Cruz, Lee Lead Amicus Brief in 303 Creative Case for Religious Freedom

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is leading an amicus brief alongside Senator Mike Lee in support of free speech and religious liberty rights in the case of 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis - a follow-up to the highly publicized Masterpiece Cakeshop case. The lower court in Colorado decided that the government can force Ms. … Continue reading Cruz, Lee Lead Amicus Brief in 303 Creative Case for Religious Freedom

Oakland Activist Sues to Hold Postal Officers Accountable for Illegal Search and Seizure of his Mail

Today, an Oakland small business owner and activist partnered with the Institute for Justice (IJ) to sue U.S. Postal Service (USPS) officials for illegally stopping, seizing and searching a set of four ordinary boxes containing thousands of Covid-19 face masks bearing political messages in June 2020.  The masks belonged to René Quiñonez, who operates Oakland-based … Continue reading Oakland Activist Sues to Hold Postal Officers Accountable for Illegal Search and Seizure of his Mail

Senators fight back, introduce bill requiring any UN pandemic plan be voted on as a treaty

Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) this week in introducing the “No WHO Pandemic Preparedness Treaty Without Senate Approval Act” which would require any pandemic agreement resulting from the work of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) intergovernmental negotiating body be deemed a treaty, and therefore require the advice and consent of a supermajority … Continue reading Senators fight back, introduce bill requiring any UN pandemic plan be voted on as a treaty

Lawsuit filed to defend Americans’ privacy rights against invasive Census surveys and huge fines

Today, Maureen Murphy of Washington and John Huddleston of California filed a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Census Bureau, challenging the agency’s demand for inappropriate and intrusive information about them and their families. The American Community Survey (ACS) contains upward of 100 questions that, according to the Census Bureau, recipients are compelled to answer … Continue reading Lawsuit filed to defend Americans’ privacy rights against invasive Census surveys and huge fines

Judge Dismisses Government’s Bogus Defamation Lawsuit Against Citizen Critic

This afternoon, Judge Jon E. Fredrickson of the Racine County Circuit Court granted the Institute for Justice’s (IJ’s) request to dismiss a defamation suit brought by Mount Pleasant Village Attorney Chris Smith against local political activist Kelly Gallaher from the bench. During a controversy over a proposed change to the term lengths of members of the Mount … Continue reading Judge Dismisses Government’s Bogus Defamation Lawsuit Against Citizen Critic

Court rules for prominent conservative sued over Twitter joke

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a claim filed against Ben Domenech, co-founder of The Federalist, for a tweet he shared to his personal Twitter account. In June 2019, Mr. Domenech jokingly posted to his personal account: “FYI @fdrlst first one of you tries to unionize I swear I’ll send you back to the salt mine.” Mr. … Continue reading Court rules for prominent conservative sued over Twitter joke

Whistleblower reveals Biden FBI is illicitly tagging parents as ‘terrorists’ to suppress dissent

Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-OH) sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland revealing new whistleblower information that shows the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has labeled at least dozens of investigations into parents with a threat tag created by the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division to assess and track investigations related to school boards. In one such instance, … Continue reading Whistleblower reveals Biden FBI is illicitly tagging parents as ‘terrorists’ to suppress dissent

House GOP leaders back Boebert bill defunding Biden Disinformation Board

Congresswoman Lauren Boebert led a press conference attended by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Minority Whip Steve Scalise, Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee Jim Jordan, GOP Conference Vice-Chair Mike Johnson, Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus Scott Perry, and Rep. August Pfluger supporting her bill to terminate the Department of Homeland Security's new Disinformation Governance Board. https://boebert.house.gov/media/oembed?url=https%3A//www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DOsy0jy4xHQQ&max_width=0&max_height=0&hash=jh6I97sQh6BTEgnPIjUP5zBJhI_RHNpW7hpKafOfvTY Congresswoman Lauren Boebert said at the … Continue reading House GOP leaders back Boebert bill defunding Biden Disinformation Board

Biden may have broken this federal law by creating ‘Disinformation Board’

United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, sent a letter to U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) seeking a determination concerning the lawfulness of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) creation of a “Disinformation Governance Board.” “I write to seek your determination regarding … Continue reading Biden may have broken this federal law by creating ‘Disinformation Board’

CDC spied on 20 million cell phones in national COVID surveillance program

On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), ranking member of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, sent a letter to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky about the agency’s reported use of location data to monitor Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.  A recent report revealed that CDC paid one company $420,000 to access location … Continue reading CDC spied on 20 million cell phones in national COVID surveillance program