Using a device called StingRay, police across America are able to intercept calls and texts from cell phones — often without a warrant. The StingRay simulates a cell tower, prompting cellphones within its range to identify themselves and transmit their signals to the police instead of the nearest mobile network operator’s tower.
On Tuesday the Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, a case that is likely to have significant ramifications for freedom of religion under the First Amendment.
The NSA has the ability to store phone calls and then replay them months later, according to documents released by Edward Snowden.
With the U.S. Constitution being disregarded by every branch of the federal government, the solution is for voters and state legislators to enforce it, not revise it.
As part of a fiendish effort known as FATCA supposedly aimed at extracting an extra billion or so dollars from U.S. taxpayers each year, the Obama administration is bypassing Congress to impose a far-reaching new tax regime on the world, and on the United States. Experts and analysts say the scheme could destabilize the U.S. financial system and potentially even spark another economic crisis due partly to executive-branch mandates on American banks; yet the IRS and the U.S. Treasury are moving full-speed ahead in spite of major concerns raised by lawmakers and others over their authority to do so. Critics are referring to the whole plot as “fiscal imperialism.”