A municipal judge in Ohio prohibited a defendant from mentioning the U.S. Constitution during a trial.
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the federal government in an effort to force religious organizations to provide abortions and contraception to illegal immigrants. Fox News reports that the lawsuit seeks to obtain government records regarding the reproductive healthcare policies for illegal immigrant children that are currently in the care of federally funded Catholic groups. Depending on the content of those documents, the ACLU said it could take further legal action.
The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that police cannot prolong a traffic stop to search for drugs without a warrant, while allowing police to search for drugs without a warrant during the time of a normal traffic stop.
Senator Rand Paul called on his fellow Republicans Saturday to defend the “whole Bill of Rights,” not just the Second Amendment.
SB 1067 — a bill in the Idaho state legislature that would require the Gem State to accept changes to its Child Support Enforcement (CSE) guidelines to bring them into compliance with federal law— has generated a great deal of controversy. While its supporters claim it as necessary to ensure adequate enforcement of child support orders, its opponents object to its undermining of Idaho’s state sovereignty. And this threat comes not only from Washington, but internationally, as well. The law if passed, would mandate that Idaho comply with U.S. participation in the 2007 Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support.
The North Carolina legislature is considering a trio of bills protecting the right to keep and bear arms.
Local law enforcement agencies are continuing their headlong rush up surveillance street, secretly purchasing and using a cellphone monitoring device that is as powerful as it is problematic.
The top 20 percent of U.S. earners pay a whopping 84 percent of all federal income taxes, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis.
In an effort to rein in an increasingly out of control executive branch, Congressman Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) introduced a House Resolution on April 13 that specifically defines “impeachable offenses” as everything from starting a war without congressional authorization to issuing executive orders purporting to circumvent Congress. If approved by the full House of Representatives, the measure would put the Obama administration and future presidents on notice that perpetrating any of the specified high crimes or misdemeanors will result in articles of impeachment being voted on. The law “should warn before it strikes,” the measure explains, offering a series of reasons why such a resolution is needed. Commenting on the measure, Rep. Yoho made clear that the definitions — while clearly applicable to Obama’s ongoing constitutional abuses — are not intended to be partisan and must apply to future presidents of both parties.