A federal judge in Washington issued a ruling on Monday in favor of the pro-life group March for Life against the federal contraception mandate. The 29-page ruling from U.S. District Judge Richard Leon could change the debate over the requirement that contraceptives for women be included among cost-free, preventative benefits.
Last May a U.S. District Court handed down a decision that the NSA's broad-sweeping collection of private citizens' phone meta-data was illegal, "unprecedented and unwarranted." Friday, an appeals court struck down that court's ruling, sending the whole thing back to square one.
The most recent Department of Defense Law of War Manual, released on June 15, has come under fire from journalists for its guidelines that allow military commanders to treat journalists covering military operations as “unprivileged belligerents.” Members of the press and experts in military law say that this vague wording could be interpreted to expel members of the press from military bases — or even worse — detain journalists.
Donald Trump's success in building his business empire is attributable in part to his use of the Fifth Amendment’s eminent domain clause to steal private property at substantial discounts for his own use.