Tag: 4th amendment

Senate Dems Roll Over for Bush

I have talked about the FISA legislation ad naseum. When people say that we need a third party that truly represents the people, this is what they mean. The Democrats have just gave President Bush everything that he could have possibly wished for. Progressives and the Fourth Amendment lost. Americans lost, but the telecoms won. Glenn Greenwald has a long and thoughtful discussion on Congress and what the ACLU is planning.

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Senate Hands Bush FISA

With money from the telecoms, the Bush administration will be getting their way today as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) legislation seems to be set for passage. Below you’ll see Rachael Maddow discussing the latest with Jonathon Turley, law professor at George Washington University. I have talked about the FISA bill on a number of occasions (here, here and here). There is no reason for the Democrats to pass this legislation, except perhaps the fear of being labeled. Democrats need to stop with the fear and stand up for the Fourthth Amendment. Amendment IV The right of the people to

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Supreme Court says yes to guns

Updated I find it interesting that the Supreme Court has given a big thumbs up to the 2nd amendment and a thumbs down to the 4th. Amendment II A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. —– Earlier this week, the Supreme Court trashed a 32 year old DC law which banned handguns. The NYT described the law this way – Not only did the 1976 law make it practically impossible for an individual to legally possess a handgun in the district,

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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