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Could an Unknown Civil Libertarian Unseat Susan Collins?

The woman who could be the future of progressive politics in America is sitting at the back table of an Indian restaurant in Portland, Maine.

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Related Topix: Susan Collins, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Maine, Medicine, Nursing, Liberal Political News

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Daily News Journal

Ruling: Court OK needed for disabled son's vasectomy

An Iowa mother appointed as the guardian of her intellectually disabled son should not have arranged a vasectomy for him without prior court approval, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Activism, Folk, The Kennedys, West Des Moines, IA

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: us Travel, Travel, Orange County, TX

Federal Computer Week

ACLU praises DHS report

More often than not these days, the government gets criticized for intruding on individuals' privacy.

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Wisconsin Gazette

ACLU of Wisconsin asks: Why not in our state?

As the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin and a gay man, I spend a lot of time defending or promoting the civil liberties and rights of other people, regardless of their sexual orientation.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin, Wisconsin Government, Gay/Lesbian, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sunherald.com

Judge: ACLU may file in birth-control lawsuit

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne and other organizations sued the federal government in January.

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The Grand Junction Sentinel

ACLU suit to proceed against city

Although the city of Grand Junction amended its controversial panhandling ordinance earlier this month in an effort to sidestep costly litigation, the American Civil Liberties Union has not dropped its lawsuit opposing the measure.

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Related Topix: Grand Junction, CO

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Free Republic

Who’d Have Thought This Could Lead To Criminal Charges Against BLM?

As Western Journalism reported yesterday, a series of photos from the scene of a federal government standoff in Clark County, Nev.

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Related Topix: Clark County, NV, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

Free Republic

ACLU sues over delays for immigrants seeking U.S. protection

Thousands of immigrants seeking protection in the United States have spent months in detention waiting for the government to determine whether they may have legitimate cases, even though regulations say they should receive a determination within 10 days, according to a class action lawsuit filed Thursday by the ACLU and other groups.

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Related Topix: Prison

Washington Times

ACLU files suit on timeliness of asylum interview

Immigration advocates are filing suit against the federal government, saying immigration officials are violating their own rules by failing to provide a speedy hearing to some immigrants who face deportation.

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KATV Little Rock

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas and the Arkansas Public Law Center filed lawsuits on behalf of four individuals in regard to the state's controversial voter identification law passed by the general assembly in 2013.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Arkansas Government, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama

NWAonline

Suit filers: Voter-ID law contrary to constitution

Rita Sklar, executive director of the ACLU of Arkansas, discusses the group's lawsuit challenging the state's voter-identification law Wednesday outside the Pulaski County Courthouse.

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KOLD-TV Tucson

ACLU questions Arivaca Road border patrol checkpoint

Arivaca residents who are concerned about a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint near their community now have a national legal organization by their side.

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Related Topix: Arivaca, AZ, Amado, AZ

Chicago Sun-Times

Rauner firm has stake in $99.3M deal awarded by Quinn

Bruce Rauner, the Republican challenger for governor, stands to profit from a lucrative state contract awarded last year by the administration of his opponent on the November ballot, Gov. Pat Quinn, records show.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Denver Post

Bill to prohibit jail time for not paying court fines moves forward

A bill to stop municipal judges from jailing people who can't pay fines sailed through a Senate committee hearing Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Thornton, CO, Wheat Ridge, CO

Daily Kos

Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Hip Hump Day Wednesdays"

An Oklahoma school district is set to beta test the Bible Curriculum created by Hobby Lobby 's President Steve Green; SCOTUS will hear a case about whether it is constitutional to lie in campaign ads; and Louisiana lawmakers refuse to overturn the ban on oral sex because it is a crime against nature but leaves necrophilia legal because it isn't.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Elizabeth Nolan Brown on America's Prostitution Precrime Laws

"The evening after she spoke at the protest she was walking to a bar in her neighborhood.

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Related Topix: California, KY

Star Tribune

ACLU sues to try to block Arkansas voter ID law before primary election next month

A civil liberties group filed suit Wednesday to block a new Arkansas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls before it is enforced for the first time state-wide in the primary election next month.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Mike Beebe, US Governors

Arkansas Times

ACLU of Arkansas files suit over voter I.D. law

The legislature passed Act 595, over Gov. Mike Beebe's veto, in 2013, requiring a photo I.D. Voter I.D. laws are a Republican don't-get-out-the-vote move to keep persons likely to vote Democratic - the handicapped, the poor, the elderly, etc.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Mike Beebe, US Governors, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

The Huffington Post

Church-State Separation and the Ongoing Culture Wars

This week, Louisiana lawmakers have begun debating a bill that would make the Bible the state's official book .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors

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