The groundswell of public and congressional opposition against the ATF's proposed ban on 5.56 M855 rifle ammunition was so swift and strong that the agency announced on Tuesday that it was backing down.

The American Civil Liberties Union has announced that it will file a lawsuit against the National Security Agency and the Department of Justice on behalf of organizations including Wikimedia (the parent company of Wikipedia) and the Rutherford Institute, over the government’s mass surveillance program.

The Coalition of African-American Pastors gave Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore the first "Letter From Birmingham Jail Courage Award" for his courage in ordering state probate judges not to issue same-sex marriage licenses, despite a federal court ruling declaring the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.   

After a flurry of protests brought attention to New Jersey’s draconian restrictions on possession of firearms, retired schoolteacher George Van Gilder will not be facing trial for his possession of an 18th-century flintlock pistol.

The issue of federal government overreach is often talked about in 21st-century America, but some state legislators are actually doing something about it.