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US police departments conduct warrantless spying on citizens Special

Tallahassee - As the battle over the notion of warrantless spying rages on Capitol Hill, it was revealed that local police departments are engaging in similar dragnets and refusing to disclose that the technology was used, even to judges during court proceedings.
Digital Journal Report by Justin King - 6 comments

U.S. is the only nation that sentences children to die in prison

The United States is the only country in the world that sentences children to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 44 comments

Lawyers clash over electronic documents in NC voter ID lawsuit Special

Winston Salem - Lawyers representing the state of North Carolina, Governor Pat McCrory and other defendants were accused of holding back crucial electronic documents in a hearing last Friday as lawsuits seeking to overturn North Carolina's new voting law move forward.
Digital Journal Report by Kelly Fetty

Judge rules invasive North Carolina abortion law unconstitutional

Greensboro - A North Carolina law forcing doctors to "show" and "describe" ultrasound images to every woman who seeks an abortion-- regardless of the patient's wishes --is unconstitutional, a judge on Friday ruled.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan

Op-Ed: America — a Constitution Free Zone

Seizures, strip searches, forced detentions based on simple "reasonable suspicion". The 4th Amendment has officially been neutralized for Americans, and the scary part is most of us don't even realize it.
In the Media by Donald Quinn

Judge rules: Most of U.S. has no protection from search by DHS

A federal court Judge ruled that the so-called “constitution exemption zone” is legal. The zone extends 100 miles from any U.S. border, which covers roughly two-thirds of citizens.
In the Media by Justin King - 3 comments

Op-Ed: NSA has Santa's naughty and nice list (Satire)

Colorado Springs - The government will not have to spend millions of dollars this year to track Santa. They already know his route, right down to street addresses, thanks to NSA spying.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Judge: War memorial cross violates Constitution, must be removed

San Diego - A 43-foot cross erected in 1954 to honor Korean War veterans must be removed because it violates the U.S. Constitution, a federal judge in San Diego ordered Thursday.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 6 comments

ACLU: Catholic hospital risked woman's life by refusing abortion

Muskegon - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of Michigan have filed a lawsuit on behalf of a pregnant woman who suffered a painful, prolonged, and life-threatening miscarriage because the only hospital in her county refused her an abortion.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

US lawyers claim Americans cannot challenge NSA spying legality

Washington - The American Civil Liberties Union(ACLU) brought a lawsuit against the National Security Agency's (NSA) program of phone records surveillance last June shortly after Edward Snowden the NSA whistle blower revealed its existence.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 2 comments
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