Following up on Brian Doherty's post about today's huge announcement that the Supreme Court will hear arguments in McDonald v. Chicago, it's also worth noting that the Court will not only decide whether the Second Amendment applies to the states, but whether that application occurs via the Due Process Clause or the Privileges or Immunities Clause of the 14th Amendment. This matters because restoring the Privileges or Immunities Clause has the potential to secure not just gun rights, but economic liberty as well. Remember that the Privileges or Immunities Clause, which the Supreme Court gutted in 1873, was designed to enshrine the free labor philosophy of the anti-slavery movement and to protect substantive individual rights—including the Bill of Rights—from state abuse. For the full story behind that, see here and here.
Cops laugh about “probable cause on four legs” but the damage to innocent lives is real.
He Lost His Eye After a Cop Allegedly Fired a Tear Gas Canister at His Face. The Officer Says He Has Qualified Immunity.
If the officer succeeds, the victim will not be allowed to sue on those claims.
The FBI Seized Heirlooms, Coins, and Cash From Hundreds of Safe Deposit Boxes in Beverly Hills, Despite Knowing 'Some' Belonged to 'Honest Citizens'
Victims of the FBI's constitutionally dubious raid say they've been told to come forward and identify themselves if they want their stuff back.