A new Arizona court ruling says police can take temporary custody of a person's gun for officer-safety reasons even if the person's contact with police was voluntary. A man appealing a firearms misconduct conviction argued that police
Once your location information is collected and stored, you have lost control over it, and there is no way to know whose hands it will end up in. We acknowledge this instinctively when we feel discomfort about being watched or followed
New York City Michael Bloomberg vetoed 2 measures meant to curb the city’s controversial stop-and-frisk policing policy. Bloomberg called the bills dangerous and irresponsible and said they would make the city less safe.
In 1975: 1.You could buy an airline ticket and fly ....
A secret court on Friday extended the National Security Agency’s authority to collect and store the phone records of tens of millions of American cellphone customers, the top U.S. intelligence official confirmed.
Missouri resident Michael Elli wanted to let others on the road know to slow down because they were about to drive into a speed trap, so he did what many kindhearted souls do: He flashed his headlights as a warning.
Georgia deputies not only unlawfully arrested a man who was video recording from a public sidewalk, they blatantly harassed him as he was being interviewed by a local television crew about the initial incident.
When a cop says he "smells pot," he is invoking the automobile exception to the warrant requirement, which is based on exigent circumstances. Since a person can drive away, and thereby evade arrest and seizure of evidence of a crime in a car,
James Kistler is in the midst of an expensive row with the city of Delmont over his pets Larry, Moe, Curly and Fred. In May, the city sent Kistler a notice that he was in violation of the city ordinance on domestic pets and that he could not keep duc
"Henderson police arrested a family for refusing to let officers use their homes as lookouts for a dom. violence investigation"
An update to the chilling San Diego city attorney prosecution of Jeff Olson, an SD Judge placed an unprecedented gag order on a misdemeanor trial -- in particular muzzling Olson. But it also apparently included witnesses, the jury and others.
There is an important difference between politicians and statesmen. The former scheme to force citizens into servitude to the government; the latter to insure that the government does the serving.
Cooksey ran a Dear Abby-style advice column on his blog in which he gave one-on-one advice about how to follow the low carbohydrate “paleo” diet. The Board deemed Cooksey’s advice the unlicensed practice of nutritional counseling
What started off as a routine harassment from a middle school teacher to a student over a t-shirt he was wearing has turned into an embarrassing and infuriating abuse of First Amendment rights in West Virginia.
A troubling conviction has now become a troubling precedent for the first amendment. A right-wing Internet radio host, Harold C. Turner, was earlier convicted of threatening three federal judges.
A bill that bans the wearing of masks during a riot or unlawful assembly and carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence with a conviction of the offense became law today.
In a major loss for individual rights vis-a-vis the police, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that prosecutors could use a person’s silence against them in court if it comes before he’s told of his right to remain silent.
Google asked the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to ease long-standing gag orders over data requests the court makes, arguing the company has a constitutional right to speak about information it is forced to give the government.
Marcum wore a shirt bearing the NRA’s logo and a hunting rifle. As he stood in line in the cafeteria, a teacher ordered him to either change shirts or turn it inside out. Marcum declined. Cops charged him with disrupting the educational process and
The Supreme Court has come up with a new regulation banning demonstrations on its grounds, two days after a broader anti-demonstration law was declared unconstitutional.
U.S. intelligence operatives covertly sabotaged a prominent al-Qaeda online magazine last month in an apparent attempt to sow confusion among the group’s followers, according to officials.
The right to privacy rests largely on a presumption of innocence. It assumes that — in the absence of evidence of wrongdoing — an individual has a right to shut his front door and tell other people (including government) to mind their own business.
Feinstein & Rogers Walk Away from Questioning on 4th Amendment After Roger’s False Statement Corrected
14 slaves who petitioned the New Hampshire Legislature for their freedom during the Revolutionary War were granted posthumous emancipation when the governor signed a LARGELY[?] symbolic bill that supporters hope will encourage
U.S. border agents should continue to be allowed to search a traveler’s laptop, cellphone or other electronic device and keep copies of any data on them based on no more than a hunch, otherwise it would prevent the U.S. from detecting child porn
This month marks the one year anniversary of the State of Indiana having made changes to a 2006 “Castle Doctrine” law. The updated law asserts the second and fourth amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The law now permits citizens to shoot cops
A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday said police can routinely take DNA from people they arrest, equating a DNA cheek swab to other common jailhouse procedures like fingerprinting. ‘‘Taking and analyzing a cheek swab of the arrestee DNA is, l
A U.S. attorney in Tennessee is reportedly vowing to use federal civil rights statutes to clamp down on offensive and inflammatory speech about Islam.
CNET has learned that U.S. District Judge Susan Illston in San Francisco rejected Google's request to modify or throw out 19 National Security Letters, used by the FBI that does not need a judge's approval.
Social studies instructor John Dryden advised students of their right not to incriminate themselves before giving them a “screener” survey on April 18 that had each student’s name printed on it.