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Look, we all know politics can be a nasty game, and in today's heated political climate, candidates will go to great lengths to win an election. They will apparently stoop to some of the lowest lows, as well.

Long-serving Tennessee state representative Curry Todd was caught -- on video -- stealing his opponent's campaign signs from someone else's property. And in a move that might restore your faith in politics, it was that same opponent in the primary, Mark Lovell, who posted Todd's bail.

On the 50th anniversary of one of the deadliest campus shootings in U.S. history, which incidentally happened at the state's premier university, a Texas law went into effect allowing students to carry guns into classrooms. Not everyone was pleased with the new legislation, however, least of all professors at the University of Texas. Three of them sued the school and the state, asking for the law to be overturned or to be allowed to ban guns in their classrooms.

Those professors were in court yesterday, arguing that permitted firearms in class would chill the free speech rights of both students and teachers. So how will those rights be balanced with the right to bear arms of others?

Representing yourself in court is already a bad idea. And we're pretty sure referring to yourself as 'an idiot' and 'incompetent,' all while demanding the court pay you $1 million for your legal service, probably doesn't help matters. But that's the sovereign citizen movement for you.

Wait, what the heck is a sovereign citizen?

While Second Amendment guarantees the right of all citizens to keep and bear arms, there are limits to Second Amendment protections. States can, for example, limit the type of weapons people can buy, regulate the licenses and background checks required to buy and carry firearms, and may even disqualify certain people from gun ownership. And the White House just tightened restrictions on who can sell guns.

But what about a gun that has already been purchased legally, then given as a gift or shared between spouses? Can a wife buy her husband a gun as a Christmas present? Can a husband lend his wife a gun for protection? Can a husband carry his husband's gun? Let's take a look.

Warrantless NSA Spying Case Faces Constitutional Challenge

If the government legally collects data on foreigners under a National Security Agency program, then uses the information to entrap an American, has the American's constitutional right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure been violated? The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Portland is now considering a case that asks this and it is believed by some to have implications for all of us.

The issue arises from the 2013 conviction of Mohamed Mohamud, also known as the Christmas tree bomber. Mohamud is a Somali-born American who argues he was entrapped by government agents into detonating a false bomb at a Christmas tree lighting in Oregon in 2010. Arguments were heard last week before a three-judge panel at a courthouse just across the street from where the foiled Christmas tree bomb plot took place, The Washington Post reports.

It's been a weird year for the Supreme Court. It lost arguably its highest profile and most controversial justice in February, with the passing of Antonin Scalia. He has yet to be replaced, but functioning with just eight justices has hardly slowed the Court down.

While it passed on a few cases and four 4-4 ties left lower decisions intact, the Supreme Court did hand down some massive decisions during its October 2015 term. Here are the three biggest:

Is Feeding the Homeless Illegal?

Feeding a hungry person is good. It is simple and basic in an otherwise morally complex world. Or is it?

In many places around the nation, giving food to a homeless person in public is prohibited. Restrictions are reportedly on the rise, and the reason cited generally by those in support of these measures is that homeless people are too visible, which is bad for business and other people's enjoyment of public parks. Let's consider the issue.

The Tricky Topic of Religious Accommodation in Public Places

The New York Times editorial board this month published a problematic opinion piece that is illustrative of the difficulties and ironies that can arise in human rights law. The editorial is about segregated swimming sessions for women in one Brooklyn swimming pool, and it expresses outrage that a public location accommodates the needs of its community's religious women.

Citing city humidity and human rights law, the newspaper's editorial board demands that the city swimming pool cease the accommodation --- a few sessions a week reserved for segregated sex swimming in recognition of the needs of Orthodox Jewish women. The editorial, like the issue itself, reveals just how tricky the topic of religious accommodation can be.

Funeral Protest Laws

When the Westboro Baptist Church will picket the funerals of U.S. servicemembers because it believes those soldiers were punished for a government that recognizes the civil rights of gay, lesbian, and transgender Americans, it shouldn't be shocking to learn they plan to protest the funerals of victims of the nation's worst mass shooting that happened earlier this month at a gay nightclub in Orlando. What may be surprising, in a good way, was how effective a counter-protest of "angels" was in silencing the WBC.

You might think it would just be easier to ban funeral protestors entirely, but even groups like the WBC had First Amendment rights. Here's how those rights are restricted when protesting a funeral.

In the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting, Hillary Clinton wondered aloud on Twitter: "If the FBI is watching you for suspected terrorist links, you shouldn't be able to just go buy a gun with no questions asked." It's a fair enough position, given Omar Mateen, the man who massacred 49 people that night, had previously been investigated twice by the FBI for connections to terrorist groups. (Both investigations turned up too little to charge Mateen.)

Clinton's proposal prompted some interesting questions, like the one from Townhall Political Editor and Fox News contributor Guy Benson: "Tough, serious Q: What level of suspicion (but not proof) is sufficient to deprive a US citizen of a constitutional right?" So could states actually deny gun permits to people who've been suspected of having terrorist links? And if so, how would that suspicion be defined?