Time to Understand: Accusations Are Not Convictions

December 16, 2017by ror1774 Dec 15, 2017 by FRANK SALVATO   To say that the media is knee-jerk and irresponsible is to make the understatement of the millennium. To say that the American people are gullible to their knee-jerk is to speak a sad truth. On no other subject is this more relevant than the matter of … More Time to Understand: Accusations Are Not Convictions

ACRU Joined an Amicus Brief with the Pacific Legal Foundation, Jury and Property

Today, we filed an amicus brief, joined by our friends at Reason and American Civil Rights Union, urging the Supreme Court to grant Brott v. United States, a case about whether property owners are entitled to a jury when the federal government takes their land. If the federal government takes your property, who would you want … More ACRU Joined an Amicus Brief with the Pacific Legal Foundation, Jury and Property

Net Neutrality Is Dead, And Not a Moment Too Soon!

 Dec 15, 2017  by C. Mitchell Shaw   Net Neutrality is dead. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 Thursday to dismantle the scheme. And while its supporters are busily running around like Chicken Little, claiming the sky is falling, the simple truth is that the death of the Obama-era regulation of the Internet is a … More Net Neutrality Is Dead, And Not a Moment Too Soon!

Supreme Court Allows Trump “Travel Ban” to Take Effect

Dec 5, 2017 by  Warren Mass   The Supreme Court on December 4 granted a stay of the October rulings by two lower courts that had blocked the Trump administration from enforcing its suspension on travel from six majority-Muslim countries. The San Francisco-based NInth Circuit Court of Appeals and a federal district court in Maryland ruled … More Supreme Court Allows Trump “Travel Ban” to Take Effect

National Reciprocity Likely to Pass House, Get Bogged Down in Senate

Dec 4, 2017 by  Bob Adelman With the House due to take up, and likely pass, the national reciprocity bill this week, attention is being given to the argument often presented to support it: all that’s wanted is to treat CCW (carrying a concealed weapon) permits like drivers’ licenses. After all, goes the argument, states allow drivers … More National Reciprocity Likely to Pass House, Get Bogged Down in Senate

From Katz To Carpenter: The Supreme Court Hears Case That Could Gut Privacy In the United States

December 1, 2017 jonathanturley Below is my column in the Hill Newspaper on the case this week before the Supreme Court on cellphones and privacy.  As discussed below, the government’s argument in Carpenter v. United States represents one of the greatest threats to privacy in a generation. Here is the column:   The cellphone is rapidly becoming the … More From Katz To Carpenter: The Supreme Court Hears Case That Could Gut Privacy In the United States

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