NSA collection of phone data is lawful, federal judge rules

Of course this Federal Judge is not the final arbiter of this matter but it does put a bit of a damper in Snowden’s “I was right…I’m exonerated” meme.  Thoughts? Washington Post A federal judge in New York ruled Friday that the massive collection of domestic telephone data brought to light by former National Security […]

Federal Judge orders Sheriff Arpaio to stop arresting people simply because he thinks they are undocumented

Think Progress Less than two weeks after the Department of Justice found widespread lawlessness and abuse of Latinos by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies, an Arizona federal judge ordered Arpaio to end one of his most abusive practices — detaining and arresting people who have committed no crime merely because his office suspects them of being […]

Roger Vinson, Florida Judge Who Ruled On Health Reform, Has His Own Medical Care Story

Huffington Post The judge who ruled the Obama administration’s health care overhaul unconstitutional questioned whether the government was reaching beyond its power by requiring citizens to buy health insurance because everyone needs medical care. Under that logic, U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson said, the government could force Americans to buy clothes or food. Vinson, who […]

Jim DeMint still battling to keep Murkowski from Senate

Senator Jim De Mint(ed) is at it again.  How much more dispicable can DeMint become? McClatchy For all his success in helping elect ultraconservatives to the Senate, Sen. Jim DeMint now must face the difficult consequences of one spectacular, all but certain failure. Even as DeMint says he would welcome fellow Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski back to the […]