Mueller’s Case Facing Possible Hit From Supremes

Fight over state, federal sentences based on single incident in play November 30, 2018 Robert Mueller The case of a man who was sentenced to prison twice for the same incident, once by state prosecutors and once by the feds, could play a role in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged collusion by the Russians and … More Mueller’s Case Facing Possible Hit From Supremes

Uphold Ban on Double Jeopardy

September 13, 2018 DOCUMENTS The Rutherford Institute’s amicus brief in Gamble v. United States In an effort to reform the nation’s harsh and overly-punitive criminal justice system, The Rutherford Institute has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to fully enforce the Constitution’s ban on double jeopardy by overruling precedent allowing a single act by a person to be the … More Uphold Ban on Double Jeopardy

Gorsuch’s Ruling in Immigration Case is Solid Conservative Originalism

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images 17 April 2018 by Joel B. Pollak Conservatives can be expected to disagree reasonably over Justice Neil Gorsuch’s opinion Tuesday in Sessions v. Dimaya, in which he concurred with the Court’s liberals and cast the deciding vote in a 5-4 ruling invalidating an immigrant’s deportation. But it is not reasonable to claim that … More Gorsuch’s Ruling in Immigration Case is Solid Conservative Originalism

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

University Student Cleared Of Rape After Police Admit To Withholding 40,000 Messages From His Accuser

December 19, 2017 jonathanturley For two years, Liam Allan, 22, lived in fear after he was accused of 12 rapes and assaults by a woman.  He was facing 20 in jail and put his life on hold as he insisted that he was innocent. What he did not know until recently was the police in England … More University Student Cleared Of Rape After Police Admit To Withholding 40,000 Messages From His Accuser

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

Farmer Fined $2.8 Million for Plowing His Own Land

May 31, 2017 by  Steve Byas It’s a case that involves property rights, due process of law, constitutionally protected rights, and rule by bureaucratic fiat. A farmer in California’s Tehama County will undergo a trial this August in an attempt by the federal government and the state of California to fine him $2.8 million for … More Farmer Fined $2.8 Million for Plowing His Own Land