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Coalition Trying to Stop Obama's Sweeping War Powers

The American Civil Liberties Union and the National Security Network are part of a coalition asking Congress to take a good hard look at President Obama’s newest war authorization request.

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ACLU Calls For Federal Probe Into Mexican Farmworker's Slaying

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

SEATTLE, Feb 24 (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union urged the Justice Department on Tuesday to launch an investigation into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Mexican farmworker in Washington state, saying a local police...Show More Summary

Court Blocks White House 'No-Release' Detention Policy

6 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The American Civil Liberties Union had challenged the policy of detaining mothers and children seeking asylum in the U.S.

Heartbreaking drawings from a prison inmate show what living in solitary confinement is like

For 10 years, Alex has lived in a 60 square-foot cell 22 hours a day. He's just one of 6,564 Texas prisoners in solitary confinement. In letters obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Alex sketched heartbreaking depictions of his life within four bare, concrete walls. Show More Summary

ACLU sues Border Patrol for records on 'roving patrols'

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Border Patrol for records on the agency's practice of "roving patrols". The lawsuit stems from an unanswered July 2014 request submitted under the Freedom of Information Act to the department and U.S. Show More Summary

Swansea open talks to buy Liberty Stadium

2 weeks agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Swansea have opened talks to buy the Liberty Stadium, the city council has confirmed. The Barclays Premier League club currently share the council-owned stadium with rugby union side Ospreys through a 50-year lease. Swansea were a third-tier side when the … Continue reading ?

ACLU wins round on ‘torture report’

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The American Civil Liberties Union early Monday withdrew an emergency motion filed late last month in its Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that blocked the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee from collecting all copies of the committee’s full, unredacted report on the CIA’s “enhanced...

ACLU Sues Iowa for Voting Rights of Felons

A lawsuit filed in November by the American Civil Liberties Union seeks to drastically narrow the scope of Iowa?s ban on voting by felons. The state's constitution guarantees the right to vote to anyone of age who hasn't been convicted...Show More Summary

Right to Work is right for Wisconsin

By Scott Manley, Superior Telegram As a country built on the principles of liberty and individual freedom, it’s common sense that workers should have the right to choose whether to join a labor union and pay dues. But that’s not always the case in Wisconsin.

Report says thousands in Texas still languish in solitary confinement

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

More than 6,500 Texas prisoners are languishing in solitary confinement, including many who have not misbehaved or suffer from mental illness, according to an American Civil Liberties Union report released Thursday.

The DEA isn’t just tracking license plates — it’s taking pictures of vehicles’ passengers, too

3 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

The Drug Enforcement Administration is collecting information about more than just license plates with the tracking system revealed by the American Civil Liberties Union. Documents released by the ACLU this morning show that the DEAShow More Summary

Bad Cop Blotter: Should We Be Surprised That the DEA Is Tracking America's Drivers?

Thanks to some sleuthing and Freedom of Information Act requests by the American Civil Liberties Union, last week the public learned that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has a license plate tracking system that contains hundreds of millions of records. Show More Summary

DEA Is Secretly Tracking Travel Habits of Americans [Video]

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is tracking millions of Americans using automatic license plate readers, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) revealed this week. While the DEA states its intention is to seize cars and assets of...Show More Summary

ACLU: Drug Enforcement Administration Tracking Plates Since 2008

It’s not just auto lenders and police who track plates: The Drug Enforcement Administration has collected 343 million records since 2008. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, the DEA’s National License Plate Recognition program...Show More Summary

Feds' Database Enables Spying On Americans' Cars In Real Time

Walter Olson Per documents released in response to FOIA requests from the American Civil Liberties Union, the federal government has built a large database using automatic license-plate readers to enable tracking of vehicles in realShow More Summary

Who Can Control N.S.A. Surveillance?

last monthNews : News Desk

President Obama spent only a few moments of his State of the Union this week talking about the National Security Agency and civil liberties. A year before, he’d promised to “end” Section 215, the N.S.A.’s most controversial surveillance...Show More Summary

Breadbaghazigate and other GOP ‘rising star’ State of the Union flameouts

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Because the Founding Fathers weren’t sure if this whole Experiment in Liberty thing was going to pan out — I give us a C+ so far, next time show work, America — they required the President to “from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union,”...

Liberty Counsel: Anti-Gay Businesses Are Honoring The Legacy Of Martin Luther King

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"As we remember today the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are inspired by his courage to combat injustice that had become imbedded in our culture and our law. Marriage as the union of one man and one woman was not created by government or religion. Show More Summary

TONIGHT: Cato Scholars Live-Tweet the State of the Union

Kat Murti Tonight at 9 p.m. EST, President Obama will lay out his plans for the upcoming year in his sixth annual State of the Union (SOTU) address. What will the President’s words mean for liberty? Find out tonight: Cato scholars will be live-tweeting their reactions to what the president says—and what he leaves out. Show More Summary

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