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  • Immigrants sue to block Trump’s threatened new deportation roundup of families planned for Sunday

    07/11/2019 12:17:16 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 90 replies
    MSN ^ | 7-11-2019 | Dave Goldiner
    Immigrant advocates sued Thursday to preemptively block President Trump’s threatened new round-up of thousands of undocumented families this weekend. The White House insists the raids — the same ones that Trump scrapped last month — will target immigrant families that have already been given deportation orders. But the ACLU says many of them have never had a day in court due to massive bureaucratic bungling. “The Trump administration’s threats against immigrants run roughshod over basic fairness and due process,” said Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union. “We will fight to ensure no one faces this...
  • ACLU Told CA Teachers To Help Students Obtain Abortions Without Parental Notification, Video Reveals

    07/08/2019 8:24:28 AM PDT · by bitt · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/7/2019 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    A June video shows the ACLU instructing California public school teachers on how to help children obtain abortions without parental consent. The video exposes involvement by the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and the California Board of Eduation. Progressive sex education programs teach children about oral sex, masturbation, role-playing and more.
  • Pro-Abortion ACLU and SisterSong Sue Georgia to Protect Black Genocide

    07/03/2019 8:37:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | July 3, 2019 | Ryan Bomberger
    Do you ever feel that real life is just too surreal to be true? Racists are now the ones who believe that we’re all created equal and that #blacklivesmatter in and out of the womb.Guess my brown self is a racist.Georgia, which recently passed the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act, aka Heartbeat Bill (HB481), is in the center of this surreality.  Black pro-abortion activists and abortion businesses have filed a lawsuit to stop HB481. The pro-abortion ACLU has sued the state of Georgia for its efforts to stop the violence of abortion which happens disproportionately in black communities—at...
  • Federal Judge Puts A Halt To Border Wall Funding

    06/29/2019 9:57:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 109 replies ^ | June 29, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam on Friday night delivered a massive blow to President Donald Trump's plan to reallocate funds from the Defense Department to construct the highly-anticipated wall along America's southern border. Judge Gilliam, an Obama appointee, turned his previous temporary injunction into a permanent injunction, which barred the Trump administration from building the wall in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. President Trump declared a national emergency this year and redirected $6 billion from the Defense Department's various projects to build the border wall. Friday's ruling specifically blocks the administration from using $2.5 billion in military funds...
  • ACLU Scrapes Bottom to Stop Census Citizenship Question

    06/06/2019 3:08:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 6, 2019 | J. Christian Adams
    Some people will do anything to prevent us from knowing how many non-citizens live in the United States. Count the ACLU and Common Cause among those who will stoop to the lowest of the low to try to persuade one or two swing justices to block the simple question on the Census: Are you a citizen? This time a sleazy drama between an estranged daughter and her deceased father has given the ACLU a final desperate way to bully the Supreme Court into blocking the citizenship question, as well as personally smearing lawyers at the Justice Department. Last year, the...
  • The Southern Poverty Law Center has lost all credibility

    06/05/2019 11:09:45 PM PDT · by righttackle44 · 17 replies
    The Washinton Post ^ | June 22, 2018 | Marc Theissen
    After years of smearing good people with false charges of bigotry, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has finally been held to account. A former Islamic radical named Maajid Nawaz sued the center for including him in its bogus “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists,” and this week the SPLC agreed to pay him a $3.375 million settlement and issued a public apology. The SPLC is a once-storied organization that did important work filing civil rights lawsuits against the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s. But it has become a caricature of itself, labeling virtually anyone who does not fall in...
  • DOJ fires back at allegations over GOP strategist's role in census citizenship question

    06/03/2019 6:48:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/03/19 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    The Department of Justice on Monday sought to refute new allegations that a GOP redistricting operative played a significant role in getting a citizenship question on the 2020 census, calling the claims false and without merit. In a new court filing, DOJ lawyers offered a biting rebuke to the allegations made against Trump administration officials of attempting to obscure the role of the late GOP operative Thomas Hofeller in adding the citizenship question. “The motion borders on frivolous, and appears to be an attempt to reopen the evidence in this already-closed case and to drag this Court into Plaintiffs’ eleventh-hour...
  • Group seeks $100M for woman killed by US border agent

    05/24/2019 2:14:38 AM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    AP via msn ^ | 24 May 2019 | NOMAAN MERCHANT
    HOUSTON — Advocates demanded $100 million in damages Thursday on behalf of the family of a 20-year-old Guatemalan woman who was shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent last year.
  • Gov. Kay Ivey signs bill to ban abortion in Alabama

    05/15/2019 3:43:51 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 99 replies
    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed the bill to make abortion a felony in Alabama, the governor’s office announced. “To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God,” Ivey said in a press release. The Senate gave final passage to the bill on Tuesday night, sending it to Ivey’s desk. The bill says it will take effect in six months. But the sponsors said their intent was to trigger litigation that could lead to a challenge of...
  • Federal judge strikes down Kentucky ban on gruesome dismemberment abortion procedures

    05/13/2019 2:21:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/13/2019 | Calvin Freiburger
    May 13, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Kentucky cannot ban the second-trimester abortion procedure infamous for dismembering babies in the womb, U.S. District Judge Joseph McKinley declared Friday in a ruling state leaders plan to appeal. Last year, Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin signed HB 454 into law, which bans the dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion procedure. D&Es are more commonly known as “dismemberment abortions” because they function by tearing a preborn baby apart limb by limb. The left-wing American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) quickly sued, and on Friday McKinley sided with them, the Louisville Courier Journal reports. McKinley, a Bill...
  • Federal judges toss out Ohio’s congressional map as illegal gerrymander

