Ukraine's ambassador to the United Nations warned that Russia could be planning an invasion of the eastern and southern Ukraine. Ukraine, meanwhile, appears poised to withdraw all military service members and their families from Crimea, even as the Ukrainian government insists it will never "stop fighting for the liberation of Crimea."
- In a speech at the American Jewish Congress, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she was "personally skeptical" that a deal with Iran over its nuclear program can be successfully reached.
- Taliban fighters in Afghanistan launched an attack on a prison in Jalalabad, killing 10 police officers and a civilian. The attack included a suicide bomber, multiple bombs, and seven insurgents who were all killed in a four-hour firefight.
- A survey of more than 1,200 business owners found 38 percent said they would have to lay off workers if President Barack Obama's proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 passes Congress.
- The attorney general of New Jersey has ordered state police to stop photographing protesters at events featuring Governor Chris Christie (R-N.J.) under any circumstances.
- It reportedly costs Detroit $32 to process a $30 parking ticket, so bankruptcy consultants have suggested the city hike parking fines.
- Former championship-winning Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson accepted an offer to be president of the New York Knicks, returning to take full control of a team he played for in the '60s and '70s.
Frightening events create openings for attacks on civil liberties.
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Unfortunately, qualified immunity remains intact.
The First Amendment doesn't come with an exception for "disinformation."