Monday, February 20, 2017

Justice

Sanctuary! Sanctuary!

During Barack Obama's first term, invocations of the Tenth Amendment and the reserved powers of the states by Tea Party activists provoked some left-leaning commentators to accuse them of “sedition.” With Donald Trump now...

What to do if immigration officers come knocking at your door

Roundups of undocumented immigrants across the country have sent immigrant rights advocates to social media, blasting out information in multiple languages on how those caught up in such raids should respond. If Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents show...

Border Security Overreach Continues: DHS Wants Social Media Login Information

Now more than ever, it is apparent that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and its parent agency, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), are embarking on a broad campaign to invade the digital...

Trump’s Attorney General’s Record on Privacy

President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the country’s law enforcement has cleared the Senate. The Senate voted 52-47 on Wednesday to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions, whose record on civil liberties issues—including digital rights—has drawn fire...

The Right to Hope for Jury Nullification

Jae Lee came to the United States legally as a child but never became a citizen. In 2009, he pled guilty to a drug crime after his lawyer assured him that he could not...

Hey Antifa: Free Speech is Not Negotiable

On February 1, a gang of violent thugs managed to shut down a speech scheduled to take place at the University of California at Berkeley, metaphorically making the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement...

Highway Robbery Gets Presidential Seal of Approval

Donald Trump is going after one of the few issues proven to be a unifier across party lines: civil asset forfeiture. This legal tool allows law enforcement to seize money and physical property from those...

Mom Forced to Give Birth to Baby On Jail Cell Floor Over an Unpaid...

Macomb County, MI — In Police State USA, a minor traffic violation can land you in a dangerous and, as in the case of Sandra Bland, deadly position. A Detroit mother just learned the hard...

Why Duterte’s Drug War Will Fail, Based on Economics, Experience

President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s war on drugs is doomed to fail, based on the experience of other countries that have taken the same approach to the illicit trade, as well as on economics. This is...

Trump Makes Up Murder Stats to Push for More Government Power

Donald Trump appeared deeply confused this week as the president declared today that the homicide rate in the United States "is the highest it's been in 47 years." Perhaps Trump confused the word "highest" with "lowest" since...