The announcement on Wednesday by Washington, D.C.’s attorney general was no surrender but rather a strategic withdrawal. The district has decided not to press forward on its appeal of Judge Frederick Scullin’s ruling in Palmer v. District of Columbia last summer that the district’s total ban on handgun possession (except inside a home) was unequivocally unconstitutional.

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal from three young men who, as California high school students in 2010, were ordered by school officials to remove their U.S. flag T-shirts on a day celebrating a Mexican holiday.

The recently leaked Chapter 2 of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), as we recently reported, would establish international tribunals (courts) appointed by a branch of the World Bank, which acts as a front for the central bankers and their Wall Street bankster colleagues, most especially Goldman Sachs and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Why has the Obama administration kept the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement text secret from Congress and the American people? A newly leaked TPP chapter reveals at least one huge reason: The TPP text proposes creating tribunals (courts) that could overrule the decisions of our state and federal courts, as well as our local, state and federal laws — and our state and national constitutions.

U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), who are seeking to repeal the PATRIOT Act in its entirety and combat any legal provisions that amount to American spying, unveiled their Surveillance State Repeal Act on Tuesday.