The FBI wants universities to impose rules to stop US university students from working late at the campus, traveling abroad, showing an interest in their colleagues' work, or have friends outside the United States, engaging in independent researc
Virginia legislator introduces new speeding ticket tax that boosts penalties beyond $3,550, driving business to his traffic law firm. Virginia motorists convicted of minor traffic violations will face a new, multi-year tax beginning July
2 librarians received an NSL to turn over computer records in their library. Unlike thousands of other people around the country, they stood up to the Man and refused to comply. That's when things turned ugly.
U.S. Northern Command asked the Pentagon if it can establish its own special operations command for domestic missions for responses to incidents of domestic terrorism and other occasions where special ops as may be necessary on American soil.
Wisconsin Right to Life says it scored a "clear victory" with today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down key parts of the landmark McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform law.
America's Heroic Police Officers are once again free to conduct midnight raids on senior citizens, throw fire-starters onto beds, and burn down homes of people who are, after all, guilty of the heinous crime of possibly being related to somebody
The US media consensus is that "the United States faces its greatest threat of a terrorist assault since the September 11 attacks." The American Homeland is threatened by "Islamic terrorists", allegedly supported by Tehran and Da
"We the people humbly ask this court to admit that we are the masters and you are the servants." This request cannot be mistaken for supplication, for, in the United States of America, only one peaceful response remains to a people who clai
In the past only criminals had to supply the state with things like fingerprints, DNA, or retinal scans. Now, if Schumer gets his way, law abiding citizens will have to do it too, just for the "privilege" of earning a living.
In Star Wars, Episode 3, in response to the Senate’s grant of sweeping powers to Chancellor Palpatine, Padme declares, “So this is how liberty dies: with thunderous applause.”
Because they didn’t beat her to a pulp, the TSA claims its "Officers" did not "Hassle Female Passenger with Toddler at Reagan National Airport over Sippy Cup." The agency needs a dictionary with "hassle" defined in words
The Future of Freedom Foundation hosted "Restoring the Republic: Foreign Policy and Civil Liberties." Andrew P. Napolitano, senior judicial analyst for Fox News, former New Jersey Superior Court judge and professor of constitutional law
The Minnesota Supreme Court delivers a unanimous decision striking down the legality of red light cameras. Minnesota Supreme Court. The Minnesota Supreme Court delivered the highest-level court rebuke to photo enforcement to date with a unanimous
The American people’s response to President Bush’s “war on terror” should be … terror. The administration, sometimes with Congress’s complicity:
Resident Allen Nelms says a call to 911 to get medical attention for his diabetic seizure got him Tasered by police instead. He said he still has no answer as to why police broke down his door with their guns drawn before shooting him multiple times
Randy Weaver, the symbol of everything the government hopes to avoid with convicted tax evaders Ed and Elaine Brown, offered advice to the fugitives and warnings to federal agents at the Browns' fortified home. Weaver's wife and son were murd
Imagine a world where every single manufactured item is tagged with a tiny RFID chip that holds various bits of information about that item. And as each item moves along a supply chain—pharmaceutical, aerospace, consumer goods, automotive, livestock
Dr. Rafil Dhafir's crime of compassion and Bush administration persecution for it - by Katherine Hughes
To enforce the new rules, a camera will be placed in a rubbish bag and left in an alleyway. The tiny covert camera, which has cost Weymouth and Portland Council, Dorset, up to £10,000, will also help catch householders who put their rubbish out too e
Cops raided the wrong house and forced a 77-year-old La Plata County woman on oxygen to the ground last week in search of methamphetamine. "They didn't give me a chance to ask for a search warrant or see a search warrant or anything,"
A terrorist watch list compiled by the FBI has apparently swelled to include more than half a million names. Privacy and civil liberties advocates say the list is growing uncontrollably, threatening its usefulness in the war on terror.
More documents detailing secret government surveillance of AT&T's internet traffic have been released to the public as part of the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) class-action lawsuit against the telecom giant.
Brian D. Kelly didn't think he was doing anything illegal when he used his videocamera to record a Carlisle police officer during a traffic stop. Making movies is one of his hobbies, he said, and the stop was just another interesting event to film. N
The police are public servants. They're entrusted with enormous responsibility, including the ability to use lethal force. It should never be prohibited for a citizen to record them while they're on duty
Lawmakers are questioning whether a proposed FBI anti-terrorist program is worth the price, both in taxpayer dollars and the possible loss of Americans' privacy. The National Security Analysis Center would bring together nearly 1.5 BILLION RECOR
Encouraged by police, tens of thousands of drivers a month are using the cellphone equivalent of "dropping a dime" on somebody — phoning state tip lines to report motorists they spot driving aggressively or erratically or with unrestrained
In a permanet war against a hidden enemy, how far has the government gone in hunting terrorist by watching us?
The explosion in government secrecy since 9/11 has been breathtaking. In 1995, according to the Information Security Oversight Office, the stamp of classification -- "confidential," "secret," "top secret," etc. -- was w
Olbermann asked constitutional law scholar Jonathan Turley about the argument by supporters of the Military Commissions Act that habeas corpus has been suspended before in times of war without destroying the Republic.
Note also that the man police were actually looking for was wanted for possession of an illicit drug. Not distribution. They used tear gas bombs, a SWAT team, broke down the back door, and slashed the wrong guy's tires trying to arrest someone fo