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.
The Fourth Amendment is the biggest loser of all in the horrific case of "Baby Bou Bou," the toddler who was severely injured in 2014 when sheriff's deputies executed a "no-knock" warrant and a flash grenade blew up in the baby's crib.
The Gitmo detention center, with its years-long denial of due process and its clear record of imprisoning the innocent along with the guilty, is a blot on the history of the United States.
After WSBTV aired the story of a business owner in the Atlanta Metro area who requires all of his employees to get a permit and carry a firearm in the office for self-defense, it went viral and reporters inundated him with questions as to his reasoning.