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Republican Senator Pretty Sure We Aren't Going To Have To Start Censoring Mail Yet

Republican Senator Pretty Sure We Aren't Going To Have To Start Censoring Mail Yet

The operative word, of course, is yet. That from a guy who is already on the record suggesting that bloggers might not have 1st amendment rights, and that you shouldn’t be worried about the NSA tracking your phone call as long as you’re not talking to terrorists. Responding to reporters’ questions about the National Security

Valedictorian Has His Mic Cut Off After Mentioning Religion In Commencement Speech

A similar story about a valedictorian at a South Carolina high school ripping up his speech and delivering the Lord’s Prayer, in defiance of school policy, got a lot of reaction on the reader blogs. Today comes another story about a valedictorian in Texas who got his mic cut off after he diverged from his

North Dakotans Shouldn't Have To Live In A Surveillance State

It got overshadowed a bit by a couple of victories on the pro-life front, but the cause of civil liberties and personal privacy took a big hit yesterday when the state Senate voted down a bill which would have required that law enforcement obtain a warrant before using surveillance drone technology in a criminal investigation.

ND Senate Votes Down Drone Bill

The North Dakota Senate today considered and rejected a bill which would have required that law enforcement obtain a warrant before using a surveillance drone in a criminal investigation. Video is worth watching as Senator Joe Miller, when it became clear the bill would probably fail, asked that it be divided so that the portion

Democrat Legislator Admits That Drone Bill Opponents Aren't Concerned With Privacy

On the Legislature Today radio program last night host Dale Wetzel had on Rep. Rick Becker – who is sponsoring legislation to require that law enforcement obtain a warrant before using surveillance drones in a criminal investigation – and state Senator Carolyn Nelson who opposes that legislation. You can listen to the entire interview here,

Democrats Leave Republicans To Stand Up For Civil Liberties Alone

As Senator Rand Paul took a stand on the floor of the Senate, mounting a 12 hour and 54 minute filibuster of President Obama’s CIA nominee while demanding answers to questions about drone assassination, Democrats were for the most part nowhere to be found: WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans took the floor on Wednesday, launching an

In Most Of North Dakota Federal Agents Can Search Your Phone Without A Warrant

A new report from the Department of Homeland Security is asserting the right of immigration and border patrol officials to execute “suspicionless and warrantless” searches of electronic devices (cell phones, laptops, tablets, etc.) within their jurisdiction, which extends 100 miles into the United States from our international borders and coast lines. A glance at this

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