Senate Committee Moves to Vote on Kavanaugh with White House Records on Mass Surveillance Still Secret

Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) has scheduled a vote today on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, though records of Kavanaugh’s White House role in the Patriot Act, warrantless wiretapping, and other programs of mass surveillance remain secret. EPIC filed a Freedom…

Senate Fails to Address Vital Questions During Examination of Supreme Court Nominee

The Senate Judiciary Committee is charged with scrutinizing whether U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Trump should be confirmed. Three days of lengthy hearings, however, failed to meaningfully address crucial questions about how old law designed for analog…

URGENT NEW PUBLIC SERVICE WARNING FOR ENTERPRISE, ALAMO, AND NATIONAL CAR RENTAL CUSTOMERS

Enterprise MANAGER stated UNDER-OATH in Judge Hayward’s Lee County court that above under-bumper scrapes are ‘damage’. Renters must be aware of grave liability FORT MYERS, FL, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, September 11, 2018 /⁨EINPresswire.com⁩/ … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE URGENT NEW PUBLIC SERVICE WARNING FOR…

Legal Challenge to Citizenship Question on Census Moves Forward

A federal judge ruled that lawsuits challenging the Trump administration’s decision to add a question on citizenship status to the 2020 census could move forward. The court rejected the administration’s claim that the plaintiffs lacked standing and ruled that it was “plausible” that the decision…

Man Sentenced for Sharing Child Abuse Pictures with a Friend

Several weeks ago, a judge at Caernarfon Crown Court sentenced a “persistent sex offender” to 12 months in prison for possessing and sharing child abuse images. After the man, Nicholas Charles Walker turned himself into the police, he named Richard James Eckl as the supplier…

Life Changing ‘Near Death Experience’ Saved a Drug Buyer from Prison

Judge Robert Pawson, at a sentencing hearing in Swindon Crown Court, sentenced a heavy user of ecstasy to nothing but a suspended sentence after hearing how a near death experience had changed the (now former) drug user’s outlook on life. Steven Hancock, 46, frequently purchased…

Privacy Concerns Raised with Kavanaugh Nomination to Supreme Court

President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has raised concerns about the future of privacy and Constitutional protections against government surveillance. As a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Kavanaugh upheld the warrantless, widespread, and suspicionless collection of…

London Doctor Sentenced for Selling Drugs on the Darknet

On June 22, Judge Patrick Thompson of the Chester Crown Court sentenced a London doctor to four years and eight months in prison for selling drugs on the darknet. The doctor, Dr. Tim Kerr, 28, had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to…

Fentanyl Analogue Dealer Sentenced to 26 Years in Prison

United States District Judge John A. Kronstadt sentenced a 33-year-old Riverside man to 312 months in federal prison for trafficking acetyl fentanyl. Because the drug operation led to at least one fatal overdose, the defendant faced a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 20 years. The…

EFF Fights for Public Access To Patent Disputes

The public can’t judge if courts are fair if the public is locked out. The parties generally don’t care if the proceedings are hidden (indeed, they may want them hidden). This means that, at times, groups like EFF and press organizations have had to stand…