By Robert Reich / RobertReich.orgApr 30, 2017
One way dictators take over democracies is by threatening the independence of a nation’s courts. Donald Trump is doing just this. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigAug 12, 2013
A federal judge ruled Monday that controversial "stop-and-frisk" searches -- carried out by New York City police officers on predominantly black and Latino residents -- are unconstitutional, and ordered that an independent, federal monitor be brought in to oversee reform. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigJul 17, 2013
An odd coalition of advocacy groups threatens to upend the NSA's relationship with telecommunications and Internet companies with lawsuits claiming that the mass spying the agency conducts on Americans' phone records and online activity is unconstitutional. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 17, 2011
Tobacco giants, wary of the effect new government-mandated warnings may have on cigarette smokers, filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, claiming that the labels are unconstitutional. (more) Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMay 21, 2011
American troops have now been engaged in military action in Libya for more than 60 days without congressional authorization, a breach of the War Powers Resolution of 1973, but President Obama said the mission was too limited to require approval. (more) Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMay 16, 2008
On Thursday, a group of U.S. soldiers spoke before members of Congress about the failings of the Iraq war and the immeasurable toll it has taken on Iraqis and American troops. Afterward, Sgt. Matthis Chiroux announced that he is refusing to serve in Iraq. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 17, 2006
A federal judge in Detroit ruled that the government's eavesdropping program is illegal and unconstitutional, and ordered an immediate halt to it.
Check out constitutional scholar and bestselling author Glenn Greenwald's stellar analysis and opinion roundup. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigApr 9, 2006
What happens when abortion is a felony offense in any circumstance? Jack Hitt provides chilling answers in his brilliant investigative piece on abortion in El Salvador. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMar 3, 2006
The founder of Domino's Pizza is planning on spending $250 million to create a Florida town with no abortions, no porn and no birth control.
Civil libertarians are threatening to sue, and liberal Catholics are likening the idea to Islamic fundamentalism.
Couldn't the guy put his money where it's really needed, like toward schools in Darfur? Or a pizza crust that doesn't resemble a sponge full of grease? (Hat tip: Huff Post) Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJan 26, 2006
The White House rejected a 2002 Senate proposal to ease surveillance warrant restrictions, saying such a move would probably be unconstitutional. The Washington Post picks up the story blazed by Glenn Greenwald. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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