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February 04, 2015
‘Sneak and Peek’ Bill Rolls Quietly Through Virginia General Assembly

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia lawmakers want to give local and state authorities the same sweeping search-and-seizure powers used by the FBI and other federal agencies...

January 29, 2015
Marine Locked In Psych Ward Goes to War with Feds

Former Marine Brandon Raub is still looking for justice more than two years after federal agents showed up at his door, placed him in handcuffs, whisked him away from h...

January 27, 2015
John Whitehead on Punishment In The Public Schools

Here is a very interesting article by John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute. Mr. Whitehead not only defends our civil liberties in articles that he writes but al...

January 21, 2015
‘Do We have Any Privacy in Our Homes Now?’

Police around the country are using more and more technologies to monitor us in our homes, often without probable cause, and privacy advocates warn Americans are on the...

January 19, 2015
John W. Whitehead on Post-Attack France: Limiting Speech Is A Bad Road to Travel

The head of civil liberties organization says the French government went too far when it cracked down on the free speech of people who defended the terrorist attack on ...

January 19, 2015
Cops Used 'Extreme Forms of Restraint' on 4-Year-Old

Forget sitting in the corner or getting sent to the principal's office. Not in Virginia, at least, where a four-year-old preschooler at an elementary school was han...

December 31, 2014
Top 10 Most-Read Charlottesville Libertarian Examiner Stories of 2014

Number 10: “Civil liberties lawyer John Whitehead recalls Beatles' social, political impact,” published February 8, 2014. Reflecting on the Beatles...

December 13, 2014
8th Grader Violently Arrested For Refusing To Remove Dead Brother’s Rosary

An eighth grader was allegedly manhandled by police in Amarillo, Texas in October because of his rosary prayer beads. The civil liberties organisation, the Rutherford I...

December 13, 2014
Lou Gehrigs-Type Disease Gets Man 5 Days on Mental Hold

In Waynesboro, Virginia, one can apparently get arrested for being sick. That’s according to a lawsuit filed by the Rutherford Institute on behalf of a 37-year-...

December 11, 2014
Texas 8th Grader Arrested, Repeatedly Slammed to the Ground by Police After Refusing to Remove Rosary Beads at Football Game

In what activists are claiming is a clear use of excessive police force and a violation of civil liberty, an eighth grader at a Texas middle school was arrested and sla...

December 11, 2014
8th Grader Arrested for Refusing to Remove His Rosary

An eighth grader was allegedly manhandled by police in Amarillo, Texas in October because of his rosary prayer beads, and the Rutherford Institute has taken up his case...

December 10, 2014
Civil Liberties Group Threatens Suit Against AISD

AMARILLO -- A civil liberties group is threatening to sue the Amarillo Independent School District (AISD). It stems from an incident earlier this fall. A 14-year ol...

December 10, 2014
Teen Fights Back After Cop Allegedly Slammed Him to the Ground and Arrested Him for Refusing to Remove a Rosary Necklace

A conservative legal firm is demanding that a Texas school district reassess its dress code after a cop allegedly slammed an eighth grader to the ground and forcibly ar...

December 09, 2014
Texas 8th Grader Arrested, Repeatedly Slammed to the Ground by Police After Refusing to Remove Rosary Beads at Football Game

In what activists are claiming is a clear use of excessive police force and a violation of civil liberty, an eighth grader at a Texas middle school was arrested and sla...

December 01, 2014
Rutherford Institute Responds to UVA's Sexual Assault Policy Changes

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) —The Charlottesville community is reacting to the University of Virginia Board of Visitors decision to enact what it calls a "zero-tole...

November 19, 2014
Record of Henrico Woman Accused of Lying About ISIS Apparently Only Traffic Violations

A Henrico County woman whose record appears to involve nothing more serious than occasional traffic law violations will appear in federal court this afternoon on a char...

November 19, 2014
Lawsuit Filed Over Arrest on Bridge

HOPEWELL — A lawsuit filed last week in the federal court in Richmond claims a Hopewell man had his rights violated in an arrest last year. The Rutherford Insti...

November 19, 2014
War On What - Crime Or The Poor?

Many of us realize that sending troops abroad can be counter-productive. Our boots on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan led many to take up arms against us. To them, w...

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