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JUDGE: NSA SPYING VIOLATES 4TH AMENDMENT...

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JUDGE: NSA SPYING VIOLATES 4TH AMENDMENT... (First column, 4th story, link)Related stories:Second Smackdown Coming? Snowden: Ruling vindicates disclosures... Now, it's the book and, maybe, the film...
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I think this is very important to everyone in the US. Everyone wants privacy and sometimes the government can violate our privacy to much. I feel this will go to the Supreme Court because it affects everyone. I agree the government should be able to monitor us but they need a limit to it.
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The Foreign Policy Essay: “2013 – The Year We Lost Iraq?” - Lawfare (blog)

The Foreign Policy Essay: “2013 – The Year We Lost Iraq?” - Lawfare (blog) | Gov and law - Joe smith | Scoop.it
“ The Foreign Policy Essay: “2013 – The Year We Lost Iraq?”
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This article talks about how the war in Iraq is getting worse than ever. We are pulling troops out and now the AQI are coming back in small groups. We need a new policy that will prevent them from coming back and keep deaths at a minimum.
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Making Policy Public - engaging design with social issues

Making Policy Public - engaging design with social issues | Gov and law - Joe smith | Scoop.it
New York based Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) aims to use graphic design to explore and explain public policy "While the effects of public policies can be widespread, the discussion and understanding of these policies are usually not. CUP’s Making Policy Public (MPP) poster series aims to make information on policy truly public: accessible, meaningful, and shared. We want to create opportunities for advocacy organizations to reach their constituencies better through design and for designers to engage social issues without sacrificing experimentation."
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I think this is a great idea. Public policies play an important role in society and they should be made more public and brought to the publics attention more. We should have a say I'm the policies.
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Native Americans emphasize the need to vote in U.S. elections | The Seminole Tribune

Native Americans emphasize the need to vote in U.S. elections | The Seminole Tribune | Gov and law - Joe smith | Scoop.it

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Campaigns are trying to provide more info about the elections and voting rights to Indians. The realized that the Indians could make an impact on their polls. It is the Indians right to vote and how they vote. They don't have to vote.
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Midterm Election Indicators Daunting for Democrats

Midterm Election Indicators Daunting for Democrats | Gov and law - Joe smith | Scoop.it
“ With the midterm elections six months away, Democrats are burdened by an uneven economic recovery and a stubbornly unpopular health care law. Perhaps equally”
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The democrats are becoming less popular as the economy is recovering. Their views are not liked by the people as much for many reasons. The health care law is also hurting the cause.
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Steroid Tests Ignore the 4th Amendment - New York Times

Steroid Tests Ignore the 4th Amendment - New York Times | Gov and law - Joe smith | Scoop.it
“ Congress might be too busy to pause in its rush to rid the country of steroids, but perhaps its members should take a remedial course in the U.S. Constitution. ” i dont agree with this because it goes against the 4th amendment even though they did it for the sake of the sport, they dont deserve to go through peoples things.
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This is about how the congress doesn't have the right to test players for steroid use. They have to go to court first it they have probable cause and then they can. Otherwise the baseball association can whenever they want because they are private and it's in their rules saying they can whenever they want.
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Doctors, groups clash over asking patients about firearms - USATODAY.com

Doctors, groups clash over asking patients about firearms - USATODAY.com | Gov and law - Joe smith | Scoop.it

Doctors might be penalized for asking if patients own firearms. The National Rifle Association other fire-arm supporting groups argue that doctors are violating patients' 2nd Amendment rights. Doctors claim they are only asking for safety concerns. Some say if guns remain in homes, more children will be killed or injured because of it.

 

This is involving both the 2nd and 1st Amendment because people have the right to own a gun in their household, as directed under the 2nd Amendment. Doctors making patients uncomfortable about their beliefs on guns is a violation of the 2nd Amendment. The 1st Amendment protects doctors who ask if patients own guns. 

I think it is unconstitutional because having guns doesn't mean all people who have them are in danger. Some people are more responsible than others, so it isn't right that doctors think they can go around critizing patients if they have guns or not.


