The complaint of a single individual in New Jersey’s Neptune Township over the presence of religious symbols at a commencement ceremony last year forced the Township school board to reach an agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union to make sizable changes to this year’s event.

Los AngelesThe "Nullify Now!" tour heads to Los Angeles, California this weekend and promises to include great speakers, local musicians, and grassroot activism for liberty. Set to take place at the ATT Tower Penthouse on Saturday at 4 p.m., the event will focus on a number of current issues plaguing the United States, including inflation as a result of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policies, the unconstitutional privacy invasions at the airports, and the war on drugs. Saturday’s event will not only analyze these issues, but all offers a simple solution: state nullification of unconstitutional federal laws such as ObamaCare.

Justin AmashThe U.S. House of Representatives failed to remove a provision from the annual Defense Authorization bill that would give the President virtually unlimited war-making power, rejecting an amendment by freshman Republican Justin Amash of Michigan by a 187-234 vote May 26.

Rand PaulCongress passed a four-year extension of three provisions of the Patriot Act May 26, despite a spirited Senate effort to derail the bill by Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who proposed amendments to exempt Americans' firearms records from the open-ended searches envisioned by the Patriot Act.

A highly partisan and ideologically charged Senate battle over the nomination of Goodwin Liu (left) to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals came to an end Wednesday when the University of California law professor sent a letter to President Obama asking that his name be withdrawn. A Republican filibuster on Thursday of last week blocked a vote on confirmation and Liu decided that a further delay in filling the vacancy would do neither him nor the court any good.