A federal judge blocked the closure of the only abortion clinic in the state of Mississippi on Monday. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III extended an injunction that he had issued several months ago that blocks the state from closing the clinic while a 2012 state law that requires all OB-GYNs who perform abortions at Jackson Women’s Health Organization to have privileges to admit patients to a local hospital is being challenged.

A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly would protect Californians from being denied basic civil liberties as authorized by the NDAA.

Both houses of the Alaska state legislature have passed a measure protecting from federal infringement the right of citizens to keep and bear arms.

Prominent U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released a report documenting President Obama’s lawless attempts to expand executive power, citing six failed efforts since 2012 to increase federal authority that were rejected by the entire Supreme Court — even by his own big government-supporting nominees. Among the examples of executive-branch power grabs cited by the popular Republican senator: tracking citizens using GPS without having probable cause, interfering with churches, depriving property owners of the ability to challenge federal abuses in court, seeking the authority to override state laws at will, and more.

The hard-hitting report, entitled “The Legal Limit: The Obama Administration’s Attempts to Expand Federal Power,” cites numerous cases to argue that the president’s lust for increased power knows essentially no limits.

 

In a handbook obtained by the ACLU, the IRS claims that its agents do not need a search warrant before snooping through taxpayers' e-mail.