Referring to the Transportation Security Agency’s “program of naked body scans and bodily invasive patdowns without a warrant” is a bit cumbersome. There’s got to be a name we can call the TSA airport search escalation that’s catchy, quick and evocative of something nasty. What should it be?
It’s just as possible for anti-war activists to commit crimes as anyone else, but FBI searches and seizures of items as odd as a child’s drawing and a Martin Luther King poster from anti-war activists this week in Minnesota and Illinois have undeniably roused a moribund peace movement back into high gear. United for Peace [...]
Good-Hearted n (Homelandian; early 21st century): illegal. see especially Caproni, Valerie.
Would you use a more private alternative to Google? [...]
On October 1, Senator Russell Feingold revealed in a meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee that “in fiscal year 2008 only 3 out of the 763 sneak and peek search warrant applications were in terrorism cases. 65 percent were for drug cases.”
Sneak and Peek operations, you may recall, are authorized by the USA Patriot [...]
In a speech given just now in a meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee, we just heard the following information:
“We now know for a fact that the FBI has issued National Security Letters for the library books of innocent Americans.”
— Senator Richard Durbin, October 8 2009
Senator Durbin is as I write offering [...]
Yesterday and this morning I asked you to call members of the Senate Judiciary Committee if you happened to have one of the two Senators for your state serving on the Committee. The cause: to promote consideration and inclusion of the provisions of S. 1686 (the JUSTICE Act). S. 1686 has a number of provisions, [...]
It seems that when people write Tweets about dolphins, they’re writing about the pro football team the Miami dolphins. I was looking for articles about the marine mammals. [...]