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  • ACLU (American Criminal Lunatic Union?)

    02/22/2017 2:17:18 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 9 replies
    WND ^ | 2/21/2017 | Bob Unruh
    Texas pastors have begun warning about a new ad campaign from the ACLU of Texas demanding that the state’s residents “pee with LGBT.” The Texas Pastor Council previously told the National Football League – when it threatened a boycott because of the Texas Legislature’s bill to require men to use men’s restrooms – that if forced to choose, “Don’t let the ticket gate hit you on the way out of Texas.” Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2017/02/aclu-demands-texas-pee-with-lgbt/#tfI8oYBKU0plT7zd.99
  • Kobe Bryant’s School Basketball Team: ‘I Am A Muslim

    02/19/2017 5:02:04 PM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/19/17 | Rob Shimshock
    Kobe Bryant’s former basketball team wore shirts saying they were Muslims, refugees, and immigrants during a game Tuesday. Parents have sold the shirts and donated the proceeds to the ACLU. “I am a Muslim I am a Refugee I am an Immigrant I am an American I am an Ace” read the full text displayed on the shirts worn by the high school Lower Merion Aces, as reported by PA Prep Live.
  • Shame on the Silent Christian Leaders Who Refuse to Stand Against Government Tyranny

    02/18/2017 7:46:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/16/2017 | Michael Brown
    There is only one thing more appalling than the Washington Supreme Court’s 9-0 ruling against religious liberty on Friday. It is the silence of Christian leaders across America, leaders who choose convenience over confrontation, leaders who would rather be popular than prophetic, leaders who prefer the favor of people over the favor of God. Shame on these silent leaders. Today is a day to stand. There are, of course, the handful of expected Christian voices protesting the court’s outrageous decision, as these justices ruled unanimously against florist Barronelle Stutzman, claiming that she discriminated against a longtime gay customer (named Robert...
  • How White Liberals Enable Crime in Black Communities

    02/15/2017 6:35:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 15, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Ordinary black people cannot afford to go along with the liberal agenda that calls for undermining police authority. That agenda makes for more black crime victims.Let’s look at what works and what doesn’t work.In 1990, New York City adopted the practice in which its police officers might stop and question a pedestrian. If there was suspicion, they would frisk the person for weapons and other contraband. This practice, well within the law, is known as a “Terry stop.”After two decades of this proactive police program, New York City’s homicides fell from over 2,200 per year to about 300. Blacks were...
  • Waco Day 639

    02/13/2017 5:53:01 PM PST · by Elderberry · 86 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 2/13/2017
    The various criminal and civil cases associated with the Waco Twin Peaks bloodbath 639 days ago remain fossilized and nobody – certainly not the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas – gives a damn. It has been a year, eight months and 28 days since the illegal, mass arrests. The ACLU’s stated mission is “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.” But the disillusioning truth is that the ACLU is just another meetup group for sanctimonious law school grads. And, for the...
  • ACLU is seeing a Trump-era surge in members and donations

    02/12/2017 8:23:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2017 9:09 AM EST | Larry Neumeister and Michael R. Sisak
    The nearly century-old American Civil Liberties Union says it is suddenly awash in donations and new members as it does battle with President Donald Trump over the extent of his constitutional authority, with nearly $80 million in online contributions alone pouring in since the election. That includes a record $24 million surge over two days after Trump banned people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. The organization said its membership has more than doubled since the election to a record of nearly 1.2 million, and its Twitter following has tripled. “It feels like we’re drinking from...
  • Federal appeals court upholds Mohamed Mohamud conviction (Porland, OR)

    12/05/2016 12:50:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | December 5, 2016 | Maxine Berstein
    A federal appeals court Monday upheld the conviction of Mohamed Osman Mohamud for attempting to detonate a bomb during downtown Portland's holiday tree-lighting ceremony, rejecting his argument that federal authorities had entrapped him. While the three-member panel of judges in the 9Th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found the government's conduct was "quite aggressive at times,'' they concluded it fell short of a due process violation, according to the 50-page ruling. "The complete lack of reluctance on Mohamud's part to participate in the bombing - indeed his immediate zeal to see it through - separates this case from those in...
  • JUDGE WHO WILL RULE ON TRUMP TRAVEL ORDER WON ACLU ‘LGBT AWARD’

