The ACLU has released a trove of Justice Department records showing—in the ACLU's words—a "huge increase in warrantless electronic surveillance" from 2009 to 2011. The documents show an explosion in the use of "pen register" and "trap and trace" surveillance. Those forms of spying record information such as who is calling (or emailing) whom and for how long, but not the content of the conversation. A few years ago these revelations would have been milked for days of banner headlines. Now they are being met with the equivalent of crickets chirping. The New York Times—which won a Pulitzer for breaking the warrantless-wiretapping story during the Bush years—has not seen fit to mention the ACLU's findings. A. Barton Hinkle wonders if the election season has anything to do with that.
Sandy Martinez says that fine, along with another $63,500 for driveway cracks and a downed fence, violates Florida's constitution.
'Everything Has Been Criminalized,' Says Neil Gorsuch as He Pushes for Stronger Fourth Amendment Protections
The justice weighs in during oral arguments in Lange v. California.
A California Man Died After Cops Knelt on His Neck During a Mental Health Call. Then the Department Tried To Hide It.
Angelo Quinto's family has filed a wrongful death claim.
A nationwide ban on evictions is well outside the congressional power to regulate interstate commerce, ruled U.S. District Judge J. Campbell Barker on Thursday.
Donald Trump on School Reopening Failures: Joe Biden and Teachers Unions Have Betrayed America's Youth
The former president's wild CPAC speech was full of misleading claims, but he made a valid point about schools.