By simply defending her rights, Dollree Mapp altered jurisprudence in the United States and made it a requirement that local and state police use search warrants.

The Small Business Administration has guaranteed billions of dollars in loans to luxury businesses, exclusive clubs, big corporations, and well-heeled investment firms, a new report shows.

After a spectacle featuring senior Obama administration officials prostrating themselves before the United Nations “Committee against Torture,” the controversial UN body released a scathing report last week accusing U.S. authorities of widespread violations of what it calls “international law.” Among other concerns, the global panel cited everything from “police brutality” by state and local officials domestically to the actions of the U.S. military and intelligence agencies abroad. Other criticism directed at the United States focused on immigration policies, deportations, prison conditions, Guantanamo Bay, the terror war, and more.

The Hagans were pepper sprayed and arrested because they wouldn't let a woman from social services in their home without a warrant, and now they are suing — and likely to win.

A single small victory in a big war to safeguard the Fourth Amendment — this time having to do with being forced to take a breathalyzer test or blood test to test for intoxication — doesn't count for much, but it is a victory nevertheless.

 

 

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