Politicians and the public are alarmingly willing to violate civil liberties in the name of fighting the epidemic.
Emergency restrictions should always be lifted as soon as the crisis has sufficiently abated.
They have a long history of spying on dissident political groups, from early 20th century socialists and mid-century civil rights leaders to modern environmentalists and Black Lives Matter.
Congress should loudly and unanimously reject this insanity.
The NYU Law professor thinks we're in for a mess of bad epidemiology, ineffective stimulus, and misguided quarantines.
Politicians seem to be proceeding on the dangerous assumption that cost-effectiveness does not matter.
While the use of force can be justified to curtail the spread of communicable diseases, the threat has to be weighed against the burdens on potential carriers.
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Psychiatric Hospitals Can Still Force Patients to Accept Shock Treatment. One Connecticut Patient Has Been Shocked 500 Times in Five Years.
Despite concerns about efficacy and side effects, courts are slow to act on behalf of patients who don’t want the treatment.
40 Privacy Groups Ask Federal Oversight Agency To Push for Suspension of Federal Facial Recognition Technology
40 privacy advocacy groups send open letter to agency
Signing a lease instead of a deed shouldn’t erase your right to be free of government home invasions.
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In the unlikely event that the former New York mayor wins the Democratic nomination, the 2020 election will pit a billionaire busybody against a billionaire bully.
Operation Independence Day is just Operation Cross Country by a different name.
A change in Tennessee’s definition of a firearm allows for felons to own a gun provided it was manufactured before 1899.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal would give journalists special federal protections that they don't need.
Can a Federal Judge Sentence You for a Crime Your Jury Says You Didn't Commit? The Answer May Terrify You
Congress takes up the issue of "acquitted conduct."
Whistleblower Michael German's new book exposes how the FBI failed us on 9/11 and continues to endanger us all through racism, incompetence, and institutional inertia.
Sandy Hook Promise Ad Hypes the Danger of School Shootings, Fostering Irrational Fears and Bad Policies
Official responses to these extremely rare crimes are grossly disproportionate in light of the risk they actually pose.
An open immigration policy means letting people from anywhere work for whatever amount they want.
The democratic socialist congresswoman also criticized Republican hypocrisy.
The late Supreme Court justice was an inconsistent defender of civil liberties.
As governments and law enforcement agencies rush to incorporate facial recognition tech, California lawmakers have a chance to slam on the brakes.
A small city in California has been plagued by police shootings, costly civil rights lawsuits, and incidents of excessive force.
Kentucky Judges Pre-Signed Blank Legal Documents So That Child Services Could Take Custody of Kids on Nights and Weekends
"Children are being illegally taken from their home without judges' proper authority."
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In a State of Emergency, the President Can Control Your Phone, Your TV, and Even Your Light Switches
Under a little-known regulation that dates back to the 1930s, the president has legal power over electronic transmissions.
Good intentions, private fears, and innovative entrepreneurs vying for government contracts are killing privacy in public places.
The future of civil asset forfeiture law in the United States now revolves around a single Land Rover.
The former Attorney General has made it much for difficult for the DOJ to crack down on police departments accused of civil rights violations.
Santa Claus is coming to town with all his liquids in a single quart-sized baggie.
That's PATRIOT Act thinking.