Take Action: Repeal Indefinite Detention

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In his last official act of 2011, President Barack Obama signed the massive bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that included shocking detainee provisions. DownsizeDC.org has launched a new campaign to repeal these egregious provisions. We explain the reasons in the letter below. We invite you to send a letter to your Representatives and Senators…

DHS Officers armed with machine guns set up ID checkpoint at Social Security Office, unannounced

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Residents of Leesburg, Florida were shocked to see their local Social Security office turned into a random Homeland Security checkpoint Tuesday morning, as DHS officers armed with semiautomatic rifles and accompanied by sniffer dogs checked identifications of locals. “With their blue and white SUVs circled around the Main Street office, at least one official was…

Romney and Huntsman Stonewalling Gun Owners

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As New Hampshire voters get set to head to the polls, Mitt and Jon Huntsman continue to ignore requests from gun owners that he return the GOA candidate questionnaire. Thank to your efforts, we’ve heard from most of the Republican candidates, including Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. But Romney and Huntsman continue to turn a deaf ear…

FBI allowed to add GPS device to cars without warrants

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The Supreme Court will soon weigh in on whether law enforcement agencies can monitor your every move without you knowing — and without a warrant. In Missouri, however, one judge isn’t waiting to find out their word. US Magistrate Judge David Noce ruled last week in favor of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and determined…

Should a judge recuse themself if they helped write, defend, and lobby a law their court will be hearing?

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When a judge has a conflict of interest with a particular case they “recuse” themselves — they basically step aside and let another judge handle the case. Do so not only insures that a judge won’t let their bias influence their decision, perhaps more importantly it removes the perception of bias that might undermine the…