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Sweeping Hate Crimes Law Passes Senate

Unfortunately, the Democrats in the Senate got their way Thursday night as a sweeping hate crime bill was passed. In April, it passed the House. The Senate Bill is S. 909.

The hate crimes bill was offered as an amendment to a must-pass defense spending bill that the Senate is expected to finish some time next week. Several Republican amendments to the hate crimes legislation still could be considered on Monday, but Thursday's vote determined that it will be part of the defense bill when it passes.

Laws that increase penalties for "hate crimes" are unnecessary and ill-conceived. I've argued against them since 2000. Rather than quote myself again, I'll quote TChris: [More...]

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