By a party line vote, the South Carolina state House of Representatives approved a bill that would prohibit the state from enforcing federal gun regulations.
Once again vindicating Thomas Jefferson's assessment that judicial supremacy would make our Constitution a suicide pact, the Supreme Court has blocked a Louisiana law that would save babies’ lives.
Since 2012, public buses in Maryland have featured devices that record the private conversations of passengers, raising concerns about civil liberties infringement. Efforts in the Maryland Senate to address these concerns have failed, but a recent bill that seeks to limit the recording capabilities of the equipment has advanced after passing unanimously in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.
On Monday, U.S. Magistrate Judge James Orenstein ruled that the Department of Justice cannot force Apple to provide the FBI with access to a locked iPhone involved in a drug case in Brooklyn, New York, as it represents a violation of the separation of governmental powers. Experts contend the ruling could have significant implications in Apple’s current battle with the FBI regarding the San Bernardino terrorism investigation.