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gun owners are getting upset why doctors are asking if they own fire arms or not because they don't have the right to know. doctors say it's for safety and it gives them a perspective of how child's home life is. I think it's not a big deal if doctors know or not. 

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Chelsie DeBus's curator insight, February 23, 2014 7:39 PM

This article was about Pediatric doctors are asking if in the home of childern if they have firearms.  This article stated that if homes do have firearms it is more likely for childernhood deaths to be associated with killing of the childern.  This article relates to government and law because it is talking about breaking the 1st and 2nd amendment about freedom of using and bearing firearms. It also relates because it is the legislation that is stoping Pediatric doctors from asking in the first place about firearms.

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If 2nd Amendment Doesn't Protect AK-47s, 1st Amendment Doesn't Protect ... - AmmoLand.com (press release)

If 2nd Amendment Doesn't Protect AK-47s, 1st Amendment Doesn't Protect ... - AmmoLand.com (press release) | Gov and law - Joe smith | Scoop.it
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If 2nd Amendment Doesn't Protect AK-47s, 1st Amendment Doesn't Protect ...

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This article is saying that when the founding fathers wrote the constitution and the bill of rights, they didn't know that we would have these high powered rifles that would be so easily obtained. So the 2nd amendment can't cover those type of guns. So there saying the first amendment can't cover the media now since it is so high tech and almost anyone can hear about the media. It also can't protect everything that is going on in the media.

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Federalism and the authority of the states to define marriage : SCOTUSblog


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There is a controversy  between the definition of marriage . The state government wants to be able to make their own definition of marriage  so gay marriage can be legal but the federal government has their own definition for it.

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Dane Austin's curator insight, February 12, 2014 12:08 PM

I'm not entirely sure why federalism is at question here but when they say that DOMA hurts same-sex marriage I have to disagree. Same-sex marriage is only affect by an individuals decisions and that state law. If your current state doesn't allow same-sex marriage, then go to a state that does allow it. 

khedlu17's curator insight, April 16, 2014 6:14 PM

This article talks about the principles of federalism, and honoring the exclusive authority of the states to define and to defend marriage. Why this relates to government and law is that it talks about the states rights to decide their own laws. The article talks about two court cases the United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry where Congress interfered with state sovereign choices about who may be married by creating its own definition, relegating one set of marriages- same-sex marriages- to the second tier, making them unequal. 

naknuts37's curator insight, April 19, 2014 10:31 PM

In response to khedlu17:

This article discusses federalism and the rights the states have to define marriage however they want. A Justice Kennedy believes that the Defense of Marriage Act "harms same-sex marriage. According to the author, leaving this issue to the states preserves an element of freedom. How will the views of those who uphold traditional marriage be seen if same-sex marriage were to become legal in a majority of the states? And vice versa? 

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Privacy Privacy, individuals, and the government

Privacy: ; Privacy; Privacy, individuals, and the government.
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This article is about how the people think that the government is taking away our privacy and have to much control over us. If they can see everything we are doing that doesn't give us much freedom or privacy. This artcile says that they need to fix how much the government can see what we are doing or abolish the power of them being able to tap into our private life's without consent. 

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lmortl78's comment, April 13, 2014 12:08 AM
It is scary to think that the government can be listening to any conversation they want whenever they want. Having our own privacy is having freedom which is what this country is based on. Although it could stop terrorist attacks they can find different ways to stop them.
lmortl78's comment, April 13, 2014 12:08 AM
It is scary to think that the government can be listening to any conversation they want whenever they want. Having our own privacy is having freedom which is what this country is based on. Although it could stop terrorist attacks they can find different ways to stop them.
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Gay marriage and the Constitution: A guide

Gay marriage and the Constitution: A guide | Gov and law - Joe smith | Scoop.it

"A crash course on the Constitution as it affects same-sex marriage."


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This is about how both federal government and the state government have a say in marriage. It says that the Australian government splits the power of marriage between state and federal. The people wonder if the US should be like that. 