    02/09/2017 8:46:14 PM PST · by Rabin · 11 replies
    CNSNews.com | ^ | February 8, 2017 | staff
    Friedland won the State Bar of California's 2013 President's Pro Bono Service Award, and the 2009 ACLU of Southern California’s LGBT Award,” reported the Times. The ACLU honored her for her representation of a gay-rights group in a state challenge of Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage... represented Equality California in Pickup v. Brown, successfully defending a California law that bans state-licensed mental health professionals from using ‘gay conversion’ therapy (or ‘sexual orientation change efforts’) on minors,” said the backgrounder.
  • ACLU vows to sue Sessions if he violates Constitution as AG

    02/08/2017 6:01:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 8, 2017 | Jennifer Calfas
    © Greg Nash The American Civil Liberties Union vowed to sue Jeff Sessions if he violates the Constitution immediately after he was confirmed by the Senate as attorney general. “If he violates the Constitution, we’ll sue,” the ACLU tweeted on Wednesday night. The ACLU made the first successful lawsuit against the Trump administration in late January when it filed a complaint on behalf of two men who were detained at an airport as a result of Trump’s controversial executive order. A federal judge filed an emergency stay on parts of the executive order at the time as a result....
  • How the Black Lives Matter Movement Is Mobilizing Against Trump

    02/07/2017 3:31:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | February 7, 2017 | Brandon Ellington Patterson
    Police and criminal justice reform are just the beginning. Donald Trump repeatedly expressed hostility towards Black Lives Matter activists during his presidential campaign, particularly for their efforts to confront police brutality. Now, faced with a Trump agenda whose repercussions for African Americans could reach far beyond policing, BLM organizers say they are broadly expanding their mission. Ever since a police officer killed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the Black Lives Matter movement has grown into a loose-knit web of like-minded groups nationwide that focus primarily on ending police brutality and the disproportionate incarceration of African Americans. Last August, a...
  • In Major Blow to ACLU, Judge Finds Trump Immigration Ban Doesn't Discriminate Against Muslims

    In a major blow to the ACLU, a federal judge in Boston refused to extend an order which temporarily put a stop to a portion of Trump’s controversial “extreme vetting” immigration order. Judge Nathaniel Gorton, a President George H.W. Bush appointee, decided not to renew the temporary restraining order which was set to expire on Sunday. This ruling is significant because it is the first time that the Trump administration has scored a victory after a series of orders nationwide slamming the ban. The ACLU argued that the Executive Order violated the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution because...
  • Crying for 'New Americans' from the Lands of Jihad

    02/01/2017 6:21:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/1/17 | John Perazzo
    The executive order by which President Trump aims to temporarily stop the issuance of visas to “immigrants and non-immigrants” from seven hotbeds of Islamic terrorism in the Middle East and Africa says, in the plainest of English, that “in order to protect Americans,” it is vital to “ensure that those admitted to this country” clearly “support the Constitution,” “do not bear hostile attitudes toward [the U.S.] and its founding principles,” do not “place violent ideologies over American law,” do not “engage in acts of bigotry or hatred,” and do not seek to “oppress Americans of any race, gender, or sexual...
  • ACLU gets record donations after Trump’s immigration ban

    01/30/2017 9:52:03 AM PST · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 1/30/17 | Natalie Musumeci
    The American Civil Liberties Union has broken its fundraising records after receiving millions in donations in response to backlash over President Trump’s executive order banning people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US, according to reports. The nonprofit organization raked in a total of $24 million from more than 350,000 donations since Saturday, USA Today reported. “It’s really clear that this is a different type of moment,” ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero told the newspaper. “People want to know what they can do. They want to be deployed as protagonists in this fight. It’s not a spectator sport.”
  • Lyft donates $1M to the ACLU, condemns Trump’s immigration actions

    01/29/2017 11:18:44 AM PST · by CreviceTool · 47 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | January 29, 2017 | Darrell Etherington
    This weekend, Trump closed the country’s borders to refugees, immigrants, and even documented residents from around the world based on their country of origin. Banning people of a particular faith or creed, race or identity, sexuality or ethnicity, from entering the U.S. is antithetical to both Lyft’s and our nation’s core values. We stand firmly against these actions, and will not be silent on issues that threaten the values of our community. We know this directly impacts many of our community members, their families and friends. We stand with you, and are donating $1,000,000 over the next four years to...
  • Soros Bankrolling Effort to Stop Trump’s Temporary Refugee Halt Order

