Constitutional Conventions: What Can 1787 Teach About 2016?

May 28, 2016 by  Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.   On May 25, 1787 the so-called “federal convention” began in Philadelphia, some two weeks after it was scheduled to start. Present at that August meeting were many of the leading lights of the American cause of liberty: George Washington, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, James Wilson, Alexander Hamilton, … More Constitutional Conventions: What Can 1787 Teach About 2016?

Federal appeals court rules bloggers are real reporters under the First Amendment

Jan 18, 2014 By JOEL GEHRKE (@JOELMENTUM)     Remember when Juan Williams told Michelle Malkin that he was a “real reporter,” not just a “blogger”? Well, one of the most liberal federal courts in the country says that’s a distinction without a difference under the First Amendment. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision … More Federal appeals court rules bloggers are real reporters under the First Amendment

Senators Voted Unanimously To Lift The Bar on Suing Saudi Arabia WITH Provision Allowing The Administration To Bar Such Lawsuits

May 26, 2016  Jonathan Turley     Remember that “historic” vote to lift the statutory ban on 9/11 families suing Saudi Arabia? Senators lined up to vote unanimously with the 9/11 families and to reject the threats of Saudi Arabia to wreck economic havoc on the United States. However, it was revealed this week that … More Senators Voted Unanimously To Lift The Bar on Suing Saudi Arabia WITH Provision Allowing The Administration To Bar Such Lawsuits

Hawaii Set to Be First State to Add Gun Owners’ Personal Data to Federal Registry

May 25, 2016 by  Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.   Gun owners in Hawaii may soon find their names uploaded to a federal registry of firearms owners maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In a story reported by the Associated Press (AP), anyone in Hawaii owning a weapon could soon have their names and other … More Hawaii Set to Be First State to Add Gun Owners’ Personal Data to Federal Registry

British Supreme Court Gags Media From Printing Names In Widely Discussed Elton John Sex Scandal

  May 25, 2016  Jonathan Turley The rapid decline of free speech in England accelerated further this month with a ruling of the British high court banning The Sun newspaper from naming celebrities involved in a sordid sex story despite the fact that all three names are widely known and discussed on the Internet and … More British Supreme Court Gags Media From Printing Names In Widely Discussed Elton John Sex Scandal

Fannie, Freddie and the Secrets of a Bailout With No Exit

May 20, 2016 By GRETCHEN MORGENSON    When Washington took over the beleaguered mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the collapse of the housing market and the financial crisis of 2008, it was with the implicit promise that they would be returned to shareholders after being nursed back to health. But now, with the … More Fannie, Freddie and the Secrets of a Bailout With No Exit

Illinois Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Ban on Unwarranted Stingray Surveillance

May 23, 2016  by  Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.   On May 18, the state legislature of Illinois passed a bill all but absolutely banning the warrantless deployment of Stingray cellphone surveillance devices in the Land of Lincoln. The text of Senate Bill 2343 mandates that “a court order based on probable cause that a person … More Illinois Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Ban on Unwarranted Stingray Surveillance

VIDEO Pro-Brexit Movie Masterfully Exposes EU Horror Show and TTIP

May 20, 2016 by Alex Newman   There are more than 100 European Union laws that govern pillows. Almost 500 EU laws cover towels. More than 65 EU laws deal with bathrooms. A “mere” 31 EU laws cover toothbrushes, while close to 50 govern toothpaste, and more than 170 deal with mirrors. And that is … More VIDEO Pro-Brexit Movie Masterfully Exposes EU Horror Show and TTIP

House Oversight Committee Issues Resolution to Censure IRS Commissioner

May 19, 2016  by  Bob Adelmann   On Wednesday the House Oversight Committee, chaired by Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), introduced a resolution to censure IRS Commissioner John Koskinen (shown) for misconduct while head of the agency. The resolution “offers congressional condemnation and disapproval of Mr. Koskinen for a pattern of conduct inconsistent with the trust and … More House Oversight Committee Issues Resolution to Censure IRS Commissioner