Chief Justice Roberts Is Awesome Power Behind FISA Court

Ezra Klein Opinion Bloomberg 7/2/2013

Chief justice of the U.S. is a pretty big job. You lead the Supreme Court conferences where cases are discussed and voted on. You preside over oral arguments. When in the majority, you decide who writes the opinion. You get a cool robe that you can decorate with gold stripes.

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Obama’s IRS

Six times the IRS has been accused of punishing President Obama’s political opponents

The Washington Free Beacon 5/11/2013

 

“President [Michael] Crowe and the Board of Regents will soon learn all about being audited by the IRS,”

—President Obama jokes during his commencement speech at Arizona State University in 2009.

Under President […]

Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government?

A former FBI counterterrorism agent claims on CNN that this is the case

Glenn Greenwald The Guardian [UK] 4 May 2013

The real capabilities and behavior of the US surveillance state are almost entirely unknown to the American public because, like most things of significance done by the US government, it operates behind an impenetrable […]

Experts to Congress: US law should require logs of billions of private text messages, emails

Parker Bunch The Daily Caller 3/22/2013

In a hearing before the House Judiciary Subcommittee Tuesday, a panel of technology law experts called on Congress to pass legislation mandating the long-term retention of every American’s text messages and emails in case of a future criminal investigation.

“Billions of texts are sent every day, and some surely […]

‘This Preserves Americans’ Constitutional Right to Privacy’

Judge Napolitano Applauds Senate Panel’s Passage of Email Privacy Bill

Shepard Smith Studio B via Fox News Insider 11/29/2012

A Senate committee has passed a bill that would require authorities to have a search warrant before they go through your emails or other electronic communications. Believe it or not, as it stands right now they […]

Lawyer of recently released ex-marine speaks to Glenn Beck about violation of civil rights

Glenn Beck 8/23/2012

On GBTV Thursday night, Glenn interviewed John Whitehead, lawyer for Brandon Raub, the ex-marine who was taken into custody after he posted some controversial remarks on Facebook.

Earlier in the show, Glenn had criticized the authorities for taking Raub into custody without any warrant or pressing any charges. He pointed out that […]