- Manhattan Institute
releases the Education
Freedom Index--finds positive correlation between academic
achievement and educational competition.
- Massachusetts' Pioneer
Institute releases the Government Effectiveness Index.
States' ability to deliver key services measured in six areas: K-12 education, higher education, highways, transit,
state police, the judiciary, corrections, and financial administration.
- The Religious
Freedom Restoration Act, continued: Congress passes an amended
version of RFRA after the Supreme Court invalidates its key
provisions. Click here for a
summary of the new law and the National League of Citiesí
- Rediscovering the charms
of the (local) police power: an American Bar Association task force,
headed by former Attorney General Edwin Meese III, warns against
Congress' continuing tendency to federalize criminal law. For
a summary and on-line version of the report, click here.