Between the rhetorical “search for the truth” stuff that’s thrown up when convenient, and the burden of proof stuff that’s hauled out for the same reason, people would likely believe that a video that shows police testimony is false less than accurat
When Nassau County police officer Nikolas Budimlic decided that the best idea was to individually charge into a house where a gunman was holding people hostage, there were couple of possible outcomes. The first was that he would be a hero,
At issue in all of these cases is whether the Sixth Amendment right of a defendant to confront the witness against him allows a police officer to testify about red light camera evidence even though he has absolutely no direct knowledge
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The Obama administration conducted warrantless searches of Americans' communications as part of the NSA's surveillance operations that target foreigners located outside of the US, the administration's top intelligence official confirmed
Bill Would Protect People Deemed 'Covered Journalists'
Incumbent politicians hate to be criticized, and in Illinois they have decided to do something about it – not by correcting the behavior for which people criticize them, but by trying to repeal the First Amendment. That may sound outrageous, but it’s
I have just been invited to attend a famous science fiction convention next year as its Guest of Honor, and I have happily accepted.
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During the Christmas recess the mayor called a midnight city council meeting, with no public notice, and reportedly of all places in a Seattle pub. After 7 exhausting hours the council voted 5 to 4 to enact a law that was purportedly intended to
The NSA requests the public courts to dismiss claims against them by claiming litigants lack standing---the NSA engages in mass surveillance while simultaneously relying that no litigant can prove they are affected by the secret surveillance!
A North Vegas Police Officer shot and killed a 38-year-old man for the supposed crime of walking away from a cop. David L. Robinson was shot in the head by an unidentified North Las Vegas cop in the backyard of an abandoned home.
An Ohio high school student training to be an EMT was charged with a felony and sent to jail for 13 days because police found a pocketknife during an unauthorized search of his car.
The Georgia Court of Appeals last week reminded local police officers to act concerned about a traffic violation when conducting a pretextual traffic stop. Woodstock police forgot to do this on April 29, 2012, when they pulled over the truck driven b
Karma’s a Bitch Too: Feinstein Complains Her 4th Amendment Rights Were Violated When She Was Spied On
Uber had set up a petition for Houston residents, emailing city officials of their support for allowing Uber in that city. In response to this, the city of Houston issued a cease-and-desist, effectively telling Uber to stop asking Houston residents t
When the Pelletiers objected, Children’s brought in DCF and the state took custody of Justina, essentially ruling her parents were committing medical child abuse by pursuing medical rather than psychological treatment.
Judge M. Margaret McKeown ruled that the first amendment had to give way to the deference afforded to school officials. She began the opinion by emphasizing the reasonable concerns of the school:
The court held on a 6-3 vote that police can search a home without a warrant, even if the suspect has objected, as long as he is no longer on the scene and a co-tenant gives consent. It made no difference that the suspect had earlier objected
An article by Florida lawprof John Stinneford, entitled “The Illusory Eighth Amendment.” As much fun as the 8th may be, the part that made this had little to do with it, but rather with the Supreme Court’s punting in Miranda v. Arizona.
When it comes to freedom, we may be asking the wrong questions.Entered By: Dave Hodges
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The New Hampshire Supreme Court threw out the felony wiretapping convictions of the founder of CopBlock.org, a group that claims it polices the police, saying the judge made a mistake in instructing the jury, an error serious enough the jury
In a recent speech in Hawaii, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made some interesting predictions about two of the Supreme Court’s most notorious decisions: Kelo v. City of New London and Korematsu v. United States (1944), which upheld
A document leaked by Edward Snowden, along with interviews with lawyers representing terrorism suspects, reveal a disturbing loophole in this once-sacred legal principle.
"Resisting arrest" isn't wrong- especially when you are being kidnapped under a counterfeit "law". Never stop resisting. If you find yourself under attack, kill your attacker if you have to, whoever it may be. There needs to be a high price for bei
Why does a state have to have their own anti-terror statute and the radical and possibly unconstitutional methods employed by the police to infiltrate protest groups. Their intent is to disrupt and prevent protests from happening in the first place.
Once the Court establishes the [stop] is “slight,” it asserts without explanation that the balance “weighs” in favor of the state. The [majority] ignores we have required the Government to prove that it had reasonable suspicion for a minimally intrus
Several people claiming they were victims of illegal body cavity and strip searches in Milwaukee have amended their federal civil rights lawsuit to name several additional police officers as defendants, including some involved in the Derek Williams c