Kansas City Star columnist Mary Sanchez wrote a column asserting that nullification was a tool of slave holders. Of course, nullification was never used in support of slavery. But it was invoked by northern abolitionists to thwart the return of escaped slaves as required by the fugitive slave acts.Details
Last night, I spoke on a really cool anti-surveillance panel with people from Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), ACLU of Southern California and Stop LAPD Spying Coalition. It was hosted by Restore The Fourth Los Angeles.Details
Working long hours for something that I love, I get more media coverage wearing my pajamas – sitting on the floor of my apartment – in one day…than most “PR Professionals” can get in a year.Details
A Los Angeles TV news reporter said a California bill to prohibit state cooperation with unconstitutional and illegal spying “could be huge.”Details
It’s no secret that for years now the popular media personality Rachel Maddow has railed against nullification. Consistent with her partisan Democrat disposition she fear-mongered the return of institutional racism, secession and civil war whenever she approached the subject. Her conclusion was that nullification is a hysterical, reactionary, right-wing radicalism that has no place in modern American politics.
But Maddow has apparently had a change of heart – at least in one case.Details
States don’t have to help implement Obamacare.
I’m grateful for how well this story turned out. There wasn’t a single negative word.
RT’s Liz Wahl asks Shahid Buttar, executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee and who helped draft Maryland’s legislation, how the bill would impact NSA operations.Details
The NSA may try to find another way to cool their data centers, but if a state passes the Fourth Amendment Protection Act, it won’t do it with any state resources.Details