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[eugene Volokh] Prosecution For Threatening Aclu Employees May Go Forward

From United States v. Carrillo, decided Wednesday by Judge Kea W. Riggs (D.N.M.): The indictment provides: "On or about June 19, 2019, in Valencia County, in the District of New Mexico, the defendant, ANTONIO CARRILLO, knowingly and willfully did...

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Despite What You May Think, Face Recognition Surveillance Isn’t Inevitable

The ACLU’s Abdullah Hasan says that Congress can — and must — make 2020 the year we rein this technology in once and for all. In 2019, we proved face recognition surveillance isn’t inevitable. Now, it’s time for...

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Aclu Challenges Trump Rule Forcing Asylum Seekers To Guatemala Regardless Of Where They're From

The U.S. allegedly isn't protecting people who come to the southern border seeking asylum, and the ACLU wants that to change. On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union launched the first nationwide legal challenge against the Trump...
Related topics: Guatemala

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D.c.'s Police Department Is Being Sued (again) For Sexually Violating Someone During A Search

The Washington, D.C., wing of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU-DC) is suing a Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officer for conducting an invasive body cavity search.  Mbalaminwe Mwimanzi was watching sports at a friend's apartment on...
Related topics: Police

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The Aclu Is Telling Voters Joe Biden Hasn’t Taken Stances On Key Issues

The group has spent nearly $1 million on mailers noting Biden has dodged questions on immigration, drone strikes and criminal justice reform.
Related topics: Joe Biden, Immigration, Immigration Laws, Drones

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California Governor Proposes Millions In Public Defender Funding To Settle Sixth Amendment Lawsuit

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is proposing to provide $14 million dollars in additional funding to public defender offices to settle a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), in which the group argued that the state was derelict in...
Related topics: Lawsuits

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Aclu Sues School District, Says Native American Students Faced Discrimination

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico Wednesday sued the state’s largest school district and a former teacher over a 2018 incident where the teacher allegedly cut a Native American student’s hair during class on Halloween and asked...

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Aclu Sues To Force Feds To Reveal How Secret Border Search Teams Target Travelers

FOIA lawsuit demands data on Tactical Terrorism Response Teams When Andreas Gal, CEO of Silk Labs and a US citizen, returned to the US from a business trip in Europe last year, he was detained by US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) for secondary...
Related topics: Lawsuits, Terrorism

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Aclu Announces Lawsuit In Tennessee Over A City's Pro-life Zoning Ordinance

Local officials in a Tennessee town are now facing a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union over efforts to keep surgical abortions from taking place in their town.On Wednesday, the ACLU — along with the ACLU of Tennessee, and an...
Related topics: Lawsuits

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The Aclu On Fisa Concerns

NPR's Scott Simon asks Hina Shamsi of the American Civil Liberties Union about the Justice Department inspector general's report on the FBI's Russia investigation.
Related topics: FBI, Russia

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Kris Kobach's Voter Suppression Database Suspended 'for The Foreseeable Future'

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas filed a lawsuit against the database, which partially exposed people's Social Security numbers. A much-criticized database that checks whether voters are registered in multiple states has been suspended...
Related topics: Lawsuits, Social Security

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Google Helped Create A Prison Data Map To Shape Reform Policy

Most people in the US agree that the country needs to reform its criminal justice system. In 2017, for instance, a poll conducted by the American Civil Liberties Union found that 71 percent of Americans said it was important for the country to...
Related topics: Google, Polls

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[eugene Volokh] More On Seattle Public Library "considering" Whether To Cancel Meeting Of...

[The ACLU of Washington speaks out.] Here's what the ACLU of Washington has said about the controversy (which I wrote about yesterday), as quoted by KIRO7 (Deedee Sun): "If the public library canceled it based solely on the views espoused by WOLF,...
Related topics: Feminism

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Aclu Is Suing Ice For Details On How It Uses Phone Spying Devices - Cnet

The lawsuit is calling for Customs and Border Protection to disclose exactly how it uses cell site simulators, and how often they've been used to target and track immigrants.
Related topics: Lawsuits

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Aclu: The Fbi's Fisa Warrant On Carter Page Was 'alarming From A Civil Liberties Perspective'

One day after the release of the Inspector General's report, it seems the only news that matters to many in the media is that the launch of the investigation had sufficient basis and was not found to be motivated by partisanship. But as several...
Related topics: FBI, Media Matters For America

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Abortion-rights Groups Oppose Informed Consent

The Supreme Court has declined to review the ACLU’s challenge to a Kentucky law requiring doctors to describe ultrasound imaging to pregnant women.

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Aclu Sues St. Paul Over Withholding Public Police Data

From the AP: “The Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sued the city of St. Paul on Wednesday, saying the police department has improperly withheld public data about its policing activities in the community. The lawsuit says...
Related topics: Police, Lawsuits

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Facebook Expands Its Efforts Against Ad Discrimination

Under the terms of a settlement with the ACLU and other civil rights groups earlier this year, Facebook has been taking steps to prevent discriminatory ad targeting. Specifically, the company says ads in the United States that involve housing,...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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Friday Assorted Links

1. Profile of Mariana Mazzucato (NYT). 2. The incidence of the sex recession. 3. One list of the best sports books ever. 4. Vitalik Buterin: hard problems in cryptocurrency. 5. Not your grandpa’s ACLU. 6. TLS books of the year. The post Friday...

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11 Gifts For The Weed Lover In Your Life

With more and more states legalizing cannabis, the stigma against the plant is, thankfully, weakening. So this holiday season, why not embrace the weed lover in your life and give them gifts that will make consuming even more fun? 1. Donation to...

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