Police Can Require Your Fingerprint, But Not Passcode, To Unlock iPhone

In a landmark decision, Judge Steve Frucci ruled that police could force a criminal defendant to unlock his iPhone with a fingerprint even though his passcode is still protected by the Fifth Amendment: Judge Steven C. Frucci ruled this week that giving police a fingerprint is akin to providing a DNA or handwriting sample or an actual key, which the law permits. A pass code, though, requires the defendant to divulge knowledge, which the law protects against, according to Frucci’s written opinion. This Read more […]

Can the 3rd Amendment Save Us from the NSA?

If like me you have been appalled at the utter lack of respect for our privacy that the federal government has shown, then you’ve probably considered all of the 4th and 5th Amendment protections that the NSA seems to be violating. While the government seems to have many defenders from both major parties – President Obama to Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham. There are still those of us who value our liberties and would rather be attacked for our beliefs than have the freedoms we enjoy Read more […]

Obama using NSA and FBI to Spy on You

Senator Obama was once appalled at what he thought was the outrageous overreach of the Bush administration on the individual liberties of the American people. Today, as President, he has embraced those same policies as his own – and is using his power to spy on you. These policies may have a greater impact than you could have ever conceived. The government knows every single phone call you’ve made since 2006. Wait, there’s more. The government has access to all of your online activity too! Read more […]

Four Reasons to Fire Lindsey Graham

As the newest possible scandal of the Obama administration begins breaking across the wire, Senator Lindsey Graham, a man who should be one of the President’s chief opponents, continues to cause problems for Republicans. The good people of South Carolina can generally be trusted to select representatives who will work hard to see that conservative values are championed in a circumspect manner. (There are of course missteps – see Mark Sanford.)  However, for some reason they continue to return Read more […]