    01/29/2017 8:43:40 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | DEBRA HEINE | DEBRA HEINE
    The flurry of anguished news stories and protests surrounding President Trump’s executive action temporarily suspending “immigrants and non-immigrants” from "countries of particular concern” appears to be part of a coordinated PR effort financed by left-wing billionaire George Soros. Rather than a complete "Muslim ban" as promised during the campaign, Trump's executive order contains moderate refugee restrictions, similar to those that have been implemented by President Obama. If reports are true that restrictions are being applied even to green-card holders, that is an unfortunate misapplication of the law that will likely soon be corrected. Protesters quickly materialized Saturday at JFK Airport,...
  • Customs agents ignore judge, enforce Trump’s travel ban: ACLU

    01/29/2017 5:21:02 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 99 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 29, 2017
    The ACLU is getting “multiple reports” that federal customs agents are siding with President Trump — and willfully ignoring a Brooklyn federal judge’s demand that travelers from seven Muslim countries not be deported from the nation’s airports. “The court’s order could not be clearer… they need to comply with the order,” Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants Rights project, told The Post late Saturday. ADVERTISING “It’s enough to be a serious concern,” Jadwat said of the reports. Jadwat and other ACLU lawyers had earlier Saturday night won an emergency stay of Trump’s deportation order from Brooklyn Federal Judge Ann...
  • Customs agents ignore judge, enforce Trump’s travel ban: ACLU

    01/28/2017 10:40:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 29, 2017 | Kathianne Boniello
    The ACLU is getting “multiple reports” that federal customs agents are siding with President Trump — and willfully ignoring a Brooklyn federal judge’s demand that travelers from seven Muslim countries not be deported from the nation’s airports. “The court’s order could not be clearer… they need to comply with the order,” Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants Rights project, told The Post late Saturday....
  • ACLU wins legal challenge against immigration ban: ‘Hope Trump enjoys losing’

    01/28/2017 8:03:18 PM PST · by Mariner · 102 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 28th, 2016 | Hunter Walker
    The American Civil Liberties Union announced Saturday evening that a federal court in New York had issued an emergency stay on President Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The court’s decision, which will affect people who have been detained in airports, came after the ACLU and other activist groups filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of two Iraqis who were held at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York as a result of the order. “I hope Trump enjoys losing. He’s going to lose so much we’re going to get sick and tired of...
  • Multnomah County officials issue statement condemning immigration tactics (Barf)

    01/28/2017 2:32:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | January 28, 2017 | Allan Brettman
    Rumors of detentions of people by immigration officials at the Multnomah County Courthouse building have swirled this week. (Oregonian file) Unconfirmed reports of a immigration crackdown at Oregon's busiest courthouse in Portland prompted condemnation from defense attorneys and a joint statement from top Multnomah County officials expressing "grave concern" about the resulting fear. Here's the joint statement issued Saturday: Like many of you, late Friday we heard reports of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers detaining people who come to the Multnomah County Circuit Court Courthouses. We immediately reached out to court officials. In the past two weeks, there has...
  • Trump Hysteria, ACLU-Style

    01/24/2017 1:25:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2017 | Robert Knight
    Now that Donald Trump has been sworn in as America’s 45th president, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has hit the panic button.Pledging “resistance” to Mr. Trump, the ACLU is in a veritable tantrum over the results of the November election.  Their poster boy ought to be that sad anti-Trump protester who set himself on fire (and is recovering) last Tuesday outside Trump’s new D.C. hotel.  As part of its promotion of Saturday’s post-inaugural Women’s March for Abortion (okay, they didn’t call it that, but it’s the reality), the ACLU featured a downloadable poster of the Statue of Liberty...
  • ACLU Demands That Body Cams Are Turned Off During Inauguration While They Intend to Record Police

    01/18/2017 11:32:45 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 42 replies
    Law Officer ^ | Jan. 15, 2017
    Civil rights groups are concerned that the police will violate their rights during the Inauguration protests so they intend to record their behavior. Meanwhile, the ACLU is demanding that the police turn off their body worn cameras during the events. D.C. Police say their policy is to only record when there is a police activity and they do not consider monitoring protests an activity.
  • ACLU seeks copy of proposed changes to US election law

