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Oregon Supreme Court Limits Police Actions at Traffic Stops


When police stop vehicles for purported driving rules infractions, police will often take advantage of the situation to inquire about other matters in a “fishing expedition” to establish suspicion of unrelated lawbreaking. They also may ask drivers for permission to search the stopped vehicles. This can end up badly for drivers and other vehicle occupants, especially those who do not adhere to the basic self-protections rules of saying as little as possible to cops and refusing permission for searches.
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The Dubious Criminal Conduct Claims Used to Support Impeaching President Trump


George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley is not impressed with the impeachment case being made against President Donald Trump. In a Wednesday editorial at The Hill, Turley contends that United States House of Representatives members arguing that Trumps should be impeached for committing crimes of bribery, extortion, and obstruction are setting up for “the narrowest impeachment in history with the most dubious claims of criminal conduct.”
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Israel Acts With Impunity Since US ‘Has Its Back’ – Daniel McAdams

This morning Israeli jets fired missiles into several locations around Damascus, claiming they were attacking Iranian targets. RPI Director Daniel McAdams joins RT America's In Question program to discuss the validity of Israel's claims and also the US policy shift on Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian territory...
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Tulsi Gabbard, What Does Being a ‘Woman of Color’ Have To Do With It?


Last week I wrote about an apparent contradiction between Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) talking up her 16-plus years in the United States Army and her criticizing certain US military interventions overseas in a recent interview at the ABC show The View. Since her criticism of such interventions is at the heart of her presidential campaign, I suggested that it would be helpful for Gabbard to offer an explanation to dispel the apparent contradiction.
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Court Rules for Some Privacy Protection for Electronic Information of Travelers Entering and Leaving the US


Over the last few years, Americans entering and leaving the United States encountered US government officials increasingly accessing private information on the travelers’ electronic devices on demand. The situation is an affront to the constitutional restraint on searches contained in the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution.
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