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Note: Whistleblowers Edward Loomis and J. Kirk Wiebe have signed our letter opposing the current version of the USA FREEDOM Act. Please add your name to our letter to congress.
6 hrs ago | WTMJ-AM Milwaukee
UPDATE 3:16 p.m. -- TODAY'S TMJ4's Steve Chamraz has confirmed that the ACLU will file a motion today for an "en banc" hearing of the voter ID case. If their motion is accepted, the case will be heard before the full 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, instead of a three-member panel.
6 hrs ago | WLUK-TV Green Bay
Civil rights advocates said Tuesday they plan to ask the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to re-hear their challenge to Wisconsin's voter photo identification law. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Advancement Project released a statement saying they planned to file a motion with the court Tuesday asking for a re-hearing en banc, a proceeding that usually involves around 10 judges rather than the three who typically decide cases.
9 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times
'Having an ID does not help them determine if there was a lewd act committed,' says ACLU rep of Daniele Watts Here's the basic question about the case of Daniele Watts, the young black actress who was detained and handcuffed on a Studio City sidewalk Thursday after refusing to provide identification to police officers: Did the confrontation have to happen at all? It all started with a 911 call describing a black woman and a white man having rather explicit sex in a silver Mercedes on Radford Avenue near Ventura Boulevard. The call went out at 3:02 p.m. The first L.A. Police Department officer arrived at the scene at 3:04 p.m. According to the LAPD, he was in the neighborhood.
13 hrs ago | The Tallahassee O
Arizona District Court Judge Grants Over $4 million In Attorney Fees To Civil Rights Groups In Landmark Lawsuit Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio And Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Arizona District Court Judge Grants Over $4 million in Attorney Fees to Civil Rights Groups in Landmark Lawsuit Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Phoenix - U.S. District Court Judge Murray Snow today granted more than $4.4 million in attorney's fees to four legal organizations that litigated Melendres, et al. v. Arpaio, et al ., a lawsuit challenging racially discriminatory law enforcement practices by Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Arizona.
15 hrs ago | Columbia Journalism Review
Fair warning, all ye who interfere with newsgathering: The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is getting ready to sue you. The organization has hired its first litigation director, Katie Townsend , to bring lawsuits around the country in cases that affect access to information for the press and public.
A conservative Christian outfit that aims to promote religion in public life through legal action is demanding - supposedly in the name of an anonymous football player - that Arkansas State University restore a cross to players' football helmet s as part of a memorial tribute. The crosses - but not the memorial tribute - were removed on advice of university counsel after questions were raised by the Freedom from Religion Foundation.
For police agencies already using body cameras, many believe in the benefit of having a way to capture what happens in real time. The Benedict Police Department recently upgraded to better, more high-resolution body cameras in the last two months.
A coalition including civil liberties groups and government whistleblowers has come out against a Senate bill responding to the government surveillance and data collection revealed by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Many observers see the current Senate version of the USA Freedom Act as the most likely to succeed.
It's "Metaphor Monday" on The After Show. This is the day when we call things what they are.
IT'S A STUNNING Sunday along Spring Garden Street, and Reggie Shuford's stuck on the phone outside the Silk City Diner. As executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, Shuford, 48, is a busy man with a phone that's nearly always buzzing and pinging with something or someone new.
You know may know him as Chalky White from the hit HBO prohibition drama, Boardwalk Empire, or from his roles in The Wire and 12 Years a Slave, but Michael K. Williams has a new title. Williams has signed on to be an ambassador for the American Civil Liberties Union.
Last month I confessed to the nation and the world, "We tortured some folks." And of course, I've also confessed that we use extrajudicial killing without a conviction -- what folks used to call Murder -- to support American interests and help keep us safe.
A ballot drop site outside Sherwood City Hall in May. Ballots for the November election will be mailed in mid-October. We could not support with more enthusiasm the goal of Measure 89's sponsors, which is to prevent gender-based discrimination.
A three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Friday gave Wisconsin the go-ahead to implement its voter ID law that a federal district court in April had ruled in Frank v. Walker violated the Constitution and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
Peggy Young worked for UPS delivering letters and packages. When she became pregnant, she requested but was denied less strenuous work.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 06:58 pm
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