    01/24/2017 10:01:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 24, 2017 12:50 PM EST | Roxana Hegeman
    The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal court to force Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to turn over proposed changes to the nation’s voter registration law that the conservative Republican was photographed bringing to a meeting in November with Donald Trump. That draft document — which is partially obscured by Kobach’s left arm and hand in the photograph taken by The Associated Press — is being sought as part of the ACLU’s lawsuit challenging Kansas’ restrictive voter registration law. The ALCU filed its request for the proposed amendments late Monday. Kobach has championed Kansas’ proof-of-citizenship requirement as an...
  • Sponsors of Anarchy

    01/18/2017 9:25:23 AM PST · by detective · 5 replies
    Frontpage ^ | January 18, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    Hoodlums will be out in full force this Inauguration Day weekend. Count on it. I've covered the left's criminal anarchist element for more than 20 years — from the animal rights terrorists who have harassed, threatened and firebombed scientific researches across the U.S. and Europe to the anti-capitalist thugs who wreaked havoc on downtown business owners at the 1999 World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle and the 2010 G-20 summit in Toronto to the ANSWER Coalition and Code Pink's not-so-peaceful peaceniks who disrupted congressional hearings and menaced veterans memorials and military recruiting stations throughout the George W. Bush years to...
  • Was CIA Director Brennan's 1976 Vote for a Communist Just a Youthful Indiscretion?

    01/15/2017 10:00:32 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 42 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 September 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    During a panel discussion Thursday at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual conference, CIA Director John Brennan was trying to make the point that just because an individual has an “activist” background, that wouldn’t, or shouldn’t, keep him from working for the federal government in sensitive positions. After all, he said, the CIA hired him even after he admitted voting for a communist in the 1976 presidential elections.In 1980, Brennan was trying to obtain a top security clearance for the Central Intelligence Agency, and part of the process involved taking a lie detector test. He was asked: “Have you ever...
  • Stand up for love

    01/13/2017 8:20:16 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 15 replies
    https://www.crowdrise.com/love-a-thon ^ | January 13, 2017 | unknown
    RAISING $500,000 TO DEFEND CIVIL LIBERTIES The future of civil liberties in the United States is in our hands. Now is the time to step up. That’s why we’re coming together to raise $500,000 for organizations that will fight for our most marginalized communities over the next four years.
  • Ted Cruz Rips the Mask Off ‘Strictly Nonpartisan’ ACLU Leftist Trying to Smear Jeff Sessions

    01/12/2017 5:36:35 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 113 replies
    The Polistick ^ | 1/12/17 | Matthew K. Burke
    Texas Senator and former presidential candidate Ted Cruz ripped the mask off an ACLU attorney pretending to be “strictly nonpartisan” on Day 2 of Jeff Session’s confirmation hearings to be the nation’s next attorney general. David Cole, a Georgetown University law professor and national legal director at the ALCU, a communist front group, was trying to desperately smear Jeff Sessions as a racist and Ted Cruz cut him up with a butter knife, asking him why he omitted key facts from his argument that would have invalidated his argument if he were truly “strictly nonpartisan.” {.. snip ..}
  • Humanities PhDs: Write if you find work

    01/10/2017 6:45:16 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 17 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 10, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    You might be surprised to learn that there are employment opportunities for college graduates with PhDs in the Humanities. You might not be surprised to find out that they are usually with left-wing cause groups. "The ACLS [American Council of Learned Societies] has placed over one hundred recent humanities PhDs in two-year positions with government and nonprofit hosts," the Modern Language Association (MLA) convention guide informs us. At the MLA’s annual convention in Philadelphia last week, John Paul Christy of the ACLS told us where some of them went: • The Union of Concerned Scientists; • The Nature Conservancy; •...
  • New Maricopa County sheriff takes oath in public ceremony

    01/05/2017 7:21:38 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    abc15.com ^ | 1/5/2017 | unknown
    I look forward to working with the ACLU. I look forward to working with the DOJ on the monitors and getting everybody on the same page so this community can be in a better place."
  • It's time to bring back Ideological exclusion

