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1 hr ago | Examiner.com

Justice Department sued for records on Obama's 'mass clemency' for prisoners

Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department is reevaluating its clemency recommendation process.

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Related Topix: Eric Holder, Drugs, US News

3 hrs ago | Fire Dog Lake

FDL Exclusive: DOJ Says Smarter Sentencing Act Would Save Taxpayers $24 Billion

Previous estimates said the SSA would save taxpayers $3 billion over 10 years but the new memo more than doubles that at $7.4 billion The Department of Justice has responded to a Freedom of Information Act request from FDL News for documents estimating the costs that the federal government will not have to incur if the Smarter Sentencing Act of ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Richard Durbin, Democrat, Republican, Senator Mike Lee, Representative Raul Labrador, US House of Representatives, Drugs

7 hrs ago | Gateway Pundit

ACLU May Sue City for Rejecting Illegal-Immigrant Shelter

The American Civil Liberties Union may sue Escondido, California after its planning commission rejected a proposal for a 96-bed shelter for illegal alien children.

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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, Escondido, CA, Activism, Conservative Political News

8 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Republican mayor sued for comparing atheists to Nazis, KKK

Mo Asumang, a biracial woman whose father is Ghanaian and mother German, made a documentary exploring racism within members of the KKK in the U.S. and neo-Nazis in Germany.

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Related Topix: Warren, MI

12 hrs ago | SFGate

ACLU, S.F. settle warrantless phone search case

Assurances that San Francisco will honor the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that searching an arrestee's cell phone generally requires a warrant prompted the dismissal of a lawsuit by a civil rights activist who said a police officer had read his text messages after taking him into custody.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Activism

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Wisconsin Gazette

Chicago bound: 7th Circuit sets arguments in marriage cases

All aboard the Hiawatha. That's the Amtrak line that can swiftly get marriage equality advocates from Milwaukee to Chicago on Aug. 13 for the oral arguments in Wisconsin's marriage equality case.

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Related Topix: Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, US Supreme Court, Scott Walker, US Governors

Cybercast News Service

ACLU, NAACP Seeking to Overturn Arizona's 'Racist' Ban on Race-Based AbortionsCNS

The ACLU claims that the The Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2011 "relies on harmful racial stereotypes to stigmatize, shame, and discriminate against Black women and Asian American and Pacific Islander women who seek abortions."

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Related Topix: Asian-American, Abortion, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Maricopa County, AZ

The Tallahassee O

ACLU | 660 Gasps For Breath, Then Death - (This Would...

We know the combination was experimental. And now we know that instead of working, the drugs took Within a couple hours of Mr. Wood's death, the state of Arizona started damage control.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic), US Governors, Jan Brewer, Oklahoma, Death Penalty

Philly.com

ACLU sues over arrest of man jailed for videotaping police

A 2011 memo from Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey hasn't stopped Philadelphia police officers from intimidating and arresting people who try to record them, the American Civil Liberties Union said.

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The Raw Story

Idaho teen held in Gitmo-like conditions as he awaits trial for killing father, brother: ACLU

An Idaho teen accused of brutally murdering his father and disabled younger brother has been held for more than 70 days in solitary confinement while he awaits trial.

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Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, Kootenai County, ID

Patch.com

ACLU Calls for Investigation into Patino Murder Case

The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is calling upon the Cranston City Council to launch an investigation into the Cranston Police Department's handling of a 2010 investigation into 6-year-old Marco Neives' beating death at the hands of his mother's live-in girlfriend, Michael Patino.

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Related Topix: Cranston, RI, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Cell Phones, Electronics

OpEdNews

Peter Van Buren: Undue Process in Washington

What a world we're in. Thanks to smartphones, iPads, and the like, everyone is now a photographer, but it turns out that, in the public landscape, there's ever less to photograph.

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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Liberal Political News

Mortgage News Daily

What is Hass & Associates Online Reviews: Aaron Swartz Can't Fight the New Cybersecurity Bill?

In late 2011 and early 2012, activists, progressive politicians and Internet companies led in part by Internet freedom advocate Aaron Swartz came together to defeat the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act .

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, Mortgage, Home

Wed Jul 23, 2014

KRQE Albuquerque

Comparison APD shoots, kills more than other agencies

The circumstances behind APD's officer-involved shootings since 2010 have all been different, but there are three things that tie them all together.

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KSDK-TV Saint Louis

ACLU wants STL County FBI probe made public

The American Civil Liberties Union will be in St. Louis County Circuit Court Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. The ACLU wants St. Louis County to release an FBI investigation regarding an ACLU wants STL County FBI probe made public ST.

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Related Topix: Activism, St Louis County, MO

Times Herald

Rejected atheist booth in city hall draws lawsuit

The American Civil Liberties Union in Michigan and two other groups filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking an injunction against a Michigan city's ban on an atheist booth in a municipal building.

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Related Topix: Activism, Warren, MI, Macomb County, MI

Noozhawk

Judge Denies Santa Barbara Gang Injunction; Police Chief Ready to 'Accept It and Move On'

In what the ACLU calls the first successful defense ever of an injunction, the ruling finds the city failed to prove 'unreasonable' gang activity Santa Barbara Police Chief Cam Sanchez says he's ready to move on after a judge ruled Tuesday that she will not grant a petition to put a gang injunction in place across the city.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Santa Barbara, CA

The Daily Beast

Rand Paul, Compassionate ConservativeBy Ben Jacobs

The Kentucky senator is diverging from his party on voting rights for felons-and increasingly he seems to be pushing George W. Bush's favorite ism, with a libertarian twist.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Ben Cardin

KRQE Albuquerque

Homeless beating raises curfew questions

For Roswell mayor Dennis Kintigh, the case is a clear example of why Albuquerque and communities around the state should have a teen curfew in place.

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Related Topix: New Mexico, Family, Teenagers

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Townhall

The Left's Dark Money Managers: Meet Philip Gara LaMarche

Philip Gara LaMarche is a secretive political operative who funnels billions of dollars from undisclosed donors to nonprofits and astroturf groups.

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Related Topix: Columbia University, Opinion

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