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  • Yellen Backs Down on IRS Snooping on Americans’ Bank Accounts

    10/19/2021 1:04:06 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 135 replies
    https://www.theepochtimes.com ^ | 19 OCTOBER 2021 | By Joseph Lord
    Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen has relented in response to backlash over a controversial proposal by Democrats that would have allowed the IRS to gain information from any American bank account with more than $600 of activity in a year. The measure initially came to light as a part of Democrats’ $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill. Trying to head off concerns from moderates, Democratic leaders and rank-and-file lawmakers have desperately marketed the bill as being completely paid for with no substantial effect on the deficit or national debt. One proposal to achieve that end was the IRS measure. Despite immediate...
  • Supreme Court sides with police in pair of 'qualified immunity' cases

    10/18/2021 9:24:55 AM PDT · by RandFan · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/21 11:41 AM EDT | BY JOHN KRUZEL
    The Supreme Court on Monday sided with law enforcement in a pair of cases that implicated “qualified immunity,” the controversial legal doctrine that gives police broad protection from lawsuits. In a pair of unsigned summary rulings issued without noted dissent, the justices reversed two federal appeals courts that had permitted excessive force lawsuits to proceed against officers in separate cases arising from California and Oklahoma. The justices ruled the officers should be granted qualified immunity, which shields government officials from liability unless it is proven they violated a “clearly established” right, a difficult legal hurdle. Both lawsuits dealt with police...
  • GOP states revolt against Biden's bank snooping plans: Missouri and Arkansas join Nebraska and West Virginia by refusing to comply with plan for IRS to be notified when accounts register more than $600 in transactions

    10/07/2021 3:49:21 PM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6 October 2021 | MORGAN PHILLIPS
    Missouri and Arkansas became the latest states to say they would not comply with a Biden proposal to force banks to hand over transaction data over $600 to the IRS on Wednesday. 'I will stand up to this government overreach and protect the privacy of those account holders,' state treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick said in a statement Wednesday morning. 'Turning over their transaction data to the federal government is illegal under Missouri law and a gross violation of Missourians’ expectation of privacy when it comes to their personal financial records.' 'I will not turn this information over to the IRS voluntarily...
  • Thanks, but no banks! Nebraska becomes the first state to say they will NOT comply with Biden's snooping plan to have banks report every transaction over $600 to the IRS

    09/30/2021 12:45:21 PM PDT · by LibertyWoman · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/30/2021 | MORGAN PHILLIPS
    Nebraska is already promising to defy a Biden proposal that would require banks to hand over data on transactions over $600 on individual bank accounts to the IRS. 'My message is really simple. The people of Nebraska entrusted me to protect the privacy of these accounts and I am not going to comply with this. If the Biden administration sues me, we will take it all the way to the Supreme Court. We are going to fight every step of the way,' state treasurer John Murante told FOX Business. The proposal, backed by $79 billion in additional funding, would allow...
  • California Will Let 'Violence Prevention' Researchers Know That You Have a Gun

    09/28/2021 7:55:59 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 39 replies
    Reason ^ | | 9.27.2021 | BRIAN DOHERTY
    Califoria Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law last week A.B. 173, which among other things gives various academics, most of them very likely to be hostile to private gun ownership, access to all the information California collects about the state's buyers of guns, gun parts, and ammunition.
  • Even House Democrats Think Emperor Biden’s $600 IRS Bank Spying Plan Is Bonkers So They’re Proposing a New Number

    09/27/2021 9:13:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 09/27/2021 | JD Rucker
    Joe Biden wants to know how much money is coming in and out of your bank accounts. His plan is to require banks report all transactions of more than $600 whether coming in or going out. It was billed as a way to fight tax evasion, which is ironic since Biden himself was accused of evading his own taxes last week. But the truth is the regime wants to keep tabs on everyone’s money to make sure nobody has any the government can’t get their grimy fingers on.According to Katabella Roberts from our premium news partners at The Epoch Times:Democrats...
  • Sen. Toomey Launches Effort to End Eviction Moratorium, Asks GAO for Rush Opinion

    08/11/2021 2:05:18 PM PDT · by lightman · 13 replies
    epoch times ^ | 11 August A.D. 2021 | Mark Tapscott
    Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the congressional investigative arm, on Aug. 11 for a rush review of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) extended renters’ eviction moratorium. Toomey wants GAO to determine whether the moratorium recently ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court but extended at the direction of President Joe Biden by the CDC on Aug. 3 is a regulatory rule subject to the Congressional Review Act (CRA). If the moratorium is subject to CRA, then it could be repealed by a majority vote in the Senate. Toomey has previously used this...
  • NSA’s spying on Tucker Carlson is an attack on all Americans

