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Roll Call: Who Voted To Confirm Drone Executioner David Barron To Appeals Court Post?

No U.S. senator comes out of this vote looking good. The David Barron confirmation vote exposes the lot of them as opportunists who cannot be counted on to stand up for Americans’ legal rights when doing so interferes with their strategies for gathering political power. [...]

Moral Test For Senate Democrats In David Barron Vote

Will they have the courage to stand against their party’s own leader, and defend the Bill of Rights, in which the Fifth Amendment promises that no one can be executed without due process of law and the indictment of a grand jury – or will they help Barack Obama expand George W. Bush’s attack on the Constitution? [...]

Democrats Vote to Confirm Stalling, Anti-Transparency, Surveillance-Happy FBI Counsel as US District Judge

In 2009, we learned that of a newly-expanded FBI program in which its agents spy, often secretly, on American people and groups who are suspected of no crime whatsoever. Rather, people are targeted by the FBI for surveillance on the basis of their political opinions, their religion, and/or their race. At the time of this [...]

Arkansas Judge: threat of retaliation does not cancel Atheists’ free speech

The Central Arkansas Transit Authority, overwhelmingly funded by and operated on behalf of the government, tried to tell an Atheist group it couldn’t run bus advertisements because angry Christians would vandalize the buses. Judge Susan Webber Wright rejected CATA’s claim yesterday, denying the right to discriminate based on perceived (and it turns out, inaccurate) risk [...]

But What About the Judge's Onions?

Threats against judges mushroom, marshals say

A little misapostrophization makes the world a more enjoyable place.

Go. Find a headline to willfully misinterpret. Bring it back.

Barack Obama Pushes To Track Your Location Without A Warrant

Scientia ist potentia. Knowledge is power. The government is seeking more of both, and the news media aren’t providing you any knowledge of your own with which you can fight back.

If you search for news on Barack Obama and cell phones, you’ll find a number of reports about Barack Obama filling out his NCAA [...]

While we Watch the Sun Shine out of Obama’s Armpit, ACLU Delivers on the Patriot Act

Gee, Senator Obama, could you vote against the FISA Amendments Act? No? I see. Well, could you at least not use it when you are elected… Oh, you plan to use it? Ah. Um, well…

Hey, President-Elect Obama, do you plan to continue to issue signing statements to curtail laws passed by Congress? You do? [...]

While we Watch the Sun Shine out of Obama's Armpit, ACLU Delivers on the Patriot Act

Gee, Senator Obama, could you vote against the FISA Amendments Act? No? I see. Well, could you at least not use it when you are elected… Oh, you plan to use it? Ah. Um, well…

Hey, President-Elect Obama, do you plan to continue to issue signing statements to curtail laws passed by Congress? You do? [...]

This is What Torturing Suspects Gets You: Messed Up Justice in America

In the wake of breaking news that the Bush administration specifically authorized waterboarding torture in writing, then covered it up, the Washington Post reports that the federal government has had to withdraw charges of conspiracy and material support for terrorism against a British resident who has been held in Guantanamo for years, Binyam Mohammed. Why? [...]