    01/02/2017 8:03:08 AM PST · by mainestategop · 3 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Back from vacation for the holidays and New Years, I've been watching some videos by Pastor Mark Dice from California, he has been doing fake petitions in universities and in Oceanside Beach which is located north of San Diego. These petitions include banning guns and having registered gun owners put in prisons or concentration camps. Also there are petitions making post birth abortions legal, making incest legal, making Karl Marx a candidate for the Democratic party or mandatory euthanasia for the elderly. The majority of of the signers are young naive liberals and marxists of course and your typical California...
  • Knightstown cross returned to town Christmas tree (VIDEO) (aclu backed down) (Winning)

    12/22/2016 8:02:01 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 21 replies
    wishtv.com ^ | 12/22/16 | Staff Reports
    KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind. (WISH) — A cross is back on the Knightstown Christmas tree, about two weeks after a man sued to get it removed. Using a lift truck, a man returned the cross to the tree Thursday. A motion to request a preliminary injunction was lifted to allow the cross back on the tree as long as it was not placed on top, ACLU-Indiana legal director Ken Falk told 24-Hour News 8. Falk added that the case is not over, as he will look to see if the cross being on the tree but not on top is unconstitutional. Many...
  • ACLU Attacks Small Town Nativity Scene

    12/22/2016 3:04:23 PM PST · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 22, 2016 | John Binder
    Grant Parish District Attorney Jay Lemoine pushed back against the ACLU’s letter, telling KALB News “It seems these days it is typical for everyone to rush to want to be offended.” Lemoine said the courthouse already has a secular display, a Christmas tree, inside the building. “The offense would be if the religious symbols were taken out of Christmas,” Lemoine continued.
  • Why They Oppose Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

    12/19/2016 11:06:07 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 19, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    When hearings for attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions start next month, prepare for a trip back in time to 1986. Three decades ago, his nomination for a seat on the federal bench was wrecked because Jeff Sessions fought voter fraud as a United States attorney. The same group of far-left activists are again opposing Jeff Sessions because Jeff Sessions will fight voter fraud as attorney general. The activists opposing Sessions also oppose any effort to minimize criminal behavior in American elections. Never mind that there are over four million invalid voter registrations . Never mind that we have a...
  • Christmas Is So Offensive

    12/19/2016 7:32:28 AM PST · by rhett october · 13 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 12-17-2016 | Rhett October
    The Washington Post gave audience to Ruth Everhart who said that the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, offended her. Why? Well her reason for being offended started off as a claim that the virgin part about Mary was offensive because rape victims could no longer obtain virgin status. But then, if you read further into her statements, the offended lashes out at the church and the "patriarchs" for, as she alleged, making "vaginas inherently dirty" and says that attempting to protect ones virginity until marriage won't work and was what she called, "the idol of sexual purity." This woman...
  • ACLU: Sight of cross on public tree inflicts 'irreparable harm'

    12/13/2016 3:12:55 AM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 13, 2016 | Robert Knight
    Joseph Tompkins is an "irreparable harm" survivor.  He's the guy who got the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to force a small Indiana town to remove a cross from atop its municipal Christmas tree on Monday.  Mr. Tompkins, who must be blessed with remarkably selective eyesight, was "forced to come into direct and unwelcome contact" with the cross on top of the tree in the public square as he drove through Knightstown, causing him "irreparable harm," said the ACLU lawsuit filed on Dec. 8 on his behalf.
  • ACLU want Obama to commute sentence for Chelsea Manning

    12/05/2016 3:49:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2016 2:52 PM EST
    The American Civil Liberties Union and gay-rights groups are lobbying President Barack Obama to commute the prison sentence of a transgender soldier who leaked classified government and military documents. The ACLU said the letter Monday co-signed by more than a dozen civil rights groups considers Chelsea Manning’s 35-year sentence unprecedented. …
  • After Muslim backlash, lawmaker drops change to no-mask law [GA]

    11/17/2016 9:38:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 17, 2016 6:58 PM EST | Russ Bynum
    Advocates accused a Georgia lawmaker of targeting Muslim women with proposed changes to a 1951 state law passed to unmask the Ku Klux Klan, creating a backlash that prompted the Republican legislator to quickly discard the idea. State Rep. Jason Spencer came under fire from the American Civil Liberties Union and Muslim advocacy groups who called his proposal a veiled attempt to ban Muslim women from wearing scarves and other religious headgear that covers their faces in public — just as the law has prohibited Klan members from wearing masks during rallies and marches on public property. …
  • Cooking Trumps Racism

