The encryption limits that the Justice Department demands in the name of security would make all of us less secure.
A 2017 Reason investigation found that black residents in Madison County felt under siege in their own neighborhoods.
Edward Snowden's Autobiography Makes a Plea for the Fourth Amendment, the Right to Privacy, and Encryption
America's most famous whistleblower calls for restricting the power of government.
A court ruled that officers did not have enough information to know whether or not stealing violates the Constitution.
Appeals Court Rejects Qualified Immunity Claim by Dallas Transit Cop Who Arrested a Photographer for Taking Pictures
Officer Stephanie Branch arrested Avi Adelman for criminal trespass even though he was not doing anything illegal.
The lawsuit claims two cops yanked a woman's door open, then shot her two dogs when they ran outside.
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.
What’s at stake in Kansas v. Glover.
Trump Mulls Orwellian Proposal to Stop Mass Shootings by Monitoring 'Mentally Ill People' for Signs of Imminent Violence
The program would try to develop a surveillance system based on predictive tests that don't exist.
Did You Download an App that Connects to Your Rifle Scope? If So, the Justice Department Wants to Know Who You Are.
Feds go fishing for private data in order to track down illegal exporters.
Houston's Police Chief Insists That Cops Who Executed a Deadly Drug Raid Based on Lies 'Had Probable Cause to Be There'
Although the warrant was based on a heroin purchase that never happened, Art Acevedo says, there was other, unmentioned evidence that would have justified a search.
Houston Police Union Finally Stops Backing Cop Who Instigated a Deadly Drug Raid With a Phony Affidavit
The Houston Police Officers' Union is no longer covering the legal fees of Gerald Goines, who faces two murder charges.
'I Still Think They're Heroes,' Houston's Police Chief Says of the Cops Who Killed a Couple During a Fraudulent Drug Raid
While the narcotics officers charged with murder and evidence tampering were bad eggs, Art Acevedo says, their colleagues acted "in good faith."
Gerald Goines justified the raid, which killed a middle-aged couple, based on a heroin purchase that apparently never happened.
It’s time for SCOTUS to revisit the "border search exception" to the Fourth Amendment.
Quiet fishing expeditions are being used to sort through potential suspects.
Court Sides With Prison Guards Who Forced Female Inmates To Expose Genitals During Training Exercise
The search raised Fourth Amendment concerns.
When Is Violating the Constitution by Pulling Over Motorists With No Legal Justification 'Not a Bad Thing'?
When the cops just want to reward you for "good driving behavior" by giving you a drink coupon, according to a Phoenix TV station.
'No One Will Hurt You,' a SWAT Officer Promised an Hour After Houston Cops Killed a Couple Falsely Accused of Selling Heroin
Evidence from the scene of the disastrous raid seems to contradict the official account.
Chicago Police Executed More Than 11,000 Search Warrants in Mostly Poor Neighborhoods Over 5-Year Period
As Chicago launches an internal probe of search warrants, new data shows where police are kicking in doors.
The late Supreme Court justice was an inconsistent defender of civil liberties.
SCOTUS says it is constitutional for police to draw blood from unconscious drunk driving suspects.
Ron Wyden and Rand Paul team up to stop Border Patrol from snooping in your stuff without good reason.
The Bureau of Land Management sees no Fourth Amendment concerns with searching American citizens for reasons to arrest them without probable cause when it comes to their event permits.
We can still say no to mass surveillance.
An ACLU brief bolsters the state's case, arguing that people reasonably expect information about the medications they take will be kept confidential.
The most absurd attack against the Michigan congressman involves ignoring his entire history in office.
Or are Americans simply wising up to the dangers posed by cops having their "face prints" on file?
Preventing a slow march toward automated authoritarianism?
Forensic Experts Find 'No Evidence' That Houston Narcs Who Killed Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas Encountered Gunfire As They Entered the House
The physical evidence at the scene seems inconsistent with the story told by the officers who conducted the no-knock drug raid.
The settlement is the latest in a string of costly settlements resulting from violent drug raids by Detroit police that left family pets dead.
Other state and cities should consider doing the same thing
The Metropolitan Police Department was in the middle of a legal battle with the family when the warrantless search was conducted.
And it's a violation of the Fourth Amendment.
Can the government demand a warrantless search with no probable cause of ticket holders as a condition of issuing an event permit?
Pervasive real-time police surveillance is not just theoretical anymore.
Sex, publishing, and quasi-legal theft collide in the Backpage prosecution.
The ACLU argues that the 40-minute detention violated the Fourth and 14th amendments.
Paul cited Barr's past support for warrantless surveillance. He's right to be worried.
"Since openly carrying a handgun is not only not unlawful [in Washington], but is an individual right protected by the federal and state constitutions [as the Washington Supreme Court had earlier held]," it cannot "be the basis, without more, for an investigative stop."
Warrantless "implied consent" laws are under review over Fourth Amendment concerns.
Online room-sharing services had no avenue to legally challenge demands for private info.
Kansas Supreme Court Says Cops Can Search Your Home Without a Warrant If They Claim It Smells Like Pot
Cops supposedly smelled 25 grams of pot inside a plastic container inside a safe inside a closet 30 feet from a guy's doorstep.
Similar cases have resulted in huge lawsuits against hospitals and police departments.