* Guest: Loy Brunson, Knowing the US attorneys would be able to get the courts to dismiss the following cases, my two brothers and I planned from the get-go, to take all cases we would file, to the United States Supreme Court where the final decision could be made by a majority – 7Discoveries.com
* Brunson Bros. drain the swamp – Currently, there are two lawsuits identical to each other. The first One, filed by Loy Brunson is still held up in the Utah Federal Court. The second one, filed by Raland J. Brunson has made it to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), Docket #22-380, where 9 Justices in conference will vote (only 4 needed) to move to a hearing.
* Supreme Court Conference date set for January 6, 2023 regarding Brunson.
* Beijing’s Eye Always Trails Protesters. By Paul Mozur, Claire Fu and Amy Chang Chien, NYT – After a weekend of protests, the authorities in China are using the country’s all-seeing surveillance apparatus to find those bold enough to defy them.
* Mr. Zhang went to protest China’s strict Covid policies in Beijing, he thought he came prepared to go undetected – He wore a balaclava and goggles to cover his face. When it seemed that plainclothes police officers were following him, he ducked into the bushes and changed into a new jacket. He lost his tail. That night, when Mr. Zhang returned home without being arrested, he thought he was in the clear. But the police called the next day. They knew he had been out because they were able to detect that his phone had been in the area of the protests.
* As the authorities seek to track, intimidate and detain those who marched in defiance of the government’s strict Covid policies last weekend, they are turning to powerful tools of surveillance the state has spent the past decade building for moments like this, when parts of the population turn out and question the authority of the ruling Chinese Communist Party.
* Police have used faces, phones and informants to identify those who attended protests.
* It is the first time the surveillance state has been directed squarely at large numbers of middle-class people in China’s most affluent cities. While many have experience with censorship – and this week proved they can sometimes get around it – a police visit at home is less common, and more intimidating. ‘We’re hearing stories of police turning up on people’s doorsteps asking them their whereabouts during the protests, and this appears to be based on the evidence gathered through mass surveillance,’ said Alkan Akad, a China researcher at Amnesty International.
* Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Nov. 22 after it failed to complete a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request into communication records regarding alleged online censorship during the 2020 presidential election.
* “We’ve had these disclosures essentially over the last year that federal agencies, especially DHS, hav been working to censor Americans… either directly or indirectly,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told the Daily Caller News Foundation.