    11/17/2016 3:07:20 PM PST · by exbrit · 29 replies
    Office Facebook Page ^ | 11/17/16 | Wiliam Penzey
    For the rest of you, you just voted for an openly racist candidate for the presidency of the United States of America. In your defense, most of you did so without thinking of the consequences of your candidate's racism because, for most of you the heartbreaking destruction racism causes has never been anything you or your loved ones have had to experience. But the thing is elections have their consequences. This is no longer sixty years ago. Whether any of us like it or not, for the next four years the 80% of this country who did not just vote...
  • Specter of Race Shadows Jeff Sessions, Potential Trump Nominee for Cabinet (Here they go again)

    11/16/2016 8:49:09 PM PST · by usafa92 · 16 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 11/16/2016 | Matt Apuzzo
    WASHINGTON — In 1981, a Justice Department prosecutor from Washington stopped by to see Jeff Sessions, the United States attorney in Mobile, Ala., at the time. The prosecutor, J. Gerald Hebert, said he had heard a shocking story: A federal judge had called a prominent white lawyer “a disgrace to his race” for representing black clients. “Well,” Mr. Sessions replied, according to Mr. Hebert, “maybe he is.” In testimony before Congress in 1986, Mr. Hebert and others painted an unflattering portrait of Mr. Sessions, who would go on to become a senator from Alabama and now, according to numerous sources...
  • ACLU files suit to thwart resumption of executions in California

    11/15/2016 2:40:35 PM PST · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    LAT's ^ | 11/15/16 | Maura Dolan
    A civil liberties group on Tuesday filed a lawsuit that could slow California’s plans for resuming executions. The ACLU of Northern California challenged a state law that gives the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation wide flexibility in establishing execution procedures. Delegating such policy decisions to a state agency, the suit says, violates separation of powers provisions of the California Constitution. The suit follows a Nov. 4 decision by the corrections department to finalize new regulations for conducting lethal injections and the subsequent passage of a ballot measure intended to expedite executions. A separate lawsuit challenging Proposition 66 is pending before...
  • (Louisiana Muslim) Student Admits She Made Up Story Of Attack By Trump Supporters

    11/11/2016 6:20:22 AM PST · by Strac6 · 34 replies
    A student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette admitted to fabricating an alleged attack by Donald Trump supporters Wednesday, in the wake of his shocking electoral victory. A currently unnamed woman called Lafayette police Wednesday claiming that two men had attacked her, screaming racial slurs and stealing both her wallet and the hijab she was wearing. The woman also said she was knocked to the ground by “something metal.” According to the woman, both of her attackers were white men, and one was wearing a Donald Trump hat. She said the attack happened around 11 am, with her two...
  • The ACLU Is Reaping Record-Breaking Donations After Trump’s Election Victory

    11/10/2016 8:29:13 PM PST · by aimhigh · 13 replies
    UPROXX ^ | 11/10/2016 | Chris Zois
    The American Civil Liberties Union received a record-breaking amount of donations — nearly $1 million in only a few days — in the wake of election results. The flood of donations came in after the group said it would unleash its “f
  • HILLARY ABUSES THE PULPIT

    11/07/2016 10:59:11 AM PST · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    Catholic League ^ | November 7, 2016 | Bill Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments on Hillary Clinton’s speech at an African American church in Philadelphia yesterday: Hillary Clinton took her campaign to Mount Airy Church of God in Christ yesterday afternoon. According to one report, “she urged parishioners of a black church in Philadelphia’s West Oak Lane neighborhood to choose ‘hope over fear’ and vote to send her to the White House.” Another story described how she stood “at a wooden lectern in the center of a purple-carpeted altar,” making her pitch to the faithful. There has been no complaint from the ACLU, Americans United for Separation of Church and State,...
  • The ACLU Care$

    11/03/2016 9:14:51 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 21 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 3, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Your grievances could be worth millions, to the ACLU. The legendary "public interest" lawyers are suing a florist from the state of Washington for refusing to do floral designs for an "alternative" wedding. "The attorneys’ fees in the case alone come to one to two million dollars," the florist, Barronelle Stutzman, said in the other Washington--D.C.--last week at a conference sponsored by the Alliance for Defending Freedom (ADF), which is representing her. Of course, the case could bankrupt Mrs. Stutzman and her husband. By the way, ADF works pro bono, or free. "Barronelle Stutzman, the sole owner of Arlene's Flowers...
  • "A mountaintop victory over the ACLU;" Cross will remain on Mt. Soledad Memorial

