The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for the Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.
After Benghazi, IRS tea party probe: Govt seized AP phone records
David Graeber can't get a job in academia even though he is one of the world's most influential anthropologists. Why? Because he is an anarchist.Read more »
FINDLAY -- A man now faces charges after an April Fool's gag goes wrong. Police charged Robert Leonard with disorderly conduct for allegedly panicking the community with a Facebook post.
Leonard wrote Findlay was under attack and the Army was surrounding the town as a joke on April Fool's Day. He now faces a $1,500 fine. Leonard says it's crazy he's actually being charged and might choose to go to jail instead of paying the fine.Read more »
PEOPLE in NSW will no longer have the "right to silence" when being questioned by policeRead more »
Do You Live In A Constitution-Free Zone? Fourth Amendment Rights Non-Existent Within 100 Miles Of Entire US BorderRead more »
The statement below was read by Pfc. Bradley Manning at a providence inquiry for his formal plea of guilty to one specification as charged and nine specifications for lesser included offenses. He pled not guilty to 12 other specifications. This rush transcript was taken by journalist Alexa O’Brien at Thursday’s pretrial hearing. O’Brien provided Salon with the full transcript.Read more »
Daniel Brewington was not happy with the way that Dearborn County, Indiana, Judge James D. Humphrey handled his divorce case, during which he lost custody of his children, and he explained why at length in various strongly worded online commentaries. Largely as a result of those posts, Brewington is serving a two-year sentence at the Putnamville Correctional Facility for intimidation, attempted obstruction of justice, and perjury.Read more »
Small town Mississippi newspaper reports on the first ever gay marriage in their county. They label it "historic" and put it on the front page. The local bigots go crazy.Read more »
German Christian family could have children taken away in desire to immigrate into America to be able to homeschool. Justice Dept. arguing that homeschooling is not a fundamental right.Read more »
New Hampshire, Wyoming and Nebraska are the latest states to introduce Ag-Gag laws aimed at preventing employees, journalists or activists from exposing illegal or unethical practices on factory farms.Read more »
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