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  • Judge halts deportations of reunited migrant families

    07/16/2018 2:40:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 16, 2018 | Jacob Soboroff and Julia Ainsley
    The federal judge overseeing the U.S. government's efforts to reunify more than 2,500 migrant children it separated from their parents ordered a temporary hold on deportations for reunified families on Monday. Judge Dana Sabraw of the Southern District of California said the government must halt the deportations in response to a filing by the ACLU that claimed the government has refused to deny "that mass deportations may be carried out imminently and immediately upon reunification."
  • My National Security Letter Gag Order

    03/23/2007 12:46:07 PM PDT · by socal_moderate · 20 replies · 801+ views
    Washington (com)Post ^ | Mar 23 2007 | Anonymous
    The Justice Department's inspector general revealed on March 9 that the FBI has been systematically abusing one of the most controversial provisions of the USA Patriot Act: the expanded power to issue "national security letters." It no doubt surprised most Americans to learn that between 2003 and 2005 the FBI issued more than 140,000 specific demands under this provision -- demands issued without a showing of probable cause or prior judicial approval -- to obtain potentially sensitive information about U.S. citizens and residents. It did not, however, come as any surprise to me. Three years ago, I received a national...
  • DHS Refuses to ‘Reunite’ Children with Adults Who Aren’t Their Parents

    07/11/2018 1:35:44 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 28 replies ^ | 10 Jul 2018 | IAN MASON
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) held a joint call Tuesday to announce their efforts to comply with a June 26 federal court ruling mandating children under five years old in HHS custody be “reunited” with parents if they were separated at the border. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, in response to an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawsuit, set a July 10 deadline to reunite the families and refused to provide additional time for the government to use DNA testing to determine if the people in question are even the 102...
  • Man wanted for deportation flees court, gets hit by car (and ACLU blames ICE)

    07/07/2018 7:42:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    WFSB-TV News ^ | July 6, 2018 | Leah Kaczmarek
    DANBURY, CT (WFSB) - A man wanted for deportation ran into the road and was hit by a driver on Friday morning. After further investigation by Danbury police, they learned Samuel Coctecon Cruz was wanted for a deportation warrant and fled from ICE agents in front of the Superior Court House. [Snip] Cruz continued to flee the scene after being struck by the car. The driver who struck Cruz was left with minor injuries from the crash. ACLU-CT released a statement about the incident saying, "ICE agents jeopardized this man’s life and public safety by chasing him into the street,...
  • ACLU gets prayer banned from a county’s meetings – here’s what the Supreme Court just said

    06/29/2018 10:13:25 AM PDT · by Bob434 · 121 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/28/18 11:02 AM EDT | Lydia Wheeler
    The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear an appeal from county officials in North Carolina who argue they should be allowed to give a prayer at the start of public meetings. The Rowan Country Board of Commissioners had asked the court to reverse the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling, which found the board’s prayer ritual violated the Constitution’s ban on government establishing one religion.
  • Judge sides with ACLU in voter registration fight, orders Kobach to go to school

    06/18/2018 8:32:11 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 40 replies ^ | 06/18/2018 | Sherman Smith
    U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson on Monday ruled a Kansas law that requires new voters to prove citizenship is unconstitutional and ordered Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to return to school as punishment for repeated violations of court rules. Her 118-page ruling sides with the American Civil Liberties Union in a two-year legal battle over the law’s burden and effect on elections. She provided a damning assessment of Kobach’s witnesses, calling their evidence flawed, invalid, biased, irrelevant, unreliable and untrustworthy.
  • The final nail in the ACLU's coffin

    06/11/2018 1:31:30 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/11/18 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    The director of the American Civil Liberties Union has now acknowledged what should have been obvious to everybody over the past several years: The ACLU is no longer a neutral defender of everyone’s civil liberties. It has morphed into a hyper-partisan, hard-left political advocacy group. The final nail in its coffin was the announcement that, for the first time in its history, the ACLU would become involved in partisan electoral politics, supporting candidates, referenda and other agenda-driven political goals. The headline in the June 8 edition of the New Yorker ( The A.C.L.U. Is Getting Involved in Elections—and Reinventing Itself...
  • District Court Judge Denounces Forced Child Separation as Brutal and Clear Constitutional Violation

