Appeals Court Audio Recording of Roadblock Hearing Now Available

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As previously announced, a three judge panel in the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit heard oral argument in my five year running civil rights lawsuit on the morning of November 20, 2008. The lawsuit, filed in December of 2003, stemmed from an illegal joint task force roadblock I ran afoul of on December 20, 2002. A full account of this incident spanning the past six years is available here.

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9th Circuit To Hear Oral Argument in Roadblock Lawsuit

criminal_justice_jurisprudence_2For those of you who have been following my five year civil rights lawsuit regarding my encounter at an illegal joint task force roadblock on December 20, 2002, we’ve finally heard from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

The court has agreed to review the case and has scheduled fifteen minutes of oral argument in front of a three judge panel. The hearing will take place in San Francisco on November 20, 2008.

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ACLU Exposes Homeland Security Enforced ‘Constitution Free Zone’

constitutionFreeZoneSmallAs reported by Radley Balko in a recent Reason article, the ACLU has finally entered the fray regarding internal suspicionless Homeland Security checkpoints.

On October 22nd, the ACLU kicked off a public campaign to draw attention to the proliferation of these checkpoints that are usually located within the 100-mile Constitution Free Zone that rings this once-free country.

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