Tag Archives: civil liberties

On surveillance, Sen. Hedlund gets the Richard Epstein treatment

Noted libertarian law professor Richard Epstein crafts a set of distinctions on what is permissible when it comes to questions surveillance brought about by the Boston Marathon bombing. In doing so he criticizes a recent proposal by State Senator Robert Hedlund related to the use of drones. According to Epstein such moves toward increased searches are not unreasonable. The Tsarnaev…

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Civil Liberties: More important than marriage in courting young voters

Recently, Sen. Hedlund and Rep. Fattman introduced a bill to regulate domestic drones here in Massachusetts. Coming on the heels of Rand Paul’s filibuster on the Senate floor, it seems the momentum has shifted on civil liberties issues, and more and more Americans favor Constitutional restraints on executive power and covert government action. This is an interesting development, and a…

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Civil Libertes Alert!: Ron Paul supporter detained by TSA

Since when is carrying cash in a metal box a warning signal? When you are a Ron Paul supporter. The Transportation Security Administration is investigating the detention and harassment of a Ron Paul organization official by airport screeners, an incident that was caught on tape at a St. Louis airport. Steve Bierfeldt, director of development for Campaign for Liberty, was…

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