    06/07/2018 5:20:44 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 42 replies
    slate ^ | June 06, 2018 | Jeremy Stahl
    Over the past month, the Trump administration has begun to implement a policy that has reportedly led to the forced separation of hundreds of undocumented immigrant parents from their children after they’ve arrived together at the U.S. border. This followed reports that a pilot program of such a policy had been undertaken between July and November 2017. Democrats have argued that this apparent practice is cruel, heartless, and betrays our nation’s deepest values. The ACLU, meanwhile, has argued in court on behalf of separated immigrant families that such a practice would be—and is—blatantly unconstitutional.On Wednesday, Dana Sabraw, a federal district...

    05/04/2018 9:22:58 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    barbwire ^ | 10 March, 2017 | Robert Knight
    “To understand this paragraph is to know why the ACLU is a scam,” Daniel Greenfield writes. Roger Baldwin, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the ACLU, wrote an article for ‘Soviet Russia’ in 1934,where he quite clearly explained why he was fighting for civil liberties. “‘I believe in non-violent methods of struggle as most effective in the long run for building up successful working class power. Where they cannot be followed or where they are not even permitted by the ruling class, obviously only violent tactics remain. I champion civil liberty as the best of the non-violent means of building the...
  • ACLU national director calls NRA tactics "model worthy of emulation"

    05/04/2018 4:54:37 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 5 replies
    CBS News ^ | 4 May 2018 | PETER MARTINEZ
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has planned to spend $25 million on ballot measures in the 2018 midterm elections and the organization's national political director Faiz Shakir insisted Thursday that ACLU is "not a partisan organization." Its focus is building the ACLU brand similar to how the National Rifle Association (NRA) has done with its members in creating a large voting bloc. Shakir said the "NRA voter" model could be something ACLU mimics and he called it "wonderful" during an interview Thursday night on CBSN's "Red & Blue." He said "we have much to learn" from the NRA and...

    05/03/2018 8:34:42 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 20 replies
    barbwire ^ | 5 April, 2017 | Robert Knight
    Surrounded by Pennsylvania’s Amish country, with its farmland, horses, and buggies, Lancaster School District officials are finding out how expensive it is to have the world come to them — especially if it’s in the form of briefcase-wielding American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) attorneys. On March 28, the district agreed to bow to an ACLU demand to accommodate “immigrant refugees” aged 17 to 21 in a public high school, whose student body typically is aged 14 to 18. On behalf of six of the immigrants, the ACLU sued the district last July, demanding full integration. Joining the suit with the...
  • ACLU denies Alan Dershowitz's charge they are AWOL on Trump's civil liberties

    05/03/2018 2:46:57 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 3, 2018
    <p>American Civil Liberties Union leaders are denying a claim from attorney Alan Dershowitz that they are silent on civil liberties issues involving President Trump because they are opposed to his politics.</p> <p>Dershowitz, a former Harvard Law School professor, said in an MSNBC interview Thursday that “the ACLU has totally disappeared” and that civil libertarians have "forgotten what they have been preaching for 50 years because it’s Donald Trump that they are after.”</p>
  • Planned Parenthood Sues to Stop Onerous Regulations [semi-satire]

    04/29/2018 10:50:14 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Apr 2018 | John Semmens
    On behalf of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, the ACLU has filed a lawsuit contesting these states imposition of unwanted regulations. ACLU spokesperson Bertram Petty described these states’ oversight as “onerous, intrusive, and crippling. It is a blatant attempt to drive Planned Parenthood out of the medical marketplace.” The onerous regulations include requirements that “facilities must meet minimum sanitation standards. The staff must be qualified to perform the procedures used, including how to handle emergency equipment. Patients must be monitored after anesthesia. Follow-up care for complications and infection control must be in place. Informed consent must be obtained and...
  • “Freedom Is Never More Than One Generation Away From Extinction”

