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3 hrs ago | The Hill

Overnight Tech: Eyes on Leahy for new Nsa reform bill

THE LEDE: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy is expected to unveil his bulked-up version of the USA Freedom Act on Tuesday, which would place new limits on the National Security Agency and reform the secretive federal surveillance court.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Senator Patrick Toomey

Mon Jul 28, 2014


Web Extra: Kevin Kelly Interviews Legal Director of Ar. ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union recently released a report claiming police use of military equipment targets people of color.


Related Topix: Activism

U.S. 4th Circuit Court Of Appeals Overturns Va. Same-Sex Marriage Ban

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today [July 28] affirmed a district court ruling striking down Virginia's ban on marriage for same-sex couples.


Related Topix: US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Virginia, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gay/Lesbian

Effingham Herald

So who is the real outsider in the Senate race?

The U.S. Senate race this November between Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue will be one of the more unusual campaigns we have witnessed in Georgia.


Related Topix: Crime Movies, The Outsiders, Drama Movies, Glynn County, GA, Sea Island, GA, Bryan County, GA, Pembroke, GA, Whitfield County, GA, Cohutta, GA


Why Privacy Advocates Aren't Celebrating The Senate's...

The U.S. Senate is expected to make huge strides Tuesday by introducing a new bill that could curtail the National Security Agency's ability to collect mass amounts of data.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Liberal Political News

Wisconsin Gazette

Civil rights groups ask Florida sheriffs to halt enforcement of ICE detainers

A civil rights coalition is demanding Florida law enforcement agencies in 62 counties stop detaining people for alleged civil immigration violations at the request of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


Related Topix: Florida, Prison, Miami Dade County, FL, Broward County, FL


Immigration Officials Detained Hundreds Of Pregnant Women Despite Policy Change

"We don't detain pregnant women." That's the initial response that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency told a reporter last year when asked about the number of pregnant detainees in immigration detention centers.


Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

The Skanner

Education Should Take Priority Over Punishment for Nonviolent Crimes

What if we didn't incarcerate people who commit non-violent crimes? Or, if we sentenced them, what if their sentences were reasonable, instead of intolerable? What if a man who steals a $159 jacket while high gets drug treatment and a sentence of, say, two years, instead of a sentence of life imprisonment without parole? How much would we save if ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison, Opinion

The Tallahassee O

ACLU | Report Finds NSA Surveillance Harming Journalism And Law

Large-scale U.S. surveillance is seriously hampering U.S.-based journalists and lawyers in their work, the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch said in a joint report released today.


Related Topix: Journalism, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Activism, Charitable Organizations, Human Rights Watch

Russia Taday

NSA mass spying undermines journalists and attorneys' ability to work

Dozens of journalists and attorneys surveyed by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch for a new report say that the United States government's surveillance operations are eroding their ability to work.


Related Topix: Journalism

Daily Kos

Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Metaphor Mondays"

It's "Metaphor Monday" on The After Show. This is the day when we call things what they are.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Jackson: Federal report on Newark police department may come back to haunt Cory Booker

When the U.S. Justice Department issued a damning report last week about civil-rights abuses by the Newark Police Department, Sen. Cory Booker - who served as the high-profile mayor of the city while the abuses were piling up - said the federal involvement was a positive step.


Related Topix: Newark, NJ, Cory Booker, University of Nebraska Omaha, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Battle Creek Enquirer

Bill Schroer: President stands alone on the right side of history

On Monday, President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting the discrimination of gay/bi/lesbian and, significantly, transgendered people in the federal workplace.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender

Pocono Record

Delaware Valley drug testing policy has taken hard line

A surprising detail was revealed when the Delaware Valley School Board recently made a minor language revision to its controversial drug testing policy.


Related Topix: Drug Testing


PODER Responds to Gang Injunction Decision

"On Tuesday, the ACLU of Southern California informed the defense team that this is the first successful defense in a gang injunction case - not only in California, but anywhere in the country."


Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA

Free Republic

I Will Give a Woman a Drug to Induce Abortion—The New Hippocrates

The wailing and gnashing of teeth in some quarters over the modest Hobby Lobby decision has me worried.


Daily Kos

Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Angle of Repose Friday"

It's "Angle of Repose Friday" on The After Show. You know, the angle in which a granular substance stays in place on a slope.


Hector Villagra: Due process at the border

When Juan Pablo Guerrero Diaz left El Salvador to come to the U.S., his daughter was still in diapers.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison

Fri Jul 25, 2014

ABC Action News

Local activists show support for migrant kids

As the struggle to find a solution to the nation's border crisis continues, Tampa Bay activists gathered in Clearwater Friday evening to show their support for the migrant children.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Florida


Critics raise concerns on information collected by toll cameras

Critics raise privacy concerns over your personal information and toll cameras that track where you go and when.


Related Topix: Privacy, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Social Security, Personal Finance