The US Supreme Court has handed American law enforcement agencies an unqualified victory that arguably restricts the Constitutional prohibition against unwarranted searches and seizures.
|By: patrick devlin Tuesday February 25, 2014 4:47 pm|
|By: Masoninblue Saturday February 22, 2014 12:50 pm|
When the going gets tough, the hypocritical and willfully ignorant right-wing-hate-machine in Arizona gets weird.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday February 20, 2014 6:40 am|
Unnamed United States government officials have apparently told the Wall Street Journal that the National Security Agency might have to expand its “collection” of Americans’ phone records because people are suing the government to stop what they consider to be intrusive and unconstitutional surveillance.
This idea being floated in a major national newspaper is the first that any lawyer involved in cases against the government have heard this wild argument. Is it some kind of ham-handed attempt to help the NSA retain control of the phone records?
|By: DSWright Monday February 10, 2014 6:47 am|
Contrary to the continual rationalizations by NSA defenders such as President Obama that metadata is benign – that it is only used to see patterns not identify individuals – it is now being reported that metadata alone is the basis for lethal drone strikes.
|By: Norman Solomon Monday January 27, 2014 8:00 pm|
This is a struggle for power over what kind of future can be created for humanity.
It’s time to stop giving juice to Big Brother.
|By: DSWright Tuesday January 21, 2014 9:02 am|
So about that whole not spying on Americans thing, it seems the NSA has been having quite an exchange with domestic law enforcement. According to recently declassified FISA documents the NSA has been tipping off the FBI at least two to three times per day going back at least to 2006.
|By: Peter Van Buren Thursday January 9, 2014 2:59 pm|
The current media pablum about whether Snowden is “narcissistic” or “spiteful” or the devil himself is nonsense.
This kind of thing has become a set-piece in America to dehumanize and discredit whistleblowers so as to dilute public support for the vital information they make available. In high school debate class this lame name-calling is known as ad hominem, one of the lowest forms of argument.
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday December 30, 2013 11:55 am|
The latest NSA revelations reveal deeper and more insidious intrusions into our lives, and show deeper collusion between the government and private enterprise. If you really, really think this is OK because you have “nothing to hide,” you better be damn sure that’s the case.
|By: bmaz Saturday November 16, 2013 1:59 pm|
Damon Keith is a legend. The kind of judge other judges speak about with hushed reverence and admiration, and for good reason. I first learned of Judge Keith in law school in the early ’80s when studying what is commonly known as “The Keith Case“. It was, and is, one of the most important Fourth amendment cases in history, and undergirds all significant Fourth Amendment law on domestic targeting and electronic surveillance of persons within the United States.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday October 21, 2013 6:22 pm|
Over the weekend, a conference on surveillance was held by the Chicago chapter of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC).