Fourth Amendment

The NSA is out of control. It seizes massive amounts of data on Americans without their consent, without their knowledge. This action violates the Fourth Amendment and the PATRIOT Act.The USA Freedom Act is supposed to halt...
The innovativeness of American enterprise flies off the radar.According to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the company is fixing to deliver packages to its customers via drones. It is called “Amazon Prime Air.”That’s right. In just a...
In light of the continuously-developing NSA spying story, it’s important to look at how substantial the government’s legal justification is for its overreaching, 4th Amendment infringing, domestic surveillance policy, and...
If you talk about the IRS don’t do it via email or text—the agency you mailed a check to this week can eavesdrop without a search warrant or probable cause. Since 2009 the IRS has held the position that the Fourth Amendment...
HR 6199, the Preserving American Privacy Act was introduced earlier this week. The bill seeks to ensure the privacy of American citizens by establishing specific guidelines about when and for what purposes law enforcement...
(Austin) – Despite overwhelming support from the public for HB 1937, a bill to protect the Fourth Amendment rights of Texas citizens, the federal Department of Justice (DOJ) succeeded in intimidating the Texas Senate into...
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The question - Should welfare applicants be tested for drug use prior to receiving benefits from the state? Damali Keith of Houston's Fox 26 News invited me and the Texas League of Young Voters director Christina Sanders to...
(Austin) - A broad coalition of Republican and Democratic lawmakers in Texas, led by State Representative David Simpson (R-Longview), have introduced legislation to safeguard traveler dignity by restraining the...
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In 2001 we experienced something most Americans had never seen before.  An attack by a foreign enemy on US soil resulting in massive loss of life. We demanded answers!  We demanded security! We demanded the government DO...
It’s a Friday. A citizen wakes up, writes emails and makes a phone call.The person has a meeting soon, so he pulls up Google Maps to figure out a route.He then hops into a cab, checks Facebook on his phone, texts his friend...
“The administration puts forward a false choice between the liberties we cherish and the security we provide. No more illegal wiretapping of citizens, no more ignoring the law when it is convenient – that is not who we are....
The Northwest Ordinance—adopted in 1787 by the Congress of the Confederation and passed again by Congress in 1789 after the ratification of the U.S. Constitution to govern the Northwest Territories, which included modern day...
The IRS claims that its agents do not need warrants to read private electronic communications, including email and text messages. The ACLU uncovered the policy yesterday following a Freedom of Information Act request. Writes...
(Austin) – This afternoon the Texas House of Representatives took the next step toward restricting government officials from groping innocent citizens as a condition of travel without cause, passing HB 41 on second reading...
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In a move more reflective of cowardice than leadership, the Texas Senate yesterday, succumbed to the mere veiled threat of a letter from the almighty federal Department of Justice (DOJ) and pulled HB 1937 back from a...
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In a bill being brought forward in the Texas Senate for testimony this week, The Woodlands State Senator Tommy WIlliams seeks to attack your 4th Amendment rights with a bill that calls for police checkpoints for proof of...
Texas and several other states are instituting a "No Refusal Weekend" this holiday weekend. For those unfamiliar with the concept, a no refusal policy allows law enforcement to obtain a warrant to draw blood from suspected...
Citizens across Texas are calling for Governor Perry to veto SB1440 in order to protect families' Constitutional rights. Your Action is Required! Send your opinion to his websiteCall Gov. Perry at 800-252-9600 / 512-463-2000...
 

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