Recently, there has been a victory and a defeat regarding the indefinite detention provision of the Fiscal Year (FY)2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges filed a lawsuit against President Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta claiming the provision, as applied, violates the 1st and 5th Amendments. U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest not only gave Hedges standing to challenge the law, she also issued an injunction to halt the legalized kidnappings!Read more »
A revealing, and disturbing account of the unprecedented actions taken by the University of Colorado at Boulder administration, on 4/20 2012; containing actual footage through the perspective of a student who filmed his day, and ultimately was arrested with two other students for peacefully standing on the grass in front of their public university's library. The charges: TRESPASSING.Read more »
The doctrine of judicial review, which is nowhere to be found in the Constitution, has done nothing to defend liberty against excesses by government. This unconstitutional power was usurped by the Supreme Court, says Ron Paul. It is federalism and states’ rights that should protect our liberty, not a godlike Supreme Court.Read more »
The "Ten Commandments" bill passed the House on 93-0 vote in favor of this and other “historically significant documents” to be displayed in public places regardless of that whole constitution thingy. One is baffled by the irony of a prominent, large, and gaudy display forbidding lying and stealing at courthouses considering some of the chosen occupations of those who work there.
Then, there is the Lenoir City police department. How separate can church and state be with the word "religion" right there on the police uniforms?
The Indiana State Supreme Court has just nullified the Fourth Amendment and the equivalent provision of that state’s constitution, in addition to “a common law dating back to the English Magna Carta of 1215,” notes a wire service report. In a 3–2 decision, the court has ruled that Indiana residents have no right to obstruct unlawful police incursions into their homes.Read more »
The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution states that the accused shall enjoy the right to a "speedy and public" trial.
Which part of "public" didn't they understand?Read more »
At the heart of the controversy over "body scanners" is a promise: The images of our naked bodies will never be public. U.S. Marshals in a Florida Federal courthouse saved 35,000 images on their scanner. These are those images.Read more »
An Ontario Canada judge rules that prostitution laws are unconstitutional.
Government plans to appeal
Police will still uphold law
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