If you build it, they will come … and take your land.Read More →
By Tom Steward/Watchdog Minnesota Bureau
WABASHA — It may not rise to the level of the NSA surveillance scandal, but each week more cases alleging privacy breaches by police and government employees snooping into Minnesotans’ personal driver license data without cause come to light and go to court.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety database contains personal information such [...]
Groups such as the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church won’t be allowed picket within 300 feet of funerals. The Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Missouri law banning protests closer than that, though the court struck down a broader law to keep protesters even further away.Read More →
By Ryan Ekvall | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – Is arguably annoying speech worth protecting on an absolute basis at the Capitol?
Protesters of Gov. Scott Walker, who gather at the Capitol daily holding signs and singing songs, say it is.
Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, joined with the American Civil Liberties Union at a news conference Thursday to denounce what the lawmaker describes as a clamp down on free speech at the statehouse.Read More →
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – Despite the dark and sinister corners where thieves and sex offenders lurk, the Internet has brought the light of the Information Age to the far corners of the world.
In so doing, the online experience has opened the door to greater transparency in many governments. So, U.S. citizens can [...]