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Appeals Court Spurns Obama’s UnConstitutional Recess Appointments

Appeals Court Spurns Obama’s UnConstitutional Recess Appointments

Just as the Obama Administration’s public reputation is at its lowest ebb over unConstitutional surveillance and discriminatory targeting of political enemies by government agencies with unfettered power comes a decision in which an appeals court ruled the President himself violated the Constitution when he made appointments to the National Labor Relations Board while the Senate was taking a break.

Federal Judge Says President Gets His Way Too Easily With Courts When Hiding ‘Classified’ Documents

One Federal judge told fellow government employees Monday that courts are too lax in considering the actual merit of most Presidential claims that information should remain classified for the sake of national security. According to a POLITICO report, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth said most Federal courts are “far too deferential” to the executive branch […]

Judge Finds Self In Contempt Of Court For Distracting Smart Phone

A Michigan judge already renowned for being a stickler about cellphones in court administered himself even sterner justice than he’s meted out to others who’ve broken his ringtone policy: He found himself in contempt and slapped himself with a $25 fine. District Judge Raymond Voet heard an annoying ring during closing arguments in a domestic […]

Whistle-Blower Defense League Fights Government Oppression To Protect 1st Amendment

Whistle-Blower Defense League Fights Government Oppression To Protect 1st Amendment

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.

Arguments For, Against Gay Marriage Laws Before SCOTUS Today

Arguments For, Against Gay Marriage Laws Before SCOTUS Today

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.

Supreme Court Throws Cop Dogs A Bone While Leashing People

Supreme Court Throws Cop Dogs A Bone While Leashing People

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.

Marijuana Laws Are A Prime Example Of Broken Federal Government

Marijuana Laws Are A Prime Example Of Broken Federal Government

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.

NAACP Protests Pennsylvania Voter Law

NAACP Protests Pennsylvania Voter Law

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.

Obama’s Healthcare Bill Survives Supreme Court

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.

Land Of The Inmate

Land Of The Inmate

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.

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