YOU HAVE THE RIGHT

A Constitutional Guide to Policing the Police

You have rights. Know them. Exercise them. Is it legal to record the police? When do police have the right to search you, your home, or your car? Do you have the right to walk away when stopped by the police? Knowing the answers to these questions will help protect you and the officer.

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SEAN HANNITY NEWS IS A REAL PROBLEM FOR MICHAEL COHEN

(CNN) – Fox host Sean Hannity just helped the government’s case against President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, tremendously. Even irony itself was not prepared for that development.

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SAM NUNBERG, DON’T POKE A BEAR WITH A BAYONET!

(CNN) – Someone should explain to Sam Nunberg that federal subpoenas are not friend requests. They are not suggestions.

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RBG: WHAT BLACK LIVES MATTER AND ME TOO HAVE IN COMMON

(CNN) – There is a misconception by some that women of the #MeToo movement relish their characterization as victims. This thinking goes that they were waiting for their chance to board the proverbial bandwagon for 15 minutes of fame — an approach that is patronizing at best..

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FLYNN MAY BE THE BAIT, BUT HE’S NO COFFEE BOY

(CNN) – An old adage says, “I didn’t come this far to only come this far.” The saying is quite apropos when it comes to federal prosecutors’ offering a plea for lying. It may appear at first blush that former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s guilty plea…

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COMEY SHOULD’VE BEEN FIRED, JUST NOT NOW

(CNN) – The question is not if now-former FBI Director James Comey should have been fired, but when. Then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch should have dismissed Comey the moment he defied her and held a press conference divulging derogatory information about a subject of a criminal investigation.

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TO TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY, JANET RENO FOLLOWED THE LAW

(CNN) – It’s been more than 20 years since the late Janet Reno led the Department of Justice. Since becoming the first woman to serve as attorney general of the United States, our nation has seen its fair share of significant firsts…

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SESSIONS WILL UNDO DECADES OF PROGRESS

(CNN) –  The inevitable confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions — Donald Trump’s nominee to be attorney general as the successor of Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, the first African-American male and female to hold that office, will slow, if not halt, the momentum gained during the last eight years

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WHAT THE NORTH CAROLINA BATHROOM CASE IS REALLY ABOUT

(CNN) – The legal controversy surrounding North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” is not about bigotry. To be sure, unequal treatment of and discrimination against the transgender community could be one of the intended consequences of what is being proposed.

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WHEN A CHILD’S DEATH DRAWS LESS OUTRAGE THAN GORILLA HARAMBE

(CNN) – When I hear people are reeling over the death of Harambe, the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, I am reminded of the overwhelming level of interest and empathy I so often saw in cases involving nonhuman victims.

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ON GORSUCH: DEMOCRATS, SAVE YOUR BATTLESHIPS

(CNN) – Unsurprisingly, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has all the trappings of a Washington insider nestled in the mold of the traditionally pedigreed justice. And while a Supreme Court justice is neither required to agree with the President’s beliefs nor carry out his campaign promises, Gorsuch’s views align with those promises.

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THINK THE ELECTION IS RIGGED, BLAME THE SUPREME COURT

(CNN) – If you think this election will be rigged, blame the United States Supreme Court. Back in 2013, the Court gutted the formula component of the Voting Rights Act in the case of Shelby County v. Holder.

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JUDGE WAS RIGHT TO ACQUIT BALTIMORE COP

(CNN) – As a prosecutor, you never try a case you can’t win. Which begs the question of why in the world Baltimore prosecutors would even try Officer Edward Nero rather than focus their efforts on his fellow officers, who are facing the most serious charges.

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WAS IT NECESSARY TO SHOOT KEITH LAMONT SCOTT

(CNN) – We all wondered why Chief Kerr Putney refused to release the police video footage of the killing of Keith Lamont Scott, who was shot dead this month by a Charlotte police officer.

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COURT SLAPS DOWN TRUMP’S PROPOSED TRAVEL BAN

(CNN) – Does the President deserve deference in making decisions about our national security? Absolutely. Does the court have the right to hear a constitutional challenge to those decisions? Absolutely.

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COURT SHOULD HAVE JAILED KIM DAVIS OVER SAME SEX MARRIAGE LICENSE REFUSAL

(CNN) – A federal judge was right to hold in contempt and jail Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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