The Eastern European nation of Slovakia agreed to take the last three ethnic Uighur prisoners who have been detained at Guantanamo since 2002, according to the Associated Press December 31. The Uighurs, ethnic Turkish Muslims from China, were innocent religious pilgrims caught up in the dragnet during the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2002.
Residents in Connecticut were confronted with the reality that their constitutional rights are not inalienable as they stood in long lines to register their firearms. The registration is mandated by the state’s new gun law set to go into effect January 1.
Southern District of New York Judge William H. Pauley III declared in a December 27 decision that the NSA surveillance program — which draws in every American's telephone records without a warrant or probable cause — was “legal” even though it “imperils the civil liberties of every citizen.” The decision contrasts sharply with a decision two weeks ago by Washington, D.C. District Court Judge Richard J. Leon that termed the warrantless surveillance program unconstitutional and “almost Orwellian.”
Four Georgia state legislators have announced their sponsorship of a bill partially nullifying ObamaCare.
Americans for Limited Government issued a paper on December 19 calling state efforts to nullify ObamaCare "unconstitutional."