    04/28/2018 7:50:17 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-28-18 | MOTUS
    Alan Dershowitz, renowned liberal lawyer, Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus and civil libertarian, is more qualified and credentialed than most to point out the hypocrisy of the left. Ever since they revealed themselves as “Get Trump At Any Cost” partisans he has been doing so with a vengeance as he sees their actions as extremely dangerous to civil liberty. His recent editorial contains a synopsis of the argument in his book, Trumped up! How Criminalizing Politics is Dangerous to Democracy. He explains how former civil libertarians are prepared to sacrifice civil liberties in the quest for their truth on the...
  • Planned Parenthood wants government money without accountability........

    04/26/2018 6:38:43 PM PDT · by caww · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/26/2018 | Angela Morabito
    Planned Parenthood’s latest lawsuit betrays the lie that it cares first and foremost about providing healthcare for women... The nation’s largest abortion provider is 'suing to keep information from the government and to block safety inspections at its clinics'... The ACLU, on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, has filed a lawsuit against the state of Indiana to block a new law that requires two basic things:... Each clinic would need to undergo an annual safety inspection by the Department of Health, and each clinic would need to report any “abortion complications” experienced by its patients to the...
  • 20 states seek to block Obama’s health care law

    04/26/2018 6:30:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 26, 2018 08:30 PM
    Twenty Republican-led states are seeking to temporarily invalidate former President Barack Obama’s health care law while their larger lawsuit against it proceeds. In a February suit, Texas and Wisconsin led a coalition arguing that the Affordable Care Act is no longer constitutional after the Republican-backed tax overhaul eliminated fines for not having health care coverage. Sixteen states with Democratic governors later sought to intervene. …
  • Dershowitz: For ACLU, getting Trump trumps civil liberties

    04/12/2018 6:41:47 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 12, 2018 | Alan Dershowitz
    The American Civil Liberties Union, on whose national board I used to serve with pride, raises vast sums of money claiming to defend the civil liberties of all Americans. Unfortunately, however, over the last several years it has turned from being a neutral civil liberties organization to a left wing, agenda-driven group that protects its contributors and constituents while ignoring the civil liberties of Americans with whom it disagrees. *** Now, since the election of President Trump, it has sunk to a new low, becoming a cheerleader for the violation of the civil liberties of those on the other side...
  • ACLU Celebrates Raid on Trump’s Lawyer: ‘The Rule of Law is Alive’

    04/12/2018 5:02:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-12-2018 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz, one of the country’s foremost defense lawyers and a civil libertarian who supported Hillary Clinton for president, condemned the raid. “If this were Hillary Clinton being investigated and they went into her lawyer’s office, the ACLU would be on every television station in America jumping up and down,” he told Fox News this week. However, the ACLU not only condones the raid on Trump’s; it is applauding it.
  • Alan Dershowitz: If FBI Raided Hillary's Attorney, ACLU Would be 'Jumping Up and Down'

    04/09/2018 7:16:24 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 99 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 9, 2018
    1:54 minute long YouTube video of a Sean Hannity interview of Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz. The noted lawyer is shocked and appalled by Mueller's brazen, unconstitutional violation of attorney-client confidentiality.
  • California lawmakers propose legislation restricting when officers can open fire

    04/03/2018 6:49:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | April 3, 2018
    Several state lawmakers and the family of a 22-year-old unarmed black man fatally shot by police are proposing Tuesday that California become the first state to significantly restrict when officers can open fire. The proposed legislation would change the current "reasonable force" rule to a "necessary force" standard. That means officers would be allowed to shoot only if "there were no other reasonable alternatives to the use of deadly force" to prevent imminent serious injury or death, said American Civil Liberties Union legislative advocate Lizzie Buchen, whose organization is among the groups behind the bill. The proposed standard could require...