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2 hrs ago | Erie Times News

Fewer black Pittsburgh cops since ACLU bias suit

The city of Pittsburgh has a smaller percentage of black police officers since the American Civil Liberties Union sued two years ago alleging hiring discrimination.


6 hrs ago | Asbury Park Press

Video from jail death should be public, judge rulesVideo from jail...

A federal court judge ruled video showing a scuffle with jail officers and man who later died should be public.


Related Topix: Marlboro, NJ, Monmouth County, NJ

8 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

US judges question the boundaries in the bulk collection of Americans' telephone records

A lawyer defending the government's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records found himself facing tough questions Tuesday from appeals judges wanting to know whether the program will inevitably lead to, as one judge put it, the government's study of "every American's everything."


Related Topix: Second Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

9 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

ACLU celebrates the Constitution with inexplicably bizarre music video

For us, the YouTube video released Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union falls into the "less-than-dignified" category.


Related Topix: Weird

12 hrs ago |

US: No wrongdoing in handling child immigrants

Other claims about treatment of the children are still under review, according to the Homeland Security Department.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform

14 hrs ago |

TILA versus TILA: Rescission by Notice or Lawsuit

"Whether the Truth in Lending Act entitles homeowners to rescind their mortgage commitment by notifying the lender in writing within the period specified by the statute, or whether the homeowner must file a lawsuit to make the rescission effective."


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, US News, US Supreme Court

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Wall Street Journal

NSA Phone-Data Program Set for Legal Test

The legality of the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records will be tested this week before a panel of federal judges, the first appeals court to address the controversial program amid efforts by Congress to rein it in.


Related Topix: Privacy, US News, Conservative Political News

Feds Encouraging Deported Illegal Aliens to Come Back to US

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is expected to allow thousands of illegal immigrant deportees to return to the U.S., so long as they have ties to Southern California.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Illegal Immigration, US News

In-depth Africa

Obama Inc. to Launch Spanish-Language Ad Campaign Welcoming...

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Illegal Immigration, US News


Inappropriate Government Watchlisting Threatens Innocent Lives

"A single, uncorroborated source of information - including a Facebook or Twitter post" - is enough to put innocent foreigners and Americans on a watchlist of "known" and "suspected" terrorists shared with foreign and domestic agencies as well as private contractors, ACLU legislative counsel Arjun Sethi writes at The Guardian on Saturday.


Related Topix: Social Software, US News, Liberal Political News

Sun Aug 31, 2014


"Voluntarily-Deported", not "Self-Deported",...

Regarding my previous blog entry Feds to Self-Deportees: Please Return! , a correspondent points out that they were not actually illegal aliens who "self-deported" but illegals who "voluntarily deported".


Related Topix: Illegal Immigration, US News, Prison

The Oregonian

Bicyclist killed in Seattle on Friday was well-respected attorney

The King County Medical Examiner's office has identified the bicyclist who died in a collision with a truck in downtown Seattle as a well-respected attorney who in 2010 was part of the American Civil Liberties Union's legal team that challenged the U.S. military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.


Related Topix: Washington, US Military, US Air Force

Daily Kos

Listen to BradCast Interview of Charlie Grapski on Ferguson

Charlie Grapski posted a little visited diary today, "No Incident Report? Then Where's Use of Force Report? More Ferguson Violations" about his FOIA efforts and results concerning the Ferguson and St Louis County PD.


Related Topix: St Louis County, MO

The Jersey Journal

Newark police need a civilian review board to probe complaints: Editorial

The people of Newark have good reason to distrust their cops. A Justice Department report recently found that police in this city routinely violate the rights of citizens, especially blacks.


Related Topix: Newark, NJ, Opinion


Judge Allows L.A. Cops To Keep License Plate Reader Data Secret

An anonymous reader writes: A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled that the Los Angeles Police Department is not required to hand over a week's worth of license plate reader data to the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation .


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Town Talk

ACLU: Ten Commandments display would draw scrutiny

ACLU: Ten Commandments display would draw scrutiny Federal courts would scrutinize proposed Ten Commandments display in Pineville.


Related Topix: Pineville, LA

Farmington Daily Times

Bloomfield appeals Ten Commandments monument ruling

A federal judge who ruled a Ten Commandments monument must be removed from the Bloomfield City Hall lawn by Sept.


Related Topix: Bloomfield, NM, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

The Daily Republic

Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams'

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.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

Courier News

Helmetta officials are looking to ban video and picture taking in public buildings.

Helmetta may ban photos, videos in public buildings Ordinance scheduled for second reading at Sept.


Related Topix: Prison

The Stranger

The Saturday Morning News

Who Was the Bicyclist Killed Yesterday Morning on Second Avenue? Sher Kung, an attorney and former legal fellow at the ACLU who worked on a high profile case that "paved the way" for the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell.


Related Topix: Hugo Chavez