For those Americans angry with President Barack Obama for authorizing the National Security Agency’s (NSA) dragnet collection of citizens’ data, a recent disclosure should cause them to be even more upset with a former Oval Office occupant — Ronald Reagan.Details
This fall, people in Oregon will cast votes on a ballot measure that would legalize marijuana for the general public, effectively nullifying the federal prohibition on the same.Details
Just when you thought it was safe to get back on the Internet.
Tuesday, the Senate Select Committee passed the Cyber Information Security Act (CISA) by a vote of 12-3. This clears another hurdle in the path toward consideration by the body of the Senate.Details
I’m all for using originalism to reach liberal results — I think that’s the best way to defend originalism from the charge that it’s no more than cover for a conservative agenda.
But Balkin seems to go to the opposite extreme, and find that (his version of) originalism always (or almost always) leads to liberal results.Details
When the federal government claims it wants to solve some problem, do you immediately take it for granted that it really wants to solve the problem at hand and that it harbors no ulterior motive? Or do you instantly think. “Uh-oh, what’s the catch?”Details
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence filed litigation on Wednesday in an attempt to undermine the Second Amendment Preservation Act that passed by the Kansas legislature in April 2013. It hopes to overturn the law, leaving the firearm rights of Kansans in jeopardy.Details
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As Colorado’s six month progress report on its legalized pot economy confronted naysayers with news of plummeting crime, the second state to open itself to recreational cannabis sales made headlines of its own.
Last Tuesday, marijuana was officially introduced into the above ground market in Washington state, sealing another victory in efforts to nullify unconstitutional federal prohibition.Details
Congressional efforts to fortify dragnet domestic surveillance advanced last week when a Senate committee approved the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISA).Details
No protesting the government? No freedom of the press? Lawmakers jailed? Is this the story of the Soviet Union during the Cold War?
No. It describes the United States in 1798 after the passage of the Sedition Act.Details