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  • Federal judge strikes down Cleveland RNC protest zone restrictions

    06/23/2016 11:16:28 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    politico.com ^ | Louis Nelson
    A federal judge on Thursday struck down rules set for protesters at next monthís Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Ohioís branch of the American Civil Liberties Union brought the suit last week against the city of Cleveland, arguing that restrictions on protesters within the ďevent zoneĒ around Quicken Loans Arena are unconstitutional. Those restrictions would ban certain items, including large backpacks, tape and string, and limit where within the 3.5 square mile zone demonstrators can speak and hold a parade.
  • ACLU Opposes Use Of ĎUnfair Watchlist Systemí To Enforce Gun Control

    06/23/2016 7:24:26 AM PDT · by orchestra · 10 replies
    TalkingPointsMemo ^ | 6/23/2016 | Allegra Kirkland
    Democratsí recent efforts to secure votes on gun control measures in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida have stoked criticism not just from Republican leadership but from some on the left. The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday sent a letter to senators laying out its opposition to the latest legislation up for consideration, a proposal by Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) that would bar anyone on certain federal government watchlists from buying guns. ďThe ACLU strongly urges you to vote against the Collins Amendment because it uses the errorprone and unfair watchlist system, along with vague and...
  • Cleveland's Restrictions at GOP Convention Site Spur Lawsuit

    06/18/2016 5:48:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    VOA ^ | 06/18/2016
    The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the city of Cleveland, site of next month's Republican National Convention, accusing the city of illegally restricting areas where protesters and residents can congregate. The suit, filed this week on behalf of the city's homeless, objects to the 8.5-square-kilometer "event zone," a secondary security area outside the stricter security perimeter that will circle the convention site, Quicken Loans Arena. The lawsuit contends that security restrictions and rules regarding public demonstrations in the event zone are "arbitrary, unnecessary and unjustifiable." The plaintiffs also include Citizens for Trump, an activist group backing presumptive Republican nominee...
  • ACLU Lawyer Sounds Off on 'Islamophobia,' Blames Christian Right for Orlando Carnage

    06/13/2016 3:03:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 12, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Evidence proves that the shooter who killed 50 people at a gay night club in Orlando on Sunday called 911 and pledged allegiance to ISIS. Other reports reveal that the terror cell has claimed responsibility for the mass murder. The facts haven't stopped some, however, from blaming the carnage on the "Christian right." Chase Strangio, a lawyer for the ACLU's LGBT & AIDS Project, is convinced they're the real enemy....
  • ACLU Lawyers Blame Christians For Orlando Terror Attack

    06/13/2016 8:21:33 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 13 Jun 2016 | Kevin Daley
    Several American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) attorneys took to Twitter to blame the ďChristian RightĒ for Sundayís deadly terrorist attack at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., which left 50 dead and 53 injured. Chase Strangio, a staff attorney with the ACLUís LGBT and AIDS Project, claimed the social and political environment cultivated by Christian conservatives in recent months was to blame for the shooting at Pulse, a nightclub popular with Orlandoís LGBT community. Strangio also called for solidarity between American Muslims and LGBT communities, arguing both are maligned and oppressed by the religious right. Federal law enforcement officials have identified...
  • ACLU lawyers blame 'Christian right,' GOP for Orlando terrorist attack

    06/12/2016 2:19:07 PM PDT · by bkopto · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 12, 2016 | Joel Gerhke
    Christian conservatives are responsible for the mass shooting at a gay bar in Orlando because they "created this anti-queer climate," according to American Civil Liberties Union attorneys. "You know what is gross ó your thoughts and prayers and Islamophobia after you created this anti-queer climate," ACLU staff attorney Chase Strangio tweeted on Sunday morning. About 50 people were killed last night by Omar Mateen, a U.S. citizen born to Afghan parents suspected to have "leanings toward extreme Islamic ideologies." The FBI is investigating the attack as a "domestic terror incident." But Strangio ó who "spend[s his] life fighting Christian homophobia...
  • Black Liberal Democrat quits ACLU when HER daughters are traumatized by men in their ladyís room

    06/03/2016 8:54:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/3/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Playing the role of Judas Goat, leading people to be oppressed in the name of liberalism worked just fine for Maya Dillard Smith right up until it was her daughters who were asked to accept deep voiced men in their ladyís room. Backing every socially destructive scheme the ACLU could conjure up was a comfortable way of life for Smith, who was the interim director of a Georgia ACLU chapter. Making landlords rent to newly released vicious prison inmates, forcing employers to hire incompetent lazy and counter productive workers and forcing ďHeather Has Two MommiesĒ type books onto 2nd grade...
  • ACLU LEADER QUITS AFTER DAUGHTERS ENCOUNTER MEN IN THE WOMENíS RESTROOM

    06/02/2016 6:47:05 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 65 replies
    powerlineblog ^ | JUNE 1, 2016 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Maya Dillard Smith, interim director of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, has resigned over the ACLUís position on who can use which public restrooms. The resignation occurred after her two daughters were traumatized by encountering men in the womenís restroom. Dillard Smith explained: "I have shared my personal experience of having taken my elementary school age daughters into a womenís restroom when shortly after three transgender young adults, over six feet [tall] with deep voices, entered. My children were visibly frightened, concerned about their safety and left asking lots of questions for which I, like many...
  • Going Inside The Chicago Police Departmentís ĎStrategic Subject Listí

