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."
Plus: Trump shows true colors on Yemen, U.K. sets a date for new porn rules, and scientists say we may be in a new geological epoch.
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.
Civil liberties lawyers worry that sensitive documents could end up in the wrong hands.
Rand Paul betrays his civil libertarian principles when he calls for using junk science to ferret out disloyalty.
The same civil liberties that protect accused communists or street criminals may also protect the president or his lawyer. They protect us all.
David Cole defends the First Amendment's viewpoint neutrality, obliquely rebutting critics who question his group's commitment to it.
"[A]s applied to indigent drivers, the law is not merely ineffective; it is powerfully counterproductive."
Nick Gillespie talks to former president of the ACLU Nadine Strossen about the difficulties and importance of free speech.
Declining support for unfettered debate among politicians, academics, and the public doesn't bode well for the future of free speech.
Canvassing the legal problems and practical effects of qualified immunity from constitutional lawsuits
"Time is truly of the essence here," said a lawyer for women imprisoned at Santa Rita Jail.