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Posts Tagged ‘ACLU’

ACLU on NSA spying & whistle blowing

ACLU on NSA spying & whistle blowing

You May Have 'Nothing to Hide' But You Still Have Something to Fear By Alex Abdo, Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project at 10:17am This post was first published on MSNBC.com. In the wake of recent news that the NSA is spying on Americans, I have been particularly struck by the argument that "if you've got nothing to hide, you've got nothing to fear." At first blush, this argument might seem sound – after all, if the government is merely conducting anti-terrorism ... Full Story

USA, Land of the Free? Not any more

USA, Land of the Free? Not any more

  Looking at the Patriot Act and the NDAA We, that is We The People, of the United States have lost many of our freedoms and much of our civil liberties in the 20 years since I retired from the military. The attacks of 9/11, which Ron Paul so aptly points out were retaliation for some of our interventionist policies in the latter half of the 20th Century. While changing the way the United States does business would probably solve the terrorist problem, the government has instead ... Full Story

More about NDAA: Indefinite detention of Americans

More about NDAA: Indefinite detention of Americans

The issue of indefinite military detention of U.S. Citizens has become a hot topic. The amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act was crafted by John McCain, who should know better, Senator Levine and Dick Cheney (whom I thought was no longer a government official) and was rushed into consideration with little debate and no coverage by the main stream media (MSM) In the aftermath, many articles have been written on the subject and many voices raised in rage and I will link to some ... Full Story

ACLU challenges voter suppression law

ACLU challenges voter suppression law

ACLU's Federal Challenge to WI GOP's Photo ID Restrictions Could Reverse Similar Laws Nationwide   By Ernest A. Canning on 12/15/2011 6:29am Guest blogged by Ernest A. Canning Election laws in Wisconsin are not covered by Section 5 of the federal Voting Rights Act, which would otherwise require the Dept. of Justice or a federal panel of judges to "preclear" such laws to assure they are not discriminatory. Thus, it falls to non-governmental organizations, such ... Full Story

Roberts Supreme Court to be Discussed on Bill of

“Roberts Supreme Court Comes of Age: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?” will be the focus of a talk and discussion by CSU Prof. Courtenay Daum of the Political Science Department.  She is the featured speaker at the annual meeting held on Wednesday, December 15, in observance of Bill of Rights Day by the Northern Colorado Chapter of ACLU of Colorado. The meeting will be on Wednesday, December 15,  at the Coloradoan Community Meeting Room, 1300 Riverside Ave., in Fort ... Full Story

ACLU presents history of Amelia’s Tax Service

To the Editor: In late 2008, Weld County authorities illegally searched Amelia’s Tax & Translation Service in Greeley, seizing confidential files of thousands of taxpayers, although these authorities had suspicions implicating only one of these taxpayers. In a word, it was a classic fishing expedition. On January of 2009, ACLU of Colorado (ACLUCO) filed a class action lawsuit in state district court, arguing that Weld County District Attorney and Sheriff violated the privacy rights ... Full Story

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