Supreme Court to Decide Whether Cellphone Data Falls Under Fourth Amendment

 Nov 28, 2017 by  Michael Tennant On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments in a case with enormous implications for Americans’ rights to privacy, freedom of speech, and freedom of association. Specifically, the court is being asked to decide whether the government may obtain information about individuals’ cellphone usage without first getting a warrant … More Supreme Court to Decide Whether Cellphone Data Falls Under Fourth Amendment

SCOTUS Final Sitting of 2017 Will See Four High-Profile Cases

By Elizabeth Slattery | November 27, 2017 U.S. Supreme Court building (Srceenshot) The Supreme Court’s final sitting of 2017 begins this week, and the justices will hear oral arguments in a number of high-profile cases involving the Fourth Amendment, free speech and religious liberty, federalism, and property rights. Here’s a look at the cases coming up. Property … More SCOTUS Final Sitting of 2017 Will See Four High-Profile Cases

Dershowitz: Mueller “Going Way Beyond His Authority”

Nov 21, 2017 by  Steve Byas Special Counsel Robert Mueller, appointed to investigate the Trump campaign’s alleged connections to Russia, is “going well beyond his authority as a prosecutor,” Alan Dershowitz (shown), highly-regarded retired Harvard Law professor, told Fox News during the Outnumbered Overtimeprogram on Monday. Dershowitz is a well-known Democrat, so his comments cannot be seen … More Dershowitz: Mueller “Going Way Beyond His Authority”

Trump Considers Mulvaney to Run Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Nov 18, 2017  by  Bob Adelmann Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney (shown) is likely to be appointed to take Richard Cordray’s place when he leaves the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) at the end of next week. Mulvaney has been leading discussions with other top administration officials for months about what to do with … More Trump Considers Mulvaney to Run Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Grassley Will Not Allow Senators to Use ‘Blue Slip Courtesy’ to Block Trump’s Judicial Nominees

This column by ACRU General Counsel Ken Klukowski was published November 15, 2017 by Breitbart. WASHINGTON, DC—-Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced Monday that he will not allow any senator to abuse the “blue slip courtesy” to block a judicial nomination. This paves the way for all of President Donald Trump’s nominees to get … More Grassley Will Not Allow Senators to Use ‘Blue Slip Courtesy’ to Block Trump’s Judicial Nominees

Are Threats to Refuse to Seat Moore Unconstitutional?

Nov 17, 2017  by  Steve Byas   “The definition of the right of suffrage is very justly regarded as a fundamental article of republican government,” wrote James Madison in The Federalist, No. 52. Yet the threats emanating out of the U.S. Senate to not allow Roy Moore to be seated should he win the Senate race in … More Are Threats to Refuse to Seat Moore Unconstitutional?

Bias on the Bench: Magistrate in Children’s Hospital Hacking Case Has Financial Conflicts of Interest

Nov 16, 2017  by  C. Mitchell Shaw   A young man accused of hacking Boston Children’s Hospital to save the life of a teen girl claims that court documents show that he is the victim of persecution by prosecution. The documents — provided to The New American — also certainly show that the federal magistrate in his case … More Bias on the Bench: Magistrate in Children’s Hospital Hacking Case Has Financial Conflicts of Interest

Head of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Resigns, Giving Trump Chance to Abolish It

Nov 15, 2017 by  Bob Adelmann   Richard Cordray, the rogue head of the unaccountable Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), announced on Wednesday that, effective at the end of the month, he would be leaving his post. His term doesn’t run out until July of 2018, but he’s leaving early with no reason being offered. In an internal … More Head of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Resigns, Giving Trump Chance to Abolish It

Ninth Circuit Reverses Lower Court And Restores Travel Ban

November 14, 2017 jonathanturley On Monday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit restored the latest travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump. I previously criticized (here and here) the challenges to the travel ban and I believe that the Ninth Circuit is on solid ground in ruling the government can bar entry of people from … More Ninth Circuit Reverses Lower Court And Restores Travel Ban