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  • 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...
  • Sorry, ACLU, Gay is Not the New Black

    12/07/2017 8:00:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2017 | Ryan Bomberger
    No matter how many times the leftist ACLU wants to compare LGBT activism to the blood-bought civil rights of black Americans, there is no comparison. Gay is not the new black.Jack Phillips, a Christian cake artist who owns Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, has run his business for years according to his religious convictions. He is a gentle, kind and loving soul. He serves everyone, just not every event. In 2012, Jack politely declined to create a custom cake for a same-sex wedding for Charlie Craig and David Mullins. They claimed “humiliation” and “discrimination”; the ACLU was on it like icing on…uhhhh…cake.Thankfully, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) came...
  • Jane Fonda praises Colin Kaepernick at ACLU awards gala: 'Keep kneeling until you can stand'

    12/04/2017 10:11:03 PM PST · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 3, 2017
    Former NFL star Colin Kaepernick made a rare public appearance on Sunday where he was honored by the ACLU of Southern California. The organization invited Kaepernick to its annual Bill of Rights awards gala where he and other stars such as Gina Rodriguez, Jane Fonda and Judd Apatow were honored for their work this year. The NFL star, who gained a lot of attention for his decision to kneel during the National Anthem at games, was awarded the Eason Monroe Courageous Courage Award, according to The Hollywood Reporter. [Snip] Later in the evening, Fonda yielded some of her speech time...
  • Jane Fonda Honors Kaepernick at ACLU Dinner: ‘Colin, You Are Woke!’

    12/04/2017 2:59:04 PM PST · by george76 · 58 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | December 4, 2017 | JEROME HUDSON
    Actress and left-wing activist Jane Fonda poured praise on former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick Sunday night at the ACLU of Southern California’s annual Bill of Rights Dinner. ... Kaepernick became the face of what many football fans considered an anti-American demonstration when he began to take a knee during the playing of the National Anthem before the start of NFL games ... Fonda, of course, became the face of opposition to the Vietnam War in 1972 when she visit to North Vietnam at the height of the war, earning the nickname “Hanoi Jane” and infamously denounced American soldiers...
  • Colin Kaepernick honored with ACLU award

    12/04/2017 9:10:35 AM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 12/4/17 | Jessica Chasmar
    Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the surprise honoree at the ACLU of Southern California’s annual awards dinner Sunday night, accepting the Eason Monroe Courageous Advocate Award for his kneeling protests against the national anthem that sparked a movement across the NFL. Mr. Kaepernick’s appearance, which was not announced prior to the event at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, was met with a standing ovation. “We all have an obligation no matter the risk, and regardless of reward, to stand up for our fellow men and women who are being oppressed with the understanding that human...
  • He Cared About the National Anthem — and Paid for It

    12/02/2017 7:37:32 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 26 replies
    lifezette ^ | 01 Dec 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Basketball player kept shooting hoops during 'The Star-Spangled Banner' — here's what happened next A 74-year-old basketball fan was booted from a community college booster club after he confronted an athlete who was shooting hoops during the national anthem. Jim Howard, of Garden City, Kansas, had been a member of the Garden City Community College booster club for 32 years. His ouster is the result of an incident that occurred during the basketball team’s season opener on November 1. While the rest of the team was inside the locker room, a player — Rasool Samir — came onto the court...
  • ACLU: Forcing Faith Out of Adoption

    11/21/2017 12:07:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2017 | Travis Weber
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by FRC intern Natalie Pugh.It may have been unintentional, but a recent lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union could nonetheless result in many children being displaced from adoption agencies who would otherwise have been happy to care for them and find families to adopt them.The ACLU is currently suing the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Children’s Services Agency for allowing religious adoption agencies to adhere to their faith tenets as they conduct their work—which for them means placing children in a home with a mom and a...
  • TAKEDOWN! Fan Confronts Muslim Athlete Who Shot Hoops During National Anthem

    Jim Howard, of Garden City, Kansas is a red-blooded, American patriot and a faithful supporter of the athletic program at the local community college. For 32 years he’s volunteered with the booster club – keeping scorebooks, holding fundraisers, running the chain gang for football – and even providing a place for players to have a Thanksgiving meal. He was in the stands on Nov. 1 for the season-opener of the Garden City Broncbusters basketball team. And when the announcer asked everyone to stand for the national anthem, he dutifully joined the crowd and stood at attention. That’s when he noticed...
  • Anniversary of Trump’s election marked in Dublin with night of resistance

    11/06/2017 10:27:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Irish Central ^ | November 06, 2017 04:27 AM | Irish Central Staff
    The first anniversary of the election of President Donald Trump is to be marked this Wednesday, November 8, in Dublin, in what is being dubbed by organizers as a “night of resistance.” To be held in association with the Irish Refugee Council and their projects working with young people in Ireland’s Direct Provision system, Irish Stand is the second event of its kind to be held by the grassroots movement which supports civil rights protections for all immigrants. Last St. Patrick’s Day 2017 in New York, over 1,500 people gathered in the Riverside Church in Manhattan to take an “Irish...
  • The Left Has Blood on its Hands in Manhattan

