Provision that allows feds to suspend passports of accused tax delinquents expected to pass Congress
A blogger who called a local politician a 'c***' on Twitter sparked a row over freedom of speech after being convicted of sending the offensive remark. Olly Cromwell, faces jail after Councillor Melvyn Seymour complained.
Adam “Ademo Freeman” Mueller stood inside the Keene District Courthouse in New Hampshire waiting for Judge Edward Burke to enter the building so he could ask why he would jail his friend for wearing a hat inside the courtroom. Burke ended up havin
After a cost of 18 days in a cage and a few months of legal threats, there is good news to report on chalking freedom out of Orlando, Florida. Timothy Osmar, who was twice arrested for chalking at the Orlando city hall
California state Sen. Mark Leno (D) introduced legislation on Tuesday that would prohibit law enforcement agencies in the state from using a person’s cell phone to track their movement, unless they first got a warrant. “Our modern day smart phones
A federal appeals court is considering an school district's ban on breast cancer fundraising bracelets that say "I (heart) boobies!" 2 Middle School students say their freedom of speech rights were violated when they were suspended
A University of California task force said Wednesday that UC Davis police should not have used pepper-spray on student demonstrators in an incident that prompted national outrage and calls for the chancellor’s resignation after online videos of the c
April 08, 2012 "Salon" -- One of the more extreme government abuses of the post-9/11 era targets U.S. citizens re-entering their own country, and it has received far too little attention.
Stein's lawyers argued the 9-year Marine, whose service was to end in 4 months, was expressing his personal views and exercising his First Amendment rights. "We're truly surprised and disappointed but it was an honor to fight for a hero like Sgt. Ste
Speaking about his lawsuit against the U.S. government over its claim that it may indefinitely imprison anyone it believes to be involved in terrorism
Legislation to make it illegal to use “offensive” language online
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that those arrested for even minor violations may be strip-searched before being admitted to jail, saying safety concerns outweigh personal privacy rights. The court’s conservatives ruled against a New Jersey man who
Those of us who believe in constitutional government, the Bill of Rights, personal liberty, and State autonomy are beginning to taste what German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer and pastor Martin Niemoller experienced back in 1930's Germany.
A student who posted a series of racist comments on Twitter following footballer Fabrice Muamba’s cardiac arrest has begun a prison sentence of 56 days.
The ACLU filed a suit against the NY City Police Dept. alleging in addition to stopping primarily black and Latino residents in public spaces as part of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program, officers are illegally searching people in private buildings.
Can Congress legalize tyranny by passing a law that says it can? Can Congress shred the Bill of Rights by passing a law that says it can? Advise Congress to do the correct thing for once in their sordid little careers and vote for the Due Process Gu
If this question had been asked by a fictional character in a spy thriller, it might intrigue you, but you wouldn’t imagine that it could be true in reality. If the Constitution means what it says, you wouldn’t even consider the plausibility of an af
While covering a story about the shooting death of a young Little Village girl, two Chicago journalists were taken into police custody.
If one Chicago police officer is to be believed, American citizens can lose their most fundamental rights simply by standing near an irritable cop.
The following video provides airports with yet another fantastic reason to evict TSA screeners and replace them with private security – the clip shows a 3-year-old boy with a broken leg in a wheelchair being harassed by a TSA worker.
Over objections from the Justice Dept, a judge has lifted a Twitter ban on 14 accused members of “Anonymous” now under indictment for their alleged roles in a coordinated online assault against PayPal, an attack prosecutors contend was carried out vi
This video of Collinsville, Illinois K9 officer Michael Reichert violating the civil rights of two guys returning from a Star Trek convention.
A man who was tackled by a cop and placed in a chokehold while video recording a traffic investigation won a $1.4 million settlement this week. Michael O’Brian said the 2009 incident left him brain-damaged and unable to return to work as a correct
list of 388 CONgressCritters who voted to end your First Ammendment Rights
A deputy with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is under heavy scrutiny this week after admitting that he impersonated a Progress Energy employee in order to search a Florida man's property for marijuana. Detective Paul Giovannoni borrowed a un
A Cook County judge today ruled the state’s controversial eavesdropping law unconstitutional. The law makes it a felony offense to make audio recordings of police officers without their consent even when they’re performing their public duties.
Our founders never advocated being isolationists; they just advocated minding our own business, to be strong militarily in case we are attacked and never to engage ourselves in the affairs of other nations.
The House of Representatives approved a bill on Monday that outlaws protests in instances where some government officials are nearby, whether or not you even know it.
During an appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, comedian Bill Maher discussed Americans love of firearms in wake of the recent school shooting in Ohio.
After more than eight long years, hundreds of legal documents later and several court challenges (including a reversal by the 9th circuit court of appeals), Checkpoint USA's lawsuit is finally being scheduled for trial after being launched in Decembe