On a court that appeared evenly divided on the constitutionality of a Massachusetts law banning banning abortion protesters from entering a 35-foot buffer zone around entrances to an abortion clinic, Chief Justice John Roberts exercised his right to remain silent.
State lawmakers in California and Washington have proposed bills that would prohibit state agencies from cooperating with the NSA's surveillance programs.
On Monday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case challenging the scope of the president's recess appointment power.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) — the law-enforcement agency created as a division of the Department of Homeland Security in 2003 — flew nearly 700 drone surveillance missions on behalf of other federal (as well as state and local) law-enforcement agencies from 2010 to 2012.
Sounding more like a third-world dictator than a U.S. president who took an oath to uphold the Constitution, Obama announced that he would no longer wait for Congress or legislation to impose his radical agenda to "fundamentally transform" America. Instead, in January 14 remarks about making 2014 a “year of action,” Obama declared that his administration would expand its rule-by-decree machinations through the use of even more anti-constitutional “executive orders” and “executive actions.” The radical plan, analysts say, is setting up a potential showdown of historic proportions with lawmakers and an increasingly outraged American public.