Police in Nashville have filed Tennessee’s first public nuisance lawsuit against a street gang consisting of Kurdish refugees, seeking to prohibit them from meeting in an area of downtown Nashville that includes city parks, an elementary school and n
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Secret Service agents are shielded from a lawsuit brought by a man who said his free speech rights were violated when he was arrested after confronting Vice President Dick Cheney.
When I was a kid, beginning to learn what it is to be an American, I found a hero in George Mason, a leading Virginia delegate to the 1787 Constitutional Convention. Mason refused to sign on to the Constitution that was passed by the convention. Why?
Last week the U.S. Supreme Court found another exception to the Constitution’s prohibition on double jeopardy. I don’t agree with the Court’s decision, but that’s not really even the most objectionable part of this case.
There is an advertisement on Politico that says “Wish Michelle (Obama) a Happy Mother’s Day and ‘Sign the Card’,”(of course, all of this information goes into a database where they categorize you and start to tailor-make ads to appeal to your oh-so-m
Did you hear the one about the New York state lawmakers who forgot about the First Amendment in the name of combating cyberbullying and “baseless political attacks”? Proposed legislation in both chambers would require New York-based websites, such
Arkansas may retry a man for murder even though jurors in his first trial were unanimous that he was not guilty, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Alex Blueford, who is accused of killing his girlfriend’s 1-year-old son, is not protected by the Co
A federal district judge today, the newly-appointed Katherine Forrest of the Southern District of New York, issued an amazing ruling
Journalist Tangerine Bolen, who along with other activists and writers filed suit over an indefinite detention law, said Thursday that the citizens United States had become indifferent about their rights. “This panoply of laws and circumstances ov
The next time Julian P. Heicklen an 80-year-old retired chemistry professor demonstrates for the jury Nullification Rights outside the federal courthouse in Manhattan, he may make it home without being locked up by Thugs in Blue. A federal judge
A federal judge granted class-action status to a lawsuit challenging the NYPD's stop-and-frisk tactics, saying she was disturbed by the city’s “deeply troubling apathy towards New Yorkers’ most fundamental constitutional rights.”
The House will re-ignite a debate this week that last year sparked public outrage and a White House veto threat: Can terror suspects on U.S. soil be detained indefinitely?
Jim March, a member of the election watchdog group Black Box Voting, entered the Coconino Co. Elections Dept. in Arizona to request some public records regarding a recent election in which questionable tactics were involved. He was accompanied by
Bill of Rights Comedy Concert featuring Lewis Black, Chris Bliss, Tommy Smothers, Father Guido Sarducci and a host of other Hall of Fame comedians on May 13 at Phoenix Symphony Hall. (Ticket Information)
The Brownsville Area School District announced on Monday it would not discipline students who refused to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance, according to the Associated Press.
Roadblocks targeted motorists who refused to display sticker
In anticipation [of May Day protests], the FBI and NYPD raided the homes of protesters. “There were a number of visits in the morning and at other points in the day that targeted Occupy protesters,
Mothballed for a decade, the Joliet Correctional Center could be temporarily reopened to serve as a detention facility for those arrested for serious offenses during the May 20-21 NATO summit.
Maryland’s top law enforcement officials are pushing back against a recent Court of Appeals decision that prohibits DNA collection from suspects charged — but not yet convicted — of violent crimes, saying the ruling will allow dangerous criminals to
The City Council of Tampa, Florida is asking Republican Governor Rick Scott to issue an executive order that would keep people with permits for concealed weapons from — wait for it — carrying concealed weapons.
A normal 63 year old veteran, who could never have expected a confrontation with the VA Police, was threatened to lose his VA benefits and would have been possibly charged with a felony.
Last week, the Star Ledger’s Barry Carter wrote about the plight faced by a local newsstand owner in Newark, NJ who was having trouble getting the city to renew the license on his nearly 40-year-old business:
Get ready for another NDAA-style bait and switch
College official claims no one, including students allowed to distribute information on campus without permission.
Because Mr. Mehanna’s conviction was based largely on things he said, wrote and translated. Yet that speech was not prosecuted according to incitement to “imminent lawless action” but intent to support a foreign terrorist organization.
A federal judge threw out charges Thursday against a man who urged jurors in multiple East Coast cities from Florida to New Hampshire to sometimes disregard the law and vote their conscience. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood in Manhattan tossed the
Wilkinson’s recurring refrain is that judges should be disposed to defer to majorities, meaning the desires of political, popularly elected institutions. But because deference to majority rule is for Wilkinson a value that generally trumps others....
Under the name of liberty and freedom, Barack Obama goes down in history as the most reckless and the most dangerous U.S. President ever. He protected the liberty and freedom of Muslim terrorists to kill and destroy us. &Read Letter
Samples of DNA were collected without parental consent from students at a Calif. middle school in connection with the murder of an 8th grade student who was found in a local park. 'Consent was not required