Unsealed government documents may reveal truth about Fannie, Freddie fate

Did the government really need to bail out the GSEs? April 12, 2016 by Ben Lane   In the years since the federal government modified its conservatorship agreement withFannie Mae and Freddie Mac to sweep all the profits from the government-sponsored enterprises into the government’s coffers, many observers, including those with a serious financial interest, have … More Unsealed government documents may reveal truth about Fannie, Freddie fate

Goldman Sachs officially reaches $5B settlement over toxic mortgage bonds

Will pay $2.385B in civil penalty, provide $1.8B in consumer relief April 11, 2016 Ben Lane   The previously announced $5 billion settlement between Goldman Sachs and the federal government over claims related to toxic mortgage bonds sold to investors in the run up to the financial crisis is now official, the Department of Justice announced Monday morning. … More Goldman Sachs officially reaches $5B settlement over toxic mortgage bonds

Senators File Brief in Support of States’ Lawsuit to Stop Obama Amnesty for Illegals

April 7, 2016 by Warren Mass     Forty-three U.S. senators led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed an Amici Curiae (friend-of-the-court) brief to the Supreme Court on April 4, in support of Texas and 25 other states that filed a lawsuit against the federal government in the case United States v. Texas. In … More Senators File Brief in Support of States’ Lawsuit to Stop Obama Amnesty for Illegals

The Great Rights of Mankind

By John Whitehead   Much has transpired since the United States Constitution was ratified and the 462 words that make up the Bill of Rights—the first ten amendments to the Constitution—became an integral part of America’s legal and political fabric. Our nation has made great strides in protecting the rights of minorities, as well as … More The Great Rights of Mankind

Ninth Circuit: Police Can Lie About Critical Traffic Stop Without Losing The Resulting Evidence

  April 4, 2016  Jonathan Turley Just two weeks ago, Judge Paul Watford of the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit was on the short list for the Supreme Court. Now he is back in the news with a notable decision where the court rejected the appeal of Hector Magallon-Lopez despite his … More Ninth Circuit: Police Can Lie About Critical Traffic Stop Without Losing The Resulting Evidence

Court: Warrantless Use of Cell Site Simulators Illegal

April 1, 2016 by  C. Mitchell Shaw     Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals ruled Wednesday that police in Baltimore and around the state have illegally used cell site simulators for tracking suspects and capturing mobile-phone traffic without first obtaining a warrant. The ruling by the three-judge panel reads in part, “Cellphone users have an … More Court: Warrantless Use of Cell Site Simulators Illegal

Federal Judge Concerned about Campus Free Speech Restrictions

  AP Photo/Valentina Petrova by TOM CICCOTTA 31 Mar 2016 In a lecture at Harvard Law School on Monday, Loretta A. Preska, chief judge of the U.S. District Court of Southern New York, said she was concerned about the decreasing tolerance for speech on American university campuses. “A campus with a so-called free speech zone is … More Federal Judge Concerned about Campus Free Speech Restrictions