Posts Tagged: ACLU

Activist Supreme Court Judges Created Their Own Power

The Constitution Does Not Authorize Judicial Review Our teachers are wrong. The Constitution does not empower the Court to interpret the Constitution. The founders didn’t give that power to anyone. The Court decided that for itself. In 1803, six activist Supreme Court justices claimed for themselves the power of Judicial Review. It does not appear… Read more »

The Government’s Do Not Pay Portal, Predicting Gun Crimes, and More

The Office of Management and Budget and the Department of the Treasury launched the Do Not Pay site, an online portal to stop payments for individuals or organizations that have defrauded the government or are ineligible to receive government money. More here. The proposed Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) has been attacked by… Read more »

NSA can demonstrate commitment to privacy by releasing FISA Amendment Act documents

Privacy is of utmost concern to the National Security Agency, according to its head, Army Gen. Keith Alexander. “I know that some have concerns about intelligence community involvement in securing the nation’s cyber infrastructure. Those concerns are valid, which is why the professionals at the National Security Agency have robust and rigorous procedures to minimize… Read more »

Airport body scanners: Real antiterrorism device or security theater?

The Electronic Privacy Information Center and a coalition of groups that include the American Civil Liberties Union are petitioning (.pdf) the Homeland Security Administration to suspend full body scans at airports. The petition goes into a number of points–the fact that the images can be stored, the fact that the images could be associated with… Read more »

Obama Can’t Make Torture a Thing of the Past?

There is a big difference in running on a “change” ticket and actually having to implement “change” in the complex political landscape that is our great nation. President Obama is feeling this right now in full effect. While he pledged to stop the CIA’s involvement in secret defense and torture, a Justice Department official said… Read more »