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

VIDEO Eminent domain abuse violates private property rights

7,2, 2015   BY REP. TOM REED (R-N.Y.)   Since our country was founded, private property has served as a cornerstone of our freedoms. The constitutional right to private property is based on the principle that government should not unreasonably interfere with the use of one’s property.  In the Declaration of Colonial Rights, the First Continental … More VIDEO Eminent domain abuse violates private property rights

William Barnhouse just became 350th DNA exoneree in U.S

Indiana Man Exonerated After Serving More Than 25 Years for a Rape DNA Testing Proves He Didn’t Commit William Barnhouse on the day he was released, March 8, 2017, with his attorney Seema Saifee May 12, 2017   (Indianapolis, IN – May 10, 2017)  A judge today granted a motion by the Delaware County Prosecutor’s … More William Barnhouse just became 350th DNA exoneree in U.S

Rogue Judges Claim “LGBT” Discrimination Protected by Civil Rights Law

April 5, 2017  by  Selwyn Duke In another example of judges attempting to make law, a Chicago federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that central-government civil-rights legislation says something it doesn’t — that it prohibits job discrimination against lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and “transgender” employees. Writes NBC News, “The decision, from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals … More Rogue Judges Claim “LGBT” Discrimination Protected by Civil Rights Law

Constitutional Q&A: Rules of Engagement for Interacting with Police

  January 12, 2017 © 2017 The Rutherford Institute[1] In an age of militarized police often trained to view the citizenry as enemy combatants and equipped with weaponry and gear better suited for the battlefield, the perils of exercising one’s constitutional rights grow more costly with each passing day. For example: Zachary Noel was tasered by … More Constitutional Q&A: Rules of Engagement for Interacting with Police