The city that houses the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence has a list of 159 minor offenses that can land you in jail. The Washington Post obtained the list after the recent controversy where thousands of residen
Lawyers for a New Jersey woman say the state's identity theft law doesn't apply to allegations that she created a fake Facebook profile about her ex-boyfriend. Dana Thornton, 41, faces up to 18 months in prison if convicted. Authorities allege
Motorists driving on expressways around Flint are getting surprised by a stunning tactic that the Genesee County sheriff has been using to fight the flow of illegal drugs -- one that legal experts said will not withstand a court challenge. At leas
Looking through walls is no longer something we read about in comic books or watch in Superman movies. MIT presented a new radar technology that would allow humans to see through a solid wall.
The woman’s nightmare began when she called police to report her truck had been taken from in front of her Hawkins Street home. She ended up being arrested for an aggravated assault allegedly committed by another woman named Teresa.
Mayor Richard Kaplan, who governs the small south Florida town of Lauderhill, has decided that all journalists in his town should register as lobbyists, according to his reading of the city’s ethics code. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported th
The Obama administration is now threatening to prosecute media outlets that publish ads for medical marijuana. Stunning. I expected Obama to be a disappointment on these issues, but not to this degree.
The Supreme Court will decide whether a jury forewoman’s offhand comment that the jury was unable to make a decision on a murder charge means the suspect can’t be retried on that charge. The high court on Tuesday agreed to hear an appeal from Alex
Last week’s assassination of 2 American citizens, Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, is an outrage and a criminal act carried out by the President and his administration. If the law protecting us against government-sanctioned assassination
In a case explicitly decided to set a precedent, the California Appellate court has determined police officers can rifle through your cellphone during a traffic violation stop. This is not the first time such a law has been under scrutiny. In Apri
Last month the conservative site RedState posted its second parody of Daily Beast contributor Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain. The author name on the post ("Totally Meghan McCain") and the content of the post ("Firstly in the first place,
Contrary to what you may think, Constitution is not the Supreme Law of the Land. In order for the proponents of Constitution to gain the votes necessary for ratification they had to agree to add a Bill of Rights. The Constitution was a contract be
Anonymity has become counterproductive and even damaging. If you’re willing to stand up and render a public opinion, you should reveal your identity. The time has come to limit the ability of people to remain anonymous.
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Design development has been proceeding rapidly as we move through the final stages of the monument process in Arizona.
Perhaps we can once again be that “Shining City on a Hill”, the bastion of Truth, Justice, and Liberty for all. But we must not flinch in rising to meet the challenge. We need real men, warriors running to the battle. Where is Spartacus?
To all appearances, that's why he cited two fellows named Mark Schmidter and Julian Heiklen for contempt of court when they refused to bow to his illegal decree not to exercise their First Amendment rights on the public plaza outside the petty dictat
The truth is, this ongoing war against photographers has nothing to do with terrorism and everything to do with the fact that we all have access to the internet. For the first time in history, we have true Freedom of the Press through blogs, Youtu
American Civil Liberties Union policy counsel and former FBI agent Mike German sat down with Reason.tv to discuss the expansion of surveillance programs since 9/11, noting the government and law enforcement agencies had become obsessed with collectin
In a series of rulings on the use of satellites and cellphones to track criminal suspects, judges around the country have been citing George Orwell’s “1984” to sound an alarm. They say the Fourth Amendment’s promise of protection from government inva
Jose Guerena, a US Marine who served two tours in Bush’s Iraq War was murdered in his own home in front of his wife and two small children by a crazed SWAT team, again in the wrong place, who shot him 60 times.
"What we’re seeing with the TPP is a whole slate of new proposals designed to get in under the political radar where no one’s watching, and expand patentability in as many ways as possible without going through a domestic political fight...
Recent incidents of violence in Norway and London have made us understandably uncomfortable here at home, as many fear that a worsening economy will lead to violence and unrest in American cities. This is why Congress must view the economy as its fi
Look, this is the new reality in America. The entire country has become a nation of criminals– there isn’t a single man, woman, or child alive who is not in violation of some obscure regulation or cannot be ‘suspected’ of wrongdoing.
Under appropriate circumstances, a law enforcement officer who previously lacked even reasonable suspicion to detain, by discovering a valid warrant, gains probable cause not just to detain, but to arrest. If an officer engaging in a consensual enco
The mysterious death of Phoenix police Sgt. Sean Drenth last year became even more puzzling when five police officers and a city employee persistently refused to give up samples of their DNA to test in the case, even though more than 330 others had v
Recent Passaic Valley High School graduate Matthew LaCorte is under attack by the State of New Jersey for having Ron Paul signs on his front lawn. After receiving two (2) warnings for having lawn signs on his private property Matt was finally issued
Mark Schmidter was found guilty of “indirect criminal contempt” Tuesday for passing out pamphlets in Orlando during the Casey Anthony trial, according to the Sentinel. The pamphlets he was handing out described jury nullification, the power of a j
The military planes with their inert human cargo would fly over the Atlantic at night and the chained bodies would be pushed out the door into the ocean. Quintela, who had worked as a doctor in the city’s slums, was 28 when she was murdered.
“We don’t like it,” the Pierce Co. Prosecutor said. “We don’t want to [let him examine the evidence to be used against him], but we have to follow the law. The fix here is to change the law.” The law also gives Gilbert the right to question his accus