    07/09/2021 4:12:36 PM PDT · by TBP · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 7, 2021 | Andrew Napolitano
    Tucker Carlson had a similar experience when an NSA whistleblower revealed to him that the NSA was monitoring his communications. He reported this on his Fox television show, and it is safe to say that the NSA became furious. Tucker, like me, believes that the Constitution means what it says. The rights it protects are both man-made, like the right to vote; and natural, like religion, speech, the press, self-defense, travel and privacy. The late Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis called privacy the right most valued by civilized persons. The point here is that the CIA folks who triggered the...
  • Senators on Armed Services Committee Promote Expansion of NSA Domestic Data Gathering and Surveillance – NSA Response: “The Fourth Amendment is a “Key Obstacle” You Need to Remove

    03/28/2021 6:13:20 PM PDT · by Wish2Post · 25 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 28, 2021 | Sundance
    OK, before I blow a blood pressure cuff on this issue, please keep in mind the warnings provided on these pages about DHS now starting to assemble lists of dissident citizens under the guise of domestic extremists. {Go Deep} Also remind yourself the same DHS and FBI are now using private contractors embedded in Big Tech to scour public information on social media and provide feedback to help DHS assemble those lists. {Go Deep} Now, we take that foundation and build it one step further…. This well-written report about the recent Senate Armed Services Committee discussion with the National Security...
  • BREAKING: FPC Wins “Assault Weapon” Lawsuit in Historic Victory for Second Amendment Rights

    06/04/2021 7:55:26 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 14 replies
    Firearms policy coalition ^ | June 4, 2021 | Firearms Policy Coalition
    SAN DIEGO, CA (June 4, 2021) — Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced that Judge Roger T. Benitez of the Southern District of California has issued an opinion in Miller v. Bonta (previously Miller v. Becerra), holding that California’s tyrannical ban on so-called “assault weapons” is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment. The opinion, along with other filings in this case, can be viewed at AssaultWeaponLawsuit.com. In 2019, FPC developed and filed Miller v. Becerra, a federal Second Amendment challenge to California’s Assault Weapons Control Act (AWCA) ban on common semiautomatic arms with certain characteristics, including those with ammunition magazines that...
  • This 9-0 SCOTUS Ruling on Guns Shows Just How Extreme (and Dangerous) the Biden Administration Really Is

    05/18/2021 7:51:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/18/2021 | Bryan Preston
    Did you hear that Joe Biden’s Department of Justice wanted the Supreme Court to rule that police could search Americans’ homes for firearms — and confiscate them — without a warrant?In the case of Caniglia vs. Strom, this issue was in play. Had SCOTUS ruled that police could do that, your Second Amendment rights would have been in grave jeopardy.In March, Biden’s DoJ filed a brief with the Supreme Court in this case. It said:In its first amicus brief before the Supreme Court, the Department of Justice argued the actions taken by law enforcement to confiscate the petitioner’s firearms without...
  • Get a Warrant, Supreme Court Tells Cops Who Seized Guns From Home Without Due Process

    05/18/2021 7:52:48 AM PDT · by RandFan · 5 replies
    Reason ^ | 5.18.2021 9:30 AM | ELIZABETH NOLAN BROWN
    Warrantless seizure of guns from a home is not OK, the Supreme Court reminded police officers on Monday. This applies even if someone is undergoing treatment for mental health issues. The case, Caniglia v. Strom, involved a domestic dispute between Edward Caniglia and his wife. "During an argument with his wife, petitioner Edward Caniglia placed a handgun on the dining room table and asked his wife to 'shoot [him] and get it over with.' His wife instead left the home and spent the night at a hotel. The next morning, she was unable to reach her husband by phone, so...
  • SCOTUS Strikes Down Biden-Backed Police Firearm Seizure Case

    05/17/2021 10:08:06 AM PDT · by xzins · 68 replies
    Trending Politics ^ | 17 may 21 | Kyle Becker
    by about an hour ago The Supreme Court has dealt the Biden administration a defeat on a “caretaking” case. The case tested whether or not police could enter private property without a warrant if an individual was believed to pose a threat to himself or others. In the case Caniglia v. Strom, the Supreme Court ruled that “caretaking” did not justify entering a man’s home to remove firearms because he was believed to have expressed suicidal thoughts. The man was taken to a local mental health facility for psychiatric evaluation. “Police entered the home under a ‘community caretaking’ exception that...
  • Q ~ Trust Trump's Plan ~ 05/11/21 Vol.350, Q Day 1292

