DOJ Seeks Identities of Libertarian News Site's Anonymous Commenters

Fox and Friends FoxNews.com 6/11/2015

…Judge Andrew Napolitano, first disclosing that Reason.com carries his opinion pieces, criticized this move by the Justice Department. He said in cases like this, the presumption is always that “all speech is protected.”

But he said a just-issued Supreme Court ruling laid out the following three standards that the government […]

Congress to FBI: Um, why are you using domestic spy planes to invade people’s privacy?

Daily Caller News Foundation via Rare.us 6/3/2015

After a series of recent reports exposed the FBI’s fleet of domestic spy planes, Congress is demanding answers.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, a Republican, wrote a letter calling on FBI Director James Comey to give the public the skinny on how much he is invading Americans’ […]

Senate advances spy legislation but law will lapse

Susan Ferrechio The Washington Examiner 5/31/2015

A bill to extend a controversial anti-terrorism surveillance tool cleared a key Senate hurdle Sunday evening, but not in time to prevent it from expiring at midnight.

The Senate voted 77-17 to bring the USA Freedom Act to the floor for debate. The bill would extend surveillance provisions of […]

Rep. Amash Skips House Recess to Make Sure Speaker Boehner Does Not Extend PATRIOT Act

With the USA PATRIOT Act’s bulk data collection authority set to expire at the end of the month without congressional action and most of Congress away for recess, civil libertarian Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) is remaining in town to attend the House of Representatives’ pro forma sessions to prevent Speaker John Boehner from taking advantage […]

Rand Paul's patriotic act

Jack Hunter Rare.us 5/23/2015

After Rand Paul’s ten hour long filibuster against a clean reauthorization of the Patriot Act Wednesday, the New York Times editorialized (emphasis added):

He may have annoyed Senate colleagues by seizing the floor for a marathon monologue on Wednesday, but Senator Rand Paul did Americans a singular service by forcing attention […]