government lawbreaking

Law Lets IRS Seize Citizens’ Cash When No Crime Is Suspected

Derek Hunter, Daily Caller

Guilty until proven innocent: a law meant to catch money launderers is ensnaring small businesses and average Americans who haven't broken the law.

Jeff Bell vs. Cory Booker & The Fed

Josh Dawsey & Ben Leubsdorf, Wall Street Journal

GOP Senate hopeful Jeff Bell says easy-money policies have led to budget deficits. The main issue in his campaign isn't featured in the talking points of the GOP. "As long as there is a widespread belief that the Fed isn't the problem, we're in trouble."

Report: DOJ Expert Witnesses Abused Funds

Jonah Bennett, Daily Caller

A recent Inspector Gen. report shows that the Dept. of Justice spent millions on unnecessary expert witnesses, who often broke the rules by splurging on hotels and first class flights. The report reviewed 729 expert witness files; at least 10% of the sample had misuse of funds totaling $15 million.

Contemptuous Assault on Constitution by Obama IRS Unmasked

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

The Obama IRS has a de facto war on Americans protecting our foundations based in the rule of law governing gov't itself. Thanks to Professor Rosenkranz for finding what the Congress and entire US press seem to have missed since May '13.

Outrageous IRS False Claim: 'We Follow the Law'

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen made a disturbing statement before Congress that the IRS follows the law “whenever we can.” As Thomas Lifson wrote, “The law, to Koskinen, evidently is a suggestion, not an ironclad requirement.” Actually, the situation is even worse than that.

IG Let Veterans Affairs Officials Alter Report to Absolve VA in Deaths

Mark Flatten, Washington Examiner

Crucial language that the Dept. of Veterans Affairs inspector general could not “conclusively” prove that delays in care caused patient deaths at a Phoenix hospital was added to its final report after a draft version was sent to agency administrators for comment.

Lois Lerner's "Secret Research Project" Revealed

More emails squeezed out of the IRS by a Judicial Watch lawsuit reveal a dangerous IRS "secret research project" using illicitly-obtained confidential donor lists of conservative and Tea Party organizations that opposed President Obama’s agenda or reelection.

Lois Lerner and The Do-As-I-Say, Not Do-As-I-Do Bureaucratic Disease

Lois Lerner was a law enforcement zealot who obviously didn’t exactly practice what she preached. She’s far from alone among mostly unaccountable government bureaucrats. How much lawbreaking by government bureaucrats is enough?

Cop: I Don't Have To Follow Constitution Because Obama Doesn't

Joe Newby, Examiner.com

In a shocking video posted Wed., a New Jersey police officer is seen telling animal rights activist Steve Wronko that since Barack Obama doesn't follow the Constitution, he doesn't have to either.

House's Proposed Citizen Lawsuits vs. Bureaucrats Would Discourage Future Lerners

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, Washington Examiner

Just as the bad guys in America’s private sector need the accountability that comes with the potential of being sued, the Lerners in government need a dose of such consequences when they intentionally violate the laws.

Lawsuits Tackle Lois Lerner Syndrome Among State AG's

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, Washington Examiner

Lois Lerner wasn't the only government official unlawfully trying to upend through backdoor channels the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.

Don't Fear The Leaker

Glenn Harlan Reynolds, USA Today

Whistleblowing keeps legitimacy of a government as big, and often unaccountable, as ours.

Paul Vows To Repeal ‘Illegal’ EPA Climate Rule

Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

Sen. Rand Paul is not happy about the EPA’s new carbon dioxide emissions limits for power plants, arguing it is an “illegal use of executive power.”

Lois Lerner, IRS Sued for Alleged Illegal Disclosures

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

Citing “unconstitutional scrutiny” and “illegal release” of its application for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(4) of the tax code, Texas-based nonprofit organization Freedom Path has sued Lois Lerner, unknown IRS officials, and the IRS.

IRS Doubles Down on Lawbreaking w/ Regulation to Kill Free Speech

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, Washington Examiner

The IRS' illegal conduct has a scope and breadth that is unsurpassed, making it the biggest lawbreaker in the nonprofit arena. Proposed regulations from the IRS for 501(c)(4) "social welfare organizations" would censor speech such as legislative scorecards, voter registrations and get-out-the-vote projects.

Ted Cruz: Obama Admin. Is 'Lawless'

Peter Schroeder, The Hill

Ted Cruz contends the Obama administration has been "lawless" in a host of recent actions. He said the president's decisions to delay portions of Obamacare and install contested nominees amount to a flagrant disregard for the law and longstanding tradition.

Say It: Unconstitutional Is 'Illegal'

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

The Founders created a written Constitution as our supreme law. A violation of that law is appropriately called "illegal." Conservatives can't continue to ignore the illegal, unconstitutional conduct of gov't officials in both parties and at all levels, which does nothing to restore the Constitution and the rule of law over gov't.

Let's Talk About Impeachment

J.T. Hatter, American Thinker

Obama has behaved lawlessly -- and has encouraged lawless behavior in his administration since he first set foot into the Oval Office in January 2009.

Judge: NSA Phone Program Unconstitutional

Josh Gerstein, Politico

A federal judge ruled that the NSA program that collects all US phone calls appears to violate the 4th Amendment ban on unreasonable searches and seizures. He said the DOJ failed to demonstrate that collecting the info. had helped to head off terrorist attacks.

WTimes Sues DHS Over Reporter Raid

Kellan Howell, Washington Times

The Washington Times and a former journalist, Audrey Hudson, sued the Dept. of Homeland Security, accusing agents of illegally seizing reporting notes during the execution of a search warrant in an unrelated case.