    10/27/2016 9:17:26 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 10/27/16 | Robert Knight
    The following article was written by Robert Knight and posted on October 22nd on the American Thinker website. If you didn’t hear about this last month, it’s for good reason. The media do not like publicizing defeats for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). A 27-year battle with the ACLU over the Mt. Soledad mountaintop cross at a Korean War veterans memorial in San Diego ended in a victory for American heritage. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a one-page ruling calling the case moot on Sept. 8 and directing U.S. district judge Lawrence Byrne to dismiss it,...
  • Ceremony honoring police before HS game sends 'frightening message,' ACLU says

    10/24/2016 5:17:25 AM PDT · by Freeport · 27 replies
    NJ.com ^ | October 23, 2016 | Alex Napoliello
    MIDDLETOWN — A ceremony honoring law enforcement, military and first responders before a high school football game Friday night drew criticism from the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey because of an underlying "frightening message." The ceremony was held before a highly-anticipated Shore Conference clash between two topped ranked teams in the state, Middletown South and Toms River North. The ceremony, organized by Middletown police Deputy Chief Stephen Dollinger, featured State Police Pipes and Drums of the Blue and Gold, state and local mounted units, military personnel from all branches of service and officers from surrounding police departments and...
  • U.S. civil rights groups to fan out on Nov. 8 to fight voter intimidation

    10/19/2016 12:09:11 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-18-2016 | Andy Sullivan
    Donald Trump supporters who plan to stake out polling sites on Election Day may find their own activities tracked closely by thousands of civil-rights activists who are mounting a nationwide effort to prevent problems at the polls. The Republican presidential candidate, who has repeatedly said that the election is rigged, has urged his backers to monitor voting sites for evidence of fraud, raising concerns that overzealous supporters could intimidate voters in the Nov. 8 election. They will not be the only ones out in force on Election Day. Civil rights groups say they plan to deploy thousands of volunteers on...
  • Liberals Call For Decriminalization of All Illicit Drugs for Personal Use, Including ‘Non-Citizens’

    10/12/2016 11:06:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 12, 2016 | 8:08 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union released a report on Wednesday in support of the effort to stop drug arrests and convictions for the personal use of all drugs, citing the harm it does to people, including non-citizens, who might face deportation. “The consequences of a conviction can mean that individuals and sometimes whole families are excluded from public benefits such as food stamps, housing, wages and job opportunities and even the voting booth next month,” Tess Borden, Aryeh Neier Fellow at both liberal organizations and author of the report, said at a press conference at the...
  • ACLU steps in to defend California student who wore Bill Clinton RAPE shirt to school

    10/11/2016 3:43:09 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 13 replies
    Tech News Coverage ^ | October 11, 2016 | Sarah Burris
    The Constitutional right to free speech is defended and upheld whether you like the message or not. Such is the reason the ACLU stepped in to defend a student at Central Coast High School in Orcutt, California, which is just outside Vandenberg Air Force Base. The shirt featured a graphic of former P...The shirt featured a graphic of former President Bill Clinton done in the style of the Shepard Fairey Obama Hope poster from the 2008 election. But instead of “hope” below the graphic, it said “rape.” In an interview with KCOY, 11th grader Brett Abel said that he has...
  • Boone County Jail adopts halal meal plan after RFRA lawsuit (IN)

    10/06/2016 8:18:21 AM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies
    indystar.com | Oct. 5, 2016 | Madeline Buckley
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  • ACLU Files Civil Lawsuit for Connecticut Open Carrier (video)

    10/02/2016 5:06:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to video The First and Second Amendments protect and reinforce each other. On September 11th, 2015, the protestor in this case, Michael Picard, was legally open carrying a handgun and had a camera running.  The police took the camera, his pistol and pistol permit.  They did not realize the camera was still recording. Charges against Picard were eventually dropped, after he refused a plea bargain.  On September 15th, 2016 the ACLU-CT has filed a civil rights law suit against the three individual police officers.  From acluct.org: HARTFORD — In a complaint filed today in the U.S. District Court...