Activists and concerned citizens first received word of the ordinance when the City Council was prepared to approve it June 4, 2007. Citizen outrage and concern among certain City Council Members forced the Full Council to send the ordinanc
The Future of Freedom Foundation hosted "Restoring the Republic: Foreign Policy and Civil Liberties." Andrew P. Napolitano, senior judicial analyst for Fox News, former New Jersey Superior Court judge and professor of constitutional law
Contribution will establish Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation
A passenger in a car pulled over for a traffic violation can challenge the stop for violating the constitutional protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously.
Imagine a world where every single manufactured item is tagged with a tiny RFID chip that holds various bits of information about that item. And as each item moves along a supply chain—pharmaceutical, aerospace, consumer goods, automotive, livestock
The Bush administration cannot legally detain a U.S. resident it believes is an al-Qaida sleeper agent without charging him, a divided federal appeals court ruled. Sanctioning the indefinite detention of civilians would have "disastrous conseque
States should have the power to restrict the movement of patients with contagious diseases even before they have the chance to disobey doctors' orders, says a top federal health official. The need for such authority to order someone quarantine
Olbermann asked constitutional law scholar Jonathan Turley about the argument by supporters of the Military Commissions Act that habeas corpus has been suspended before in times of war without destroying the Republic.
A bill that would allow terrorism suspects access to federal courts to challenge their imprisonment at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
People across America are ignoring the chasms of distrust drawn by partisan politics ; many are doing what was once unthinkable to them. Life long Democrats are registering Republican, not just Republican but Ron Paul Republican. The Republican Par
In a major victory for TV networks, a U.S. appeals court on Monday overruled federal regulators who decided that expletives uttered on broadcast television violated decency standards. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York, i
An ex-spy whose unmasking led to the conviction of Vice President Dick Cheney's top aide vowed on Saturday to press on with lawsuits against Cheney and the CIA for the sake of freedom of speech.
An ex-spy whose unmasking led to the conviction of Vice President Dick Cheney's top aide is suing the Central Intelligence Agency, accusing it of unconstitutionally interfering with publication of her memoir.
Junk e-mail continued to land in mailboxes around the world Thursday, despite the arrest a day earlier of a man described as one of the world's most prolific spammers. [no really?!]
What do you do when your son asks you a question about the world and the way it is? You answer the question.
Frazier, who had urged Napolitano to veto the bill, said it infringes on his free-speech rights because the T-shirts are political statements. The current T-shirt lists the names of 3,155 service members killed in shirt with slogans such as "Bus
The state Superior Court has overturned the harassment conviction of a South Whitehall Township man who frequently participated in anti-abortion protests at an Allentown clinic. Phillip T. Pongracz was "crude and childish"
A Flagstaff entrepreneur who makes an anti-war T-shirt has inspired a potential new chapter of state law. Dan Frazier's use of the names of soldiers who have died in the Iraq conflict is the driving force behind Senate Bill 1014, which passed
The changes would sharply curb union rights at Defense and overhaul how the department's civilian employees are paid, promoted and disciplined. The ruling ended a string of judicial and legislative triumphs by unions opposed to Bush adminstratio
Bush and his TheoCon and NeoCon supporters have rewritten the role book and American history. But we can fight back. Join us Friday to hear Chris Dadda, author of Liars for Jesus as she debunks the 'history' now being taught to your childre
The American Civil Liberties Union today ridiculed White House censoring of a report submitted by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board to exclude previously released information. The White House made more than 200 redactions to the public
Is the Bush administration's domestic war on terror jeopardizing our civil liberties? FRONTLINE examines the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program, the FBI's seizure of records on 250,000 ordinary Americans vacationing
Jose Padilla has been held in solitary confinement for five years, enduring what experts say is some of the harshest treatment of any convicted criminal in the US. Yet he has not been convicted of a crime.
I learned about this rule the hard way. During a recess during jury selection, I approached a prosecutor and asked who at the US Attorney's Office was handling questions from the press. A court security officer confronted me. He accused me of con
Jurors in Jose Padilla's terrorism support trial are scheduled to get a preview of the evidence during opening statements on Monday, but they'll hear virtually nothing about the accusations that led to his arrest.
The Bush administration said it no longer seeks to limit the number of meetings between Guantanamo prisoners and their lawyers, a proposal that had been strongly criticized by civil liberties and legal groups.
The battle to save our most precious constitutional right - the right to speak freely and openly.
Next time you agonize over a gun-fired atrocity celebrated incessantly on Page 1 by a heartless and immoral press, remember, guns save lives, too. Guns protect people. Guns stop crime. Guns are why America is still free. If you think a gun's only
Bell, who operates the open-air steakhouse on Hunt Highway south of Queen Creek, was appealing a country hearing officer’s ruling that resulted in a $700 fine for letting patrons dance at the establishment.
Our first amendment right to free speech is in grave danger. Our right to speak the truth of God is now being placed in dire jeopardy through the criminalization of traditional Christian ideology. We very well might be witnessing the beginning of a l