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No more warrantless cop cell phone snooping

Recently in Southern California, some cops stopped some friends of mine in a parking lot for no reason. There was no arrest. But the cops did search their cell phone call logs. hen  let  them go. Now the U.S. Supreme

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CA lawmakers look to pull plug on NSA snooping

Big Brother might have to close his eyes. A new bipartisan bill would prohibit California’s cooperation with warrantless snooping by the National Security Agency. Senate Bill 828 is by state Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Redondo Beach. Invoking the Bill of Rights’ Fourth

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Judiciary Committee kills civil liberties bills

  SACRAMENTO — Two Republican members of the California Assembly recently authored resolutions encouraging Congress to halt the eavesdropping on the America people by the National Security Agency. Both resolutions were smacked down Tuesday in the Assembly Judiciary Committee, whose

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Justice Brandeis brings light to U.S., CA privacy controversies

LOS ANGELES — Revelations about the federal government’s data mining through PRISM, the clandestine electronic surveillance program operated by the National Security Agency, have prompted a debate about possible government overreach and intrusion. The question about privacy is hardly new,

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Nullification spreading — how about ensuring privacy in CA?

June 23, 2013 By John Seiler Some good news: Nullification is spreading. AP reports: “JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Imagine the scenario: A federal agent attempts to arrest someone for illegally selling a machine gun. Instead, the federal agent is

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Andy Griffith defends our freedoms

July 5, 2012 By John Seiler The fascist USA Patriot Act (really, TRAITORS’ Act) was imposed on us in 2001, when President Bush and the Republicans and Democrats in Congress panicked after 9/11. It lets the government listen to your

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