Readily available, easy-to-use software can encrypt a computer hard drive so thoroughly it would take years for a hacker to break in. But that seems to be no impediment for government prosecutors, who have obtained an order compelling the disclosure
After his comments were published the state board that licenses funeral directors and embalmers revoked his license. Now Schoeller is challenging that punishment arguing the revocation violates his constitutional right to free speech.
In case you did not know… This blog and I are being investigated by the NC Board of Dietitians due to egads!!! … I tell people to eat like I do!!!! …without a license!! Horrors!!! Here’s my story if you don’t know it… I’m just a formerly ob
There is no reasonable alternative construction or deconstruction of the language that renders any permutation of the right against self-incrimination to yield a contrary result.
"No Legitimate Issue, Mr. Jablonski? by Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S. Private Attorney General, 18 U.S.C. 1964 January 27, 2012 A.D. "No legitimate issue, Mr. Jablonski? We the People are coRead Letter
American citizens can be ordered to decrypt their PGP-scrambled hard drives for police to peruse for incriminating files, a federal judge in Colorado ruled today in what could become a precedent-setting case.
In an essentially unanimous decision (Scalia delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, Kennedy, Thomas, and Sotomayor joined. Sotomayor also filed a concurring opinion, and Alito filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which GinsbEntered By: Gene Kernan
“God did not just give us rights,” pontificated His High Holiness Rick Santorum. “He gave us a moral code by which to exercise them.” And morality, Santorum believes, is best instilled through State coercion, including officially sanctioned murder.
The sentiment pervading American Patriots today caught on film. I 'feel' you, Mark, I really do. - Ed
A British student faces up to a decade in a U.S. prison for actions which are not even a crime in the UK. Mr O’Dwyer is accused of listing places where films and TV programs could be illegally downloaded, on a website he ran from his university bedro
Pay close attention. This is how it happens… President Obama found a moment of reduced visibility, in an unwatched hour on New Year’s Eve, to sign the latest assault on the Fifth Amendment. In signing the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012
A family is baffled that their teenager was disciplined after he reported to his teacher that he accidentally brought a small pocket knife to school. "I hate that Jack felt like he did was he was supposed to do, and for him these are dire consequence
A Pennsylvania man had his mouth taped shut by sheriff's deputies after repeatedly disrupting a court hearing by saying his free speech rights were being violated. A Cambria County judge ordered Erik Britt's mouth taped shut after he repeatedly disru
The US Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case to determine whether the use of police dogs sniffing for drugs outside homes is a violation of the constitutional rights of the residents.
Gordon Hirabayashi, who was imprisoned for defying the federal government’s internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II but was vindicated four decades later when his conviction was overturned, died on Monday in Edmonton, Alberta. He was 93.
Americans should realize that, coupled with the Patriot Act, the NDAA, for all intents and purposes, completely nullifies a good portion of the Bill of Rights, turns the United States into a war zone, and places US citizens under military rule.
New York’s governor proposed making the state the first in the country to take mandatory DNA samples from anyone convicted of a crime, including relatively lesser offenses. Governor Andrew Cuomo said currently DNA was collected in less than half of c
In a truly incredible story, a Dallas woman has located her 15-year-old granddaughter after she was mistakenly deported to the country of Colombia. Lorene Turner had been searching for her granddaughter Jakadrien since 2010 before finding her on Face
We've all heard about crazy lawsuits and 2011 was no exception when it came to the filing of frivolous – even ridiculous – lawsuits.
No more can we truly feel secure in our persons, houses, papers, and effects when now there is an exception that fits nearly any excuse for our government to search and seize our property. The vast majority of Americans may say “I’m not a terrorist,
What limits, if any, does the Fourth Amendment place on the use of a trained drug-sniffing dog to approach the front door of a home? The police might do this to see if the dog will alert for the presence of narcotics in the home, which might then be
U.S. authorities hunting in Swiss banks for suspected tax cheats have a new weapon in their arsenal: an arcane but aggressive legal maneuver more commonly used against drug smugglers, money launderers and Imelda Marcos, widow of the Philippine dictat
“The attorney in this case was thrown in jail for simply doing his job. If allowed to stand, this judge’s actions could set a dangerous precedent in which defense attorneys fear punishment for defending their client’s best interests.”
The City of Los Angeles is offering a deal to the "Occupy LA" protesters who await trial for having dared to exercise their First Amendment rights to free speech and peaceable assembly. Cough up $355 each and agree to attend a class in "free speech"
Scott Horton, a contributing editor for Harper’s Magazine, said Wednesday that the National Defense Authorization Act was ambiguous about whether U.S. citizens who were suspected terrorists could be detained indefinitely. “I think it makes clear t
Apropos of the post below, here’s a ruling from the D.C. Court of Appeals demonstrating just how powerless citizens are when accosted by police officers—even when the cops themselves are clearly in the wrong. What’s most troubling about the ruling is
We were talking, watching the night go by, enjoying the evening when suddenly, and out of nowhere, squad cars surrounded us. A policeman yelled from the window, “Get on the ground!” I was stunned. And I was scared. Then I was on the ground — with
The Anti-Federalists had demanded a Bill of Rights to ensure that the federal government created in 1789 would not morph into the type of tyranny that the American colonists had resisted in the Revolution.
Don't miss this heart-warming, family-friendly celebration of our great American heritage. Hancock's will play last GOP debate from Iowa recorded earlier in the evening for anyone who wants to stop by their house following the B.O.R. event.
Mike Church commentary on the Bill of Rights.