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Government Issues

New Law Enforcement Radars Pose Fourth Amendment Questions

There are now devices that allow law enforcement officers to "see" inside buildings and homes...

Cameras in the Courtroom?

The Supreme Court has long resisted the idea of bringing cameras into the courtroom, but one congressman plans to introduce a bill allowing just that...

Government Seizes Private Property under Forfeiture Laws

Civil forfeiture allows the government to take people's property, even if a person has not been charged with a crime...

Which Laws Should Be Repealed in 2015? Suggestions for Lawmakers

With a new Congress taking office, we can expect to see a number of new laws passed. But what about repealing old ones?...

Federal Agencies Ignore Recommendations to Improve Efficiency, Fraud, Waste

The GAO warned the government in 1996 that domestic airlines could be targeted by terrorists without better passenger screening -- five years before the attacks of September 11, 2001...

The Effect of Broken Windows Policing in New York City

The Broken Windows theory is the idea that maintaining order reduces crime…...

Americans' Sense of Civic Duty Declining

A new poll from the Associated Press and research company GfK reveals that Americans' attitudes toward civic duties are changing...

Victims File Lawsuit against Gun Manufacturer

The families of nine Newtown shooting victims have now filed a lawsuit against makers and sellers of the AR-15...

California Forces Small Winery to Shut Down

California prohibits for-profit businesses from using volunteer labor...

Millennials Leaving the Government Workforce

According to a report in the Washington Post, just 7 percent of Americans employed by the federal government were under the age of 30...


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