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Border Communities Under Siege: Border Patrol Agents Ride Roughshod Over Civil Rights

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20 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
The U.S.-Mexico border has been turned into a militarized zone, all in the name of

And Then I Got A Second Chance'

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4 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Last week, Stephanie George, a single mother of two, changed out of her prison khakis and into a white blouse and white slacks, then stepped outside the gates of the Federal Correctional Institution in Tallahassee, Fla. After spending 17 years behind...

The Government is Silencing Twitter and Yahoo, and It Won't Tell Us Why

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74 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
The government is using shaky legal arguments to silence major Internet companies without giving them – or the public – the opportunity to respond. In three separate recent cases, the government has sent a grand jury subpoena to Yahoo or Twitter and requested a gag order from a ...

Living Under Surveillance at the Border – for What?

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6 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
As a fourth-generation Arizona rancher I have a strong attachment to the land my great grandfather homesteaded back in 1896. But ever since the US government built the border fence and sent thousands of Border Patrol agents to the Southwest, my property rights are violated every day. ...

Finally! One of the West Wing's Biggest Cliffhangers Answered

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3 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Years after the West Wing left us hanging, we finally have an answer to one of the show's biggest unanswered questions: Does President Josiah Bartlet support sentencing reform? Okay, maybe I'm overstating it a bit. The aptly titled episode

ACLU: Arkansas voter ID law is unconstitutional

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5 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
The voter ID law passed by Arkansas legislators last year is unconstitutional and should be struck down, a new lawsuit claims.

Army Humanists No Longer Invisible

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3 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Disclaimer: All statements in this article reflect the author's position and opinions. They in no way represent the Army's views, concepts, or regulatory guidance. Someone once asked me how many Humanists there are in the Army. I answered,

Guantánamo Dispatch: A Hard-Earned Trust in Peril

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8 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba — What would it take for you to trust a stranger with your life? For most of us, this question is merely rhetorical, but for criminal defendants facing the death penalty, it could not be more concrete. To be effective in pursuit of a just ...

Meet The Companies That Just Promised To Pull 60 Million Dollars From Private Prisons

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6 mentions12 hours ago 12 hours ago
Will divestment be a new strategy for phasing out America's massive private prison companies?

Debating clemency eligibility for drug offenders

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4 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
The Justice Department announced it would expand the criteria used to decide which drug offenders are eligible for presidential clemency.

Way to go DHS! And Shame on the Rest of You

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3 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
A very important government report on privacy and cybersecurity programs flew under the radar last week. Produced following President Obama's executive order from last February, agencies were directed to explain how they share our private information, and what they do to protect it. Over...

Marlee Matlin: Why You Need to Know Your Rights

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4 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
Actress Marlee Matlin, who is deaf and the wife of a police officer, teamed up with ACLU and advocacy group HEARD, on an American Sign Language video to ensu...

Policing and the deaf

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3 mentions1 hour ago 1 hour ago
Police need better training on how to recognize and interact with the hearing-impaired.

Don't Let the Torturer Play Censor

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4 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
In a matter of weeks, the public could finally have access to information the CIA has been trying to keep secret for years. That is, unless the CIA decides otherwise. The summary of a Senate report documenting the CIA's use of torture is now with the Executive Branch ...

What Is Net Neutrality?

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2 mentions6 hours ago 6 hours ago
The Internet has become so much a part of the lives of most Americans that it is easy to imagine that it will always remain the free and open medium it is now....

Marlee Matlin On Deaf And Police Interaction

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3 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
For more information, go to https://www.aclu.org/deafrights Actress Marlee Matlin, who is deaf and the wife of a police officer, teamed up with ACLU and advo...

What Captain America Has to Say About the NSA

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14 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
SPOILER WARNING: This post discusses major plot points of the new Captain America movie. What is patriotism? Is it doing what the government says, or is it doing what you believe is true to the Constitution and American values?

Democracy Now!

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316 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
A daily independent global news hour with Amy Goodman & Juan González

How to Disappear a Mentally Ill Grandmother: Throw Her in Solitary

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4 mentions5 hours ago 5 hours ago
Her cell was so dirty that a sock rotted into an open wound on her foot. For two and a half years, she didn't have a bed. She slept on a mat on the floor. She bled on herself, because the jail denied her sanitary napkins. Jan Green,

Abortion Doctors Sue Hospital Over Revoked Privileges

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4 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
In a lawsuit filed Thursday, two Texas abortion doctors allege a Dallas-area hospital revoked their admitting privileges shortly after it became the target of anti-abortion protesters.    

NSA Surveillance Unravels International Law

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8 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
It wasn't long ago that President Obama announced on Reddit,

Gov. Brewer, Heed Your Own Advice

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4 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
This piece originally appeared as an OpEd in the Arizona Republic. Several weeks ago, when Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed the anti-gay Senate Bill 1062, she urged us to

Ranchers Under 24-Hour Surveillance...for What??

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13 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
Rancher John Ladd used to cooperate with the Border Patrol, but he and other ranchers are fed up with Border Patrol agents patrolling their land at will, cut...

Most Support Birth Control Mandate, Survey Shows

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10 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Most Americans — 69 percent — support the requirement that health insurance plans pay for birth control, a new survey shows.The 2010 Affordable Care Act requ...

President Bartlet has a message for Congress

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4 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Call your senators NOW and ask them to vote for the Smarter Sentencing Act. Call the U.S. Capitol switchboard to find contact info for your senators: 202-224...

Marriage Matters to Us

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3 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
Ten years ago in March, Lisa and I were first in line when Multnomah County issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples. We married immediately in our church, with our ministers, blessed with the presence of friends. Ten years ago in November, voters approved Measure 36, an amendment to...

Immigration Enforcement Doesn't Belong in the Courthouse

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2 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
In a matter of minutes, I went from seeking justice, to bearing witness, to being racially profiled. My youngest son who is 3 years old often accompanies me as I do my duties as a minister member of our Mid-Kentucky Presbytery in Louisville. We visit new members of ...

6 Ways to Crash a Wedding

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http://weddings.aclu.org Want to learn how to crash the Big Gay (Il)legal Wedding Reception in NYC? Watch and sign up to win here: http://weddings.aclu.org V...

Clemency Project 2014 Praises Justice Department for Breathing New Life Into Clemency Process

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3 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 212-549-2666, media@aclu.org WASHINGTON – Deputy Attorney General James Cole announced today a new set of criteria the Justice Department and White House will use when considering clemency petitions from federal prisoners. The new criteria will help...

Our Borders Aren't Constitution-Free Zones

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15 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
When Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the NSA, he single-handedly reignited a global debate about government surveillance and our most fundamental rights as individuals...

Pushback against voting restrictions gathers steam

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10 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
From North Carolina to Missouri, advocates are reversing Republican efforts at voter suppression.