Scott Pruitt New Head of the EPA

February 18, 2017

 Albert Fall, Secretary of the Interior was the first cabinet member in history to go to jail for crimes committed while serving in office. The Teapot Dome Scandal http://www.aprilsmith.org/lesson-2-scandal.html What the United States is about to experience will make Teapot Dome pale in comparison because the Senate just voted to…

The 4th Amendment & New Surveillance Technology.

February 13, 2017

Today, due to the new technology used for surveillance the principles of the 4th Amendment face new challenges. Surveillance has moved from passive to active collection, from targeted to bulk collection and more intrusive methods of surveillance are being utilized. Passive to Active Collection Traditional forms of passive collection like…

Know Your Rights: Police Citizen Encounters.

February 12, 2017

Judicial interpretation of the coverage and meaning of the 4th amendment have changed over the years. The amendment consists of two conjunctive clauses, one prohibiting unreasonable searches and seizures: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall…

“Lynch Law in All Its Phases” Ida B. Wells

February 4, 2017

I am before the American people today through no inclination of my own, but because of a deep-seated conviction that the country at large does not know the extent to which lynch law prevails in parts of the Republic, nor the conditions which force into exile those who speak the…