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1 hr ago | Daily Kos

Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Thank God It's Gioved "

If it's Thursday on The After Show with Wink & Justice; then Thank God It's Giovedi ! According to long time Supreme Court watchers, the public clash between Sontomayor, Roberts and Scalia over race is unprecedented; Charles Krauthammer thinks Free Speech is for Big Donors which makes that speech even more free and special; and an Oregon couple ... (more)

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Related Topix: Oregon, us Travel, Travel, US News, Liberal Political News

5 hrs ago | Examiner.com

President Obama's targeted kill list takes a hit

In a victory for transparency, opponents of the President's veil of secrecy over drone killings has been partially lifted by the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeal's opinion filed on Monday in New York Times v.

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Related Topix: Terrorism

7 hrs ago | Pasadena Weekly

A man for our times

On the cusp of 90, Marvin Schachter reflects on a life that has inspired countless people around the world, but especially in Pasadena, where his soft voice commands attention and his ideas continue shaping public policy on a litany of crucial issues.

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Related Topix: Pasadena, CA, Activism, University of Chicago, University of Minnesota

11 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Meet The Companies That Just Promised To Divest 60 Million Dollars From Private Prisons

Three investment groups announced this week that they will divest from the two major private prison corporations that constitute a massive share of America's prison-industrial complex.

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Related Topix: Prison, US News, Liberal Political News

15 hrs ago | MLive.com

Flint ACLU meeting to focus on emergency manager's impact on voter's rights

Emergency Manager Darnell Earley discusses his seven-point transition management plan during a press conference in this file photo from Flint City Hall.

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Related Topix: Activism, Flint, MI, Wayne State University

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Charleston Daily Mail

Editorial: ACLU joins an anti-abortion group to fight for free speech

When he voted for passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, little did freshman Rep. Steve Driehaus, D-Ohio, realize he would be the center of a First Amendment battle now before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: Abortion, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Driehaus, Democrat, Steve Chabot, Republican, Mike DeWine, US Senate, US Supreme Court, Opinion

Towleroad

ACLU Says Challenge to Pennsylvania Marriage Ban Should Proceed Without Trial

When the ACLU challenged Pennsylvania's gay marriage ban last summer , the trial was originally scheduled to be held this June .

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

WRDW-TV Augusta

Election change lawsuit could cost Augusta thousands

Augusta leaders are gearing up for a fight after a recent change in election dates.

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Related Topix: Augusta, GA, Richmond County, GA

Common Dreams

Clemency Project 2014 Praises Justice Department for Breathing New Life Into Clemency Process

April 23 - Deputy Attorney General James Cole announced today a new set of criteria the Justice Department and White House will use when considering clemency petitions from federal prisoners.

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Related Topix: Prison, Activism, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, Liberal Political News

Russia Taday

Death of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: Association between race,...

The recent death, at 76, of former US middleweight boxing contender, Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, reminded the world of the courageous and tenacious struggle this black man waged to overturn his wrongful conviction and imprisonment for murder in 1966.

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Related Topix: Prison, Sport Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Action Movies, The Hurricane, Center for Constitutional Rights, Charitable Organizations, Opinion

Examiner.com

The war on liberty

Good morning. Thank you for allowing me to be here. To start, two quotes purposefully juxtaposed.

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Related Topix: Pace, FL

Fox News

'CRUEL' LAWS? Cities under fire for rules against feeding homeless

April 18, 2014: A man receives a meal at an event to help the homeless and near-homeless of Skid Row.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

Tue Apr 22, 2014

WRDW-TV Augusta

Some deem election change as voter discrimination

Now, they want the federal government to step in. The ACLU filed a lawsuit on behalf of State Representative Gloria Frazier and Earnest Smith along with a handful of others who want the federal government to decide on election dates in Augusta Richmond County.

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NewsBusters.org

Liberal Reporter Barton Gellman Ready to Accept Award at ACLU Fundraiser...Until a Blogger Called

"Washington Gadfly" blogger Evan Gahr caught Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman in an ethical dance over accepting a "civil liberties" award from the ACLU at their "Bill of Rights Award Dinner."

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Related Topix: Washington Post, Publishing, Journalism, The Washington Post Company

Marco Eagle

Guest Commentary: Let's Not Miss This Opportunity for Bipartisan Reform

Time and time again you hear it reported that "we live in the most politically and ideologically polarized period in American history, perhaps since the Civil War."

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Death Penalty, US Supreme Court, US News

Indiana Law Blog

Ind. Decisions - The status of the five Indiana same-sex marriage cases

Updating this ILB post from yesterday, here is a longer version of Charles Wilson's story for the AP .

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Related Topix: Indiana, Gay/Lesbian

WGBH

Book News: Ex-Supreme Court Justice Wants 6 Changes To Constitution

Former Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, pictured in 2013, has a laundry list of legal changes he'd like to see and thinks "ultimately each will be adopted."

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Related Topix: US News, Death Penalty, Guns

Phoenix New Times

SB 1070 Harboring Provision Won't Be Restored by U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear Arizona's appeal of a lower court's decision that blocked a provision of Senate Bill 1070.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News, Arizona

Daily Kos

Trial May Not Be Needed in Pa Me Case. Aclu Files Motion for Summary Judgment

The judge in the marriage equality lawsuit out of Pennsylvania had scheduled a trial on June 5, 2014.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Gay/Lesbian, US Governors, Tom Corbett, US News, Liberal Political News

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Lowell Sun

City officials: We'll suspend panhandle ordinance if judge waits for abortion-buffer-zone ruling

Lowell officials have told U.S. District Court Judge Douglas Woodlock they will voluntarily suspend enforcement of the city's panhandling ordinance if Woodlock agrees to postpone a decision on an injunction against the city and wait for the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on abortion-clinic buffer zones.

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Related Topix: Abortion, US News, US Supreme Court

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