Archive for the ‘Fourth Amendment’ Category

Democrats stayed up all night fighting to expand unconstitutional Bush-era powers

Originally published at Rare I’m months from my thirtieth year on this earth, and starting to feel old. Before you get offended by this, consider that when I was in college, Democrats were the anti-war party. I mean a let’s-reject-Hillary-for-Obama-because-he’s-anti-war kind of party. Code Pink was essentially mainstream on the left a decade ago. George […]

Rand Paul is working to end the draft—among other things libertarians will love

Originally published at Rare Rand Paul’s 2016 presidential race may be a historical footnote, but the senator libertarians know and love is back at it as Congress works through its annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which is passed yearly to allocate defense spending. As civil liberties advocates will recall, the NDAA was controversially used […]

These are the only 3 Republicans in the House who voted to close Guantanamo Bay

Originally published at Rare Most Republicans oppose President Obama’s plan to close the Guantánamo Bay prison in Cuba, where terrorists are often held indefinitely and without trials. But in a recent House vote, three Republicans—congressmen Mark Sanford, Justin Amash, and John Duncan—broke ranks and supported an amendment that would have shuttered the controversial holding facility. Sanford explained […]

Check out the strong bipartisan coalition supporting Rep. Justin Amash’s cybersecurity bill

Originally published at Rare In January, Rare interviewed Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) about his newly introduced cybersecurity bill, where he explained that anti-privacy language resembling the Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA) was snuck into the end-of-year omnibus bill passed just before Christmas. Amash’s bill, which has several bipartisan cosponsors, seeks to repeal the CISA provisions […]

Rare Exclusive: Rep. Justin Amash talks about his anti-spying bill

Originally published at Rare Last month, Congressman Justin Amash sounded the alarm on controversial spying language that was snuck into a 2,009-page omnibus bill. The massive budget legislation was, as is typical in Washington, haphazardly passed to avoid an end-of-year government shutdown. This week, Amash introduced legislation to repeal these anti-privacy provisions. When the omnibus passed, Amash […]