A northern California-based advocacy group called the NorCal Tea Party Patriots sued the U.S. Internal Revenue Service for allegedly breaching its federal privacy rights and the rights of like-minded organizations.
Invent a new communications technology recently? If so, beware: the U.S. government may require you to build it in a way that will enable federal agents to eavesdrop by court order. Otherwise, the New York Times’s Charlie Savage reports, you’ll end up paying a court-ordered fine.
The U.S. Supreme Court, hearing what one justice said might be the biggest criminal procedure case in decades, considered overturning as many as 29 state and federal laws that allow the collection of DNA samples when a person is arrested.