The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a huge decision in favor of privacy rights. The court confirmed that federal authorities must get a probable cause-driven warrant before attaching a GPS tracking device on a suspect’s car.
Warning against the long-term ramifications of treating young people as if they have no rights, the Rutherford Institute asked the Supreme Court to declare the use of random lockdowns, mass searches and drug-sniffing dogs in schools unconstitutional
A post by United States District Judge Richard Kopf in which he says, "The drug crimes prosecuted in the federal courts are always violent, and I mean that literally. When you distribute a substance that you know is poison to another person
Koch's partner, Amanda Clarke, will tell you that all prisoners are political prisoners. Koch, however, fits a more traditional definition of the term. He has not been charged with or convicted of any crime. Legally, his incarceration is not consider
Students are told that the Bill of Rights is “outdated” and must be “revised”
The BATF is blocking the main whistleblower in the Fast and Furious case from publishing a book for pay, claiming his retelling of the Mexico “gun-walking” scandal will hurt morale inside the embattled law enforcement agency,
Dan’s distributors refused to display his new creation. He eventually learned that the NSA was intimidating them. And the thugs at Homeland Stasi-sorry, Security had been filing cease-and-desist orders against Dan’s mockery of their sorry butts since
There’s something profoundly despicable about a Justice Department that would brazenly violate the First and Fourth Amendments while spying on journalists, then claim to be reassessing such policies after an avalanche of criticism—and then proceed, a
With her typical clarity, Judge Shira Scheindlin shut down New York City’s attempt to spin her ruling in Floyd v. City of New York, that the execution of the stop & frisk policy violated the rights of millions to nab a handful, with a resounding smac
Citizen journalists are under attack by Chuck Schumer, Lindsey Graham, and other members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The Eighth Circuit has handed down an important first amendment ruling in favor of Brain Johnson who was prevented [by a federal judge] from passing out Bibles at the Twin Cities Pride Festivals.
"They surrounded the guy in a triangle and with their firearms drawn and it looked like he was pulling a box cutter or something out of his pocket," said witness Jeffrey Hollingsworth.
A Florida pastor has been arrested before he could set fire to almost 3,000 Qurans. Polk County sheriff's officials say the Rev. Terry Jones and his associate pastor were arrested on unspecified felony charges
Since 9-11, it seems that the American Left and the American Right have agreed on something of profound importance: we’re scared.
The Supreme Court “indicated that a police officer’s right to walk up to a front door of a person’s home is subject to an implied license based on existing social norms,” but that the approach with a drug-sniffing dog went a step too far.
Which means that in some lower trial court there was a judge — a fully-grown adult who I assume is mentally competent to do things like feeding himself without injury and using toilet facilities without soiling his clothes — who actually ruled
Where there’s a forced digital rectal insertion, Michael LaPaglia seems to be close at hand, along with a couple of cops smiling at the mere thought of Vaseline and latex reminding a perp they can do anything they want, including the warrantless
A New York City cop who arrested a New York Times photographer last year to prevent him from photographing an arrest was charged with falsifying records Monday, a charge that could land him in prison for seven years.
The Alberta tourism bureau—which shares a law firm with some of the Canadian province's major oil companies—used a copyright takedown notice to try to smother a movie trailer that satirizes Alberta's oil sands project.
In a developing story, Sheriff Nick Finch was arrested, charged with a felonyand suspended without pay for supporting a citizen’s 2nd Amendment rights.
California's second highest court made it easier for police to forcibly draw blood from motorists suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. The Court of Appeal overturned the decision in 7 Alameda County cases brought before the Superior C
By now, of course, you know that I'm writing about this subject because a hard-working rodeo clown, Tuffy Gessling, wore a rubber mask of Barack Obama, or whatever his name is, while performing at a rodeo in Missouri.
The story of Alfred Anaya doesn’t stop at the point of his facilitating drug dealing, but with his refusal, after being caught in a sting, to become a DEA rat. For that, the full weight of the government fell hard on him, as a co-conspirator
The judge appointed an outside lawyer to oversee changes to the program and issue regular public reports. She also ordered a trial program in which officers would wear cameras in one precinct in each of New York’s five boroughs to record their encoun
U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled on Monday that the New York City police department has violated the Constitution in how it implements a stop-and-frisk policy that targets certain groups of citizens.
Keep your shades down, New York. A Manhattan judge ruled this week that artistic freedom trumps the rights of parents who don’t want their kids secretly photographed through the windows of their homes.
According to the FBI, in 2011 there were 3991.1 arrests for every 100,000 people living in America. That means over the course of a single year, one in 25 Americans was arrested.
The New York City Police Department has agreed to purge a database of names and addresses of people stopped by police under the NYPD's controversial stop-and-frisk program but later cleared of criminal wrongdoing.
The judge overseeing the trial examining the constitutionality of the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk practices had a novel idea for how to reduce illegal police stops.
The Fifth Circuit Court ruled the state can collect all of the location history data from your cellular phone without a warrant, and they can compel service providers, through the threat of force, to hand over data without any probable cause.