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The latest case has been brought up by the Rutherford Institute, which wrote a letter to Eric Bracy, superintendent of Sampson County Schools in Clinton, ... depicted performing violent acts or even aiming weapons at anyone," said the letter to the district from Rutherford Institute President John Whitehead.

... the menace of a national police force--a.k.a. a standing army--vested with the power to completely disregard the Constitution cannot be overstated, nor can its danger be ignored. Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute ...
You have a general Second Amendment right to do so. In this case, it doesn't violate the Second Amendment rights because they agreed to do away with them," said John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute. The League of the South is allowed to return to Charlottesville and even protest if it chooses to ...
Local attorneys James West and Josh Wheeler volunteered to challenge the subpoena and, with the support of the Rutherford Institute, prepared a motion to quash, which West filed just hours before the trial was scheduled to begin. West says a federal court has identified reasons subpoenaing journalists ...
The University of Virginia is monitoring the social media accounts of its students in an attempt to catch potential criminals before they commit a crime. UVA is working with Social Sentinel, a surveillance company that sees millions of social media posts every day. Rutherford Institute President John ...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS 19 NEWS) -- Ric Young: Our guest today at Five Minutes at Five is John W. Whitehead. He is President and Founder of the Rutherford Institute here in Charlottesville. John, thanks for joining us. John Whitehead: Thanks for having me on, sir. RY: First of all, you had ...
WASHINGTON, DC —The Rutherford Institute has come to the defense of an FBI agent and military veteran who was fired for blowing the whistle on misconduct within the FBI. In an amicus curiae brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in John C. Parkinson v. Department of Justice, Rutherford Institute ...
"What you're going to see here is that the city's gonna have to present evidence why it can't allow this,” says John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute. “The answer is prove a clear and present danger why Kessler can't exercise his First Amendment right and the police, in my opinion, probably before the ...
The ease with which Americans are prepared to welcome boots on the ground, regional lockdowns, routine invasions of their privacy, and the dismantling of every constitutional right intended to serve as a bulwark against government abuses is beyond unnerving. I am referring at this particular moment ...
Attorney John Whitehead, the founder of civil rights organization The Rutherford Institute, says Gilmore's suit has legal merit, and he notes that the First Amendment right to free speech does not protect defamatory speech. "If Jones and the other people connected to this lawsuit don't have any facts, I think ...
By his own website, he's been a member of the Christian Legal Society and the Rutherford Institute (which is sort of a right-wing equivalent to the American Civil Liberties Union). Another posting for the Neuberger Firm noted Neuberger and his son had "dedicated their professional lives to living the words ...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The University of Virginia will host a discussion and debate of free speech in America called "Freedom for the Speech We Hate" on Wednesday. The event features two prominent civil rights attorneys, John Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute, and ...
Hosted by UVa's Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and The Rutherford Institute, the “Freedom for the Speech We Hate” forum will feature former ACLU President Nadine Strossen and John W. Whitehead, of the Rutherford Institute. The discussion will be moderated by Batten School Dean Allan ...
The Rutherford Institute in Albemarle County is hosting a public conversation on free speech following last summer's Unite the Right Rally. On Wednesday, first amendment lawyers John Whitehead and Nadine Strossen will debate the tensions surrounding the first amendment. The event will be held in the ...
I've reached the limits of my tolerance for individuals who have bartered their morality, consciences, integrity, religious beliefs and liberty for political gain. Enough already. This is not a reality show. It is not an experiment in political theories or a contest over who generates the biggest laughs, or the highest ...
Karns and Parker, backed by Christian civil liberties group the Rutherford Institute, asked for damages from New Jersey Transit, claiming they were deprived of their right to free expression. But transit officials responded by saying, as a state agency, New Jersey Transit and its officers have immunity from ...

