Federal Judge Rules Virginia Cannot Bind Delegates to Vote for Trump

July 12, 2016  by  Steve Byas   Robert Payne, senior judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, has ruled unconstitutional Virginia’s statute that provides criminal penalties for delegates who do not follow the results of the presidential preference primary. Payne, nominated in 1992 by President George Herbert Walker Bush, declared late Monday that … More Federal Judge Rules Virginia Cannot Bind Delegates to Vote for Trump

Did Justice Ginsburg Violate Judicial Ethics In Her Criticism Of Donald Trump?

  July 11, 2016 by Jonathan Turley I have long been a critic of the Supreme Court justices engaging in public appearances where they hold forth on contemporary issues and even pending matters before the Court. I have been particularly critical of the late Justice Antonin Scalia and Associated Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who clearly … More Did Justice Ginsburg Violate Judicial Ethics In Her Criticism Of Donald Trump?

Password Sharing Is a Federal Crime, Appeals Court Rules

  July 6, 2016 by JASON KOEBLER One of the nation’s most powerful appeals courts ruled Wednesday that sharing passwords can be a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a catch-all “hacking” law that has been widely used to prosecute behavior that bears no resemblance to hacking. In this particular instance, the conviction of … More Password Sharing Is a Federal Crime, Appeals Court Rules

Michigan’s Systematic Inquisition of Parents Over Religious Objection to Vaccines Leads to Federal Lawsuit

July 7, 2016 The Thomas More Law Center (“TMLC”), a national nonprofit public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, MI, filed a federal lawsuit today against State and County officials and employees seeking to stop a State-sponsored religious inquisition of parents who have religious objections to State vaccination requirements. TMLC brought the law suit … More Michigan’s Systematic Inquisition of Parents Over Religious Objection to Vaccines Leads to Federal Lawsuit

Programmed to Kill: The Growing Epidemic of Cops Shooting Dogs

  July 06, 2016   By John W. Whitehead “In too much of policing today, officer safety has become the highest priority. It trumps the rights and safety of suspects. It trumps the rights and safety of bystanders. It’s so important, in fact, that an officer’s subjective fear of a minor wound from a dog bite … More Programmed to Kill: The Growing Epidemic of Cops Shooting Dogs

Government’s All-access Pass to Your Privacy

July 5, 2016 by C. Mitchell Shaw   The recent legal wrestling match between the FBI and Apple over encryption is not the first time the federal government has attacked the idea of private citizens using strong encryption to protect their data and communications. Throughout the months-long ordeal, which included legal battles, a public-relations war, and … More Government’s All-access Pass to Your Privacy

Supreme Court Rejects Religious Liberty in Washington Pharmacy Case

July 1, 2016 by Steve Byas   A  recent Supreme Court action is perhaps the clearest example yet that a majority of the justices have no respect for the concept of religious liberty. The First Amendment to the Constitution specifically bans laws that restrict “religious exercise,” yet the Court refused this week, by a vote … More Supreme Court Rejects Religious Liberty in Washington Pharmacy Case