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Maryland v. King and the Total Loss of Our Bodily Integrity

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Now, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court's devastating decision in Maryland v. King, you can add invasive DNA sampling to the list of abuses being "legally" meted out on the long-suffering American populace.

Florida v. Harris: Turning Police Dogs Into Search Warrants on a Leash

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.27.2013 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

"The unspoken power dynamics in a police/civilian encounter will generally favor the police, unless the civilian is a local sports hero, the mayor, or...

Sleeping Through a Revolution: It's Time for President Obama to Wake Up to the True Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

John W. Whitehead | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

The following key principles, largely absent from Obama's first term in office, formed the backbone of Rev. King's life and work.

Our Civil Liberties: What Exactly Is Obama's Track Record?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

So what does the future hold? Unless President Obama changes course -- and drastically so -- freedom as we have known it will become extinct.

Justice on the Rocks: The Demise of the People's Court

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

In the end, the law means nothing if it isn't applied to human beings compassionately. The reason judges sit on courts is to do justice.

Strip-Searching America: Florence v. County of Burlington

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.04.2012 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

In an age when the courts show greater deference to bureaucracy than democracy, making life easier for harried jailers trumps the Constitution. Consequently, any person who is arrested can now be subjected to a degrading strip search.