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2 hrs ago | Big News Network.com

ACLU calls for D.A. to stop paying witnesses' rent

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news.

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7 hrs ago | The Tallahassee O

ACLU | Journalism is Under Attack, and Not Just in Ferguson

The assault on the First Amendment by militarized police in Ferguson, Mo., continues unabated, and the press is not spared.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Ferguson, MO

11 hrs ago | HeraldNet

Judge orders Yakima city elections overhaul

A federal judge on Friday ordered the city of Yakima to change its elections system to comply with the Voting Rights Act, finding that Latinos do not have full participation in city council races.

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Related Topix: Yakima, WA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Yahoo!

ACLU: Ferguson death report violates law

A police report on the death of Michael Brown is missing key information and violates Missouri open records laws, an ACLU attorney told Yahoo News on Friday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Violent Crime

Daily Kos

ACLU files lawsuit over Hawai'i hurricane voting

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Big Island residents Frances and Merrill Lathers, Cassandra Wylie, Brad L. Coffel, Kathleen Walker, and Andrew Leo alleging that the State Office of Elections should have allowed two other precincts the opportunity to vote at a later time as they did with precincts 04-01 and 04-02.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Twin Cities Daily Planet

Latino vote matters in Minnesota's 2014 elections

"Your right to vote is one of the most basic rights you have as an American," -American Civil Liberties Union The focus of the current article is the history of the Latino Vote in the United States and Minnesota, its impact, and the necessity for Latinos to vote in the 2014 Midterm Elections.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, George Bush, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

ABC News

Lawsuit Filed Over Immigrants' Access to Lawyers

A coalition of lawyers has filed a lawsuit against federal immigration authorities, claiming detainees at a New Mexico detention center aren't getting proper legal representation.

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Related Topix: Activism

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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Related Topix: North Carolina Government, North Carolina

KOMO News

State court expands convicts' access to DNA testing

Washington's Supreme Court on Thursday made it easier for convicts to obtain DNA testing that could prove their innocence.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Prince George Citizen

In Ferguson fallout, calls grow for police to wear 'body cameras' - but with ...

The fatal police shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is prompting calls for more officers to wear so-called body cameras, simple, lapel-mounted gadgets that capture video footage of law enforcement's interactions with the public.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

The Honolulu Advertiser

ACLU files legal challenge to primary election

Nico Verissimo of Puna, foreground, voted as a line snaked through the cafeteria of Keonepoko Elementary School on Aug. 15. The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii on Thursday filed a legal challenge to the primary election on behalf of voters in Puna on Hawaii island who were unable to vote because of the damage left by Tropical Storm Iselle.

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Related Topix: Pahoa, HI

KITV-TV

ACLU files lawsuit challenging Big Island special election

Pahoa residents and the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai'i Foundation filed a lawsuit Thursday asking the State Supreme Court to allow any registered voter affected Tropical Storm Iselle to cast a vote that will be included in the August 2014 primary results.

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Related Topix: Pahoa, HI, US Governors, Neil Abercrombie, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Colleen Hanabusa

Cybercast News Service

Wikimedia

The Department of Defense transferred over $4.3 billion worth of surplus military equipment--including 345 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles , 205 grenade launchers and over 12,000 bayonets--to more than 17,000 state and local law enforcement agencies across the nation since 1997.

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Related Topix: Laramie County, WY

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Pasadena Weekly

Give It Up

A local lawyer is pressuring Pasadena city officials to release a complete copy of the final report on the officer-involved shooting death of Kendrec McDade.

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Related Topix: Pasadena, CA, Violent Crime, Los Angeles County, CA

The Florida Times-Union

Lawsuit filed by Jacksonville attorneys lead federal judge to...

Pictured here are the plaintiffs in the same-sex marriage lawsuit. From l-r Stephen Schlairet/Charles Jones/James Brenner /Ozzie Russ.

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Related Topix: Florida, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, US News, US Supreme Court, Rick Scott, US Governors

Daily Kos

Federal Judge: Florida marriage ban unconstitutional

Following on the heels of three lower court judges ruling that Florida's ban on marriage equality was unconstitutional, more great news was handed down in the Sunshine State today.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL, US News, Liberal Political News

The Star Press

ACLU: Militarization of police a concernACLU: Militarization of...

ACLU: Militarization of police a concern Indiana's ACLU executive director says military machinery in neighborhoods disconcerting Check out this story on thestarpress.com: http://tspne.ws/VIkE9k The Lawrence Police Department this summer acquired a new MRAP vehicle for its SWAT team through the military surplus program.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Opinion

Detroit News

Court to hear lawsuit from married same-sex couples in Michigan seeking recognition

A hearing in a lawsuit to recognize the 300 same-sex couples married March 22, just a day following a historic ruling by a U.S. district judge to legalize gay marriage in Michigan, is scheduled to be held Thursday.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Gay/Lesbian, US News, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

New Yorker

Drawing a Gun in Ferguson

"Put your gun down!" someone shouted in the middle of a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, on Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

Slate Magazine

Ferguson's Constitutional Crisis

Of all the narratives coming out of Ferguson, Missouri - the militarization of local cops, the racial disparities in the criminal justice system, the acceptable uses of force - the constitutional story that has most captured our attention is that of the police persistently violating the First Amendment rights of both the protesters and the press.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Journalism

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