Posts by Olivia Marcus

Long-ignored government practice lets IRS skirt fourth and fifth amendments

(Mar. 19, 2015)

WASHINGTON — When Jeffrey Hirsch went to deposit money at his bank one morning in May 2012, his whole life changed. The teller told him the entire contents of his account—nearly half a million dollars—had been seized by the Internal Revenue … Continue reading

James Foley’s mother calls for more support for freelance journalists

(Feb. 04, 2015)

WASHINGTON – The mother of James Foley—an American journalist killed by ISIS militants last year—is imploring the American press to stand by freelancers who are captured while reporting abroad. “As Americans, I think we need to do some soul searching,” … Continue reading