- identified a suspect and then arrest— Whoops, no they didn't! But we do know that grad student, Lingzi Lu, was the third fatality in the attack. And people at the scene apparently engaged in a little post-explosion looting. Yes, the possibility of a civil liberties-threatening reaction does hover over the whole mess. In the Boston bombing case, authorities
- The IRS now promises that it will respect the Fourth Amendment in its searches through email, but internal records from the agency suggest that it's been doing nothing of the sort.
- Add the White House to intended recipients of rather literal poison-pen letters.
- Sen. Rand Paul called out the president for using the dead kids of Newtown as props in his campaign to limit self-defense rights.
- The British government denies that regulating the press is any sort of threat to human rights. And don't you dare report anything to the contrary.
- In just a very few years, the government has displaced the private sector as the primary source of home and consumer loans.
- In Texas, an Eagle Scout candidate recorded local cops trying to come up with a convincing reason for stopping and arresting his father for legally carrying a rifle on a hike. See if you can find "rudely displaying" in the Texas statutes.
- Los Angeles voters will have an opportunity to either tighten or loosen restrictions on marijuana dispensaries.
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