Sunday, March 8th, 2015

To re-cap what was discussed in Part 1 of this series of ‘Legislative Boxers’ ( (if you missed the previous edition,it is here), this is the essence of the basic logical thought process for legislation as defined by how HB-1 has wended its way thru the 2015 Legislature:  “Legalizing the use of X in these specific cases will […]

When “X” causes harm already, how will legalizing MORE of “X” help?

Bill Simon, Friday, March 6th, 2015

Legislative Boxers How are the following bills interrelated? HB-1, HB-56, HB-196, SB-45, SB-98, SB-99, SB-159 One bill deals with cannabis oil…three bills deal with judges making prejudicial remarks during a trial…and three bills deal with no-knock search warrants. In any other environment, these 7 bills might appear to involve completely independent subject matter.  However, from […]



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