The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution guarantees your right against an illegal search by the police. Basically, you can only be searched under two conditions: a “lawful” search as defined by decades of Supreme Court decisions and with a warrant. (Of course none of this is legal advice and I am not a lawyer. Never [...]
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday September 22, 2014 7:43 am|
Historians of the Constitutional Era of the United States (1789-2001, RIP) will recall the Fourth Amendmentto the Constitution, the one that used to protect Americans against unreasonable and unwarranted searches. The Supreme Court had generally held that searches required a warrant. That warrant could be issued only after law enforcement showed they had “probable cause.” [...]
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday June 9, 2014 8:30 am|
In an era where Big Government acts in open contempt of the rule of law, killing its own citizens without due process, torturing its people, recklessly spying on them and taking away their right to free speech, it is little surprise that Small Government seeks to do the same. Petty is what petty does. Much of this all manifests itself in the militarization of our police coupled with their criminalization of everything.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday March 28, 2012 7:10 pm|
Testimony in a lawsuit against the United States government is set to begin tomorrow as multiple individuals challenge the Homeland Battlefield Act in a New York City federal court. The lawsuit is being brought by individuals concerned that the work they engage in could now lead the government to accuse them of being an “associated [...]