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Search and Seizure in Public Schools

Even before the Columbine and Sandy hook tragedies unleashed the latest wave of zero tolerance policies in public schools, the courts have struggled over the basic question of how to handle search and seizure in public schools. In particular, the courts have attempted to balance basic 4th Amendment protections against the desire of school administrators […]

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How To Avoid Getting a Traffic Ticket

You always wear your seatbelt — even when playing Grand Theft Auto. You yield to pedestrians — who have yet to be conceived. You drive so defensively that Chuck Hagel calls you for advice. You are The Most Careful Driver in the World! Okay, you might not be The Most Careful Driver in the World. […]

Traffic Ticket Myths

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Top 4 Traffic Ticket Myths

Nothing ruins your day faster than seeing flashing red and blue lights in your rearview mirror. Few moments are as stressful as a police encounter. If you get a traffic ticket and choose to fight it, you’ll need to deal with a confusing maze of vehicle codes in traffic court. So if you’re preparing to […]

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Meet our Dashcam Contest Winners!

Lorenzo Murillo from Indiana is young and latino. Sam Tracy from Washington, DC is a marijuana reform activist. Joshua Berry from Pennsylvania carries a legal concealed firearm. They’ve all got a reason or two to be concerned about police abuse. Now they’ll get their own Flex-approved dashcam! So heads up to all law enforcement officers. […]

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Top 5 Flex Your Rights Facebook Events: August

In addition to surpassing 20,000 Facebook “likes” in August, here are 5 posts from our page that got lots of attention. #5. Tennessee Rolls Out “No Refusal” Blood-Draw DUI Checkpoints for Labor Day​ This is disturbing. “We are all American citizens, and you guys got me strapped to a table like I’m in Guantanamo fucking […]

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Flex Your Rights Founder Steve Silverman on RT [Video]

New York City police officer Michael Ackermann was indicted on three felony counts and five misdemeanors for lying about the circumstances that led to the arrest of NY Times photog Robert Stolarik. Steve Silverman, executive director of Flex Your Rights discusses that case and how to protect your rights when photographing or recording police officers.

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100 Days Ago Mark Schmidter Was Jailed for THIS?

UPDATE (June 3, 2013): According to the “We Are Mark Schmidter” Facebook page, Mark will be released from jail tomorrow after serving 104 days of his 141-day sentence. 100 days ago Mark Schmidter began his 141-day jail sentence. His crime? He handed out this jury rights flyer (PDF) to passersby on the sidewalk outside the […]

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Top DHS Checkpoint Refusals [Video]

Did you see this yet? I don’t like to take credit for videos we didn’t make, but watching these brave citizens effectively “flex” their rights makes me feel like a proud parent. (Sniffle.) Aside from exposing the legal farce of these internal DHS “security” checkpoints, the phrase “Am I free to go” has taken on […]