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  • BREAKING: Reddit Shuts Down Second-Largest Pro-Trump Subreddit (LIB TROLLS IDENTIFIED AS CAUSE)

    09/13/2018 8:41:45 AM PDT · by bitt · 82 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | 9/12/2018 | PATRICK HOWLEY
    ...."Top Reddit moderators have provided Big League Politics with information showing that left-wing operatives including an employee of CBS have been involved in posing as Trump supporters to post offensive anonymous content on Reddit in order to get pro-Trump subreddits flagged. BLP will be rolling out that information today as this censorship purge goes into high gear. ...More than 30 covert left-wing actors have been identified coordinating with Phillips, including activists linked to Media Matters and the ACLU."
  • Justice Ginsburg Criticizes 'Highly Partisan' Confirmation Process; 'Wish I Could Wave a Magic Wand'

    09/13/2018 7:34:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 13, 2018 | 7:35 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    President Bill Clinton nominated Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court in June 1993. She was confirmed two months later by a vote of 96 to 3, and not a single senator asked her about her ten years litigating cases for the ACLU, she said in an appearance on Thursday. “I wish I could wave a magic wand and have it go back to the way it — the way it was,” Ginsburg told a gathering at the George Washington University Law School. […] “The way it was, was right. The way it is, is wrong,” she said, drawing applause...
  • ACLU Sides with NRA in New York Lawsuit

    09/13/2018 6:02:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Several New York politicians, particularly Governor Cuomo and Maria T. Vullo, have verbally attacked the National Rifle Association (NRA), written letters to state regulatory agencies, industries regulated by New York State, and advised the industries to evaluate whether they should keep the NRA as a customer. The NRA has filed a lawsuit on First Amendment grounds. The issue is whether the state government can single out a particular entity it politically disagrees with, and use its regulatory power against that entity.Such use would effectively silence political foes, nullifying First Amendment protections.  The New Republic, a leftist publication, noted the...
  • Sheriff Makes Secret Deal with ACLU to Stop Detaining Illegal Immigrants

    09/11/2018 1:13:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 11, 2018
    A federal appellate court just heard oral arguments involving an outrageous backdoor deal in which a county sheriff promises a leftwing civil rights group to stop detaining illegal immigrants. The case comes out of Marion County Indiana where an illegal alien, Antonio Lopez-Aguilar, was arrested by local law enforcement after a traffic court hearing in Indianapolis. At the time the Marion County Sheriff’s Office had an agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold suspects in the U.S. illegally like Lopez-Aguilar until federal officers pick them up for processing. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued the Marion County...
  • Federal judge gives OK to lawsuit over foster parents' guns

    08/26/2018 5:10:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/26/2018 | unknown
    A federal judge has given the OK to a lawsuit filed against the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services over its rule that foster parents in the state do not have Second Amendment rights. Well, the rules say they can have guns, but they have to be inoperable. The case was brought on behalf of William and Jill Johnson, a retired Marine and his tackle shop-owning wife as well as another couple and the Second Amendment Foundation. The state asked the Johnsons to be foster parents for their grandson. But during the course of the necessary paperwork for the...
  • New York State Can’t Be Allowed to Stifle the NRA’s Political Speech (ACLU supports NRA)

    08/25/2018 6:49:08 PM PDT · by NRx · 53 replies
    American Civil Liberties Union ^ | 08-24-2018 | David Cole, ACLU Legal Director
    It’s no secret that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is no fan of the National Rifle Association. A mailer his campaign sent to New York voters this week proclaims, in bold letters: “If the NRA goes bankrupt, I will remember them in my thoughts and prayers.” There’s nothing wrong with the governor singling out a political adversary for criticism, or even mockery. That’s just politics, and the NRA itself is no stranger to hardball tactics. But in a lawsuit the NRA filed against Cuomo this spring, the organization contends that he did more than criticize it. The NRA alleges that...
  • ACLU: Alex Jones ban could set dangerous social media precedent (banned for financial reasons)