    05/03/2019 10:49:37 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 45 replies ^ | 05/03/2019 | Rich Exner
    A three-judge federal panel unanimously ruled Friday that Ohio’s gerrymandered congressional district map is unconstitutional, and ordered the creation of a new map in time for the 2020 election. The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, on behalf of the League of Women voters and others, filed the suit a year ago in an attempt to move up the timetable for congressional redistricting reform in the state. “This ruling is a victory for every Ohio voter, because a fair congressional map before the 2020 means a stronger democracy for the Buckeye State," said Jen Miller, executive director of the League...
  • FBI arrests leader of armed group stopping migrants in New Mexico

    04/21/2019 7:34:42 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/21/2019 | Andrew Hay
    TAOS, N.M. (Reuters) - The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border into New Mexico. The arrest came two days after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) accused the group of illegally detaining migrants and New Mexico’s Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham ordered an investigation.,.... More at link:
  • High School Suspends 2 Students for Posting Gun Range Photos on Snapchat, ACLU Files Suit

    04/12/2019 1:53:50 PM PDT · by Twotone · 31 replies
    Reason ^ | April 11, 2019 | Robby Soave
    Two male students at Lacey Township High School in New Jersey posted photos of guns on Snapchat. One of the boys captioned his photo with "hot stuff" and "if there's ever a zombie apocalypse, you know where to go." The photos were not taken at school. They were not taken during school hours. They did not reference a school. They auto-deleted after 24 hours, which was well before the school became aware of them. And yet, administrators at Lacey Township High School suspended the boys for three days, and also gave them weekend detention. This was a clear violation of...
  • ACLU Sues After School Hassles Kids Over Gun Pics

    04/11/2019 8:08:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies ^ | April 11, 2019 | Chris Eger
    The ACLU of New Jersey is taking a local high school to task after two students were suspended after posting photos of legally owned guns on a weekend while away from school. The lawsuit, filed in federal court Wednesday against the Lacey Township School District and school administrators in both their official and individual capacities, alleges the teens had their constitutionally protected First Amendment rights violated by the suspension. As detailed in court documents, one of the boys posted pictures of the two seniors on a Saturday range outing with family, far away from school grounds, to Snapchat. Most of...
  • Travel advisory warning: Caution to those visiting Florida

    04/10/2019 1:06:11 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    ACLU ^ | April 8, 2019 | ACLU
    BREAKING: We and partners have issued a travel advisory urging immigrants and people of color to use extreme caution when traveling in Florida. The state is on the verge of passing a draconian anti-immigrant bill which will endanger our communities.
  • Hit the Immigration Issue Hard, Mr. President

    04/08/2019 3:25:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush ^ | April 8, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hey. Here I am back at it, folks, and great to be back here with you on the Excellence in Broadcasting Network, Rush Limbaugh here. The telephone number, as always, if you want to appear, 800-282-2882. And the email address, All right. So Kirstjen Nielsen is out. You know, folks, my impression of her was that she was loyal and that she was tough and that she was out there begging for support. And so I was one, I don’t know of how many, that was surprised when I found out she was leaving. Do we know yet...
  • Former ACLU leader says Dem push for ‘reparations’ is a scam and ‘blame whitey movement mania'

    04/07/2019 9:18:10 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 39 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 4/7/19 | Jon Dougherty
    It takes a lot of personal and political courage for a black person to stand up against any issue the far Left Democratic Party supports when it comes to its practice of identity politics, but one former ACLU leader has done just that. During an interview on Fox News‘ Friday, former ACLU national board member Michael Meyers called 2020 Democrats’ push for “reparations” for blacks a total scam that itself is built on racism. “It’s more of that blame whitey movement mania, madness. And it’s sheer racial rhetoric, and that’s what you get at the Al Sharpton so-called ‘house of...
  • Texas Bars All Clergy From Execution Chambers Following Supreme Court Decision

    04/05/2019 5:12:29 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 67 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 4/4/19 | Zelda Caldwell
    Only security personnel will be allowed in the execution roomIn the wake of two seemingly contradictory Supreme Court decisions regarding the presence of spiritual advisers at executions, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has announced that all clergy will be banned from execution chambers. Effective immediately, security personnel are the only people allowed to be present at such proceedings. The move follows a Supreme Court ruling last week that stopped the execution of Patrick Henry Murphy after his request to have a Buddhist spiritual adviser present was denied by authorities in Texas. At the time, the policy stated that only...
  • Planned Parenthood, LGBT Inc, and Comprehensive Sex Miseducation

    03/27/2019 1:01:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | March 27, 2019 | Ryan Bomberger
    “Your genitals don’t make you a boy or a girl.” This is Planned Parenthood’s “gender spectrum” sex ed pseudoscience, championed by leading LGBT organizations including the ACLU, Lambda Legal, and Human Rights Campaign. It has rapidly become a religion among leftist politicians and Bible-evading churches where blasphemy can get you fined, fired and finished financially. Welcome to the cult of transgenderism, where hucksters sell their poisonous ideology, the victims are scammed, and a liberal media spotlights the #fakenews face of the movement. The Left controls so much of the discussion, because they control so many of the primary institutions that redefine...
  • Arkansas Senate approves Down syndrome abortion ban

    03/21/2019 11:59:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    CBS News ^ | 03/21/2019
    The Arkansas Senate has approved a measure prohibiting doctors from performing abortions because of a Down syndrome diagnosis, the latest restriction on the procedure that's advancing in the majority-Republican Legislature. The Senate on Wednesday approved by a 29-2 vote the bill, which prohibits doctors from performing abortions if they know the procedure is being sought solely because of the diagnosis. The measure now heads to the House. North Dakota has a similar law in effect prohibiting abortion for genetic anomaly, including Down syndrome. Kentucky's governor this week signed a measure into law banning abortion because of the gender, race or...