Judge orders Brandon Raub released from hospital

DALLAS, August 23rd, 2012 – After a special hearing today, Circuit Judge W. Allan Sharret declared the commitment order granted to federal authorities for Brandon Raub’s arrest and detainment was invalid. Raub, the 26-year-old former Marine, pro-liberty activist and Virginia resident, was seized by FBI, Secret Service and local authorities over Facebook posts allegedly “terrorist in nature”. According to court documents, a swift...

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The case of Brandon Raub: Can the government detain you over Facebook posts?
Aug23

The case of Brandon Raub: Can the government detain you over Facebook posts?

Tiffany Madison broke this story for the Washington Times Communities. WASHINGTON, August 22, 2012 — Brandon J. Raub, a 26-year-old pro-liberty activist, former U.S. Marine, and Virginia resident, was arrested after authorities deemed his Facebook posts threatening. Citing an obscure statute allowing the involuntary detainment of a citizen for psychiatric evaluation, the FBI, Secret Service, and local authorities swarmed Raub’s...

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Ecuador grants Wikileaks’ Assange asylum, ignites diplomatic storm with England
Aug17

Ecuador grants Wikileaks’ Assange asylum, ignites diplomatic storm with England

WASHINGTON,August 16, 2012 — Julian Assange, founder and guiding spirit of the whistle-blowing organization Wikileaks, has been granted asylum by Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa, sparking a tense diplomatic stand-off between Ecuador and the West. Ecuador’s foreign minister Ricardo Patiño explained the government’s decision to media. “The Ecuador government, loyal to its tradition to protect those who seek refuge with us at our...

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After recent shootings, Americans reject renewed calls for federal gun controls
Aug06

After recent shootings, Americans reject renewed calls for federal gun controls

DALLAS, August 6th, 2012 – After the Aurora, Colorado tragedy law-makers, gun control advocates and media pundits predictably called for tougher federal laws. This reactionary process is reliable: a horrific crime sparks circular blame and the disarmament agenda is exalted. Within days of the shooting, Rupert Murdoch was tweeting, Michael Moore appealed to emotion and Bill O’Reilly called for federal oversight of “heavy...

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