A judge has ruled after a two-day hearing that a man charged with shooting a sheriff’s deputy in Escambia County, Florida will not be permitted to use the state’s Stand Your Ground law in an attempt to dismiss those charges.
The federal surveillance court that has approved all but a fraction of the NSA's intelligence requests nonetheless rejected a petition by the government to retain phone records for longer than five years, as is currently allowed.
Civil rights attorneys at the American Civil Liberties Union have filed an appeal with a federal court asking the judge to outlaw the National Security Agency’s collection of phone metadata after another court deemed the method of surveillance legal.
Commercial drone use in the United States is poised to remain legal, at least for the foreseeable future, after a judge dismissed a suit against a regular citizen, ruling that there are simply no laws against it.
A US Army general accused of sexual assault will plead guilty to three lesser charges while maintaining innocence on the more serious charges related to claims of coerced oral sex, according to his lawyer.
The US Department of Justice has announced it supports major American broadcasters – including CBS, Disney, Fox, and PBS – in a looming court battle against a smaller company that makes the content broadcast on those channels available to stream online.
The American Civil Liberties Union wants to learn more about any secret surveillance gadgets used by Florida law enforcement agencies after uncovering proof that police there relied on one type of spy tool upwards of 200 times without permission.