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ACLU Sues Feds: No Deportations Until Illegals Get Lawyers

The American Civil Liberties Union and various groups representing illegal immigrants sued the federal government to stop the deportations of several illegal immigrant juveniles until they receive lawyers.


Related Topix: Illegal Immigration, Immigration Reform

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Washington Times

ACLU appeals denial of California migrant shelter

The American Civil Liberties Union on Friday appealed a San Diego suburb's decision to reject a shelter for unaccompanied children arrested by the Border Patrol.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform

The Daily Courier

No settlement in Riley v. Prescott lawsuit

Cindy Barks The Daily Courier The lawsuit that former Yavapai Humane Society employee KayAnne Riley brought against the City of Prescott and Mayor Marlin Kuykendall three years ago apparently will continue, despite mediation proceedings that took place in Phoenix this week.


Related Topix: Prescott, AZ, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

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.


Related Topix: North Carolina Government, North Carolina, US News, Liberal Political News

ACLU see problems with idea of drug testing Flint City Council

There could be trouble ahead for a proposed ordinance to require drug testing for elected and appointed government officials in Flint.


Related Topix: Drug Testing, US News, US Supreme Court

National Public Radio

Expedited Hearings For Migrant Children Raise Concerns

The Department of Justice is speeding up court hearings for immigrant kids who have come to the U.S. in record numbers.


Related Topix: Kids, Family

Thu Jul 31, 2014

US News & World Report

Should CIA Director John Brennan Resign After the Senate Spying Scandal?

Despite CIA Director John Brennan's repeated denials of wrongdoing, an internal report released Thursday confirmed the agency had hacked Senate Intelligence Committee computers used to produce a reportedly damning review of the CIA's former detention and interrogation program.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Mark Udall, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Ron Wyden, Opinion

The Item

ACLU argues against Bergen County sheriff's plan to get two 'war zone' military vehicles

Federal officials have approved the Bergen County sheriff's request for two surplus armored vehicles similar to the one pictured here.


Related Topix: Bergen County, NJ, Freehold, NJ

ACLU calls Georgia Immigration Enforcement Overzealous

The American Civil Liberties Union in Georgia is taking aim at state and federal immigration enforcement laws that it says tear apart immigrant families and unnecessarily tie up local police.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Georgia, Activism, Prison

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Immigrants are sworn in as US citizens during naturalization ceremonies.

Five people are suing the federal government alleging that an expanded national security screen targeting Muslims has led to lengthy delays and denials in their applications for citizenship and green cards.


Related Topix: Activism


Gay Congressman Mark Pocan: ENDA Religious Exemption Will Go, Obama Is 'Leading Us'

US Congressman Mark Pocan, D-WI, speaks during a news conference with activists opposed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, July 9, 2014.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mark Pocan, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Gay/Lesbian, Tammy Baldwin, Senator Tammy Baldwin, US Senate, Nancy Pelosi

Triple Pundit

What Does Corporate Responsibility Mean When It Comes To NSA Data Requests?

Details about the National Security Agency's "Prism" surveillance program have entered the news in dribs and drabs since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked revealing documents about the program to the Guardian and the Washington Post in June of last year.


Related Topix: Prison, Google, Startups, Widevine Technologies, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Fourth Circuit Panel Strikes Down Virginia's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

"We recognize that same-sex marriage makes some people deeply uncomfortable. However, inertia and apprehension are not legitimate bases for denying same-sex couples due process and equal protection of the laws."


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

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Local ACLU Issues Resolution of Support for Santa Cruz 11

WHEREAS, The Santa Cruz County Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California believes that all four remaining defendants charged in the Santa Cruz Superior Court action collectively known as the "Occupy" cases, i.e., Gabriella Ripley-Phipps, Cameron Laurendeau, Franklin Alcantara and Brent Adams, are local activists working ... (more)


Related Topix: Santa Cruz County, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, Activism, Criminal Defense Law, Law


What crack cocaine teaches us about NSA reform

This week, Patrick Leahy, the Democratic senator from Vermont, introduced a revised version of the USA Freedom Act, a bill to finally start pulling the reins on America's out-of-control surveillance state.


Related Topix: Drugs, US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Prison

WLTX-TV Columbia

Same-Sex Couples Denied Marriage Licenses; Petition Drive Begins

Several same-sex couples tried to get marriage licenses in Greenville Wednesday but were denied because of the state's ban on gay marriages.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Greenville, SC, Duncan, SC

Chris Christie urges lawmakers to act on N.J. bail reform

TRENTON - Standing with social activists, clergy and the mayors of Trenton and Camden - two of New Jersey's poorest and most violent cities - Gov. Chris Christie today urged the Legislature to act to reform the state's "broken" bail system before time runs out next week.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Trenton, NJ, Camden, NJ


Burglary at lawmaker's home revives phone-tracking bill

After his home was burglarized while he and his wife slept, a Tulalip lawmaker is reinvigorating his efforts to pass a bill that would allow police to track cellphone signals.


Related Topix: Tulalip, WA, Privacy

The Raw Story

ACLU and police union oppose Baltimore's proposed strict new youth curfew

City officials in crime-ridden Baltimore on Tuesday defended plans for one of the toughest U.S. youth curfews against criticism from residents who were skeptical about police enforcement of the new law.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Detroit News

After Arizona fiasco, back to the future for the death penalty?

The surreal national debate over the death penalty reached a climax of sorts July 23 in a prison execution chamber in Florence, Ariz.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals