The spineless weasels of the U.S. Supreme Court have declined to hear reporter James Risen's case expressing his right to protect a confidential source. The Obama DOJ wants to force Risen to reveal sources for his 2006 book
A SWAT team in Cornelia, Georgia attacked a 19-month old baby with a concussion grenade during a no-knock search. Just before three a.m. On May 28th, paramilitary police forces invaded a home where Alecia Phonesavanh was staying with her family.
"People are not at liberty to speak whenever, however, and wherever they please," Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ruled for the court. "In that regard, we have recognized that securing the safety of the president is a vital concern."
Cops use catheter in invasive procedure against Indiana motorist whose blood alcohol level was below the legal limit.
Pepper, a longtime critic of government, was taken away in handcuffs. Authorities say she disrupted the meeting by repeatedly applauding speakers even after being warned by the mayor. However, she was never charged.
Four tech companies claim that the FBI is ignoring their First Amendment rights by barring them from revealing what types of information they turn over to the government.
In juvenile courts across the country, children often face the full weight of the criminal justice system without the protection of a defense attorney. Children may be pressured by judges or prosecutors to waive their right to an attorney.
“I was offended by it…” said Allegheny Township police Assistant Chief L.J. Berg who took Brubaker's flag down and charged him with desecration and insults to the American flag. “I removed it from the building, folded it properly and seized it as evi
“What got me to start arguing a little bit, they were asking all of us to leave because he got a ticket,” Andersen said. “That’s not fair. We’re just standing around.” Brighton police Chief Tom Wightman said it’s OK for
Lima police also tried to justify the tasering by claiming Michael Davis was reaching for the cop’s gun as they were violating his Constitutional rights by chasing him down and demanding his phone.
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev argued statements he made to authorities after he was arrested should be thrown out because he was questioned for 36 hours in a hospital room while suffering from gunshot wounds
Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Christian prayers can be said amongst government officials and public attendees of local governmental legislative meetings, such as city councils or town hall meetings, etc.
“Wow, I can’t believe this is happening again.” That was Adam “Ademo Freeman” Mueller’s first thought when he learned last month that he was being retried on wiretapping charges stemming from an attempt to hold New Hampshire public officials accou
Alabama’s chief justice: Buddha didn’t create us so First Amendment only protects Christians
I'm following the 14th Congressional Race in Ohio to illustrate how the word, 'Conservative' has been rebranded and to show how corporations have taken over control of local politics. The longer article will appear on AshtabulaTimes.com, and elsewhe
Under New York state law, defendants have the right to face trial within 180 days of being arrested. But in the Bronx, a felony defendant can wait up to 1,018 days between indictment and trial — more than double the wait times in wealthier boroughs
If you were like me, you never heard the term “Communications Management Units.” They are a prison where certain prisoners are housed with limited or no access to communications or family visitations. First initiated at US prisons in
Magistrate Francis stated that internet service providers such as Microsoft or Google cannot refuse to turn over customer information and emails stored in other countries when issued a valid search warrant from U.S. law enforcement agencies.
Trinity Springs Baptist Church in Martin County, Indiana, a 157 year old church just won a great victory, not only for Trinity Springs, but for all of the unregistered churches of Indiana and the Biblical Law Center of Indianapolis that prepared the
Until yesterday, we had a relatively clear rule for police to follow: an anonymous tip must be corroborated before it rises to the level necessary to seize a person. Then the Supreme Court decided Navarette v. California.
Ordinary tools, such as pliers, screwdrivers and wrenches, are “weapons” and so a Chicago school was correct to punish a teacher who brought them to class for a visual aid, according to a new court decision.
Nevada's Supreme Court decided motorists can be stopped and searched if a tiny rock scratches a vehicle's windshield. The court took up a case where a police officer stopped a motorist but was wrong about the statute governing windshields.
Furthermore, the ruling states that if the individuals do not submit attorney-client documentation as required, then the court would prohibit them from introducing any evidence to demonstrate their innocence.
“Remember last week? We talked about you sitting down, you said you’d never been warned…You can’t sit in the alleys, you can’t sit in the streets, you can’t sit on the sidewalks in Denver.”
A federal appeals court is holding in contempt the operator of a now-defunct e-mail service because he refused to abide by a court order and turn over the crypto keys and expose Lavabit's 400,000 customers to the government's prying eyes.
A Bay Area federal judge says the Obama administration can keep secret a memo spelling out the legal rationale for a 2011 drone attack in Yemen that killed a U.S. citizen and alleged terrorist mastermind. The Justice Department was entitled
A mother in Arkansas sparked it. Her daughter's 6th-grade homework required her to “prune two and add two amendments to the Bill of Rights.” The document was called “outdated” and so “may not remain in its current form any longer."
A battle over cattle and land rights erupted in a stand-off between armed federal agents pointing tasers and citizens holding cell phone cameras in a compelling video posted to Youtube Wednesday.
Federal snipers with the Bureau of Land Management trained guns on members of a family after they dared to stop and shoot video of cattle outside the bounds of a designated “First Amendment Area,” before arresting one of the men for non-compliance.
While investigating a noise complaint, the cop demanded that the homeowner surrender his guns. The homeowner recorded the incident and placed the evidence online to expose the abusive government agent. The man’s act of free speech is now