Fox News reporter Jana Winter is so committed to keeping secret the identity of her sources of information in the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shootings that she is willing to face jail time rather than expose the unnamed persons. Though both a Colorado judge and a New York judge have ordered her to turn over her notes related to the killings — that likely contain the names of her law-enforcement sources — Winter has so far refused.
In several articles being published around the country, nullification is being disparaged as a bizarre fad and nuts.
Senator Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) gun control bill, which includes provisions to perform required universal background checks, has piqued the American Civil Liberties Union. The bill, which includes language from earlier bills introduced by Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), has been the subject of criticism from pro-gun advocates, but is also drawing fire from civil liberties groups who recognize the potential for privacy and civil liberties violations.
On April 2, the United States joined with 154 other countries in approving the UN's Arms Trade Treaty, which calls for registration and potentially confiscation of privately owned firearms.
It is hardly an exaggeration to say that unconstitutional executive orders signed by President Obama last year and last week have moved us dangerously closer to dictatorship.
After passing out of a subcommittee, South Carolina State Representative Bill Chumley's ObamaCare nullification bill is one step closer to enactment.
As the date for en masse deployment of domestic drones draws near, significant constitutional questions on their use remain.
On March 28, Montana Governor Steve Bullock vetoed a nullification bill protecting the Second Amendment rights of Montanans from infringement by the federal government.
As lawmakers face overwhelming pressure from constituents to uphold the Second Amendment and beat back what even some Democrats have called the “extreme” Obama administration-led assault on gun rights, the White House and its allies are pushing hard to shore up dwindling support. Despite the firm backing of radical groups like the Brady Campaign as well as billionaire anti-freedom zealot and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, however, lawmakers are largely still standing firm against the vicious assault on citizens’ rights.
Responding to a tsunami of outrage across the political spectrum over the Obama administration’s lawless power grabs, a coalition of liberty-minded Republicans introduced a bill in Congress last week that would specifically prohibit the executive branch from using military strikes on U.S. soil to murder American citizens. The lawmakers behind the effort said it was aimed at protecting the Constitution and the unalienable rights of Americans.
The three-page legislation (H.R. 1269), dubbed the “Life, Liberty, and Justice for All Americans Act,” has already attracted broad support among activists opposed to the federal government’s wild claims — especially the notion that the president can unilaterally decide to extra-judicially execute or indefinitely detain anyone in the world without due process, trial, or even formal charges.
Over the next couple of months the Supreme Court will decide whether or not the federal government has the authority to define marriage as only between a man and a woman.