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lmortl78's comment, April 13, 2014 12:19 AM
I believe that the states should get to choose if they want to allow same sex marriage. The people get to vote on it and it is either legal or not legal.
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We should return to the original meaning of the Second Amendment

We should return to the original meaning of the Second Amendment | Gov and law - Joe smith | Scoop.it
“ John Weigant writes: The "Arms" referred to in the Second Amendment were single-shot, muzzleloading, handcrafted weapons that typically cost a year's wages. A skilled shooter could shoot about three rounds a minute.”
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I thought this was very interesting. I always thought that people should have the right to own guns. But if they are not well regulated it makes me think differently. They do have a lot of background checks for safety. I still think the average citizen should still be able to own handguns.
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Most people in poverty are 'in work'

Most people in poverty are 'in work' | Gov and law - Joe smith | Scoop.it
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More and more people are falling into the poverty and most the families are working families. They arent getting paid enough to support themselves. The government needs to do something about about this. If people are working and earring an honest living they shouldn't be in poverty.
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Constitution Check: How free are students to comment on public policy issues?

Constitution Check: How free are students to comment on public policy issues? | Gov and law - Joe smith | Scoop.it

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I feel that students should have a say on public policy. They are apart of the public too. Public policies in elementary schools should be censored more but when it comes to middle school and high school, kids are going to see that stuff regardless.
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Does Climate Change Stand a Chance against the Oil Boom in U.S. Elections?

Does Climate Change Stand a Chance against the Oil Boom in U.S. Elections? | Gov and law - Joe smith | Scoop.it
“ Recording-breaking domestic oil production is likely to swamp any effort to inject climate change concerns into the 2014 elections”
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Texas's huge increase in oil production could have a huge affect on the government. Since the will control so much money with their oil they are turning more republican. This will cause members of the house to change and also the senates.
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8th Amendment protects man from death penalty

8th Amendment protects man from death penalty | Gov and law - Joe smith | Scoop.it
Romell Broom's death penalty sentence was overturned when executioners failed to find appropiate use for the death penalty. This would be considered "cruel and unusual punishment," violating Broom's 8th Amendment rights.
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This article is saying that people believe that the lethal injections that they use for the death penalty have some pain to it. So it is violating the 8th amendment. It also talks about how one man was put through the death penalty and survived because they couldn't find a vein. So putting him through that again is also violating the 8 amendment.
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lmortl78's comment, May 3, 2014 7:43 PM
This article is very interesting. It talks about how lethal injection has pain during it and makes it unconstitutional. I believe that even if there is some pain they deserve a lot more than that.
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Supreme Court to rule on 4th Amendment, cellphone searches - Los Angeles Times

Supreme Court to rule on 4th Amendment, cellphone searches - Los Angeles Times | Gov and law - Joe smith | Scoop.it
“ Supreme Court to rule on 4th Amendment, cellphone searches Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court set the stage for an important 4th Amendment ruling Friday, announcing it will decide in this term whether police may inspect a suspect's...”
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This is an important matter to look over. It's hard to decide whether or not officers should be able to look through someone's phone without a warrant. It is their personal item has their personal info on it so it would violate the 4th amendment but if the officers aren't able to look at it then there is a chance to have evidence destroyed or their safety in danger.
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1st Amendment- Honking: Free Speech or Just Noise Pollution?

1st Amendment- Honking: Free Speech or Just Noise Pollution? | Gov and law - Joe smith | Scoop.it

Police in Seattle and Denver debate with citizens on whether honking your car horns excesively is a form of Freedom of Speech, based on the intentions and the 1st Amendment of the Constitution.


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This article is about whether honking your car is a form of freedom of speech or a noise ordinance. when some one honks it can mean they are trying to get their attention or because they are ,mad. if you are driving by protestors honking can be used in a mean to disrespect them. So they are wondering if free speech can be illegal at times.

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Lauren Heim's curator insight, April 13, 2014 8:24 PM

I personally believe  honking is freedom of speech as well. It's an expression of many people. Just because it's kind of annoying at times it's still their right and it's obviously mechanically put into your car for a reason.