    11/01/2017 12:33:00 PM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    Front Page ^ | 11/1/2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Earlier this year, a final settlement was reached in the war on the NYPD’s counterterrorist Islamic surveillance. The Manhattan courtroom where the lawfare effort to dismantle the NYPD’s ability to stop terrorist attacks was heard is blocks away from the site of the latest Islamic terrorist attack in New York.
  • Groups File Federal Lawsuit Over Diversity Visa Denials

    11/01/2017 8:36:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    ACLU.org ^ | August 4, 2017 | ACLU
    WASHINGTON — Groups have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the State Department’s refusal to process visa applications for winners of the U.S. Diversity Visa Program lottery who hail from the six countries covered by President Trump’s Muslim ban. The lawsuit was brought by Jenner & Block LLP, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of the District of Columbia, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and the National Immigration Law Center. It was filed on behalf of lottery winners from Iran and Yemen, and charges the federal government with running afoul of federal law and regulations by refusing to issue visas to...
  • ACLU on Sharia: Don’t Worry, Be Happy

    10/28/2017 12:33:16 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 27 Oct, 2017 | Baron Bodissey
    The ACLU chapter president in Palm Beach, Florida recently gave a deceptive presentation entitled “Sharia Law: Nothing to Fear”. Mark Schneider, a non-lawyer, attempted to put a happy face on this alien and malignant doctrine, plowing straight ahead without realizing just how bad he looked doing it. Early on, he said not to worry about sharia law because, while stoning for adultery, chopping off hands for thievery, and other barbaric punishments are on the law books in some Muslim countries, they are infrequently used. However, stoning for adultery is found in multiple hadiths, an authoritative source of sharia law. The...
  • ACLU Wants Illegal Immigrant's (Unborn) Child Terminated

    10/25/2017 8:26:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2017 | Terry Jeffrey
    The American Civil Liberties Union wants to see the unborn child of a young woman who is illegally in the United States terminated -- through what it insists is her "right" to abort that child. Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia best summarized the key facts in the case of Garza v. Hargan. "In or about early July 2017, 17-year-old Jane Doe (J.D.) became pregnant," Henderson wrote in dissenting from her court's ruling in this case. "On or about September 7, 2017, she attempted to enter the United States illegally and...
  • Supreme Court backs push to remove Ten Commandments monument [Bloomfield NM]

    10/16/2017 11:34:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 16, 2017 2:22 PM EDT
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a lower court that ordered a New Mexico city to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the lawn outside City Hall. Civil liberties advocates behind the case called the decision involving the city of Bloomfield a victory for the separation of church and state. ACLU of New Mexico Executive Director Peter Simonson said it sends a “strong message that the government should not be in the business of picking and choosing which sets of religious beliefs enjoy special favor in the community.” However, David Cortman, a senior counsel and vice president of...
  • War on Cops Goes to Court

    10/11/2017 4:29:03 PM PDT · by Twotone · 16 replies
    American Spectator ^ | October 11, 2017 | Betsy McCaughey
    The war on cops is moving from the streets to the U.S. Supreme Court. Last week, the Justices heard a case that threatens police officers with financial ruin if they make arrests and the charges later get dropped. It started with a late night bash. District of Columbia police officers were called by neighbors at 1 a.m. to investigate a rowdy party at an unoccupied row house. The police found 21 partygoers, liquor, trash, and used condoms strewn about, the smell of marijuana, and women with cash stuffed in their thongs. The partygoers scattered, hiding in closets. When questioned, some...
  • Backlash spreads against Black Lives Matter shutting down ACLU free speech event

    10/07/2017 3:12:05 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 7, 2017
    A campus Black Lives Matter protest against an American Civil Liberties Union speaker has provoked an internal debate over free speech on the Left. Students shouted down an ACLU leader visiting the College of William and Mary in Virginia last week, preventing a discussion about free speech by chanting "liberalism is white supremacy" and "ACLU, you protect Hitler too!" for a full hour. Outrage spread as video of the college Black Lives Matter chapter's disruption circulated among shocked scholars, progressive leaders, and alumni.
  • Mother sues employer (Catholic Health Org.) for denying coverage of son's transgender surgery

    10/07/2017 8:11:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 5, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    A Washington state woman filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Catholic health organization she works for, saying it discriminated against her by refusing to pay for her child's chest reconstruction surgery as the child transitions to be a boy. The American Civil Liberties Union is representing Cheryl Enstad and her teenage son Pax, who allege PeaceHealth violated both Obamacare and state law in refusing to cover the treatment. The mother worked as a medical social worker for PeaceHealth and received insurance coverage through her employer. When Pax was diagnosed with gender dysphoria, his doctor suggested he have chest reconstructive...
  • ACLU Free Speech Event Shut Down by BLM because "Liberalism is White Supremacy"

    10/07/2017 6:12:03 AM PDT · by grundle · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 5, 2017 | Styxhexenhammer666
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fezp8TRPBlM
  • Mostly-White #BLM at William & Mary Disrupts ACLU's Virginia Exec Dir.

    10/04/2017 6:24:46 PM PDT · by impetrio1 · 5 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 10/4/17 | Bob Parks
    Liberal Democrats have indoctrinated America's children for decades. They thought they would create an army of loyal little lemmings that would obey the calls to duty when summoned. Even after meeting with the campus president, the now-culturally-appropriated Black Lives Matter chapter of the College of William & Mary issued some of their grievances on September 27th.