The Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission promises to unleash the electoral fury of America's small businesses and citizens groups. The 5-4 decision will let for-profit corporations — and the citizen groups funded by them — make independent expenditures toward election advertisements.
The FBI has used the terrorism as an excuse to subpoena some 2,000 telephone records from phone carriers without a warrant or even a National Security Letter, according to the Washington Post for January 18. “The FBI illegally collected more than 2,000 U.S. telephone call records between 2002 and 2006 by invoking terrorism emergencies that did not exist or simply persuading phone companies to provide records.” the Post found.
A federal judge in California is preparing to rule whether a ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Testimony began January 11 in San Francisco and could last for weeks in a case expected to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
In a signal example of being a day late and a trillion dollars short, several key senators have recently admitted that healthcare “reform” is unconstitutional. That’s right. Just in time to do absolutely nothing about it, several lawmakers have decided to cop to the fact that nowhere in the Constitution they have sworn to uphold is Congress (or any other branch of government, for that matter) empowered to establish a new healthcare system, overhaul an old heathcare system, or do anything at all regarding the purchase of insurance for medical treatment.
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum stated December 29 that the healthcare package the U.S. Senate passed on Christmas Eve contains an unconstitutional mandate requiring all Americans to purchase health care insurance.