Federal Judge Rules Police Violated Constitutional Rights of Ferguson Protesters

Source:  Ryan J. Reilly /Huffington Post WASHINGTON — Police overseeing security at protests in Ferguson, Missouri, in August violated the constitutional rights of demonstrators and journalists by forcing them to stay in constant motion and not stop walking, a federal judge ruled on Monday. Chief U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry held that the “practice of requiring peaceful demonstrators and others …

Federal Judge: Right to Abortion Just As Important As Right to Guns

Source: Elliot McLaughlin/CNN What if Alabama passed a law that shut down all but two of the state’s guns-and-ammo stores? “The defenders of this law would be called upon to do a heck of a lot of explaining — and rightly so in the face of an effect so severe,” U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson wrote this week in a 172-page …