    05/11/2021 9:28:52 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 2,375 replies
    qalerts.app ^ | 5/11/2021 | FReeQs, FReepers, and Vanity
    Q is the result of the sacrifices and commitment of countless patriots to win back our captured country from the Deep State and achieve the transformation President Trump promised in this campaign video. President Trump has said the awakening of the public is key to this transformation.Q describes this awakening as follows: "The Great Awakening ('Freedom of Thought’), was designed and created not only as a backchannel to the public (away from the longstanding 'mind’ control of the corrupt & heavily biased media) to endure future events through transparency and regeneration of individual thought (breaking the chains of ‘group-think’), but,...
  • The American Cyber Stasi Will Suppress All Digital Dissent In Biden’s Dystopia

    05/14/2021 11:34:14 AM PDT · by LuciusDomitiusAutelian · 12 replies
    Off Guardian ^ | May 10, 2021 | Andrew Korybko
    The dystopian hellhole that I predicted would become a fait accompli following Biden’s confirmation as President by the Electoral College is quickly becoming a reality after CNN’s recent report that the US security services are considering contracting the services of so-called “researchers” as a legal workaround for spying on average Americans.
  • A No-Fly Voter List? Now There's a Grand Idea!

    03/27/2021 5:40:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | March 27, 2021 | Jay Valentine
    Rarely does the government give you a great idea, but today may be that day! It’s reported that the Department of Homeland Security wants to look at citizens’ social media posts and if they do not comply with the government’s narrative, they may be placed on the No Fly List! Wow, that’s an improvement over having the turreted Chris Wray-Mobile visit your house when you are just awakening. When we heard the idea, during an election fraud investigation meeting, we thought it was grand because the people in the room built the technology used for the government’s No Fly List....
  • Google repeatedly hands over user data to law enforcement without a warrant

    03/25/2021 7:13:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Reclaim The Net ^ | March 25, 2021 | Didi Rankovic
    Google is turning over user data to US law enforcement, even when requests for that come without a warrant, in the form of requests that are not court-ordered. That emerges from information shared with the LA Times by an anonymous Google user, who said they were notified about this in an email from the tech giant, who said the request came from the Department of Homeland Security, without including the request itself in the email. When this Google user asked to see the document, it turned out to be an administrative subpoena issued by the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE),...
  • 'Everything Has Been Criminalized,' Says Neil Gorsuch as He Pushes for Stronger Fourth Amendment Protections

    02/25/2021 4:48:27 PM PST · by ransomnote · 30 replies
    reason.com ^ | 2.25.2021 | DAMON ROOT
    In 2019, the California Court of Appeal, 1st Appellate District, ruled that a police offer may always enter a suspect's home without a warrant if the officer is in pursuit of the suspect and has probable cause to believe that the suspect has committed a misdemeanor. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court considered whether that ruling should be overturned.Justice Neil Gorsuch seemed to have a problem with the lower court's decision. Under the common law, Gorsuch pointed out during oral arguments in Lange v. California, the police did not "have the power to enter the home in pursuit of any...
  • Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Police Can Enter A Home To Seize Guns Without A Warrant

    02/06/2021 10:52:31 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 165 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 5 | Evan Gerstmann
    The 4th Amendment right against warrantless searches of a person’s home is a pillar of Americans’ constitutional liberties. Before a police officer, or any other government official, can enter your home, they must show a judge that they have probable cause that they will discover specific evidence of a crime. There are some limited exceptions to this right. There is an “exigent circumstances” exception. If a police officer looks through a home’s window and sees a person about to stab another person, the officer can burst through the door to prevent the attack. There is also the “emergency aid” exception....
  • Here Are The Biggest Cases Amy Coney Barrett Will Help Decide On The Supreme Court This Term

    10/26/2020 10:30:28 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | Oct 26, 2020 | Alison Durkee
    Once she joins the court, she’ll provide a crucial vote in a Supreme Court term that will cover everything from voting rights and healthcare to immigration and LGBTQ discrimination. Here are the biggest cases coming up after Barrett’s likely confirmation: 2020 Election: (mail-in voting deadlines in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and North Carolina; dozens of voting rights lawsuits are still playing out in lower courts, and any post-election disputes that arise) Voting Rights: (ballot harvesting) LGBTQ/Religious Discrimination: (religious exemption) Health Care: (whether the Affordable Care Act should be struck down). U.S. Census (excluding illegals from Congressional apportionment Mueller Report Materials: (whether House...