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ACLU Asks Spy Court to Release Secret Opinions on Patriot Act Surveillance Powers

Motion Filed Cites Public’s First Amendment Right to Know the Law, Need for Public Debate June 10, 2013  ACLU.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 212-549-2666, media@aclu.org WASHINGTON – The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of the Nation’s Capital, and Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Clinic filed a motion today with the secret court that […]

Ken Butigan> Challenging the ‘disposition matrix’ and its ever-expanding kill list

Challenging the ‘disposition matrix’ and its ever-expanding kill list “After September 11, 2001, though, this kind of thinking was trumped by the promise of safety manufactured by war abroad and increased surveillance at home. The choice was freedom or security, as if these are opposites. Now we are reaping the consequences . . .” by Ken […]

Alexander Reed Kelly> Privacy by Design

Privacy by Design By Alexander Reed Kelly   July 24, 2012    truthdig.com Furryscaly (CC BY-SA 2.0) NEW YORK—Nicholas Merrill wants to change the world. So he tells me over rice and beans at Lupe’s East LA Kitchen in Soho, roughly a dozen blocks from where the World Trade Center once stood. He is perfectly serious. At 39 […]

Action Alert> Lawsuit Challenges Targeted Killings of Three US Citizens

    Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in federal court, Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta. The suit sues senior CIA and military officials, and argues that the killings of three American citizens by their own government in drone strikes in Yemen last year violate the U.S. Constitution and […]

Cities that broke up Occupy camps now face lawsuits over free speech, use of force

Cities that broke up Occupy camps now face lawsuits over free speech, use of force   The Washington Post  December 22, 2011  Niedowski reported from Providence, R.I. Associated Press writer Deepti Hajela in New York contributed. Yvette Felarca is among those suing campus police and administration officials at the University of California, Berkeley, after officers forcefully […]