Author: John W Whitehead Rutherford

Statement from The Rutherford Institute Regarding Violence at the August 12 Rally in Charlottesville

Statement from The Rutherford Institute Regarding Violence at the August 12 Rally in Charlottesville by John W. Whitehead – Rutherford CHARLOTTESVILLE — That this weekend’s display of hate, violence and civil disorder resulted in the death of Heather Heyer is...

Tear Gas, Guns and Riot Squads: The Police State’s Answer to Free Speech Is Brute Force

Tear Gas, Guns and Riot Squads: The Police State’s Answer to Free Speech Is Brute Force by John W. Whitehead – Rutherford “Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence...

Federal Court Affirms Ban on Peaceful Protests on Supreme Court Plaza, Refuses to Protect Religious Freedom Rights of War, Death Penalty Protesters

Federal Court Affirms Ban on Peaceful Protests on Supreme Court Plaza, Refuses to Protect Religious Freedom Rights of War, Death Penalty Protesters by John W Whitehead – Rutherford WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by...

VICTORY: Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of the NSA’s Mass Internet Surveillance Program

VICTORY: Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of the NSA’s Mass Internet Surveillance Program by John W. Whitehead – Rutherford RICHMOND, Va. — Ruling that the existence of the government’s mass internet surveillance program would violate the First and...

Coercive Use Of “Knock and Talk” Tactics by Police to Intimidate Americans & Sidestep the Fourth Amendment

Coercive Use Of “Knock and Talk” Tactics by Police to Intimidate Americans & Sidestep the Fourth Amendment by John W Whitehead – Rutherford Charlottesville, Va. — Warning against the coercive use of “knock and talks” by police as a means...