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Constitutional Law Attorney Says Mueller’s Seizure Of Transition Emails “Likely Violated The Law”

Over the weekend, reports surfaced that Special Counsel Robert Mueller may have inappropriately taken possession of “many tens of thousands” of emails from the Trump transition team, obtained through the General Services Administration – the government agency responsible for hosting the transition email system which used a “ptt.gov” address, without getting the necessary search warrants […]

Twilight Of The Courts: The Elusive Search For Justice In The American Police State

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air – however slight – lest we become […]

Court Rules Facebook Can’t Challenge Demands for User Data (and Can’t Tell Users)

Via The Daily Bell Facebook is not exactly the champion of user privacy, but at least in one case, the company did go to bat for its users. Facebook took New York law enforcement to court over secret warrants that allowed authorities to collect user data. Unfortunately, Facebook just lost their case in the New York courts. […]

Cell Phone Searches At Border Crossings Surge 1,100% In February Compared To 2015

The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States protects American citizens from “unreasonable searches and seizures” and requires “probable cause” to obtain a warrant for such searches.  But there are two places where the Fourth Amendment doesn’t apply, even for U.S. citizens, and that’s at border crossings and airports.  Now, according to an […]

The Walls Have Ears: Warrant Granted For Amazon Echo Home Data, Setting Precedent

Submitted by Alice Salles via TheAntiMedia.org, Technology has, for the better part of the last decade, changed our lives in significant and groundbreaking ways. But as technology continues to make great strides, helping us change the way we do business and live our lives, it is also employed by bureaucrats looking to keep an eye […]