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ACLU sues two psychologists who devised CIA interrogation program

7 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

The American Civil Liberties Union sued two psychologists who devised the CIA's Bush-era interrogation program on Tuesday, saying they encouraged the agency "to adopt torture as official policy" and made millions of dollars in the process. Show More Summary

“A.C.L.U.’s Own Arguments May Work Against It in Voting Rights Case”

Adam Liptak NYT Sidebar column on Evenewel: The American Civil Liberties Union weighed in last month on this term’s bigSupreme Court voting rights case, the one that will decide the meaning of “one person, one vote.” It took the position … Continue reading ?

ACLU ready to pick up complaints of Gary 'saggy pants' plan

Officials with the American Civil Liberties Union in Indianapolis have their eye on Gary and the Common Council, waiting to see if they produce an ordinance regarding the wearing of pants sagging below one's waistline that warrants a legal challenge. That idea has been the subject of discussion...

Everything you need to know about California's new Electronic Communications Privacy Act

Gov. Jerry Brown signed the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act on Friday in what the American Civil Liberties Union described as a “landmark victory” for digital privacy.Here’s a quick primer on what it’s about and how it might affect you.1. What is the Electronic Communications Privacy...

Constructive Feedback University: ON PAPER It Should Be Impossible For The "Civil Rights Pharisees" To Convince Today's Negroes That "NOTHING HAS CHANGED" Regarding The Prime Threat From White Right Wing Racists. This Only Proves The POWER OF COLONIZATIO

The Dead Body Of A Black Teen Is Found Shot Up In Broad Daylight In Dekalb County Georgia - One Of The Primary Trolling Locations Of The "Black Woman's Voting Initiative" The Alleged Murderer Of A 15 Year Old Teen From Union City, Who...Show More Summary

Gender Bias in Hollywood Reportedly Draws Federal Scrutiny

The American Civil Liberties Union had sought an investigation into the hiring practices of studios, networks and talent agencies.

EU agrees to get tough on deportations

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - European Union governments agreed on Thursday to step up deportations of illegal immigrants and discussed creating an border guard force among measures to cope with a surge in refugees from Syria's civil war.

ACLU Files Lawsuit to Force Catholic Hospitals to Do Abortions

Yesterday, the American Civil Liberties Union sued Trinity Health Corporation for refusing to perform abortions on women whose unborn babies were supposedly near death. In a federal lawsuit against Trinity, which is one of the largest Catholic health systems in the country, the ACLU explained that their doctors refused to perform abortions on five women […]

Fusion Petitions White House To End Juvenile Solitary Confinement, Previews New Documentary

WASHINGTON -- Representatives of Koch Industries, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Democratic Party and a TV network were just a few making up the unlikely coalition that gathered Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol in an effort toShow More Summary

South Africans march against corruption, in challenge to Zuma

PRETORIA (Reuters) - Thousands of South Africans from trade unions, opposition parties and civil society groups marched against corruption on Wednesday, calling on President Jacob Zuma to clean up government before local elections next year.

Nebraska AG Opposes ACLU Effort to Include Both Same-Sex Parents on Birth Certificates

The Nebraska attorney general's office announced its objection this week to a filing by the American Civil Liberties Union, seeking permission for both same-sex spouses to be listed on their children's birth certificates, according to...Show More Summary

“Kris Kobach, his views spark intense reactions – from supporters, opponents (+videos)”

Bryan Lowry for the Wichita Eagle: Kobach has had “a devastating impact on voting rights in the state of Kansas and, for that matter, across the country,” says Micah Kubic, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas. … Continue reading ?

NFL, players’ union reach agreement to dismiss motion in Adrian Peterson case

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

The NFL Players Association and the NFL on Friday reached an agreement to dismiss a “civil contempt” motion in the Adrian Peterson case, which was scheduled to be heard in federal court in October, USA Today reports. USA Today’s Tom Pelissero broke the story, and his report states that the NFL “agreed not to apply […]

News in Brief: ACLU Stresses That It Legal To Film Garbage Men In All 50 States If You Really Need To

2 weeks agoHumor : The Onion

NEW YORK—Saying it was conceivable that refuse-related abuses might arise at some point, officials from the American Civil Liberties Union emphasized at a press conference Thursday that it is perfectly legal to film garbage men anywhere in the United States if you ever happen to find yourself needing to do so. Show More Summary

Movie Review: The Keeping Room is another classed-up B-movie from the director of Harry Brown

Daniel Barber’s old-timey home invasion thriller has a thin veneer of novelty: It takes place around a South Carolina farmstead during the Civil War, and its bad guys are a couple of Union scouts. But despite its post-Sherman’s March...Show More Summary

Judge: Honolulu Can Continue To Clear, Seize Homeless Property

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday denied the American Civil Liberties Union's request to stop Honolulu officials from clearing homeless encampments. The ACLU asked U.S. District Judge Helen Gillmor to order the city to stop seizing and destroying people's property during the sweeps. Show More Summary

Recalling the Time Pope Francis Advocated for Civil Unions

Nearly 10 percent of the Pope's tweets include the word "mercy." This is no accident. Part of the pope's ambitious renewal effort is to make the Church more merciful. Rather than a place where sinners feel judged, Francis envisions a Church where people turn for comfort. Show More Summary

ACLU Files Motion: Kim Davis Defied Court Orders, Interfered with Licenses

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a motion yesterday in Kentucky District Court claiming that Kim Davis defied court orders by directing deputy clerks to alter marriage licenses and that the clerk’s office needs to issue new, correct lic… The post ACLU Files Motion: Kim Davis Defied Court Orders, Interfered with Licenses appeared first on Towleroad.

Archaeologists Unearth Civil War Refuge for Escaped Slaves

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Hampton, Virginia, was once the site of Fort Monroe, a Union base during the Civil War. At the beginning of the war, three Virginia slaves went to the fort to request asylum. However, the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, a federal law, still obligated all U.S. Show More Summary

Same-Sex Couple Scores Legal Victory Over Anti-Gay Bed And Breakfast

Despite nationwide marriage equality, civil unions are still relevant to a discrimination complaint resolved this week in Illinois. The post Same-Sex Couple Scores Legal Victory Over Anti-Gay Bed And Breakfast appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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