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  • Richmond-based federal appeals court finds Trump Muslim travel ban unconstitutional - again

    02/15/2018 11:52:32 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 66 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | February 15, 2018 | Frank Green
    A divided 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday held as unconstitutional President Donald Trump's anti-terrorist travel ban from eight countries, six of them majority-Muslim with a total population of 150 million. In a 9-4 vote, the Richmond-based court upheld a Maryland district judge's preliminary injunction against the ban taking full effect and ruled that the travel restrictions violate the Constitution's Establishment Clause, which bars the government establishment of a religion. “In sum, the face of the Proclamation, read in the context of President Trump’s official statements, fails to demonstrate a primarily secular purpose. To the objective observer, the...
  • Criminal justice reformers aim big by targeting local DA races [Soros funded]

    02/14/2018 8:40:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 14, 2018 | by JON SCHUPPE
    DALLAS - If you can’t win big, go small. That’s the strategy gaining momentum among criminal justice reformers in the age of Trump, as the federal government hardens its approach to law enforcement. Instead of pouring money and energy into squeezing change out of Washington, national civil rights organizations are teaming with local groups to push their agendas in county-level district attorney races, where a few thousand votes can determine who asserts the most influence over the local justice system. Picking their targets carefully, and crunching election data to influence pivotal voter blocs - and benefiting from the largesse of...
  • Fired Weirton cop, ACLU reach reach settlement with city(WV)

    02/12/2018 12:19:34 PM PST · by buckalfa · 7 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | February 12, 2018 | MetroNews Staff
    WEIRTON, W.Va. — A fired Weirton police officer is getting $175,000 from the Hancock County city as part of a settlement agreement which includes other relief and brings to an end a lawsuit filed in May 2017 challenging his termination. Timothy O’Brien and the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia sued Weirton for wrongful termination, due process violations and reputation damage on behalf of former Weirton Officer Stephen Mader. Mader claimed he was fired because he did not shoot a black man with a gun on the night of May 6, 2016 when, as a probationary officer, Mader was...
  • REVEALED: Three Democrats Attended Private Dinner With Iran’s President And Louis Farrakhan

    02/10/2018 4:08:39 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 56 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 02/09/2018 | PETER HASSON
    Three Democratic congressmen attended a private dinner hosted by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in 2013, a new report reveals. Reps. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, Andre Carson of Indiana and Gregory Meeks of New York attended the private dinner, along with Louis Farrakhan, a notorious anti-Semite who leads the black supremacist group Nation of Islam. Iran is the number one state sponsor of terrorism, according to the United States government, which has listed the Islamic Republic as a state sponsor of terror since 1984. Rouhani was in New York for a United Nations meeting and held the dinner party just hours...
  • Walgreens Caves to ACLU, Allows Men in Women’s Restrooms

    02/10/2018 11:36:31 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 74 replies
    2ndVote ^ | February 7, 2018 | 2ndVote
    Walgreens will now allow men to use women’s restroom facilities in all stores across the country on the basis of “gender identity” as opposed to biological sex. The company announced the new policy after a female LGBT activist claimed a Walgreens employee forced her to use the men’s restroom because of her “appearance.” The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California assisted the individual, who is biologically female and identifies as female, in bringing her complaint to Walgreens corporate. Instead of affirming that a woman should be able to use the women’s restroom, Walgreens, at the urging of the ACLU...
  • Attkisson: Journalists "Begging" Not To Be Told About Surveillance Abuses; "Propagandists"

    02/08/2018 10:57:58 AM PST · by detective · 43 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 7, 2018 | Ian Schwartz
    Shortened title: Full title: Attkisson: Journalists "Begging" Not To Be Told About Surveillance Abuses; "Propagandists" In Newsrooms Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson said she has never seen the number of supposed open government groups and journalists "so uncurious and begging" not to be told about alleged or supposed violations of citizens rights. In an interview with Tucker Carlson on the Tuesday edition of his FOX News show, the veteran journalist said "propagandists" have been invited into newsrooms to dictate "talking points de jour," making it more difficult to do unbiased reporting. Attkisson also talked about intelligence agencies introducing "bad evidence" to...
  • ACLU pulls it webpage on "Fight against the expansion of FISA"

    02/05/2018 11:35:17 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    ACLU - Real Truth about FISA ^ | Feb 5, 2018 | 11th_VA - FR Exclusive
    You can learn more about what the ACLU is doing to fight the expansion of FISA and roll back the powers of the Protect America Act at www.aclu.org/fisa (CLICK THE LINK !!!)
  • (No mention of Donald's civil rights) ACLU’s Constitutional Analysis of the Public Statements...

