In The News
Lyle Denniston looks at the police use of cellphone tower information to track the movements of users, an issue that has lower courts split and could be headed to the Supreme Court.
On February 20, 1792, President George Washington officially created the United States Postal Service by signing a sweeping act that promoted a free press and put privacy safeguards in place.
This so-called “Lame-Duck” amendment reduced the previous four-month period between the November elections and the March 4 starting date of congressional and presidential terms.
The Federal Communications Commission said on Wednesday it won’t contest a federal court ruling that struck down net neutrality, the FCC’s power to bar Internet service providers from discriminating against websites. But it will try a different tactic to preserve it.
It was on this day in 1807 that former Vice President Aaron Burr was arrested in Alabama and charged with treason. The subsequent trial was truly a “Trial of the Century” and one of the first big tests of the Constitution’s Treason clause.