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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Fourth Amendment says Obama is not at liberty to collect metadata
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Beryl A. Howell
The Constitution says revenue-raising bills must originate in the House, and since the bill that became Obamacare was written in the Senate, House Republicans say that's a problem.
A former deputy director at a private contractor that did business with the U.S. Agency for International Development was sentenced Friday to 51 months in prison in the embezzlement of more than $1 million from a program meant to address global health problems.
H&R Block Inc. is formally dropping its bid to buy the maker of TaxACT software, after a federal judge thwarted the deal because of antitrust concerns.
In an embarrassing defeat for the Obama administration, a federal court ruled on Aug. 17 that Secret Service White House visitor logs are agency records subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell issued the decision in a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch.
A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that White House visitor logs maintained by the U.S. Secret Service are agency records and, as a result, are subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act if not covered by one of the law's many exemptions.
Hollywood's close ties to the Obama administration are taking root in the judicial branch. Last month, U.S. District Court Judge Beryl A. Howell, who was named to her spot on the federal bench by President Obama in July, ordered several Internet service providers to hand over the identities of 5,583 unidentified customers being sued as "John Does" for illegally downloading B-movies.
Judge Howell said that if the deal went through, H&R Block and Intuit, based in Mountain View, Calif., would control more than 90 percent of the market.
In her ruling, Judge Howell, whom President Obama named to the bench in July 2010, said the Secret Service had not met its burden to show that the requested material either fell within an FOIA exemption or would have been unreasonably burdensome to search.