    02/04/2018 1:32:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    ACLU ^ | 2/03/18 | Doesn't matter
    ACLU’s Constitutional Analysis of the Public Statements and Policy Proposals of Donald Trump Donald Trump's statements and policy proposals would blatantly violate the inalienable rights guaranteed by the Constitution. We have undertaken an analysis of his most controversial policy proposals. These include his pledges to deport over 11 million undocumented immigrants, to ban Muslims from entering the United States, to surveil American Muslims and their houses of worship, to torture again, and to revise libel laws. We have found them all wanting, to say the least. According to our analysis, Trump’s proposals taken together would violate the First, Fourth, Fifth,...
  • ACLU Complains: "Trump Used the Word 'America' More Than 80 Times"

    01/31/2018 9:48:13 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 31, 2018 | Susan Jones
    (Screen Capture) (CNSNews.com) - The American Civil Liberties Union -- note the word "American" in its title -- complained Tuesday night about President Trump's repeated use of the word "America" in his State of the Union speech. In a written response to Trump's speech, Faiz Shakir, the ACLU's national political director, said: Tonight, President Trump said the word ‘America’ more than 80 times in his speech. Yet, after a divisive first year, we hear and feel how exclusionary that ‘America’ is, with policies that have harmed so many vulnerable American communities. The ACLU stands ready to protect these communities,...
  • School Agrees to Pay $800,000 After Transgender Student Born Female Is Denied Use of Boys' Bathrooms

    01/28/2018 10:19:12 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 72 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | By Stoyan Zaimov
    A school board in Wisconsin has agreed to pay $800,000 to settle a lawsuit in the case of a transgender former student born female who was initially denied the request to use boys' bathrooms. The Kenosha Unified School Board voted 5-2 Tuesday night in favor of the $800,000 settlement, Kenosha News reported. Lawyers said that $650,000 of that sum would go toward attorney's fees. The student, Ash Whitaker, a biological female who identifies as a male, claimed the school had carried out discriminatory practices in requiring that students use the bathrooms of the gender they were born with. Whitaker, who...
  • Judge rejects transgender student’s demand to change in girls’ locker room

    01/26/2018 8:59:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 26, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    An Illinois judge denied a transgender student’s request Thursday to change clothes with female students in the girls’ locker room at a public high school. The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, which represents Nova Maday, a biologically male student at Palatine’s Township High School District 211, had petitioned a trial court last year, arguing the student should be treated like other females and not be forced to change clothes behind a curtain. But on Thursday, Judge Thomas Allen rejected the request, leaving the ACLU to consult with its client on how to move forward with the case. “Clearly, we...
  • Illegal Immigrant Teen Seeking Abortion Released from Federal Custody to Obtain One

    01/15/2018 12:03:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) released Jane Moe, a 17-year-old unaccompanied minor seeking an abortion, Sunday from a federally funded shelter to a sponsor where she will be free to obtain an abortion with her own funding. ORR had previously planned to release her by January 26th but did so two weeks early after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) issued a complaint on Moe's behalf.In their Thursday complaint, the ACLU was seeking not only a preliminary injunction preventing government officials from obstructing Moe’s abortion access but also a permanent injunction against ORR’s...
  • Trump's ICE chief call to arrest mayors of 'sanctuary cities' seen as 'outrageous threat'

    01/03/2018 12:04:50 PM PST · by Mariner · 72 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 3rd, 2018 | Todd J. Gillman James Barragán
    WASHINGTON - The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants the Justice Department to prosecute mayors and other political leaders in so-called "sanctuary cities" that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities. "We need to hold these politicians accountable for their actions," Thomas Homan told Fox News. "This isn't the America I grew up in. We got to take these sanctuary cities on. We got to take them to court. And we got to start charging some of these politicians with crimes." Such a policy would dramatically raise the stakes for immigrant-friendly cities and states that have clashed with the administration....
  • It is Now Legal to Defecate and Urinate on Denver Sidewalks! What???

