“Defense Support of Civil Authorities,” a Defense Department Directive issued on December 29, 2010, outlines the conditions under which federal military forces could be used to put down civil unrest. However, the directive states that such forces “shall not be used to quell civil disturbances unless specifically authorized by the president in accordance with applicable law or permitted under emergency authority.”

The Supreme Court on Monday extended its doctrine of "qualified immunity" to two cases, both unanimously.

A representative of the Convention of States organization penned another call for a convention filled with historical inaccuracies.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the USA Freedom Act in gutted form May 22, forcing most of its original sponsors to vote against the legislation. The House passed the bill by a 303-121 vote, with a majority in both parties favoring passage.

Proponents of utilizing Article V of the U.S. Constitution to convene a convention of states to amend the U.S. Constitution claim that a well-worded resolution by state legislatures would not go awry because such a runaway convention is “unprecedented.” They've got their history wrong.

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