No Warrantless GPS Surveillance

The good guys won one for a change!  A unanimous Supreme Court said no to tracking people without a warrant.Reported the Huffington Post:The installation of a GPS tracking device onto a suspect's car constitutes a search -- and therefore [...]

Hurrah for Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins!

I don't follow sports, but Tim Thomas of the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins created a bit of a stir by refusing to go to the White House for the usual presidential photo op.  He explained:I believe the Federal government has grown [...]

Rand Paul Detained by TSA - Updated

We've just received word that Senator Rand Paul is currently being detained by the TSA at the Nashville airport for refusing their invasive body pat down after their scanner had an "anomaly."Reports Politico:Paul, a Republican, [...]

The Day the Internet Fought Back

Wow.That's really all there is to say to sum up the feeling around yesterday's unprecedented Internet protest over the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA).Yesterday's mass action by millions of concerned [...]

Reps Jones and McGovern call for 2011 Afghanistan National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) to be declassified

The following letter was sent by Reps Jones and McGovern to President Obama-January 12, 2012The Honorable Barack ObamaPresident of the United StatesThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington, D.C. 20500Dear Mr. President,Recent media [...]

War Without Meaning

In the wake of the killing of four of its soldiers and the wounding of a dozen more by an Afghan soldier being trained, France has suspended all military operations in Afghanistan and is considering withdrawing its troops. Germany and Italy [...]

SCOTUS Rules Against Unwarranted GPS Tracking

In a unanimous ruling today, the Supreme Court ruled the government placing a GPS on an individuals vehicle constitutes a search and as such requires a warrant under the 4th Amendment.The case was United States v. Antoine [...]

Liberty NewsWire: January 23, 2012

Ryan Jerome, 28, was charged with criminal possession of his .45-caliber Ruger while visiting the famous New York landmark during a September vacation with his girlfriend. Jerome has a license to carry the weapon from his home state of Indiana, [...]

Liberty NewsWire: January 20, 2012

Most of the websites shut down by a hackers group were up and running early Friday, including the U.S. Department of Justice, FBI and some entertainment sites after one of the federal government's largest anti-piracy [...]

So Much for Separation of Powers

Senator Mike Lee finally got his hands on the Office of Legal Counsel's (OLC) legal advice they gave to President Obama over his recent "recess" appointments to the CFPB and NLRB. From Senator Lee's office:WASHINGTON [...]