In a free society, whistle-blowers serve as a great equalizer in the battle between everyman and elitist; unfortunately, the U.S. legal system as it currently stands dissuades or, worse, destroys those who bring to light abuse, incompetence and corruption.
A pair of cases in which challenges to existing laws have made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court will inch closer to resolutions this week, with possible implications for sweeping changes to the way same-sex marriage is treated, both by the Federal government and by each State.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday gave a pass to law enforcement agencies employing trained drug-sniffing dogs used in vehicle searches. The court ruled that drug dogs’ noses don’t have to be infallible; they just have to be bona fide.
As the Federal government undoubtedly prepares to pounce on Colorado and Washington after voters in each State opted to legalize recreational marijuana use, it seems the Feds are fighting a losing battle with the American psyche.
About 200 protesters gathered yesterday across from Philadelphia’s City Hall in anticipation of a State Supreme Court hearing on a new voter ID law. Justices began hearing arguments in an attempt to decide whether the law is Constitutional.
The Supreme Court issued a ruling on President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act upholding many of the laws central provisions Thursday morning. One of the most important rulings by the Court regarding the Constitutionality of the healthcare overhaul was describing the individual insurance requirement as a tax, rather than a forced purchase.
The United States, land of the free, is home to a staggering 1.6 million State and Federal prisoners. Evidence suggests that government largess—and the profiteers who run the privatized American prisons where 128,195 U.S. inmates reside—may have as much to do with incarceration as crime does.
George Zimmerman, charged with second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., was granted a bond of $150,000 by Judge Kenneth Lester Jr.
Before 74-year-old Georgia Lee Dvorak passed away, she made provisions for her 11-year-old cat, Boots, in her will. Dvorak, a resident of Berwyn, Ill., requested that the cat be euthanized “in a painless, peaceful manner.”
The Second Amendment Foundation secured a victory in North Carolina for gun rights last week when a Federal judge did away with a rule that gave the State power to ban firearms and ammunition outside the home during a declared emergency.