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The Fourth Amendment Was Meant To Protect All Of Us, Not Just The “Innocent”

Doug Mataconis · 19 Comments
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When it comes to the protections of the Fourth Amendment, it doesn’t matter if you’re “guilty” or “innocent,” it protects all of us.

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Hillary Clinton Leads Donald Trump In Seven Battleground States

Doug Mataconis · 18 Comments

Hillary Clinton holds solid leads over Donald Trump in seven battleground states.

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The Beginning Of The End Of The ‘Conservative’ Supreme Court

Doug Mataconis · 38 Comments

Depending on the outcome of the election, the Supreme Court’s just concluded term will most likely be remembered as the point at which the Court’s rightward tilt that began at the end of the Warren Court Era came to an end.

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At Least 41 Dead In Terror Attack On Istanbul Airport

Doug Mataconis · 24 Comments

A massive attack hits Istanbul’s airport.

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Clinton Acting Like She Won, Alienating Bernie Fans

James Joyner · 37 Comments

Backers of the losing candidate for the Democratic nomination are surprised that they’re not getting their way.

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Benghazi Committee Report Uncovers Mistakes, But No Wrongdoing

Doug Mataconis · 37 Comments

As with each previous committee that investigated the 2012 attack on the U.S outpost in Benghazi, the House Select Committee finds that mistakes were made but no evidence of wrongdoing or cover-ups.

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N.F.L. Coaching Legend Buddy Ryan Dies At 82

Doug Mataconis

An N.F.L. defensive legend has passed away at the age of 82.

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Sidney Blumenthal Got Paid, Which is Apparently a Scandal

James Joyner

The Los Angeles Times breaks what seems like a non-scandal.

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Turkey Apologizes To Russia For Downing Jet

Doug Mataconis

Turkey has issued a formal apology to Russia over the November 2015 downing of a Russian jet that had briefly strayed into Turkish airspace.

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A Lesson In Polling

Doug Mataconis

One result from the new NBC News poll shows us how important it is to pay attention to how poll questions are phrased.

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Pat Summitt Dead at 64

James Joyner

One of the greatest coaches of all time has passed.

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One Major Step Closer to Peace in Colombia

Steven L. Taylor

The final major piece of the negotiations between the FARC and the Colombian government appears to be in place.

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In McDonnell Decision, Supreme Court Places Important Limits On Prosecutors

Doug Mataconis

In overturning former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s conviction, the Supreme Court has sent a powerful message to overly zealous prosecutors.

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Nobody Wants To Speak At Donald Trump’s Convention

Doug Mataconis

Republican officials are running away from Donald Trump the way they’d run away from a horde of mosquitoes infected with the Zika virus.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Law

Doug Mataconis

The Supreme Court has handed down a major abortion rights ruling that reaffirms the central reasoning of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, and makes it less likely that Roe will ever be overturned.

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Supreme Court Unanimously Overturns Bob McDonnell Conviction

James Joyner

The Supreme Court at its best and therefore its most frustrating.

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Brexit Puzzle Pieces

Why Didn’t The Brexit Vote Require A Supermajority For ‘Leave’ To Win?

Doug Mataconis

Given the consequences of a Brexit, one wonders why the referendum didn’t require more than just a simple majority to pass.

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Donald Trump’s Bad June Shows Up In The Polls

Doug Mataconis

Donald Trump has had a bad June, and it’s showing in the poll numbers.

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Lyle Denniston Leaving SCOTUSBlog

Doug Mataconis

A true legend in legal journalism is moving on.

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George Will Leaving GOP Over Donald Trump

Doug Mataconis

George Will isn’t just refusing to vote for Donald Trump, he’s leaving the GOP entirely

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What Does The Success Of Brexit Tell Us About Donald Trump’s Chances? Pretty Much Nothing

Doug Mataconis

Many pundits are arguing that the victory for ‘Leave’ presages good news for Trump in November, but there’s no reason to believe that.

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DUI Checkpoint

SCOTUS Rules DUI Blood Tests Require Search Warrant, But Breath Tests Do Not

Doug Mataconis

The Supreme Court balances the Fourth Amendment against public safety concerns and, for the most part, gets it right.

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America’s Partisan Divide Is More Unhealthy Than It Has Been In Decades

Doug Mataconis

Americans have increasingly come to view their political opponents as not just wrong, but evil, stupid, and immoral. That’s not something that makes for a healthy representative democratic republic.

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Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Based College Admissions Program

Doug Mataconis

In a somewhat surprising opinion from Justice Kennedy, the Supreme Court upheld the University of Texas’s race-based admissions program.

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Brexit Puzzle Pieces

What’s Next with the Brexit?

Steven L. Taylor

A British political scientist lays out some of the political and institutional factors that will be relevant going forward.

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Brexit Puzzle Pieces

Britain Votes To Leave European Union, Cameron Resigns As Prime Minister

Doug Mataconis

By a narrow margin, British voters have chosen to send their nation, themselves, and indeed all of Europe into uncharted waters.

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The Micro Economics of the Financial Crisis

Steve Verdon

The Financial Crisis was not a problem of macroeconomics, but a cluster of microeconomic problems all acting together.

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Deadlocked Supreme Court Leaves Obama’s Immigration Relief Plan Blocked

Doug Mataconis

Thanks to a 4-4 tie, President Obama’s temporary immigration relief program remains blocked by a Federal Court Injunction.

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Trial Of Freddie Gray Police Van Driver Ends In Acquittal

Doug Mataconis

The trial of the man who was believed to be the most culpable in the death of Freddie Gray has been acquitted, calling the entire prosecution strategy into question.

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