    12/24/2017 10:10:16 AM PST · by walford · 117 replies
    Joe for America ^ | December 23, 2017 | Scott Osborn
    Denver just decriminalized public defecation in order to make life easier for immigrants and the homeless. After decriminalizing defecating on sidewalks, the Chamber of Commerce will probably rename Denver as the “Mile High Pile City.”No Board of Health? That’s how diseases spread. Now every time I think of Denver I will see visions of poop and other body fluids on the sidewalk. People are required to dispose of dog poop and Denver is letting humans defecate any where they please.What’s disturbing as well is that they also decriminalized camping out on private land. So now you can go out to get...
  • American Citizen Accused of Fighting for ISIS in Syria Will Be Allowed Legal Counsel...

    12/24/2017 7:46:47 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of the US District Court for the District of Columbia required the department to give the American Civil Liberties Union access to the unnamed detainee to determine if he wants the advocacy group or a court-appointed attorney to challenge his detention. Last month, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit requesting that the man be given access to counsel and demanding that the Trump administration justify his continued detention without charges. The Justice Department says the ACLU has no standing to sue because the group has not proved that the individual wants it to sue...
  • Girl Charged After Sending Explicit Selfie: ‘I’m Not A Criminal’

    12/23/2017 10:00:11 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 201 replies
    WCCO (Minnesota) ^ | December 22, 2017 | WCCO
    A teenage girl facing criminal charges after she sent an explicit selfie through Snapchat to a classmate says she is not a criminal. “Sexting is common among teens at my school, and we shouldn’t face charges for doing it. I don’t want anyone else to go through what I’m going through,” the 14-year-old girl said in a statement released by the Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota.
  • What’s Going On With These Two Other Illegal Immigrants Seeking U.S. Abortions?

    12/21/2017 10:24:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 21, 2017 | Margot Cleveland
    The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking to force the federal government to facilitate abortions for two more illegal immigrants. And the details of the case so far are odd.As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior to a poor, young, unwed mother, the American Civil Liberties Union was busy in court seeking to force the federal government to facilitate abortions for two illegal aliens: Jane Roe and Jane Poe.Much has happened since the ACLU filed an amended complaint on December 15, 2017 in Garza v. Hargan, a case that garnered the nation’s attention two...
  • NFL Goes All In as Platform for Leftism With Social Justice Warrior Workshop

    12/13/2017 11:43:17 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | Dec. 13, 2017 | Moonbattery
    The NFL is no longer primarily about football. It is committed to advancing cultural Marxism first and foremost. The league has agreed to dump $89 million into leftist advocacy. It just extended the contract of Roger Goodell for up to $40 million per year, even though he has crippled the fan base with his support for Black Lives Matter protests during the national anthem. Then there is this: As its players continue to protest the National Anthem, the National Football League (NFL) announced it will host an “Advocacy in Sport Workshop” at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, to educate athletes...
  • Judge questions three-month detention of American enemy combatant

    12/11/2017 3:07:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 11, 2017 | Andrea Noble
    A federal judge was aghast over the Trump administration’s assertion it could indefinitely detain a U.S. citizen as an enemy combatant without providing access to a lawyer, saying the Justice Department’s defense of the practice amounted to “an end run” around the man’s Constitutional rights. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan is weighing a request by the American Civil Liberties Union to allow the group access to the man in order to provide him legal representation. “He wants counsel, which is an assertion and a request that I don’t think I can ignore,” Judge Chutkan said Monday, adding that she plans...
  • ACLU challenges law against companies that boycott Israel

    12/09/2017 5:57:31 AM PST · by SandRat · 25 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Calling it a violation of free speech rights, the American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a 2016 Arizona law that bars state and local governments from doing business with any firm that won't do business with Israel. The lawsuit filed in federal court contends the law illegally forces business owners to choose between their political beliefs and being able to sell goods and services to government agencies. Attorney Kathleen Brody wants an order to prohibit the state from forcing firms from making that choice. There was no immediate response from the Attorney General's Office, which will have to...