Defining Ideas by topic: Rule of Law: United States

June 18, 2013

In Defense of the NSA

Its wiretapping program has been derided as an intolerable invasion of individual privacy rights, but it has benefits for national security.
June 11, 2013

Trolling for “Patent Trolls”

The President imprudently weighs in on a complicated intellectual property issue.
May 22, 2013

Activism vs. The Rule of Law

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Why is the Obama administration turning a blind eye to criminal activity? Simple: Politics.
May 21, 2013

The Real Lesson of the IRS Scandal

Federal agencies from the FDA to the EPA to the FCC threaten the rule of law.
April 30, 2013

Civil Liberties After Boston

Given the stakes, law enforcement officials should follow all leads, even if that means more surveillance and ethnic profiling.
April 23, 2013

Searches and Seizures: Reasonable or Unreasonable?

Two recent Supreme Court cases address the balance between liberty and security in criminal cases.
April 2, 2013

The Persecution of Joseph Bruno

The government’s endless prosecution of the retired Republican politician is a criminal justice travesty
March 22, 2013

Gay Marriage and the Libertarian’s Dilemma

The Supreme Court will consider two same-sex marriage cases that pit original intent against individual liberty.
March 12, 2013

The Mirage of Racism

The Supreme Court should strike down the Voting Rights Act and rein in Attorney General Eric Holder.
February 25, 2013

Is the "War on Terror" Lawful?

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The "Authorization to Use Military Force" serves as the primary legal foundation for the ongoing conflict, but it is now obsolete. What should replace it?