The right to free speech and its corollary, the right to petition in public, carry huge weight in our society. Petitioning, in particular, allows individuals and groups to garner support for causes they want the larger public to vote on. Petitioners seek what is known as a redress of grievances, or a remedy for a complaint.
Amazon.com’s so-called grievance is the sales tax that it’s now required to pay for its California online transactions. In need of additional tax revenues, Sacra...
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