The U.S. Supreme Court dished out a unanimous condemnation of President Obama's dictatorial usurpation of the power of appointment in the June 26 decision of NLRB v. Noel Canning. The court ruled that President Obama exceeded his authority as president when he claimed to exercise his “recess” appointment authority without the consent of the U.S. Senate while the Senate was still in session.
Investigative reporter Glenn Greenwald has promised to name victims of NSA warrantless surveillance, calling such an expose “imminent” in an interview with Fox News. Such an exposé may prove to be a game-changer in congressional and public debate on granting the NSA unconstitutional warrantless surveillance.
Forty-three senators have co-sponsored S.J. Res. 19, which proposes an amendment to the Constitution “relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) recently said of the resolution: “We’re going to push a constitutional amendment so we can limit spending because what is going on today is awful.”
The long-awaited memo justifying the president’s denial of due process to Americans whom he has ordered assassinated by drone was finally released.
A proposed amendment to the Missouri constitution would protect electronic communication from unwarranted searches and seizures.
The Republican Party of South Dakota approved a resolution over the weekend calling for the impeachment of President Obama, citing multiple violations of his oath of office to uphold the U.S. Constitution and faithfully execute the laws passed by Congress. The measure, which was narrowly passed by delegates at the state GOP convention on Saturday, comes amid a growing national movement to remove Obama from power — or at least take urgent measures to rein in the lawlessness. Supporters of the effort across America celebrated the move as an important milestone in restoring accountability and constitutional government.
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals held that the federal government may not indefinitely retain seized computer files.
A judge is considering demanding a rewrite of the summary of a proposed constitutional amendment in Missouri that will go before voters in an effort to shore up gun rights.
In order to comply with a new state law, cities and counties in Kansas must repeal all non-compliant gun control regulations.
At its biennial meeting, the UN's Programme of Action calls for the tracking and destruction of small arms and ammunition, as well as civilian disarmament.