ACLU

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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The Aclu Offers Some Truly Terrible Political Conversation Starters For Thanksgiving Dinner

As a matter of tradition, organizations and media outlets address the issue of talking politics or other controversial subjects with family during Thanksgiving dinner.There are two main approaches to this. One school of thought advises people to...
Related topics: Thanksgiving

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Cops Use The Creepy Robot Dog From Boston Dynamics For The First Time

Spot, who has a striking resemblance to the murderous robot dogs of Black Mirror, has been used by law enforcement for the very first time.  According to records obtained by the Massachusetts ACLU and published by WBUR, the Boston Dynamics...
Related topics: Police

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Says Compelled Password Production Violates The Fifth Amendment

The Fifth Amendment prevents compelled production of passwords, the top court in Pennsylvania has ruled. (h/t ACLU) It joins a handful of other state courts finding passwords to be testimonial, including Indiana, Illinois, and Florida....

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Aclu Sues Trump Administration For Detaining Journalists At Border

The photographers documenting conditions at the U.S.-Mexico border were unlawfully tracked, detained and interrogated, the ACLU says.
Related topics: Photography, Mexico

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‘laughed So Hard I Got My Period’: Netizens Slash Aclu Tweet On ‘men Who Get Pregnant’

On Tuesday, 19 November, the world celebrated International Men’s Day and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a nonprofit advocacy, congratulated men in an unexpected way.

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Christine Blasey Ford Accepts The Aclu's 2019 Courage Award - 'i Was Simply Doing My Duty As A...

    On Sunday night, the American Civil Liberties Union -- an organization with the expressed purpose of protecting every American's civil rights -- gave an award to Christine Blasey Ford. Christine, of course, is the new millennium's...
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'grand American Tradition Of Immunizing Its War Criminals' Continues As Trump Pardons Us Soldiers

Jon Queally, staff writer"A shameful use of presidential powers," said the ACLU. "It sends a clear message of disrespect for the law, morality, the military justice system, and those in the military who abide by the laws of war."
Related topics: Military

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Judge Says The Fbi Can't Keep Refusing To Confirm Or Deny The Existence Of Social Media Monitoring...

The ACLU is one step closer to obtaining documents detailing the FBI's use of social media monitoring tools. The FBI replied to the ACLU's FOIA request with a Glomar and a denial. First, it neither confirmed nor denied it had responsive records....
Related topics: FBI, Social Media

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Christine Blasey Ford Gets Aclu 'courage' Award, Complains Of 'well-financed Attack Machine' Out To...

Christine Blasey Ford was given the American Civil Liberties Union's Roger Baldwin Courage Award Sunday night in Los Angeles, KCBS-TV reported, adding that her appearance was a surprise and that she was recognized for her testimony during Brett...
Related topics: Ford

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Selena Gomez Supports Songwriter Justin Tranter At Bill Of Rights Dinner 2019

Selena Gomez is enjoying a night out with longtime collaborator Justin Tranter! The 27-year-old singer supported the songwriter at the ACLU SoCal’s 2019 Bill of Rights Dinner on Sunday evening (November 17) at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons...
Related topics: Selena Gomez

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‘grand American Tradition Of Immunizing Its War Criminals’ Continues As Trump Pardons Us...

“A shameful use of presidential powers,” said the ACLU. “It sends a clear message of disrespect for the law, morality, the military justice system, and those in the military who abide by the laws of war.” Continuing what...
Related topics: Military

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Microsoft Hired Former Attorney General Eric Holder To Investigate An Israeli Facial Recognition...

Microsoft hired US Attorney General Eric Holder to audit an Israeli facial recognition company called AnyVision. Microsoft invested in AnyVision this summer via M12, its venture capital arm. Microsoft's investment was met with backlash by the...
Related topics: Microsoft (MSFT)

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Federal Court Says Man Arrested For 'criminally Defaming' Cops Can Continue Suing To Block The Law...

As we've noted multiple times here at Techdirt, criminal defamation laws are unconstitutional, outdated, and almost exclusively used by law enforcement agencies to punish their critics. The ACLU -- along with a victim of New Hampshire's terrible...
Related topics: Police

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A Jim Crow-era Law Could Change The Results Of Today’s Election In Mississippi

If Jennifer Riley Collins, a former a military intelligence officer who served as head of the Mississippi American Civil Liberties Union, wins her race for Mississippi Attorney General today, she will become the first black woman elected to a...
Related topics: Military

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