News Google Says Secret Intelligence Court Restricts Its Right to Free Speech
Google is demanding that a secret intelligence court allow it to share some details about surveillance requests for user data.
News Supreme Court ruling: You need ID to buy beer, but not to register to vote
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that Arizona's state law requiring potential voters to show proof of citizenship while registering to vote is illegal.
News New Anti-Demonstration Rule at US Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has come up with a new regulation banning demonstrations on its grounds, two days after a broader anti-demonstration law was declared unconstitutional.
News Supreme Court says naturally occurring human DNA can't be patented
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled partially for Myriad Genetics Inc on the closely watched issue of whether human genes can be patented, deciding synthetically produced genetic material can be patented but naturally occurring DNA cannot.
News Wal-Mart pays $81.6 million settlement for environmental crimes against America
Wal-Mart is not only the world's largest retailer, it is apparently one of the nation's biggest polluters as well, as evidenced by a massive fine levied recently by the federal government following an investigation of "environmental crimes" which las
News Government Says Secret Court Opinion on Law Underlying PRISM Program Needs to Stay Secret
The Justice Department today urged continued secrecy for a 2011 FISC opinion that found the National Security Agency's surveillance under the FISA Amendments Act to be unconstitutional. Significantly, the surveillance at issue was carried out
News Judge Throws Out Verdict in Police Brutality Case
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When Sean Thomas sued 3 New York City police officers in 2009, claiming they had used excessive force against him, he appeared to have a strong case. After his arrest the previous year during a dispute with his girlfriend at her home in the Bronx
News Federal judge accused of saying minorities predisposed to commit violent crime
A federal appeals judge in Texas is accused of saying minorities are more apt than other groups to commit crime and that complaints of racial bias in death sentencing are a "red herring."
News US Supreme Court: Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees
A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday said police can routinely take DNA from people they arrest, equating a DNA cheek swab to other common jailhouse procedures like fingerprinting.
Taking and analyzing a cheek swab of the arrestee DNA is, l
News Judge orders Google to comply with FBI's secret NSL demands
CNET has learned that U.S. District Judge Susan Illston in San Francisco rejected Google's request to modify or throw out 19 National Security Letters, used by the FBI that does not need a judge's approval.
News Disgraced ex-Mich. judge gets prison for fraud
Declaring herself "broken" and "disgraced," former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway tearfully took responsibility for fraud Tuesday before a judge sentenced her to a year and a day in prison for concealing assets while she was pleading w
News Raw Milk Acquittal: A Victory for Freedom
In these days of creeping tyranny some would say galloping tyranny whenever freedom wins a battle, its time for a celebration.
News Supreme court gives inmates more leeway to challenge convictions
The Supreme Court ruled a prisoner who presents credible evidence of his innocence can overcome a procedural barrier that he waited too long to go to court. Federal law dictates a state prisoner has a year from the time he is convicted to
News Illinois judge charged with heroin, gun possession
A southwestern Illinois judge whose colleague died of a cocaine overdose while the two were on a hunting trip together has been charged with possession of heroin and guns.
News Cell phone users have no legitimate expectation of privacy judge
A federal judge recently ruled that if someone has their cell phone turned on, their location data does not deserve protection under the Fourth Amendment, meaning law enforcement can track individuals without a search warrant.
Headlines: Cell phone users have no legitimate expectation of privacy judge -- Illinois judge charged with heroin, gun possession -- Raw Milk Acquittal: A Victory for Freedom -- Supreme court gives inmates more leeway to challenge convictions -- Raw Milk Acquittal: A Victory for Freedom -- Disgraced ex-Mich. judge gets prison for fraud -- Judge orders Google to comply with FBI's secret NSL demands -- US Supreme Court: Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees -- Deadline Looms for Suspect to Decrypt Laptop, or Go Directly to Jail -- Federal judge accused of saying minorities predisposed to commit violent crime -- Judge Throws Out Verdict in Police Brutality Case -- Government Says Secret Court Opinion on Law Underlying PRISM Program Needs to Stay Secret -- Wal-Mart pays $81.6 million settlement for environmental crimes against America
-- Supreme Court says naturally occurring human DNA can't be patented -- U.S. Supreme Court Rules On Gene Patents -- New Anti-Demonstration Rule at US Supreme Court -- Supreme Court ruling: You need ID to buy beer, but not to register to vote
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