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Gun rights activists are on a political roll with four recent wins

Second Amendment advocates are on a bit of a political roll recently, with four major victories in just one week. House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled an anti-gun healthcare proposal from consideration; the governor of North Dakota signed a bill letting residents carry a firearm without a permit; New Mexico lawmakers defeated a gun registry bill

Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee Is No Rubber Stamp

Jacob Sullum, Donald Trump’s Twitter temper tantrum over the legal challenge to his immigration order suggests he does not appreciate the role of an independent judiciary. Fortunately, Trump’s lack of interest in such matters has given us a Supreme Court nominee who takes that role seriously and can be expected to resist presidential power grabs.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch and a parting shot at personal freedom

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, On Jan. 3, outgoing Attorney General Loretta Lynch secretly signed an order directing the National Security Agency — America’s 60,000-person-strong domestic spying apparatus — to make available raw spying data to all other federal intelligence agencies, which then can pass it on to their counterparts in foreign countries and in the

Justice Dept. report finds ‘pattern or practice’ of excessive force by Chicago police

Chicago police violated the Fourth Amendment through a “pattern or practice of use of excessive force,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch declared Friday, revealing the results of a wide-ranging investigation that the city’s former top cop called biased from the start. The U.S. Justice Department launched its yearlong review of the 12,000-officer force — one of