    08/22/2018 6:10:15 AM PDT · by Liz · 40 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8/21/18 | MEGAN KELLER
    Ben Wizner, the director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) speech, privacy and technology project, warned Monday that bans against Alex Jones and Infowars could set a dangerous precedent. Wizner told HuffPost that the hate speech policies many social media companies cited when they banned Jones can be “misused and abused.” Earlier this month, Jones’s content was pulled from Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Vimeo for violating policies related to hate speech. He was later hit with a temporary suspension by Twitter as well. Wizner said companies had a constitutional right to regulate speech on their platforms, but...
  • Trump speechwriter fired amid scrutiny of appearance with white nationalists

    08/19/2018 7:49:53 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 43 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | August 19, 2018 | Robert Costa
    Trump speechwriter fired amid scrutiny of appearance with white nationalists
  • Satanic Temple unveils Baphomet statue at Arkansas Capitol

    08/16/2018 7:57:05 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 29 replies
    SFGate ^ | 08/16/18 | Hannah Grabenstein
    The Satanic Temple unveiled its statue Thursday of a goat-headed, winged creature called Baphomet during a First Amendment rally at the Arkansas State Capitol to protest a Ten Commandments monument already on the Capitol grounds. With Satanists, atheists and Christians among those in attendance, several speakers called for the removal of the Ten Commandments monument or for state government officials to install Baphomet as well. The Satanic Temple said the Ten Commandments monument violates constitutional freedom of religion rights and that installation of their statue will demonstrate religious tolerance. Satanic Arkansas cofounder Ivy Forrester, who helped organize the rally,...
  • Neighborhood Violence So Bad SF's Haight Residents Afraid To Go Outside

    08/10/2018 11:39:38 PM PDT · by grundle · 31 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APZgOyYMk_E
  • Christian group kicked off campus for requiring its leaders to be Christian

    08/10/2018 3:59:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/9/18 | Nicole Russell
    Another student-led group is suing a university because the school kicked the group off campus for requiring student leaders to agree with their faith tenets. The University of Iowa told InterVarsity Christian Fellowship they weren’t allowed to hold their meetings on campus because they require their members to hold to specific faith standards and kicked them out — in response, InterVarsity sued. The University of Iowa did the same thing last year with Business Leaders in Christ, or BLinC. This kind of blatant discrimination — one that infringes on religious freedom via the pretense of protecting other kids’ feelings —...
  • Judge orders plane carrying deported mother and child turned around, blocks more removals

    08/09/2018 11:30:11 PM PDT · by BBell · 51 replies
    https://www.aol.com/NBC ^ | 8/9/18 | SUZANNE GAMBOA
    Angered that an immigrant mother and her daughter who are plaintiffs in a lawsuit had been deported, a federal judge demanded the administration turn the plane carrying them around and stop removing people from the country who are seeking protection from gangs and domestic violence. The court ruling came in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. According to a statement by the ACLU, while U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan was hearing arguments in the case, the court learned that the Trump administration had put a mother and a daughter who are plaintiffs in the lawsuit on a...
  • Michigan county investigating ballot shortage in election

    08/08/2018 11:08:43 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/08/18 | Brett Samuels
    Local officials are investigating after a Michigan county ran short on ballots after a historic voter turnout for a spate of elections on Tuesday, The Detroit Free Press reported. The news outlet reported Wednesday that 34 percent of voters attempted to cast a ballot in a host of state, local and national elections on the ballot in Oakland County. That number was five percentage points higher than area officials were expecting. Officials attributed the shortage to a confluence of factors, including two open Congressional seats to replace Reps. David Trott (R) and Sander Levin (D). Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown...
  • Trump Admin. Seizing Bibles, Violating Religious Freedom of Detained Immigrants, ACLU Says

    08/06/2018 9:13:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/06/2018 | Anugrah Kumar
    Immigration and prison officials have seized Bibles and other holy books from immigrants detained at a federal prison in California, where they are being subjected to dangerous and inhumane conditions with no freedom to practice their respective faiths, the American Civil Liberties Union says in a lawsuit. The ACLU said, as part of a coalition of civil rights groups, it has filed a federal lawsuit against President Donald Trump, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Prisons for violating the constitutional rights of the roughly 1,000 immigrants detained at the federal prison located in a desert in Victorville....
  • “Speaking Words of Wisdom. Let them Pee.”

