Tag: constitution

Federal, Policy

Trump’s call to terminate the Constitution is a fantasy, but it’s still dangerous

December 5, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Donald Trump’s call for the termination of the Constitution is his most extreme anti-democratic statement yet and seems oblivious to the sentiments of voters who rejected election deniers in the midterm elections. It may also reflect desperation on the part […]

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What if Trump never concedes? The Constitution will end his term, conservative lawyer John Yoo says

November 12, 2020


Conservative lawyer John Yoo is among the latest legal voices to raise doubts about President Donald Trump’s attempts to reverse the result of the 2020 election with claims of voter fraud. “He has the right to mount legal challenges, but […]

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Supreme Court asked to rule if cops need warrant for cell-site data

May 9, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

On Thursday, the Supreme Court will meet privately to discuss the controversial privacy question of whether the authorities need a court warrant to force mobile phone companies to divulge their customers’ cell site data. This data shows where you were […]

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Proposed federal law demands probable-cause warrants for geolocation data

February 16, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Just over a year ago, the US Supreme Court declined to clear up the nationwide legal confusion regarding whether the Constitution requires authorities to get a probable-cause court warrant to obtain cell-site location data records of suspects under investigation. The […]

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National Security Letters are now constitutional, judge rules

April 22, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

A judge who in 2013 declared that National Security Letters (NSLs) were unconstitutional has now changed her mind in an unsealed ruling made public Thursday. Federal investigators issue tens of thousands of NSLs each year to banks, ISPs, car dealers, […]