In light of President Trump's decision to deploy thousands of troops to Afghanistan, a debate between James Madison and Alexander Hamilton could save thousands of lives.
A recently enacted law prohibits state and local officials in Maine from creating registries of gun owners.
In his proposed FY 2018 budget, President Trump forces states to pay for his immigration policies or be denied federal grants.
Senator Rand Paul has introduced a bill that would repeal part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and outlaw indefinite detention of Americans.
The Supreme Court has agreed to rehear a case to determine whether the warrantless seizure and search of cellphone records is permitted by the Fourth Amendment.
The Supreme Court may weigh in on President Trump’s executive order temporarily suspending travel to the United States from six nations known for fostering Islamic terrorism. On Thursday, the Trump administration filed emergency applications asking the court to block two lower court rulings against the “travel ban” executive order.
President John Adams once observed, “The liberty of the press is essential to the security of the state.” Sadly, modern presidential administrations have not appeared to harbor the same belief, instead believing that freedom of speech is secondary to national security interests. Just six months into the Trump administration, it seems that President Trump subscribes to the same belief. The New York Post reports that Trump’s Justice Department has obtained a warrant to conduct electronic surveillance on a group of journalists in the hope of uncovering leakers.
In the wake of revelations that the FBI recruited Best Buy’s Geek Squad employees to search computers for child pornography without a search warrant, an Internet privacy group is suing the Justice Department. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and seeks information related to the training and payment of those employees by the FBI.
Several parts of the Constitution appear violated by the Army Corps of Engineers in their effort to heavily fine a California farmer — for plowing on his own land without a permit.
The protests were predictable when the Trump administration called for cutting money to the SNAP (food stamp) program, though Trump's move emulated a successful action in Maine and is a step in the right direction.