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May 30, 2013
IRS Also Targeted Marijuana Establishments

From Salon Ariel Shearer of the Huffington Post highlighted Wednesday that for years, the IRS has been relying on a tax rule originally intended to target illega...

May 30, 2013
FBI Hosts Child Porn Site for Two Weeks

From Salon The ever-eroding line in the sand separating FBI sting and entrapment schemes has perturbed civil libertarians and legal experts for sometime. Then th...

May 30, 2013
Texas Bill: Drones for No One, Except the Police

From Salon Both the Texas House and Senate have passed a bill that criminalizes the use of drones for surveillance. There are a few exemptions: For example, memb...

May 30, 2013
New Drone Strike Undercuts Obama’s Promises on Robot War

From Wired It took all of six days for President Obama to undermine his own new rules about restricting drone strikes. On Wednesday morning, Pakistani security...

May 30, 2013
Man Who Knew Boston Bombing Suspect was Unarmed When Shot

From The Washington Post A Chechen man who was fatally shot by an FBI agent last week during an interview about one of the Boston bombing suspects was unarmed, l...

May 29, 2013
Texas Police Tase Overweight Asthmatic to Death

From Alternet On May 16th, Forth Worth police entered the home of Jarmaine Darden, 34, in search of cocaine. The raid, which does not appear to have uncovered an...

May 29, 2013
An Innocent Extension

From Slate In 1996, Congress cracked down on defendants who repeatedly try to go to court to overturn their convictions. The Antiterrorism and Effective Death Pe...

May 29, 2013
German Official: Xbox One Spying Capabilities a "Twisted Nightmare"

From Slate When Microsoft launched its new Xbox One console last week, rave reviews calling it “awesome” and “stunning” were quickly forg...

May 28, 2013
Warning Lands Batavia Teacher in Hot Water

From The Daily Herald A Batavia High School teacher's fans are rallying to support him as he faces possible discipline for advising students of their Constitution...

May 28, 2013
The Price of Our Defense

From Salon One of the major points of contention in the Budget Control Act that became law in August 2011 was the “sequestration” that went into effe...

May 28, 2013
New Study Tries, Fails to Show Marijuana Use Is Linked to Crime

From Slate On Thursday, Gil Kerlikowske, the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, announced the results of a study that—at least accordi...

May 28, 2013
President Ruthless

From Slate In his speech today about the future of American counterterrorism operations, President Obama said that he will order drone strikes less frequently an...

May 28, 2013
This Pentagon Project Makes Cyberwar as Easy as Angry Birds

From Wired The target computer is picked. The order to strike has been given. All it takes is a finger swipe and a few taps of the touchscreen, and the cyberatta...

May 28, 2013
Judge Rules Against 'America's Toughest Sheriff' in Racial Profiling Lawsuit

From Reuters Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio violated the constitutional rights of Latino drivers in his crackdown on illegal immigration, a federal judge found on Fri...

May 28, 2013
Teenager Arrested Over Comments About Boston Marathon Denied Bail

From The Telegraph Cameron D'Ambrosio, an 18-year-old aspiring rapper from Methuen, about 30 miles north of Boston, was arrested on May 1 after he posted a n...

May 28, 2013
Protesters March Against Monsanto in 250 Cities

From ABC News Protests against seed giant Monsanto are getting under way across the U.S. and in dozens of other countries. "March Against Monsanto" organizers ...

May 28, 2013
US Rendition: Every Suspected Flight Mapped

From The Guardian The interactive below is the fullest research to date on the extent of CIA rendition flights of terrorist suspects. It's the result of thre...

May 24, 2013
The Government Wants A Backdoor Into Your Online Communications

From EFF According to the New York Times, President Obama is "on the verge of backing" a proposal by the FBI to introduce legislation dramatically expanding the ...

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