In December 2013 U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon ruled that the NSA's spying program that collects information on the vast majority of phone calls in the United States appears to violate the Fourth Amendment's protection against illegal search and seizure. Then in May 2014 another federal judge ruled that the program was illegal, "unprecedented and unwarranted." An appeals court has overturned those rulings and sent the whole thing back to Judge Leon. He is anxious to rule again.
On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a new policy regarding the way law enforcement can use cell-site simulators. The policy requires all federal law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant before using the devices — known as Stingrays.
Hillary has decided that with her election as president all but in the bag, she can now blatantly take on the gun rights movement.
A federal judge in Washington issued a ruling on Monday in favor of the pro-life group March for Life against the federal contraception mandate. The 29-page ruling from U.S. District Judge Richard Leon could change the debate over the requirement that contraceptives for women be included among cost-free, preventative benefits.