Illegal immigrants have the same constitutional right to bail that US citizens do, a federal appeals court ruled striking down an Arizona statute designed to make sure criminals without any community ties didn't flee in the face of a looming trial.
The US Supreme Court's McNeely decision has made it difficult for police to forcibly draw blood from motorists without a warrant. The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals became the latest to apply the precedent to discourage
Yesterday, October 13, 2014, the Institute for Justice (IJ) announced the establishment of the Bill & Rebecca Dunn Liberty Defense Fund.
Can the government make demands for data entirely in secret?
The judge said it doesn't matter whether the government unlawfully accessed the severs because Ulbricht has no right to challenge the seizure of the servers. "Thus, whatever methods used—lawful or otherwise—are beyond this court's purview
The video shows white attorney Jody Westby coming to the aid of black handyman Dennis Stucky, who has been stopped by two officers and is sitting on a curb in the upscale Foxhall Crescent neighborhood.
Twitter just sued the federal government over restrictions the government places on how much the company can disclose about surveillance requests it receives.
Remember how the cops shut it down by herding reporters into tiny First Amendment pens, arresting protesters who didn't keep on trucking, firing into crowds that just didn't do as they were told?
A California cop obtained warrants to search the phones and computers of two men who drove through a DUI checkpoint in August with a camera, refusing to provide identifications before being allowed to leave. Napa Police Sergeant Brian Campagna, th
Wearing a "Fuck the Police" t-shirt, Michael Burns entered a Broward courtroom with a videographer in tow, preparing to fight the obstructed license plate citation he received earlier this year after he was pulled over for video recording deputi
Fishermen may not be randomly stopped while driving and searched by game wardens, the US Court of Appeals ruled. Since 2000, brothers Matthew and Alex Tarabochia have been targeted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have placed strict regulations on how law enforcement and other government agencies can use drones, his office said on Sunday.
The Denver Post's editorial board doesn't want students to practice civil disobedience while defending their right to learn about it. "OK, Jefferson County high school students, you've made your point. Now you should return to your schools,
The U.S.F.S. has tightened restrictions on media coverage in vast swaths of the country's wild lands, requiring reporters to pay for a permit and get permission before shooting a photo or video in wilderness areas.
Michigan gun rights group protested the arrest earlier this month of an open-carry activist in Detroit. About 20 men and women carrying firearms walked Sunday afternoon along a commercial boulevard to the Detroit Police Department Northeast Precin
But that case would have required a jury to be convinced of his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. This was a federal court in America, so it was no longer necessary.
A proposed ordinance in Montville, New Jersey could give police officers broad powers – including entering private property – if underage drinking is even suspected.
[T]he simpler explanation is that he was awakened by armed men breaking into his home and did what he thought he needed to do to defend himself. Especially since that's exactly what these raids are designed to do: take you by surprise.
'On or about 07/20/14 the ACCUSED took and posted pictures of himself on Facebook desecrating a statue of Jesus,' a police report obtained by The Smoking Gun said.
If the police stop you in Pennsylvania, they don't need a warrant to search your car. And soon, you could be in trouble even if they find nothing. The state Supreme Court ruled police are allowed to search vehicles without a warrant.
The stars of North Carolina's Moral Mondays movement took the stage on Labor Day at Charlotte's Marshall Park to condemn the state's record on voter suppression and racial profiling. Just a few hundred feet away, police cuffed and
Jeff Deist and Marc J. Victor discuss what's happening in Ferguson, our disappearing legal rights, and how having Butler Shaffer as a law professor radicalized him and shaped his libertarian views.
Not only are government policies putting more people out on the streets, but they are systematically creating an economic and legal environment that does immense harm to those who cannot afford housing. Don't believe me?
So what's worse than these awful anonymous trolls? How about intellectually dishonest law professors who pander to the butthurt and ignorant? Danielle Citron is tapped by the Times to protect the internet's delicate flowers from mean words.
In Salinas v. Texas, SCOTUS ruled that a defendant's refusal to answer police questions before his arrest and before being Mirandized could be admitted into court as substantive evidence of his guilt. If such a defendant did not explicitly
I wonder whether Terry v. Ohio, improperly understood and mistakenly taught in police academies to give virtually unlimited power to stop (and frisk) citizens as they go about their business, emboldened generations of cops to be overly aggressive
"The bench routinely starts hearing cases 30 minutes before the appointed time and then locks the doors to the building as early as five minutes after the official hour, that could lead a defend net arriving even slightly late to receive...
If you start pushing back on that your circle of friends begins to shrink -- and quite quickly at that. But it's not because you're wrong -- it's because people are uncomfortable with reality, and you're refusing to put away the "real" card.
The first night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ended with tear gas and arrests of some protesters, as a team of officers from the Highway Patrol, St. Louis city and county police moved armored vehicles down the street
While the police officers stood between the two groups trying to disperse the crowd, Vaughn returned to the scene in search of his younger brother. Vaughn was carrying a stick to protect himself and joined one of the groups. Upon noticing Vaughn, Off