Recent revelations by the Washington Post have confirmed that NSA abuse of Americans' privacy through unconstitutional warrantless surveillance is far more prevalent than agency requests for information on terrorists. And these revelations have also put to lie President Obama's claims that there has been no abuse of privacy by the NSA.

In a brief filed in a federal court, Google claims that users have no expectation of privacy with regard to e-mail content.

Kirsten Lombard of the Wisconsin 9/12 Project briefly describes "Farmland Preservation Agreements" and "Conservation Easements," programs that the State of Wisconsin offers to property owners.

North Carolina Republican Governor Pat McCrory signed a voter ID bill into law on August 12. The new law, which will go into effect for the 2016 elections, will require all voters to present a valid government-issued photo ID at the polls.

 

On its surface, the ruling against New York City's "stop and frisk" policy is encouraging. Digging deeper, however, reveals that little will change. New Yorkers will continue to suffer the indignities of "stop and frisk."