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AT&T Argues Net Neutrality Violates Its First Amendment Rights

16 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Back when Verizon sued to overturn the FCC's 2010 net neutrality rules, the telco argued that the FCC was aggressively and capriciously violating the company's First and Fifth Amendment rights. According to Verizon's argument at theShow More Summary

White Collar Watch: Treating Corporations as People

Courts have ruled that the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination does not apply to corporations, but a recent case challenged that notion.

The most idiotic confessions to criminal activity ever posted on Facebook.

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

"I'm famous!" Forget the Dislike button. Facebook needs a "Fifth Amendment" button. We always figured the compulsion of users to share every little detail of their lives could one day lead to a criminal prosecution, since it's only a matter of time before someone ends up being bored to death. Show More Summary

Raisin Farmer's Fight With Feds Hits Supreme Court

With the United States Supreme Court hearing oral arguments Wednesday in Horne v. Department of Agriculture -- a case concerning the application of the U.S. Constitution's Fifth Amendment Takings Clause to raisin farmers, it seems an appropriate time to review some of the basics of American takings, or eminent domain, law. Show More Summary

Raisin Grower Marvin Horne Takes ‘Raisin Raid’ Fifth Amendment Fight To U.S. Supreme Court

California raisin grower Marvin Horne is taking his fight to prevent the federal government from grabbing the fruits of his labor without “just compensation” all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The 1937 Agricultural Marketing Agreement...Show More Summary

The IRS Scandal, Day 694

Investor's Business Daily editorial, Lois Lerner Gets Off - Hillary Clinton Breathes Easier: The Justice Department says Lois Lerner, who used her IRS office to target the Tea Party, didn't waive her Fifth Amendment rights before Congress and won't be prosecuted for contempt over her missing emails.... Lois Lerner,...

Former I.R.S. Official Won’t Be Charged for Refusing to Testify

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Federal prosecutors said they did not agree with House Republicans’ claims that Lois Lerner had waived her Fifth Amendment right to not incriminate herself at hearings on the agency’s treatment of conservative groups.

Justice Department Won't Charge IRS' Lois Lerner With Criminal Contempt

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

At issue is whether the former IRS official waived her Fifth Amendment rights when she made an opening statement proclaiming her innocence over the agency's targeting of conservative groups.

U.S. Air Force Test Misidentifies Fifth Amendment, Implying that Religious Liberty is “Commonly Violated”

Quick: the Fifth Amendment protects which commonly violated civil liberty?If you answered "the right not to incriminate yourself," founding father James Madison, who wrote the Bill of Rights, would've appreciatively clapped you on the shoulder. Show More Summary

SCOTUS Agrees to Review Government’s Uncompensated Taking of Raisin Crop in Major Property Rights Case

4 months agoNews : Reason

The Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment forbids the government from taking private for property for a public use without the payment of just compensation. Yet in May 2014 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld the federal...Show More Summary

Tsarnaev: To testify or not to testify, that is the question

The Fifth Amendment provides in pertinent part, No person  .  .  .   shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself. This means that a defendant in a criminal case has a right to remain silent and not testify during his trial. The prosecution cannot call him as a witness or [...]

New personal conduct policy disregards Fifth Amendment protections

After 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald was arrested for domestic assault in August, coach Jim Harbaugh defended the team’s decision not to take action by wrapping himself in the nation’s founding documents. “[T]his is America, you’re innocent until you’re proven guilty,” Harbaugh said at the time.  “I don’t know what more I can say about…

Over Easy: Grand Jury basics, as Ferguson Waits for a Decision

In the United States, a person cannot be prosecuted for a felony unless there is probable cause to believe that a person has committed a felony. Pursuant to the Fifth Amendment, all federal felony prosecutions must be by grand jury indictment, unless the defendant waives his right to be prosecuted by indictment and agrees to [...]

Why the Constitution Can Protect Passwords But Not Fingerprint Scans

7 months agoHumor : Time: Tech

Fingerprint scans are more secure, except when it comes to the Fifth Amendment

Judge rules passcodes are protected, fingerprints not so much

A Virginia judge has ruled that a criminal suspect can be compelled to give up a fingerprint to unlock a device but passwords are protected by the Fifth Amendment. Mobile passwords passcodes fingerprints iphone iPad Fifth Amendment

Judge rules passcodes are protected, fingerprints not so much

A Virginia judge has ruled that a criminal suspect can be compelled to give up a fingerprint to unlock a device but passwords are protected by the Fifth Amendment. Mobile passwords passcodes fingerprints iphone iPad Fifth Amendment

Judge rules passcodes are protected, fingerprints not so much

A Virginia judge has ruled that a criminal suspect can be compelled to give up a fingerprint to unlock a device but passwords are protected by the Fifth Amendment. Mobile passwords passcodes fingerprints iphone iPad Fifth Amendment

Judge rules passcodes are protected, fingerprints not so much

A Virginia judge has ruled that a criminal suspect can be compelled to give up a fingerprint to unlock a device but passwords are protected by the Fifth Amendment. Mobile passwords passcodes fingerprints iphone iPad Fifth Amendment

Judge rules passcodes are protected, fingerprints not so much

A Virginia judge has ruled that a criminal suspect can be compelled to give up a fingerprint to unlock a device but passwords and passcodes are protected by the Fifth Amendment. Mobile passwords passcodes fingerprints iphone iPad Fifth Amendment

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