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US Politics & Gov't

Rights Groups Sue US Government Over Deportation of Children
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, immigration, congress, ethics, politics, Guatemala, El Salvador, ACLU, legal representation, Eric Holder, obama )

Lynn
- 45 days ago - commondreams.org
The lawsuit, J.E.F.M. v. Holder, was filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle, Wash. It charges the U.S. Department of Justice ... with violating the U.S. Constitution's Fifth Amendment ... and ... requiring a "full and fair hearing" before an immigration judge.
Republicans Propose Bill That Would 'Reincarnate DOMA' in Guise of Religious Freedom, ACLU Warns
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ACLU, LGBT rights, Rep. Raul Labrador, Idaho, republicans, government, dishonesty, ethics, corruption, freedoms, lies, politics )

Carrie
- 361 days ago - rawstory.com
The ACLU reported that Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) introduced the "Marriage and Religious Freedom Act," designed to make it possible for government and private agencies to deny legally married same sex couples the same rights and freedoms enjoyed by...
Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Taken Back to Court
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ACLU, elections, ethics, dishonesty, corruption, government, politics, republicans )

Carrie
- 429 days ago - rawstory.com
The law, which requires voters to provide ID at the polls, was put on hold in an October 2012 ruling by Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson, who found that the state had not issued enough identifications to account for voters who could not produce...
Military Quietly Grants Itself the Power to Police the Streets Without Local or State Consent
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, military, law enforcement, ACLU, government, politics )

Lynn
- 484 days ago - alternet.org
By making a few subtle changes to a regulation in the U.S. Code titled "Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies" the military has quietly granted itself the ability to police the streets without obtaining prior local or state consent, ...
ACLU Accuses Detroit Police of Removing Homeless People From City
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: City of Detroit, police, homeless persons, ACLU, complaint to U.S. Department of Justice )

Judy
- 515 days ago - freep.com
Detroit police are accused of removing homeless people from a popular tourist spot and dropping them off miles away, sometimes beyond the city limits, according to a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Justice.
D.C. Officers Are Directed to Leave Citizen Photographers Alone
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: freedoms, ethics, government, ACLU, constitution, usa, healthcare, photography, economy )

Nancy
- 784 days ago - washingtonpost.com
District police cannot interfere with citizens as they photograph or videotape officers performing their jobs in public, according to a new directive issued by Chief Cathy L. Lanier as part of settlement in a civil lawsuit.
Please Help New Jersey ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: illegalities, republicans, NJ, Tru-ID, privacy, ACLU )

Nancy
- 858 days ago - secure.aclu.org
TRU-ID arrived to the public seemingly fully formed, without warning from the state government about its new plans to comply with Real ID, an unfunded federal mandate that 25 states have already rejected. This violates New Jersey law, which requires all
ACLU ACTION Page
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: freedoms, ethics, government, ACLU, constitution, usa, healthcare, economy )

Nancy
- 877 days ago - secure.aclu.org
Because freedom cannot exist without action.
Alabama's Anti-Immigrant Law Worse Than Arizona's: 'Repeal HB 56' - Latest 1st-Hand Updates & Video News on Crisis
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Alabama, humanitarian crisis, immigration law, HB 56, anti-immigrant, REPEAL, Jim Crow, racial profiling, schools, chaos, panic, families fleeing, ACLU, civil rights groups, legal advice, emergency hotline, news updates, video, photo essay )

LucyKalei
- 1058 days ago - aclu.org
Civil rights coalition providing help & info- HB 56 emergency hotline. ACLU staffers on the ground report masses of families fleeing state in fear. >Videos: Worst Time Since Jim Crow; Broken Lives, Empty Fields: Farmer's Story; photo essay. Take Action!
Action Alert: No Worldwide War Authority
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Action Alert, ACLU, War )

TomCat
- 1223 days ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st Comment
A Step Backwards - ACLU Petition to Protect Privacy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ACLU, congress, obama, government, ethics, politics )

Michelle
- 1470 days ago - tymlee.wordpress.com
Dear ACLU Supporter, Tens of thousands of supporters added their names to the ACLU's Protect Our Privacy Petition--calling on Congress to update and strengthen the decades-old Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA)....
As White House Press Secretary Attacks Progressive Critics, ACLU Says Obama White House Enshrining Bush-Era Policies
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama adm, attacks, progressive critics, Gibbs, unlawful policies, Bush adm, ACLU, new report, "Establishing a New Normal, " withholding info, national security, CIA black sites, torture program survivors', civil suits, CenterforConstitutionalRights )

LucyKalei
- 1496 days ago - democracynow.org
Find out about the new ACLU report on how the Obama adm is permanently enshrining into law many of Bush's most controversial policies & practices, those widely considered extreme & unlawful during GWB adm. ACLU Legal Director - Gibbs video clips on DN!
Torture Case Tests Obama Secrecy Policy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, investigation, , Abu Ghraib, cheney, rumsfeld, rove, bushadministration, torture, aclu, eric holder, abuse, corruption, dishonesty, crime, government, cover-up, state secrets, americans, terrorism, lies )

Tom
- 1998 days ago - washingtonindependent.com
President Obama issued an executive order and two presidential memoranda last week proclaiming a new transparency in the workings of the federal government. His sweeping reversals of torture and state secret policies are about to face an early test.
Sign Petition: Ask Attorney General Eric Holder to Investigate the Bush Administration's Torture Policies
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, investigation, , Abu Ghraib, cheney, rumsfeld, rove, bushadministration, torture, aclu, eric holder, abuse, corruption, dishonesty, crime, government, cover-up, americans, terrorism, lies )

Tom
- 1998 days ago - secure.aclu.org
The International Committee of the Red Cross has provided undeniable documentation of torture at Guantánamo. Yet the Justice Department has failed to prosecute any civilians for crimes related to interrogation, except a single contractor in June 2004.
Sign Petition: Ask Your Representative to Co-Sponsor the State Secrets Protection Act of 2009
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, investigation, , Abu Ghraib, cheney, rumsfeld, rove, bushadministration, torture, aclu, eric holder, abuse, corruption, dishonesty, crime, government, cover-up, state secrets, americans, terrorism, lies )

Tom
- 1998 days ago - secure.aclu.org
The Bush administration constantly abused the "state secrets" doctrine to escape accountability for illegal behavior. This petition supports the State Secrets Protection Act of 2009 (H.R. 984) to allow victims of government wrongdoing to seek justice.
 

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