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Affirmative Action and Process Doctrine

Conservatives may be disappointed with the upcoming decision in Schuette v. Coalition , .

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Daily Kos

15yo CT Trans girl jailed without being charged with a crime speaks out

CT Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz feels victimized by the response she's received after sending a 15-year-old trans girl to serve 18 months in solitary in a women's prison.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Examiner.com

Who defends boy After school officials tried to take Bible and banned reading it

You would never guess in probably a thousand years which organization has decided to defend a child when school officials allegedly tried to take his bible in an after school program, according to the Blaze.

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Related Topix: Activism, Cannon County, TN

Mission Local

Privacy Files: Location, Location, Location

We are dimly aware that whether the "smart" phone is turned on, or off, every move we make is being tracked and stored.

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Related Topix: Privacy

Chapel Hill News

ACLU checking jails for compliance with rape-prevention law

A U.S. Dept. of Justice survey was conducted in 2011-12 by RTI International of 92,449 inmates, including 1,738 interviews of juveniles ages 16 and 17 in jails and prisons and other detention facilities across the country.

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Related Topix: Prison, Federal Prisons, Wake County, NC, Chatham County, NC

Common Dreams

The Mentality of J. Edgar Hoover's FBI Undergirds Today's Surveillance State

The new documentary 1971 , about the formerly anonymous FBI burglars who exposed the crimes of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, debuted to a rapt audience at the Tribecca film festival last night.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, US News, Patriot Act, Criminal Defense Law, Liberal Political News

Tallahassee Democrat

Cotterell: Supreme Court ruling guaranteed to benefit Scott

The United States Supreme Court is about to do Gov. Rick Scott a big favor. Actually, it's already done it.

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, US News, US Supreme Court, Drug Testing

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Examiner.com

Bullying can introduce significant implications for civil rights violations

Lisa Ford Berry, founder of BRAVE Society, encourages parents to advocate for their children's civil rights via the ACLU if they are not getting support from the school.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Should Revenge Porn Be a Crime?

That's exactly what Nicole Coon, a 25-year-old Virginia nursing student, experienced last November when she found a sexually explicit video of herself on the Internet.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Jackie Speier, Democrat

Patch.com

Horror Rappers Insane Clown Posse Reinventing Themselves

Detroit horror rappers Joseph "Violent J" Bruce and Joey "Shaggy 2 Dope" Utsler who perform as Insane Clown Posse, aren't letting a fight with the FBI stop their music career.

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Related Topix: Insane Clown Posse, Rap

The Heritage Foundation

Threat to School Choice in New Hampshire Continues

The constitutionality of New Hampshire's education tax credit program is being considered this week by the state's supreme court.

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Related Topix: John Lynch, US Governors, US News, US Supreme Court

Phoenix New Times

Arizona's Anti-Panhandling Bill Vetoed by Governor Jan Brewer

Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have outlawed "aggressive solicitation," also known as panhandling.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jan Brewer

Common Dreams

Could an Unknown Civil Libertarian Unseat Susan Collins?

The woman who could be the future of progressive politics in America is sitting at the back table of an Indian restaurant in Portland, Maine.

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Related Topix: Susan Collins, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Maine, Medicine, Nursing, Liberal Political News

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Daily News Journal

Ruling: Court OK needed for disabled son's vasectomy

An Iowa mother appointed as the guardian of her intellectually disabled son should not have arranged a vasectomy for him without prior court approval, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Activism, Folk, The Kennedys, West Des Moines, IA

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.

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Federal Computer Week

ACLU praises DHS report

More often than not these days, the government gets criticized for intruding on individuals' privacy.

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Wisconsin Gazette

ACLU of Wisconsin asks: Why not in our state?

As the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin and a gay man, I spend a lot of time defending or promoting the civil liberties and rights of other people, regardless of their sexual orientation.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin, Wisconsin Government, Gay/Lesbian, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sunherald.com

Judge: ACLU may file in birth-control lawsuit

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne and other organizations sued the federal government in January.

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The Grand Junction Sentinel

ACLU suit to proceed against city

Although the city of Grand Junction amended its controversial panhandling ordinance earlier this month in an effort to sidestep costly litigation, the American Civil Liberties Union has not dropped its lawsuit opposing the measure.

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Related Topix: Grand Junction, CO

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Free Republic

Who’d Have Thought This Could Lead To Criminal Charges Against BLM?

As Western Journalism reported yesterday, a series of photos from the scene of a federal government standoff in Clark County, Nev.

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Related Topix: Clark County, NV, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

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