There is no court that can enforce the Bill of Rights against the government's domestic-spying operations, as reflected in the Aug. 21 release of one of the many secret opinions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
The vote crossed party lines, demonstrating that this is not an issue of Republicans versus Democrats. This is an epoch-defining battle in our history about the relationship between government and the people.
The FOIA request reads in part: "The people of the United States have an urgent need for disclosure of the requested information regarding what appears to be the largest covert surveillance program directed against them in U.S. history. The U.S. government and its agencies that are carrying out these unprecedented surveillance programs are not entitled to hide these programs from the public."
Class-action settlement of lawsuit stemming from 2010 mass arrests in Oakland receives preliminary approval
The United States District Court for the Northern District of California has granted preliminary approval for a class action settlement agreement resulting from the mass arrests of anti-police brutality protesters on Nov. 5, 2010 in Oakland, Calif.
As law enforcement agencies take advantage of advanced technologies, the opportunities for using data from the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) to help with investigations increases greatly.
In response to a battle for over a decade to eliminate all restrictions on access to the Morning-After Pill, the Obama administration announced June 10 that it will comply with a federal court ruling that orders the administration to make emergency contraception available without restrictions, and plans to drop its appeal of that ruling.
The Court has told the government in its Memorandum that undue delay will not be countenanced in compliance with the Court's Order and that if the Obama administration enters into an exclusivity deal with the pharmaceutical company that it will "only burden poor women."