Democrats Search For Russians — Any Russians — For Collusion

January 12, 2018 jonathanturley Below is my column in the Hill Newspaper on the controversy surrounding demand letters sent out by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence — and the scope of the discovery sought by its lead Democratic counsel.  The scope of discovery is always a difficult issue in litigation and lawyers resist efforts to … More Democrats Search For Russians — Any Russians — For Collusion

Constitutional Q&A: Knock-and-Talk Police Tactics

April 27, 2017 DOCUMENTS PDF VERSION AVAILABLE HERE © 2017 The Rutherford Institute[1] Those who founded this country strongly believed that “a man’s house is his castle.”[2] This belief—that the sanctity of one’s home should be protected against government invasions—led those who drafted the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to forbid government agents from conducting … More Constitutional Q&A: Knock-and-Talk Police Tactics

Justice Denied: The Government Is Not Going to Save Us

Jan 8, 2018 By John W. Whitehead “The warlords of history are still kicking our heads in, and no one, not our fathers, not our Gods, is coming to save us.”— Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled: it will not hear the case of Young v. Borders. Despite the fact that a 26-year-old man … More Justice Denied: The Government Is Not Going to Save Us

Judge Dismisses Bundy Case With Prejudice After Finding of Extensive Unethical Conduct By Federal Prosecutors

January 9, 2018 jonathanturley Another major case has been thrown out due to prosecutorial abuse by the United States Department of Justice.  We have previously discussed cases where federal prosecutors have withheld evidence and filed false or misleading statements to the court.  Now,  U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro has issued a dismissal with prejudice against the Justice Department … More Judge Dismisses Bundy Case With Prejudice After Finding of Extensive Unethical Conduct By Federal Prosecutors

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

Not a Single Shooting Following Campus-carry Freedom in Texas Last Year

 Sept 30, 2017 by  Bob Adelmann Somehow, more than 53,000 students attending Texas public universities have managed to make it through the first year of concealed-carry on campus without murdering each other. Heaven knows that if there had been even one shooting incident, the anti-gun media would not only have put it on the front page … More Not a Single Shooting Following Campus-carry Freedom in Texas Last Year

Trump’s Call for Firing NFL Players Is Not a Violation of Their Rights

Sept 25, 2017 by  Steve Byas President Donald Trump’s comments about the protests during the playing of the National Anthem at National Football League (NFL) games at a political rally in Alabama on Friday predictably touched off a wave of comments over the weekend. Speaking at a campaign event for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Luther Strange … More Trump’s Call for Firing NFL Players Is Not a Violation of Their Rights

Police use of ‘StingRay’ cellphone tracker requires search warrant, appeals court rules

Sept 21, 2017 By Tom Jackman A “StingRay II,” made by the Harris Corp., can redirect cellphone calls away from cell tower antennae and capture their identifying data and location. Police use them to find people. Some argue that that’s an invasion of privacy. (Courtesy Harris Corp.) A device that tricks cellphones into sending it their … More Police use of ‘StingRay’ cellphone tracker requires search warrant, appeals court rules

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Third Attempt by D.C. to Restrict Gun Ownership

July 26, 2017 by  Bob Adelmann The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled Tuesday 2-1 that the district’s third attempt to keep guns out of the hands of its citizens is unconstitutional. The matter has been festering since the Supreme Court ruled in 2008 in District of Columbia v. Heller that individuals have a right to possess … More Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Third Attempt by D.C. to Restrict Gun Ownership

Judge Declares Florida’s Expansion of “Stand Your Ground” Law Unconstitutional

July 5, 2017 by  Bob Adelmann   The decision by Florida Circuit Court Judge Milton Hirsch on Monday delighted opponents of the state’s “Stand Your Ground” laws. Declaring on procedural grounds that changes just enacted into law by the Florida legislature were unconstitutional, Hirsh’s decision “totally derails these changes to ‘stand your ground’ [law],” chortled Tamara Lave, law … More Judge Declares Florida’s Expansion of “Stand Your Ground” Law Unconstitutional