The county commission of Lane County, Oregon, voted to nullify a state law it believes infringes on the right of residents to keep and bear arms.
The National Security Analysis Center (NSAC) carries on collecting data from millions of unsuspecting Americans.
Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby is raising eyebrows by seeking a protective order that would prevent the release of Freddie Gray’s autopsy report, as well as a gag order on those involved in the case. Mosby claims that she wants to “ensure a fair and impartial process” while she prosecutes the six police officers involved in Gray’s arrest.
The USA Freedom Act, passed in the Senate yesterday by a 67-32 vote and quickly signed by the president, purports to “reform the authorities of the Federal Government” to (among other things) conduct electronic surveillance for “foreign intelligence, counterterrorism, and criminal purposes.”
Much of the complaining about federal overreach in relation to new gun restrictions misses the main point: Neither Congress nor the executive branch has authority in this area.