rutherford institute

Controversial constitutionalist: 30 years of defending the people
Published on Jul 24th, 2012
4 comments In the corner is a cardboard stand-up of James Dean– and another of the Beatles in a phone booth. Toy skeletons are all over the place, as well as artwork that hints of a disturbing vision....
Right to bare? TSA screeners face lawsuit
Published on Aug 30th, 2011
12 comments Aaron Tobey, the 21-year-old Charlottesville native who made headlines last December when he was arrested after stripping down to his shorts at the Richmond International Airport while going through...
Sober blow? Controversy erupts after student gets breathalyzed
Published on Apr 21st, 2011
93 comments An allegation of drinking some spiked lemonade at Western Albemarle High School led to a 10th grade girl getting pulled out of class and forced to take an on-campus, police-administered breathalyzer...
Red in black: Rio-Seminole cams generate cash, controversy
Published on Jan 14th, 2011
39 comments Nearly 1,000 drivers triggered the red light cameras at 29 and Rio in the first 26 days. HOOK OCTOBER 7 COVER While Albemarle County officials have insisted that the new red light cameras are safety...
Security theater: C'ville native nets airport disorderly charge
Published on Dec 31st, 2010
52 comments Aaron Tobey is photographed by police after his arrest. PHOTO BY HENRICO POLICE DEPARTMENT When Aaron B. Tobey decided to exercise his First Amendment rights by displaying the Fourth Amendment on...
Rutherford Institute sues over 'virtual strip searches' and 'rub-downs'
Published on Nov 16th, 2010
36 comments The traveler wears no clothes. PHOTO BY JOHN WILD The Rutherford Institute has taken aim at stepped-up airport security that exposes every intimate detail of travelers' bodies and filed a lawsuit on...
Whitehead laments legal end to speech
Published on Nov 16th, 2009
18 comments On November 16, the Supreme Court decided to let stand an appeals court ruling that allowed the administration of a Nevada high school to cut off the microphone–- mid-speech–- of a...
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