If there is no point at which a member of the public can claim self-defense against police violence, then the police have stopped being law enforcement and have become lawless paramilitaries.
There is a lot of Fourth Amendment case law regarding unreasonable search and seizure. Today’s main issues are searches of electronics at the border and airport security.
“Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.” Who said it?
“What they really want to see is, they want you to chop your fucking arm off, hold up your arm, wave it around spewing blood, and believe me, if you did that, […]
Part 4 in a series. Pulitzer- and Emmy-winner William Henry‘s famous polemic, In Defense of Elitism (1994), argues that societies can be ranked along a spectrum with “egalitarianism” on one end and “elitism” […]
Got hot links if you want ’em! Jonathan Martin of Politico writes: “Liberal media has traditionally been upstream media, generating information and putting it into circulation. Conservative media is downstream, it’s the […]
By Martin Bosworth I have little to say about the Kabuki theater that is Elliot Spitzer’s fall from grace, so aptly summed up is the situation by my man Motherwell over here. […]
By Martin Bosworth In a rare and welcome example of showing steel in the collective spine, Senate Democrats have voted down an attempt to shut off debate and block amendments on the […]
By Martin Bosworth Today former Attorney General and current AT&T lobbyist John Ashcroft had an editorial in the New York Times demanding that the Senate grant immunity against litigation for telecom companies […]
In response to an inquiry launched by House Democrats as to the role the major telecoms played in abetting the NSA surveillance program, Verizon came out yesterday and admitted that it had […]