Tag Archives: US Constitution

FBI Online Surveillance Tactic Violates Freedom of Speech, Says Judge

A court in California has ruled an FBI surveillance tactic unconstitutional.  The tool involves the administrative issuance of national security letters – a document that allows FBI agents to demand information about customers from internet service providers.  Further, the ISPs…

Judge Denies Bid to Reinstate Nativity Scenes in California Town

As the holiday season approaches, so too do the annual battles between atheists opposed to displays of religious festivity and Christians intent on upholding their traditional modes of celebration.  This debate has already begun in one California town, where a…

Federal Appeals Court Rules Michigan Ban on Affirmative Action Unconstitutional

A Michigan law banning affirmative action in admissions to public colleges has been ruled unconstitutional in a federal appeals court.  The sharply divided court found that banning the controversial practice places an unfair burden on minorities, violating the US constitution’s…