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XKEYSCORE: NSA's Google for the world's private communications

 By the nature of how it sweeps up information, XKEYSCORE gathers communications of Americans, despite the Fourth Amendment protection against “unreasonable search and seizure” — including searching data without a warrant.

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Military Madness

Chris Christie attacks Rand Paul over NSA domestic spying program

 With the exception of Rand Paul, and possibly Ted Cruz,  (who did vote to extend the PATRIOT Act) it seems as if all the Republican candidates for President are perfectly fine with trampling our Fourth Amendment rights in order to keep us safe from terrorism.  356 more words


The Pursuit of Happiness


In 2000 I made this card and sold it to benefit the American Friends Service Committee. It was inspired by my desire for peace, and by the Peaceable Kingdom paintings of Edward Hicks. 488 more words

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Gun-banners are after more than the 2nd Amendment

Via JPFO By Donald L. Cline. June 24th, 2015

I am a Constitutional scholar and a pro-right to keep and bear arms activist. I am writing today to bring to the attention of the —-NRA members and leadership a fundamental issue everyone seems to be ignoring: The right to keep and bear arms is not the only right being assaulted today by the anti-rights gun-banners, and we are helping them accomplish their objective! 731 more words

Anti-gun Asshattery

Fernandez v. California

2013 – Fernandez v. California – Oral Argument

Does the Fourth Amendment prohibit warrantless searches when the defendant has previously objected but is no longer present and the co-tenant consents?

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US v. Jones

2011 – US v. Jones – Oral Argument

Did the warrantless use of a tracking device on Jones’s vehicle to monitor its movements on public streets violate Jones’ Fourth Amendment rights?

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Mass. Crim. Dig.: Commonwealth v. Sheridan

Commonwealth v. Sheridan, 25 N.E.3d 875 (2015)

I. Facts

Early one morning, the defendant, Matthew J. Sheridan, was pulled over by Officer Sean Glennon for an unilluminated headlight. 820 more words

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