YAL in Action

Check out YAL activities on campus and updates from around the liberty movement.

Tag: Fourth Amendment
  • St. Lawrence University YAL Virtual Lecture with Raeford Davis

    The YAL chapter at St. Lawrence University had its first speaker event on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The event, entitled “Problem, Officer?: A Student’s Guide to Dealing With Police” featured former North Charleston, South Carolina police officer Raeford Davis via Skype. The event had 11 attendees. Davis talked about his own career as a police …

  • Tabling to promote Raeford Davis event

    My YAL chapter at St. Lawrence University will be hosting a virtual lecture with former police officer Raeford Davis, so we did a tabling event to promote it in our campus student center. We used the SFL Group Network “Civil Liberties” kit as well as YAL “How to deal with police” and “Incarceration nation” palm …

  • YAL-oween Restore the Fourth

    Today on Halloween, our East Los Angeles College chapter launched our Restore the Fourth event. We did start a little later than usual, but we passed as many cards and pamphlets as possible for those passing by. We managed to get a couple to sign up since we managed to get their attention with our …

  • YAL at UIS Hosts Successful “Know Your Rights” Event

    On November 3, 2014, a room full of University of Illinois students gathered in a conference room to learn about their Fourth Amendment rights. Young Americans for Liberty at the University of Illinois Springfield organized and hosted the event for the student body. The event included a panel of speakers including Springfield ACLU Chapter President …

  • Founding Principles, Legal Precedent, and the NSA

    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. — …

  • A view from the law: Leave us alone

    On Friday, an opinion article written by New York State Supreme Court Justice Rena Uviller appeared in the Wall Street Journal. It was titled, “A View From the Bench: Leave ‘Stop and Frisk’ Alone.” The article was shocking to hear from a current justice, but frankly, with the continuing infringements of civil liberties, especially in …

  • We ARE Winning: How the Amash Amendment was a Victory for the Liberty Movement

    The vote on the anti-NSA Amash-Conyers bill was a huge win for the liberty movement. Sure, we may not have won in the conventional sense of the word, but the establishment is definitely running scared. It wasn’t so long ago that we were all watching Ron Paul stand alone in front of congress advocating for …

  • NSA Surveillance Programs: Illegal and Unconstitutional

    In the midst of an international manhunt for former NSA analyst Edward Snowden — and the public debate on branding him as a hero or traitor — many Americans have forgotten the root of the real problem: the legal validity of these surveillance programs.  Some believe in the notion the ordinary, law-abiding citizen has nothing …

  • The Land of the Free?

    Fortunately, America remains the greatest place in the world to live and call home. We celebrated the essence of that greatness over the weekend for Independence Day — the fabled anniversary of July 4th, 1776, the date that the Founding Fathers declared independence from the tyranny of King George III. It’s a celebration of freedom and radicalism, …

  • Smaller, Privacy-Oriented ISP Resists Big Government /Big Data

    Utah Internet Service Provider (ISP) XMission courageously refuses to provide the government with records containing personal information about its users without a warrant. Under Utah law, the office of the attorney general is able to request records via an “administrative subpoena,” which (unlike a warrant) need not be signed by a judge. The founder of …