The Supreme Court today announced that it won’t hear the Oklahoma/Nebraska anti-10th Amendment lawsuit against Colorado’s marijuana market. From USA TodayDetails
Because the federal government – including the federal courts – is a creature of the people of the states, its opinion can never be the final word on what is constitutional or not.Details
The Court has made itself a political actor. It’s naive to think that qualifications matter more than politics on today’s court.Details
According to at least one federal judge, warrantless bulk collection of phone data belonging to you and every American fits nicely within the parameters of the Fourth Amendment.
In other words, this federal government employee agrees with the federal government that it has the power and authority to collect your phone records, in mass, with no judicial oversight.Details
It seems more and more apparent that all of the people waiting for federal courts to protect their privacy will decay into cobweb covered skeletons before the courts actually limit the power of the federal surveillance state.
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected what Reuters called “a test case on privacy in the digital age.” The nine justices declined to weigh in on whether police need to obtain search warrants to examine cellphone location information held by wireless carriers.Details
Federal courts once again failed to protect Americans from ubiquitous NSA spying.Details
“On the matter of foreign law and the Constitution, I agree with Ed Whelan that this approach has been thoroughly discredited by Obergefell.”Details