law


Why “Precedent” Is a Bad Measure of a Law’s Worth

By Gary Galles Mises Institute June 1, 2018   Why “Precedent” Is a Bad Measure of a Law’s Worth   Whenever the Supreme Court’s end-of-the-term “announcement season” comes around, I am reminded of the importance of handling precedent correctly under a Constitution that is supposed to remain “the supreme law of the land.” Such a result requires […]

Why "Precedent" Is a Bad Measure of a Law's Worth

State Sets Massive Precedent, Passes Law To Effectively Ban The NSA

State Sets Massive Precedent, Passes Law To Effectively Ban The NSA

By Rachel Blevins Free Thought Project May 21, 2018   State Sets Massive Precedent, Passes Law To Effectively Ban The NSA While the federal government continues to give itself more power, one state has passed a law that bans NSA data collection without due process.       Michigan has become the first state to ban […]


The Non-Crime of “Lying to the FBI”

By Ilana Mercer Mises Institute December 12, 2017   The Non-Crime of “Lying to the FBI”   In a fit of pique in 2016, then-President Barack Obama expelled Russian diplomats from the United States. K. T. McFarland, Michael Flynn‘s deputy in the Trump transition team, worried that Obama’s expulsion of the diplomats was aimed at “boxing Trump in […]

The Non-Crime of "Lying to the FBI"

Federal Prosecutors Are Running Amok

By William L. Anderson Mises Institute November 14, 2017   Federal Prosecutors Are Running Amok   It is hard to know where to begin regarding the charges against Paul Manafort, the former campaign director for Donald Trump’s successful presidential bid, but having read the indictments and knowing some background about both the case and the investigation, I […]

Federal Prosecutors Are Running Amok

Torturer-in-Chief Turned Savior of Freedom?

Torturer-in-Chief Turned Savior of Freedom?

By James Bovard Mises Institute October 21, 2017   Torturer-in-Chief Turned Savior of Freedom?   Former President George W. Bush gave a speech yesterday implicitly slamming President Donald Trump for dragging down democracy. Bush told political cronies and other attendees: “We are gathered in the cause of liberty this is a unique moment.” He assured […]


Why Police Cannot (and Will Not) Protect Our Rights

By William L. Anderson Mises Institute September 13, 2017   Why Police Cannot (and Will Not) Protect Our Rights   It would seem that most people on the planet have seen the viral video of Alex Wubbels, the nurse at the University of Utah Medical Center, being arrested by police officer Jeff Payne because she insisted on […]

Why Police Cannot (and Will Not) Protect Our Rights

Federal Court Rules Unlicensed Pets are ‘Contraband’ — Police Can Legally Kill Them

Federal Court Rules Unlicensed Pets are ‘Contraband’ — Police Can Legally Kill Them

By Jay Syrmopoulos Free Thought Project August 4, 2017   Federal Court Rules Unlicensed Pets are ‘Contraband’ — Police Can Legally Kill Them A federal court just ruled that cops were not responsible for killing a woman’s three dogs because her pets were legally considered contraband.     Detroit, MI – Nikita Smith filed a lawsuit against the […]


USPS broke law in allowing workers to boost Clinton campaign, watchdog says

By Against Crony Capitalism July 19, 2017   USPS broke law in allowing workers to boost Clinton campaign, watchdog says     Effectively taxpayers are/were funding the political work of postal carrier union. (From Fox News) The United States Postal Service violated federal law by letting employees do union-funded work for Hillary Clinton’s campaign and other […]

USPS broke law in allowing workers to boost Clinton campaign, watchdog says

Japan Imposes Sweeping Pre-Crime Surveillance Law Ahead Of 2020 Olympics

Japan Imposes Sweeping Pre-Crime Surveillance Law Ahead Of 2020 Olympics

By Nicholas West Activist Post June 16, 2017   Japan Imposes Sweeping Pre-Crime Surveillance Law Ahead Of 2020 Olympics     With the latest spate of terror attacks we are beginning to witness supposedly democratic countries take increasingly tyrannical positions in the name of security. Yesterday, Germany made it clear that they were willing to eradicate […]


Civil Asset Forfeiture: Another Stealth Tax

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute June 10, 2017   Civil Asset Forfeiture: Another Stealth Tax   When you’re a government agency, asking for a tax increase is always a hassle. For the most part, taxpayers don’t like taxes, and if asked if they want to pay more, they’re likely to often say “no.” Moreover, when public […]

Civil Asset Forfeiture: Another Stealth Tax

Are The U.S. Legal Profession And Case Law Truly Antiquated?

Are The U.S. Legal Profession And Case Law Truly Antiquated?

Op-Ed by Catherine Frompovich Activist Post April 22, 2017   Are The U.S. Legal Profession And Case Law Truly Antiquated?     Here’s something to consider, I offer.  The law as practiced and enforced in the USA is antiquated!  Why do I say that, especially since I studied law; was first in my class and […]