In a brief filed in the case of U.S. v. Wurie, the Obama administration is asking the Supreme Court to approve the warrantless search of cellphone data.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has been fighting the federal government in court to release to the public an 86-page opinion of the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), issued in 2011. According to that opinion, the surveillance conducted by the National Security Administration is unconstitutional under the FISA Amendments Act.
On August 21, the government was ordered by the court to release the opinion, one year after the EFF announced that it would be filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Justice Department in pursuit of “any written opinions or orders from the FISC discussing illegal government surveillance, as well as any briefings to Congress about those violations.”
In a new book, Liberty Amendments, radio host Mark Levin is calling for a new constitutional convention to fix the evils of the federal government. Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity have joined him in this effort.
RFID technology has advanced to the point where a chip, installed in the grip of a handgun, will allow the government to render the gun useless instantly.
A bill that would protect citizens of California from indefinite detention under the NDAA is headed for the floor of the state Senate.
Recent revelations by the Washington Post have confirmed that NSA abuse of Americans' privacy through unconstitutional warrantless surveillance is far more prevalent than agency requests for information on terrorists. And these revelations have also put to lie President Obama's claims that there has been no abuse of privacy by the NSA.
In a brief filed in a federal court, Google claims that users have no expectation of privacy with regard to e-mail content.
Kirsten Lombard of the Wisconsin 9/12 Project briefly describes "Farmland Preservation Agreements" and "Conservation Easements," programs that the State of Wisconsin offers to property owners.
North Carolina Republican Governor Pat McCrory signed a voter ID bill into law on August 12. The new law, which will go into effect for the 2016 elections, will require all voters to present a valid government-issued photo ID at the polls.
On its surface, the ruling against New York City's "stop and frisk" policy is encouraging. Digging deeper, however, reveals that little will change. New Yorkers will continue to suffer the indignities of "stop and frisk."
Relying on a loophole in FISA, the NSA is conducting active and warrantless surveillance of the electronic communications of Americans.