Tags » Fourth Amendment

Drivers, Beware: The Costly, Deadly Dangers of Traffic Stops in the American Police State

“The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to…

1,863 more words

Civil Asset Forfeiture: Legalized Theft

These are some links to articles that were written by Liberty Unfiltered’s own Lily Dane for The Daily Sheeple on the topic of Civil Asset Forfeiture, otherwise known as Legalized Theft. 65 more words

Liberty Unfiltered

Warning - Put Your Cell Phones in Bubble Wrap

Does privacy really exist anymore? With people’s lives being shared at a click of a button, one can only wonder what is considered “private” anymore. Although the legal definition of… 548 more words

Constitutional Law

No License, What Skill?

http://wearechange.org/u-s-supreme-court-says-no-license-necessary-to-drive-automobile-on-public-highwaysstreets/

Mixed message here. I don’t think we should be mandated to carry identification just because law enforcement says so, which may be the point the Supreme Court is making (perhaps not surprisingly, one opposed to arbitrary executive authority already rampant). 299 more words

Commentary

Facebook just lost a search warrant fight, and that's bad news for privacy

In a setback for privacy advocates, an appeals court on Tuesday ruled that law enforcement can order tech companies to hand over data on hundreds of users in one swoop – and the companies can’t challenge the warrant or even warn users about the search. 475 more words

Tech

Faculty Blog: Recent Supreme Court Term: Los Angeles v. Patel

Students in constitutional law come to learn what seasoned constitutional lawyers know: many cases implicating the Constitution do not turn on the document’s text. Which is not to say the text isn’t important, just that, in certain areas of constitutional law, the doctrinal tests the court has devised to implement textual commands often take precedence over the words themselves. 757 more words

Criminal Procedure