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Flynn Refuses To Comply With Congressional Subpoena, Invokes Fifth Amendment Rights

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Lt. General Michael Flynn is declining to comply with a Congressional subpoena regarding the Russia investigation, and invoking his rights under the Fifth Amendment.

A Legal Bombshell Could Wreck The Criminal Case Against Bill Cosby

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An agreement purportedly made ten years ago by a former prosecutor could mean the end of the criminal charges against Bill Cosby.

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Raisin Farmers In Takings Case

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The Supreme Court has struck down a program that forced farmers to turn over a portion of their crop to the government without compensation.

Citing Fifth Amendment, Justice Department Declines To Prosecute Lois Lerner For Contempt

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The Justice Department will not pursue contempt charges against Lois Lerner because it has determined that she did not waive her rights under the Fifth Amendment.

Virginia Judge Rules Police Can Compel Suspect To Unlock Phone Locked Via Fingerprint

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The Fourth and Fifth Amendments do not prevent the police from compelling you to unlock your phone if you used fingerprint scan technology to lock it, Virginia Judge has ruled.

Gun Rights, Mental Health, And A Denial Of Due Process

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New York State’s gun law takes rights away from nearly 35,000 people without any due process whatsoever.

Court Rules Defendant Must Reveal Computer’s Encryption Password

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Another area where the law has yet to catch up to technology.

House Committee Ignores Fifth Amendment, Holds Lois Lerner In Contempt

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Despite the fact that she asserted her right against self-incrimination, a House Committee has voted to hold Lois Lerner in contempt for refusing to testify.

Apple’s Fingerprint ID May Make It Easier For Cops To Search Your Phone

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Apple’s new fingerprint sensor. A cop’s best friend?

Lois Lerner Will Testify If Granted Immunity

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Not surprisingly, Lois Lerner’s attorney is saying his client will only testify under a grant of immunity.

House Committee Claims Lois Lerner Waived Her Fifth Amendment Rights

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Lois Lerner is likely headed back to Congress over the largely phony charge that she waived her Fifth Amendment rights.

Suspect Ordered To Provide Decryption Password: A Fifth Amendment Violation?

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New developments in a still very new area of the law.

Who Does The Bill Of Rights Protect? All Of Us

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It’s a mistake to think of the Bill of Rights as only protecting people who are “innocent” or “guilty.” It exists to protect all of us.

Further Thoughts On The Fifth Amendment And Lois Lerner’s Supposed Waiver Of Privilege

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Darrell Issa’s Committee seems headed for a battle over the Fifth Amendment.