Instead of going through the arduous process of amending the Constitution, the president and the Senate can expand the federal government's powers by agreeing to treaties. If the power to regulate interstate commerce cannot be stretched to accommodate a federal ban on possessing guns near schools or a mandate requiring everyone to buy government-approved medical coverage, a treaty dealing with firearms or health care will do the trick.
The Department of Homeland Security is quietly considering lifting a long-standing ban on Libyans coming to the U.S. for training in the aviation and nuclear fields, according to an internal document, raising red flags for lawmakers who say Libya is still a security threat.
Emboldened by the recall of two Colorado lawmakers last month, California gun-rights activists within a few weeks will be collecting petition signatures to kick several state lawmakers out of office, the activists announced Thursday.
A US district court has ruled that anyone calling themselves a "hacker" loses their Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and property seizures. The court in Idaho decided that a software developer’s computer could be seized without him being notified primarily because his website stated: “We like hacking things and don’t want to stop.”
The Obamacare penalty is either an Affordable Care fine or tax depending on who you ask. And the Obamacare constitutional debate over the individual mandate has resumed with the 2013 government shutdown and the opening of the Obamacare exchanges.
More than three months after Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced her departure, President Obama finally nominated her replacement, former top Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson.
As cloud computing technology continues to become more pervasive, the application of the Fifth Amendment to protecting a suspect's encrypted data is likely to become a more prevalent issue in litigation, finds a paper by J. Adam Engel, vice president of Lycurgus Group published in the Whittier Law Review.
A soldier arrested for carrying an assault rifle told the police officer who arrested him that he had the weapon, "because he could," the officer said Wednesday during a trial that has the attention of national gun rights advocates.
In a change from preceding years, schools in Shamrock, Texas now have a sign on their premises warning would-be attackers that armed teachers are ready to use to force to defend children.
The impasse in Washington may have started as an attempt to defund or delay Obamacare, "but it has now taken on the dimensions of a Constitutional crisis," Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) said in a speech on the House floor Monday.
The Supreme Court was asked to decide last week in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, whether the government may limit how many candidates an individual can contribute to by means of an aggregate limit on how much he or she may contribute. Federal law imposes “base limits” on the amount an individual may give to any single candidate, party, or PAC, but also imposes “aggregate limits” — the ones at issue in this case — on the total that may be given to all recipients combined.
(VIDEO) The ATF agent who blew the whistle on Fast and Furious is being barred from writing a book about the agency's failed "gun-walking" operation.