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Rand Paul Offers Legislation To Keep Government From Stealing Innocent Citizens’ Property

Rand Paul Offers Legislation To Keep Government From Stealing Innocent Citizens’ Property

Civil forfeiture laws, which allow the government to seize assets merely suspected by law enforcement of being used for criminal activities, are an affront to Americans’ Constitutional property rights. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) recently unveiled a plan to reform them.

Accused Of Invading Users’ Privacy, Google Implores Court To Protect Its… Privacy

Accused Of Invading Users’ Privacy, Google Implores Court To Protect Its… Privacy

Google, Inc. just settled the last of several lawsuits in which the defendants alleged the company violated their privacy. Now, in the wake of the settlements, the media want to get at the court documents the cases generated. Guess who can’t abide the thought of that? Google.

Sexist Bloomberg Gun Control Ad Unintentionally Makes A Case For Gun Ownership

Sexist Bloomberg Gun Control Ad Unintentionally Makes A Case For Gun Ownership

The latest frightful television ad from Everytown for Gun Safety — the new iteration of Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group — features an angry man bursting through his ex’s door to shoot the mother and haul away their toddler son. The message that sends isn’t one of gun control — in fact, it’s the exact opposite.

Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 7-30-2014: GOP Has A Plan To Reform IRS; Former Tax Official Calls Conservative ‘A**holes’ Worse Than Terrorists; Campaigning, Obama Whines About GOP ‘Hating All The Time’; Online Content Communities Threatened By Lawsuit; Johnny Dronehunter

Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition news links.

Video: Shotgun Silencers Are Pretty Cool, But Johnny Dronehunter Makes Them Cooler

Can you imagine a future where a flock of privacy-invading drones is liable to swarm you to make sure that you are following government commands at any moment? Utah-based SilencerCo. did— then they imagined a character who, without hesitation, would take back his rights. The action takes place in a new advertisement for a product […]

Lois Lerner Dislikes Conservative ‘A**holes’ More Than Foreign Terrorists

Former IRS official Lois Lerner’s hatred of conservative “a**holes” was made crystal clear in an email exchange discussed by lawmakers on Wednesday.

GOP IRS Report: Political Speech Provides Social Welfare

Representative Darrell Issa’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee discussed its report on the Internal Revenue Service targeting scandal, “Making Sure Targeting Never Happens: Getting Politics Out of the IRS and Other Solutions” on Wednesday. According to the report, the Oversight Committee “has reviewed approximately 800,000 pages of documents produced by the IRS, the Treasury […]

EFF: Record Label Lawsuit Could Jeopardize Online Content Communities

This article originally appeared on the Electronic Frontier Foundation website. San Francisco — The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a coalition of advocacy groups have asked a Federal appeals court to block record labels’ attempt to thwart Federal law in Capitol v. Vimeo — a case that could jeopardize free speech and innovation and the […]

Fed Stays Course On Policy But Acknowledges Rising Inflation

(MCT) — Despite the economic rebound and sharp drop in the unemployment rate recently, Federal Reserve officials still see considerable weakness in the labor market and remain very cautious about moving away from their easy-money policy. The Fed, in a statement after its two-day meeting Wednesday, said it would continue to trim the size of […]

Bipartisan Bill Would Tighten Rules On Campus Sexual Assault

WASHINGTON (MCT) — A bipartisan group of Senators on Wednesday introduced legislation to streamline how colleges handle cases of sexual assault. The Campus Safety and Accountability Act would increase penalties for colleges that break Federal laws and, among other provisions, mandate that they establish confidential advocates on all campuses for students affected by sexual violence. […]

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