UN Attacks U.S. Journalist Known for Exposing UN Corruption

March 16, 2016  by  Alex Newman     The United Nations, which styles itself a champion of what it calls “human rights,” is once again under fire for brazenly trampling fundamental rights — this time on freedom of the press, yet again. After sparking a global scandal last year with its bizarre efforts to imprison … More UN Attacks U.S. Journalist Known for Exposing UN Corruption

Police Settle Lawsuit Over Activist Held at Gun Point, Handcuffed and Arrested for Lawfully Carrying a Rifle During a Protest

March 11, 2016   RICHMOND, Va. — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by The Rutherford Institute on behalf of a man who was arrested as he was engaged in a First Amendment protest against President Obama while lawfully carrying a rifle. The settlement in Brandon Howard v. John Hunter resolved the … More Police Settle Lawsuit Over Activist Held at Gun Point, Handcuffed and Arrested for Lawfully Carrying a Rifle During a Protest

Conservative Student Leader at University of Southern California Faces Impeachment For Inviting Conservative Speakers To Campus

March 11, 2016  Jonathan Turley This week we discussed the effort to impeach two student leaders at Bowdoin. Their offense was wearing sombreros as a fiesta-themed party. Now, there is an effort to impeachment a conservative student leader at the University of Southern California for inviting a conservative speaker to campus. Jacob Ellenhorn appears to … More Conservative Student Leader at University of Southern California Faces Impeachment For Inviting Conservative Speakers To Campus

Harvard Task Force Discusses Possible Ban On Students Joining All-Male Clubs or Associations

March 11, 2016  by Jonathan Turley There is a controversy surrounding a suggestion that appeared as part of a sexual assault study conduct by a Harvard task force that would bar students from joining its all-male final clubs. Such exclusive clubs are denounced as perpetuating a “harmful sexual culture.” Notably, these are private all-male organizations with no … More Harvard Task Force Discusses Possible Ban On Students Joining All-Male Clubs or Associations

Warning Against Efforts to Muzzle Citizens & Avoid Transparency, 1st Amendment Guidelines for Public Meetings

March 09, 2016   CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. —Warning that representative government works best when the government’s actions are fully disclosed and citizens are allowed to speak honestly and openly to their elected representatives and other citizens without fear of retribution, The Rutherford Institute has issued guidelines for local boards, commissions and councils to consider and follow … More Warning Against Efforts to Muzzle Citizens & Avoid Transparency, 1st Amendment Guidelines for Public Meetings

McAfee: Gov’t Backdoors Are Destroying National Security

Mar 7, 2016 by C. Mitchell Shaw   As the Apple/FBI case heats up, the surveillance hawks continue to insist that backdoors into the encryption that protects smartphones are necessary to address the threat of terrorists and other dangerous criminals “going dark.” But one of the most respected voices in computer security says that “solution” is … More McAfee: Gov’t Backdoors Are Destroying National Security

No, Turning On Your Phone Is Not Consenting to Being Tracked by Police

‘ Mar 4, 2016 by Alex Emmons  Photo: U.S. Patent Office The Maryland Court of Special Appeals on Wednesday upheld a historic decision by a state trial court that the warrantless use of cell-site simulators, or Stingrays, violates the Fourth Amendment. The trial court had suppressed evidence obtained by the warrantless use of a Stingray — … More No, Turning On Your Phone Is Not Consenting to Being Tracked by Police

#FannieGate: 9th Circuit rules that Fannie and Freddie are private companies

Decision could affect Delaware case on legality of net worth sweep March 3, 2016 Sarah Wheeler A decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday could have big implications for a Delaware case where plaintiffs are arguing that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are Delaware corporations and therefore are subject to state, not federal law. … More #FannieGate: 9th Circuit rules that Fannie and Freddie are private companies

NY judge scolds US in its fight with Apple over iPhone data

March 1, 2016 By TAMI ABDOLLAH and LARRY NEUMEISTER   FILE – In this Feb. 17, 2016 file photo shows an iPhone in Washington. A schism has emerged among family members of victims and survivors of the San Bernardino, California terrorist attack, with at least a couple supporting Apple Inc. in its battle against a federal … More NY judge scolds US in its fight with Apple over iPhone data