State Department Denied Visa for Doctor to Attend Her Own Trial Challenging ‘No Fly’ List—Twice

By: Thursday December 5, 2013 5:18 pm

A significant challenge to the constitutionality of the Department of Homeland Security’s “No Fly” list has been ongoing in San Francisco, California, in a trial before a district court judge this week.

 

Department of Homeland Stupidity: Fair Use, Parody and Satire vs the Government

By: Wednesday October 30, 2013 4:48 pm

The Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency are using their muscle and copyright law to threaten a novelty store dealer with a lawsuit if he doesn’t stop selling items satirizing the snoopy bureaucracies.

Government Officials Hoping Terror Threat ‘Diverts Attention’ From NSA Spying Scandal

By: Tuesday August 6, 2013 10:15 am

In a troubling vindication for the cynics, it seems government officials in Washington are celebrating the recent announcement of a terror threat to US interests around the world as a happy distraction from the NSA spying scandal.

Ray Kelly Steps Up Efforts to Defend Stop-and-Frisk

By: Tuesday July 23, 2013 9:05 am

A sure sign New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is gunning for the Department of Homeland Security job is that he is stepping up efforts to publicly defend his more controversial policies, like stop-and-frisk. He has a new Wall Street Journal Op-ed defending the practice and went on Morning Joe to talk about the issue. While on the show Kelly didn’t deny that he was interested in the DHS job.

The Push for Ray Kelly as Head of DHS Heats Up

By: Friday July 19, 2013 9:30 am

In an interview with Univision’s New York affiliate President Obama said he would be like to know if Kelly would be interested in the position because “very well-qualified for the job.”

Why Ray ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Kelly Possibly Being Nominated to DHS Would Be So Dangerous

By: Monday July 15, 2013 10:35 am

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is on the short list to replace Janet Napolitano now that she is resigning as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. His name is being widely discussed and has the support of one of Obama’s closest Senate allies.

An Open Letter to the Secret Service Regarding the Aaron Swartz File

By: Friday June 21, 2013 12:25 pm

I write you to express my dismay in how the Secret Service’s FOIA office has conducted itself in regards to my request for the Secret Service files on Aaron Swartz. A formal request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) conforming with your guidelines was sent by certified mail and received in February 2013. After making repeated phone calls over a space of weeks to the FOIA communications center I was finally given an acknowledgement letter on April 5th, 2013 that the office had formally received the request on March 5th, 2013.

Government Agrees to Destroy Information Seized From Bradley Manning Support Network Co-Founder

By: Thursday May 30, 2013 10:00 am

The government has decided to settle a lawsuit brought by American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Bradley Manning Support Network co-founder David House. The lawsuit involves a suspicionless border search that House experienced in 2010, where he had his laptop and other electronic devices seized.

Homeland Security Shuts Down Bitcoin Use by Startup Company

By: Wednesday May 15, 2013 1:05 pm

Thou shalt have no other gods before me. The State may have started the ball rolling on bringing an end to Bitcoins in America with Iowa based startup Dwolla. The virtual crypto-currency has been a thorn in the government’s side ever since the currency crossed the billion dollar mark. People have been operating businesses outside of regulation which is apparently only allowed by Wall Street.

Obama on the Verge of Supporting End of 4th Amendment on the Internet

By: Wednesday May 8, 2013 6:40 am

The FBI has long been searching for a way to bypass the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which they have claimed makes their job difficult, increasingly so in the information age. Previously the FBI just broke the law and hoped it would not get caught. Now the agency wants a patina of legality to cover its transgressions against liberty.

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