VIDEO Charlotte Police Department Releases Videos of Shooting

Sept 25, 2016   by  C. Mitchell Shaw   After days of riots and looting and some mostly peaceful protests following the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott — a black man — in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) has released the dashcam and bodycam videos of the shooting. And while — … More VIDEO Charlotte Police Department Releases Videos of Shooting

Pain Clinic Leaves Hypodermic Needle In Back Of Patient For Seven Years

  September 8, 2016  jonathanturley Most people go to Pain Clinics with the understanding that they are for the relieving rather than the causing of pain. However, Claudia Ball found out the hard way that that is not always true after being treated at the Breakthrough Pain Relief Clinic in Chesterfield. A jury found this … More Pain Clinic Leaves Hypodermic Needle In Back Of Patient For Seven Years

U.S. Supreme Court Fails to Reinstate North Carolina’s Voter ID Law

Sept 1, 2016   by  Raven Clabough   On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court failed to reinstate parts of North Carolina’s voter ID law that had been ruled as unconstitutional by a federal appeals court. With the Supreme Court divided 4 to 4 on the issue, the lower court’s ruling remains intact. North Carolina passed … More U.S. Supreme Court Fails to Reinstate North Carolina’s Voter ID Law

Sheriff Raids House to Find Anonymous Blogger Who Called Him Corrupt

Aug. 4 2016 by Noami Chance  AFTER A WATCHDOG BLOG repeatedly linked him and other local officials to  corruption and fraud, the Sheriff of Terrebone Parish in Louisiana on Tuesday sent six deputies to raid a police officer’s home to seize computers and other electronic devices. Sheriff Jerry Larpenter’s deputies submitted affidavits alleging criminal defamation against … More Sheriff Raids House to Find Anonymous Blogger Who Called Him Corrupt

10th Circuit Officials Justified In Arresting, Criminally Charging 13 Yr old For Burping In Class

  August 1, 2016  jonathanturley We have been discussing the trend toward suspending and expelling students (and teachers) for comments that they make on social media (here and here and here andhere and here and here and here). Teachers and administrators have been criminalizing juvenile conduct rather than dealing with such issues with the students and … More 10th Circuit Officials Justified In Arresting, Criminally Charging 13 Yr old For Burping In Class

Walt Disney Fired Intern Who Objected to Sign Telling Employees To Deny Risk Of Alligators

  July 20, 2016 jonathan turley We previously discussed the tragic death of Lane Graves, 2, at a Disney resort after an alligator attack. Things are already pretty bad for the company, but there is yet another twist. A Walt Disney World intern was fired after she posted objected to a sign advising employees to … More Walt Disney Fired Intern Who Objected to Sign Telling Employees To Deny Risk Of Alligators

‘We the Prisoners’: The Demise of the Fourth Amendment

June 28, 2016 By John W. Whitehead “Our carceral state banishes American citizens to a gray wasteland far beyond the promises and protections the government grants its other citizens… When the doors finally close and one finds oneself facing banishment to the carceral state—the years, the walls, the rules, the guards, the inmates—reactions vary. Some experience an intense … More ‘We the Prisoners’: The Demise of the Fourth Amendment

Majority stake in MERSCORP Holdings acquired by NYSE parent company ICE

June 17, 2016 by Brena Swanson   Intercontinental Exchange, ICE, announced on Friday that it plans to acquire a majority equity position in MERSCORP Holdings, the owner of Mortgage Electronic Registrations Systems, collectively known MERS, sending a signal to the market that MERS is finally vindicated. [ How this show vindication is not stated. What it … More Majority stake in MERSCORP Holdings acquired by NYSE parent company ICE

Yale Students Call For Abolishment Of Core Course Featuring White Male Authors Like Chaucer and Shakespeare

June 6, 2016 by  jonathan turley We have been discussing the erosion of free speech and academic standards at our universities and colleges. What is alarming is not only the pace of such demands but the support of some faculty to stripping away core courses and historical references. The latest such example can be found … More Yale Students Call For Abolishment Of Core Course Featuring White Male Authors Like Chaucer and Shakespeare

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