Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed an amicus brief in a Federal court Wednesday in a bid to fight government efforts to violate Americans’ 5th Amendment rights by forcing people under investigation to decrypt their electronic files.
The American Civil Liberties Union is using the case of a Missouri man to challenge a municipal law — one of dozens, if not hundreds of similar laws throughout the United States — that punishes motorists who flash their headlights at oncoming drivers to alert them to a police presence in their path of travel.
Citing concerns over the offensive-sounding implication of culpability latent in the term “illegal immigrant,” the U.N. is asking reporters covering human trafficking in Malta to stop saying “illegal immigrant” and start saying “irregular migrant.” What, like their stomach problems trump their citizenship?
Those Americans who toil to achieve the picket-fence American dream vote and get politicians in office, yet they matter very little to most politicians once the ballots have been counted. The lowly middle-class voters, along with their needs and dreams, are then discarded in favor of more lucrative constituents.
Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition news links. Bachmann: We Need NSA Spying To Win War On Terror Outgoing Representative and failed Presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) said that she supports National Security Agency spying and that she would vote “no” on efforts to curtail it at the Heritage Foundation’s […]
Outgoing Representative and failed Presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) said that she supports National Security Agency spying and that she would vote “no” on efforts to curtail it at the Heritage Foundation’s monthly “Conversation with Conservatives” event. Getting into a verbal dispute with Representative Justin Amash (R-Mich.) over his proposed amendment aimed at cutting funding […]
In the throes of the largest municipal economic crisis in American history, the Detroit city council found an opportunity at its Tuesday meeting to ask the Federal government to investigate a guy acquitted for a self-defense killing that took place more than a year ago in Florida. The council passed a resolution calling on the […]
Former Auburn, Ala., police officer Justin Hanners became disturbed when a new chief at his department ordered officers to hassle, ticket and arrest specific numbers of residents per shift if they valued their jobs. “When I first heard about the quotas I was appalled,” he said. “I got into law enforcement to serve and […]
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama delivered a speech in Galesburg, Ill., decrying political conflicts that aren’t focused on improving the economy, heralding his Administration’s economic efforts and promising to do more work on the economy. Obama said that over the past 40 months, American businesses have created 7.2 million new jobs. But, as pointed out […]