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Department of Rubber Stamps: The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

In 2015, the the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation went to the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for authority to intercept communications, including email and phone calls 1,457 times. 413 more words


A Case for Constitutional Open Carry of Firearms

April 26, 2016—January 1 of this year marked a historic day in my great home state of Texas, which became the 15th state in the union to allow for open carry of all hand guns with proper licensing. 1,363 more words

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American Airlines Warns TSA Lines Getting 'Even Longer'

April 15, 2016—Complaining of 6,800 customers that missed their flights within the span of a single week last month, American Airlines has issued a statement calling TSA checkpoints “unacceptable.” 263 more words

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Terry v. Ohio Casebrief

Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1, 88 S. Ct. 1868, 20 L. Ed. 2d 889 (1968)

Brief Fact Summary. The Petitioner, John W. Terry (the “Petitioner”), was stopped and searched by an officer after the officer observed the Petitioner seemingly casing a store for a potential robbery. 419 more words

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All Our Children Are Now FBI Terrorism Suspects

By Thomas S. Neuberger
April 7, 2016

In July 2015, I reported on and analyzed the FBI’s Communities Against Terrorism Program and concluded that it made every adult citizen a terrorism suspect. 1,259 more words

The Sugarland Express

The Justices issued another per curiam opinion early in the term, in November. That case, Mullenix v. Luna, took a look at a Texas police chase that resulted in the shooting death of the perpetrator and whether the police officer was entitled to qualified immunity. 1,395 more words