- Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty that formally annexes Crimea. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk signed an agreement on closer relations with the European Union.
- Search teams looking for the possible debris of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 seen on satellite images have found nothing.
- Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) ordered an investigation into the CIA's alleged spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
- Turkey banned Twitter, the social media site that is being used to share evidence of alleged corruption within Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's inner circle. Erdogan said, "We'll eradicate Twitter. I don't care what the international community says." Thankfully, Turks can still tweet via text.
- Brigadier General Jeffrey A. Sinclair avoided jail time and was ordered to give up $5,000 per month for four months by the judge overseeing his sexual misconduct trial.
- President Barack Obama told Democratic donors that Democrats usually "get clobbered" in midterms "either because we don't think it's important or we've become so discouraged about what's happening in Washington that we think it's not worth our while."
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."