Supreme Court: Police can stop vehicles based on anonymous tips

May 25, 2014 O.D. 1

The circumstances involving how Navarette came to be stopped and his truck subsequently searched provided the basis for a Fourth Amendment case that ultimately went before the highest court in the nation. At issue is whether the Fourth Amendment allows police to stop a vehicle based on an anonymous tip of reckless driving without first witnessing the alleged behavior.

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear case on indefinite detention

May 1, 2014 Guest 0

BOWLING GREEN, NY — The case, Hedges v. Obama, challenged the constitutionality of Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, which allows for indefinite detention of anyone accused of terrorism, even American citizens, without a trial. The Supreme Court put the final nail in this suit by denying to hear the case, without comment.

The Police State in Review, 2013

January 2, 2014 Site Staff 28

While some “journalists” would have you believe the biggest stories of 2013 were about twerking celebrities and over-hyped real-life courtroom sagas, much bigger events were happening with far more lasting national significance. The foundation of an American police state is already laid and making its existence known, while most of the country remains blissfully focused on sports, reality shows, establishment pseudo-news, and other distractions.

Obama administration petitions Supreme Court to allow warrantless cell phone searches

August 31, 2013 mgolden 184

The Obama administration petitioned the supreme court last week to resolve 4th Amendment confusion over whether searches & seizures of cell phones without a warrant are indeed lawful. The Administration argues that there is a large body of case law that allows police officers to search possessions on the person of an arrested suspect, including hand-written notes and files, as well as personal electronic devices. The government contends that a cellphone is no different than any other object a suspect might be carrying.