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Aaron Schock's attorneys trying to keep documents from feds

In a bid to keep some documents out of the hands of federal prosecutors, attorneys for Aaron Schock said in a court filing Friday that the former lawmaker has a Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination with respect to any records from his congressional offices.

Reporter Wins Fifth Amendment Case

The U.S. government’s recurring threats to prosecute journalists who receive classified documents may have created an avenue for some reporters to evade testimony at least in civil cases – by asserting a Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination, says Marcy Wheeler. By Marcy Wheeler An appellate decision on the long-running dispute between a former prosecutor and the…

New Documents Mark Third Year of IRS Scandal

Lois Lerner’s problems began in 2013 when she appeared before the House Oversight Committee and pleaded the Fifth Amendment regarding the harrassment of conservatives seeking to be non-profit. The scandal became more complicated when it was discovered that nearly 24,000... The post New Documents Mark Third Year of IRS Scandal appeared first on.

With Offshore Accounts, Fifth Amendment Protections Don't Apply

You can be forced to hand over bank records even if they incriminate you, so forget claiming the Fifth Amendment. With offshore accounts, the government holds all the cards.

The IRS Scandal, Day 798

Washington Examiner, With New Documents, Stench of IRS Scandal Reaches Into its Third Year: In 2013, Lois Lerner, former head of the IRS non-profit section, pleaded the Fifth Amendment before the House Oversight Committee. She had been called to testify about her division's unjustifiable harassment of conservative applicants for nonprofit...

Government Forces Rock Solid Church Into a Hard Place

The Fifth Amendment prohibits the taking of private property for public use without just compensation. Still, Congress, regulatory agencies, and even the Supreme Court have each played their part in making receipt of just compensation...Show More Summary

No Comment: Leo Messi asked about Neymar’s Copa America ban, dodges the question [Video]

Leo Messi is not known for his outspokenness, and given half a chance, he usually pleads the fifth amendment and avoids any controversy. And when asked about his Barcelona teammate Neymar’s banning from the Copa America, that’s the exact...Show More Summary

SCOTUS: raisin seizure requires compensation

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

It’s raining raisin rights! The Supreme Court has ruled 8-1, as a Cato amicus brief had urged, that the Horne family of California have a Fifth Amendment right to compensation for the government’s seizure of half their raisin crop as part of an agricultural marketing order program. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Extends Fifth Amendment To Raisins, In Blow To Crop Price-Support Programs

The Supreme Court rules an agricultural price-support program that requires farmers to turn over their crop could be unconstitutional.

AT&T Argues Net Neutrality Violates Its First Amendment Rights

3 months 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.

4 months 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

5 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

5 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

7 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

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