On Aug. 7, Charlottesville officials announced that they would only grant a permit for the rally if the event was relocated from Emancipation Park to McIntire Park due to the projected size of the rally. Organizer Jason Kessler, joined by the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia and the Rutherford Institute, ...
He says state police discouraged it, but the permit was eventually approved… although it took court action in a suit by the ACLU and Rutherford Institute on behalf of Unite the Right organizer Jason Kessler to do it. McAuliffe said he got a call from Massachusetts' governor shortly after August 12th about ...
Whitehead and Rutherford Institute added a legal brief to the case that insists law enforcement must have a warrant signed before a judge before they come to your front door and knock on it. In some tragic cases, he says, people have been shot after going outside armed with a gun after hearing what they ...
On Aug. 7, Charlottesville officials announced that they would only grant a permit for the rally if the event was relocated from Emancipation Park to McIntire Park due to the projected size of the rally. Organizer Jason Kessler, joined by the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia and the Rutherford Institute, ...
Cato, joined by the Rutherford Institute, Reason Foundation, and Individual Rights Foundation, filed a brief supporting the voters' group, as we did at the petition stage. Our brief makes the point that what is referred to as “forum analysis”—a convoluted doctrine that treats a speech restriction differently ...
John W. Whitehead is president and founder of the Albemarle County-based Rutherford Institute, a civil-liberties organization, and author of “Battlefield America: The War on the American People.” He can be reached at johnw@rutherford.org. A longer version of this commentary is available at www.
The Rutherford Institute and the ACLU of Virginia took Kessler's case after the city, citing expected crowd size and online threats of violence, revoked the rally permit and said the event would have to be held in McIntire Park. Whitehead said he wouldn't have objected to the city moving the rally if it had also ...
The ban became so powerful in the consciousness of Americans that it would take a guide from the Rutherford Institute, “The 12 Rules of Christmas,” to help people wade through the season without mishap. We can forgive the Junction City bus driver for stopping the children from singing “Jingle Bells” ...
7 that it would only provide rally organizer Jason Kessler with a permit if the event were held at McIntire Park, the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia and the Albemarle County-based Rutherford Institute on Aug. 10 filed a lawsuit on Kessler's behalf. As the city prepared its legal defense, Thomas and ...
The Rutherford Institute, a Virginia-based civil liberties organization, argued that the court should hear the case, saying idiosyncratic state rules ...
John W. Whitehead is president and founder of the Albemarle County-based Rutherford Institute, a civil-liberties organization, and author of ...
In an amicus brief filed in support of the Minnesota Voters Alliance, the Cato Institute, Rutherford Institute, Individual Rights Foundation, and ...
“This country has been having a nationwide nervous breakdown since 9/11. A nation of people suddenly broke, the market economy goes to ...
Trick or Treat: One Year Later, Is Trump a Blessing or a Curse to the Deep State? by JOHN W. WHITEHEAD, The Rutherford Institute The ...
“Anyone who cares for someone with a developmental disability, as well as for disabled people themselves [lives] every day in fear that their ...
“Anyone who cares for someone with a developmental disability, as well as for disabled people themselves [lives] every day in fear that their ...
The Rutherford Institute, a conservative Christian civil liberties organization, paid some $400,000 in expenses for the Jones suit, according to ...
The move was thwarted after the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia and the Rutherford Institute sued on Kessler's behalf, leading to a ...
“All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the ...
“It's a unique lawsuit,” says Rutherford Institute founder John Whitehead, who has represented far-right and far-left defendants for 40 years.
The tall building in the background is the Rutherford Institute, a private school that faced Highland Avenue. Courtesy of The Nyack Library.
The Rutherford Institute founder John Whitehead said he doesn't regret taking the case and notes that it's about defending the First Amendment ...
Now the Rutherford Institute has released a statement on the violence that ensued before the scheduled time for the rally, including a car crash ...
The Rutherford Institute and American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia are representing Kessler. An emergency injunction is also expected to ...
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia and Charlottesville-based Rutherford Institute issued a joint letter Tuesday, August 8, ...
The Albemarle County-based Rutherford Institute and the Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union are demanding that the city of ...
Rutherford Institute President John Whitehead wrote an open letter to both police departments advising them to de-escalate the situation so that ...
What Went Wrong in Charlottesville: At All Levels, Government Is Still the Problem. by JOHN W. WHITEHEAD, The Rutherford Institute The Gilmer Mirror. Dec 09, 2017 | 52 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print. Commentary ...
The author of the independent review into the city of Charlottesville's handling of this summer's protests is standing behind his report in the face of criticism from the community. Former U.S. Attorney Tim Heaphy, the author of the report, and City Councilors took a lot of heat from the public during a ...
After the Aug. 12 riot in Charlottesville, I wondered at the rationale of the federal judge, the Virginia ACLU and The Rutherford Institute, those whose intervention allowed the rally to occur at which Richard Spencer — a man known to have strong racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-immigrant beliefs — was ...
(CHARLOTTESVILLE – WINA) The founder of the Albemarle-based Rutherford Institute has weighed in on a recent independent review of Charlottesville's response to the chaotic events of last spring and summer. John Whitehead characterizes the lead-up and response to the August 12th “Unite the Right” ...
Shreveport squad car A black motorist who failed to instantly pull over when a Shreveport, Louisiana police officer turned on his overhead lights ended up beaten and hospitalized. The young man, Gregory V. Tucker, last week sought $250,000 in compensation for his injuries in a lawsuit filed in a federal ...
The broadest dispute pitted a Fort Worth, Texas, diocese against the national church. The Rutherford Institute, a Virginia-based civil liberties organization, argued that the court should hear the case, saying idiosyncratic state rules had spawned unpredictability in church property disputes across the country.


 

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