Tag: Federal Judge
Federal Judge Draws Fire for Striking Down California Assault Weapons Ban
“A stone cold ideologue. He is a wholly owned subsidiary of the gun lobby of the National Rifle Association.” That was California Gov. Gavin Newsom on federal judge Roger Benitez, who recently overturned California’s longstanding ban on “assault weapons.” Second Amendment advocates might find the “ideologue” description puzzling. As we noted, in 2019 the...
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Federal Judge Blows the Cover off Secret FISA Court
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, enacted during the Carter administration, prescribes procedures for requesting judicial authorization for electronic surveillance and physical search of persons engaged in espionage or international terrorism against the United States on behalf of a foreign power. FISA establishes the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of 11 district judges chosen by...
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