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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The Paul-Amash amendment and NDAA: A loss and a win for liberty
May18

The Paul-Amash amendment and NDAA: A loss and a win for liberty

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2012 — A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction on Wednesday to prevent the Obama Administration from exercising the indefinite detention authority granted to it by the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. Section 1021 of the NDAA could have set a slippery precedent for indefinite detention of American citizens. Obama-appointed Judge Katherine Forrest of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District...

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