    08/06/2018 6:05:59 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-6-18 | MOTUS
    The media is abuzz (again) about Donald Jr’s meeting with Russians at Trump Tower to get dirt on Hillary. Trump’s critics immediately pounced on the new story, the latest of several versions of events about a meeting for which emails were discovered between the president’s eldest son and an intermediary from the Russian government offering damaging information about Trump’s opponent, Hillary Clinton. - AP Doesn’t matter that the meeting was truncated early on and nothing pursued. Still, in the mind of the media it’s way worse than having a paid agent of the Clinton campaign approaching Russian officials for damaging...
  • MSNBC Misleadingly Claims Illegals Deported Before 'Able' to Reunite With Children

    08/03/2018 5:04:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | August 3, 2018 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's Andrea Mitchell Reports, MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff misleadingly claimed that hundreds of illegal immigrants were deported before they were "able" to collect their children without noting that, according to Trump administration officials, many of them declined the opportunity to take their children with them, possibly hoping that the children will succeed in attaining asylum and indefinite residency. MSNBC Misleadingly Claims Illegals Deported Before 'Able' to Reunite w ChildrenReferring to ACLU demands that the government locate deported immigrants who are presumably in their home countries to ask them if they wish to arrange to get their children back, host...
  • 500 detained fathers and sons to go on strike after being separated

    08/01/2018 6:43:46 PM PDT · by blueplum · 30 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 01 Aug 2018 | Amanda Holpuch
    More than 500 migrant fathers and sons detained in Texas after being separated from each other for weeks and months have launched a strike against unfair conditions. The fathers plan to resist orders and refuse food at three sites at Karnes detention center, while the sons are set to refuse to participate in school activities. The demonstrators are asking US officials to expedite their immigration cases {snip} ...government officials have said Karnes is being used to temporarily hold families facing imminent deportation, according to court documents.
  • 14 Transgender Illegal Aliens in New Mexico Freed After Massachusetts ACLU Lawyers Intervene

    08/01/2018 2:34:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 1, 2018 | 10:06 AM EDT | Craig Bannister
    Fourteen transgender illegal aliens have been released from the Cibola County Detention Center in New Mexico after attorneys from the American Civil Liberties (ACLU) Massachusetts chapter got involved. The transgender illegal aliens from El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala crossed the U.S. border in a caravan back in May and had been custody, pending their plea that the intolerance of their home countries makes it unsafe for them to return, MassLive.com reports. […] Six transgender illegal aliens from the 20-transgender caravan remain in custody at the Cibola detention center and will make the case for their release later this week, Daily Hampshire...
  • SPLC/ACLU Declare Cleveland Indians Hate Group.(Satire)

    07/29/2018 8:41:46 AM PDT · by rexthecat · 7 replies
    Very Ersatz News ^ | July 29, 2018 | Editorial Board
    In a surprise move Friday the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) joined with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in denouncing the American League Cleveland Indians baseball franchise as a “racist, white supremacist hate group” for allowing its mascot, Chief Wahoo, “to brazenly mock, satirize, and defame” Democratic-Socialist Congressional Candidate Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez.
  • ACLU sues 12 New Jersey school districts over policies seen as barrier to enrollment of immigrants

    07/27/2018 4:50:19 AM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    NBC via MSN ^ | 27 Jul 2018 | Phil Helsel
    The American Civil Liberties Union in New Jersey filed lawsuits on Thursday against 12 school districts or schools, alleging that they ask for IDs that require Social Security numbers or valid immigration status to enroll children, in violation of state law. {snip} ...Jewett, of the Watchung Hills Regional School District, also said the district was reviewing all of its enrollment forms, and emphasized that "we have never denied admission to a student based upon immigration/visa status or based upon the failure of a family to produce a particular form of documentation as proof of residency." The ACLU says that state...