Airport Security – Protective or Provocative?

May 12th, 2011 by

While traveling this weekend, my mom and I were discussing whether we would still be required to take our shoes off at the airport since Osama bin Laden had been killed. She pulled up the TSA website and found that in the last week, they have confiscated: 7 artfully concealed prohibited items found at checkpoints 13 firearms Read more…

Can the man behind WikiLeaks be charged with violating the Espionage Act?

December 7th, 2010 by

Should the U.S. be “scared of one guy with a laptop”? WikiLeaks’s release of thousands of classified U.S. diplomatic cables has frustrated governments around the world, including the U.S. The Justice Department is determining whether Australian citizen Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, along with whoever gave him the secret documents, can be charged under the Read more…

Do full body airport scans violate your Fourth Amendment rights?

November 17th, 2010 by

Will you be flying this holiday season? The new TSA security procedures including full body scans and enhanced pat downs have been in the news for their possible privacy implications. The Fourth Amendment protects “the right of the people to be secure in their persons…against unreasonable searches.” What constitutes an unreasonable search? Share this clip Read more…

Freedom of Speech in the News | Daily News Headlines

October 26th, 2010 by

Today’s daily news stories revolve around freedom of speech (particularly appropriate during National Freedom of Speech Week): an article about a voter who was told she was would have turn her shirt featuring President Obama inside-out in order to vote, and a story covering the free speech questions surrounding former NPR correspondent Juan Williams.  What Read more…