Mitchell Forrest Enerson's curator insight, April 23, 2014 9:37 PM

If you really believe that honking your horn is that annoying maybe you should learn to drive so people don't feel the need to honk at you. Honking also is not a freedom of speech that should be protected. Obviously honking is a key part of driving and for the safety of drivers but if being used in excess there could be consequences. A easy way to take car of the issue is to take the people excessively honking right off the road.

 

Austin Robertson's comment, April 27, 2014 6:09 PM
This is just another person trying to make up in their own mind what the first amendment really means. Honking your horn is not a form of free speech, it's form of being an idiot. Granted people need to learn how to drive, they only need to be honked at once not excessively.
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Why You Should Buy A Car At A Government Auction

Why You Should Buy A Car At A Government Auction | Gov and law - Joe smith | Scoop.it
Government car auctions are when surplus government vehicles are sold off, along with cars that were seized by the government and law enforcement.

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This is about the government auctioning off theit unwanted cars. They don't want them because they cause extra maintence and storage cost. So the gover meant sells them at low prices.

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Buster Meyer's comment, April 13, 2014 1:17 AM
It's kind of cool that the government sells cars and it's a good way for them to raise money!
Abigail Beinborn's curator insight, April 28, 2014 8:30 PM

I think this is a great thing the government provides. There are many that can't afford a nicer car that functions properly. When you go to a car lot, they have to make money by selling it for more than they received it. This gives people the chance to afford a nicer vehicle for transportation. 

Lauren Heim's comment, May 4, 2014 8:32 PM
I personally believe that this is also a good idea because going into the laws people are breaking chances are they already knew they were doing something wrong and knew that selling of their vehicle or getting it taken away was a consequence. So selling these vehicles to anyone that shows up to buy them would be the criminals loss. It sucks but it's also reality.
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The Department of Justice's Marijuana Memo Is a Disappointment for Federalism

The Department of Justice's Marijuana Memo Is a Disappointment for Federalism | Gov and law - Joe smith | Scoop.it
The Department of Justice had a historic opportunity to say that since the people of these states had spoken, as long as what happens in Colorado stays in Colorado, they wouldn't make a federal case out of it.
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The department of justice is concerned with the legalization of weed. Weed is illegal under federal law. But some states like Colorado made it legal. So there is a controversy with if they should take this situation to court or not. 

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Austin Robertson's comment, April 20, 2014 7:49 PM
I don't know in the first place why in the world marijuana was made legal in the first place. If something was ILLEGAL it was illegal for a reason. By legalizing this they are basically promoting the distribution of drugs and that can lead to many other problems. It can lead to cartels that result in deaths because most do, it can lead to driving under the influence and guess who's shoulders that's going to fall back on, the governments. What if teens died in a car accident in Colorado because of weed, how do you think the government would feel after that? It's just stupid a pond careless.
pdowds30's comment, April 29, 2014 6:04 PM
I personally don't think that marijuana is an issue in the United States. It has never killed anyone. Alcohol is more dangerous than marijuana and has done quite the damage to our population. The federal government is right in saying that as long as it stays in Colorado, there is no issue. Legalizing marijuana nation-wide would decrease the crime rate significantly and allow many people to return to a good state of health. Just like same-sex marriage, if you don't like it, don't do it.
Becca Zieman's comment, May 3, 2014 12:01 AM
The topic of legalizing marijuana has been a huge topic in our country yet there are bigger things going on that people completely ignore. But I do think that states should have the right to decide for themselves whether to legalize something that they are in closer quarters with then the federal government is.
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Truckers for the Constitution to shut down D.C. roads, arrest violators of oath of office

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Truckers for the Constitution to shut down D.C. roads, arrest violators of oath of office

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This article is about a bunch of angry truckers who are protesting against the. constitution and the White House. They are setting up a road block in D.C. The want the everyone I'm the white house to be arrested  if they have violated their oath in office.

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lmortl78's comment, April 13, 2014 12:33 AM
Nothing must have happened with the congressmen or anyone in office because I never heard anything about this. I think if the truckers idea worked it would have made the news all over the world. I want to know what actually happened that day.