It began in Tunisia, where the dictator's power grabbing and high living crossed a line of shamelessness, and a commonplace bit of government callousness against an ordinary citizen — a 26-year-old street vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi — became the fi
Federal legislation purporting to protect online intellectual property would impose sweeping new government mandates on internet service providers – a positively Orwellian power grab that would permit the Justice Dept to shut down any internet site i
Bill of Rights Day Celebration in Phoenix - Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 - Only $15 per person, payable at the door - Students with ID $10 - Deer Valley Church - 15220 N. 39th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85053. 5 p.m. Mix & Mingle. 6 p.m. Program Starts
Free speech is getting expensive in Wisconsin. Following demonstrations which drew 100,000 people to the Capitol, Gov. Walker proposed to require future protesters to pay in advance to stage an event and require liability insurance
The visual impact of these ten free-standing monoliths - each unique, yet clearly connected to the others; massive and grounded, yet thrusting upward - speaks to the enduring destiny of a people bound together and lifted up by their passionate embr
Advocating for a controversial legal tactic known as jury nullification can get U.S. citizens prosecuted for jury tampering, according to one Manhattan prosecutor who’s pursuing that very charge against a 79-year-old former chemistry professor. In
The Bill of Rights, the thinking behind it, are what made everything else we celebrate possible.
Renee Houlihan will give a brief summary of the Bill of Rights Day event (Dec 15, 2011)....Ernest Hancock - National Defense Authorization Act - Is there anything left to celebrate?
"That's why you shouldn't bring kids to protests." This taunt, which issued from the sneering lips of an armored riot policeman, struck Don Joughin with the force of a billyclub as he tried to comfort his children – a three-year-old and a newborn
The Judge questions whether our constitution means anything anymore..
Police pepper spraying and beating of Occupy protesters in American cities has disturbing similarities to police response to the Arab Spring in Cairo.
After unconstitutionally keeping reporters from covering his unconstitutional eviction of Zuccotti Park, and doing nothing about the NYPD's roughing up of reporters on the scene, Bloomberg orders the NYPD to let the press do its job.
But Mr. Arbabsiar’s lawyer said that she intended to seek a hearing on whether the “consent was freely given, or whether it was unlawfully extracted,” given the gap in time between her client’s arrest and his initial court appearance in New York
The Arizona Legislative Governmental Mall Commission unanimously approved the design and site for what will be America's first major monument to honor the Bill of Rights, with a target dedication date of December 15, 2012 (Bill of Rights Day).
A group of churches and pastors in El Paso, Texas, are in a legal battle with the city's mayor, who has cited a state election law he says would make their distribution of recall petitions against him a third degree felony.
Any fan of the classic 1990s sitcom Seinfeld knows the unfortunate conclusion by which the series ends.
Carney, seeking to dispel concerns about Fed coordination of local attacks on OWS, says it's all up the municipalities - but the 1st and 14th Amendments obligate the Feds to make sure municipalities don't violate the rights of citizens.
the support of police attacks on protesters, journalists, and the First Amendment in NYC (Bloomberg), and the silence about it in California (Brown) and nationwide (Obama) says a lot
Bloomberg violated the freedom of press provision of 1st Amendment by preventing media coverage of police clearing of Zuccotti Park, which violates freedom to peaceably assemble provision of 1st Amendment.
If the federal government can require people to purchase health insurance, what else can it force them to do? More to the point, what can’t the government compel citizens to do?
A federal court judge ruled that officials at a California high school had a legal right to send home students wearing shirts showing the American flag on Cinco de Mayo because there was a reasonable fear that the images could lead to violence.
A Tucson man was harassed and threatened by a federal security guard as well as a police officer because he was standing outside a courthouse with a video camera. The videographer is a member of Cop Block so he knows his rights and the law. Unf
“If you win this case,” said Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to the government’s attorney, “there is nothing to prevent you from monitoring 24 hours a day the public movements of every citizen in the United States.”
Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators streamed into a desolate part of Foley Square on Saturday afternoon, but their slow-moving march turned chaotic as a phalanx of police officers issued orders to vacate the sidewalks — and then swept in to
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in which he sought to challenge the use of full-body scans and pat-downs at airport checkpoints due to lack of jurisdiction on 4th Amendment issues.
There is a very serious error made throughout America as related to Unalienable Rights. That is, that many people use the term "Inalienable Rights" and think that the terms are interchangeable. But they are as different as night and day. Inalienab
Even though the Washington Post assured we had nothing to worry about regarding a policy that allows police to arrest photographers who spend more than five minutes at a single location taking pictures, the National Press Photographers Association wa
One cop can be heard telling another cop to book him for “resisting arrest.” Meador ended up being booked on public intoxication, which was never part of the conversation during the arrest. And he comes across extremely sober while interviewing
Hundreds of New York City cops crammed into a courthouse Friday in support of fellow officers accused of crimes, blocking photojournalists from accessing the courtroom, including one instance of grabbing a videographer's lens and shoving him backward
There are new questions about just what a grand jury is investigating after prosecutors were thrown out of the grand jury room.....In an incredibly rare move this week, the foreperson of a Harris County Grand Jury asked a bailiff to remove prosecutor