    06/02/2016 2:23:40 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 31, 2016
    Going Inside The Chicago Police Departmentís ĎStrategic Subject Listí May 31, 2016 7:58 AM Audio CHICAGO (CBS) ó Chicago suffered through an especially bloody holiday weekend, with 69 people shot over the Memorial Day weekend, including six fatalities. Police said the vast majority of the victims were on a watchlist of sorts Ė what the department calls its ďstrategic subject list.Ē CBS 2ís Mai Martinez sat down with the Chicago Police Departmentís top brass to talk about how the list works. The strategic subject list uses an algorithm to try to predict who is most likely to be involved in...
  • ACLU Leader Quits Over 'Transgender Bathroom Rights' Flap

    06/02/2016 12:20:03 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    The interim director of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has resigned over the agency's support of the federal directive allowing public-school students to use the bathroom matching their gender identity. Maya Dillard Smith called it quits on Thursday, saying the transgender ruling comes at the expense of women's civil rights. "If our goal is to advance the rights of equality of transgender folk, how do we do that, and advance the rights of all people?" Dillard Smith said, according to 11alive.com. If we have all-gender restrooms which will accommodate trans folks, what do we do about...
  • ACLU Director Quits After Daughtersí Bathroom Ordeal

    06/01/2016 3:17:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 61 replies
    womenofgrace.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | SBrinkmann
    An interim director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a major proponent of laws protecting gender identity, has resigned after her daughters were frightened by several transgendered men who came into the ladies room they were using at the time. Although the mainstream media has utterly ignored this story, LifeSiteNews and a few other outlets are reporting on the resignation of Maya Dillard Smith, interim director of the Georgia chapter of the ACLU, over the organizationís involvement in the controversial transgender bathroom debate. ďI have shared my personal experience of having taken my elementary school age daughters into a...
  • Mississippi governor: 'Secular' world angry over LGBT law

    05/31/2016 7:11:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2016 4:56 PM EDT | Emily Wagster Pettus
    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says the ďsecular, progressive worldĒ vented at him for signing a bill that would let clerks cite religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. [Ö] Two legal challenges seek to block the religious-objections measure, House Bill 1523, from becoming law July 1. The American Civil Liberties Union filed one of the lawsuits May 9 on behalf of a gay couple from Meridian. Ö
  • ACLU Sues To Obtain Documents Showing Catholic Hospitals ĎHarmí Women

    05/26/2016 9:25:02 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 May 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Truncated titled. Full title:ACLU Sues To Obtain Documents Showing Catholic Hospitals ĎHarmí Women By Refusing To Perform Abortions A senior staff attorney at the ACLUís Reproductive Freedom Project says the civil rights organization is filing a lawsuit in the hope of obtaining documents that show Catholic hospitals are ďharmingĒ women by taking taxpayer dollars for public services yet upholding their belief in the dignity of every human life.
  • Republicans seek to combine North Carolina LGBT lawsuits

    05/23/2016 8:05:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2016 4:37 PM EDT | Jonathan Drew
    North Carolinaís Republican leaders are seeking to combine separate lawsuits over a state law limiting protections for the LGBT community ó moves that could help steer the cases to a judge who twice ruled against the federal government in recent years. Three federal judges are currently assigned to five dueling lawsuits over the law, which requires transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates in many public buildings. The law also excludes gender identity and sexual orientation from statewide antidiscrimination protections. Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore asked on Monday to combine...
  • ACLU Bemoans Courtís Pro-Choice Decision [semi-satire]

    05/23/2016 10:45:00 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 May 2016 | John Semmens
    This week Nevada District Judge Eric Johnson dismissed the ACLUís case against the stateís school choice law. A change to Nevada statutes creating an education savings account (ESA) program that permits students and their parents to choose how to be educated was the source of the ACLUís ire. Author of the legislation, State Sen. Scott Hammond (R-Las Vegas) said his aim was ďto enable families to completely customize their childís educational experience, and ensure students can match education options and providers to their unique learning needs.Ē These accounts can be used to pay for private school tuition, online learning, special...
  • ACLU launches campaign to strip Catholic hospitals of federal funds

    05/11/2016 3:56:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 10, 2016 | Lisa Bourne
    NEW YORK, May 9, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) ‚Äď Catholic hospitals across the U.S. are ‚Äúwithholding emergency care‚ÄĚ and denying ‚Äúessential health services,‚ÄĚ the ACLU is alleging in a new campaign. They also inflict harm on ‚Äútransgender and gender-non-conforming patients‚ÄĚ ‚Äúwhen seeking reproductive healthcare.‚ÄĚ In a new report, ‚ÄúHealth Care Denied,‚ÄĚ the ALCU calls for denial of federal dollars from Catholic healthcare institutions, as well as investigations into their practices. With a subtitle of ‚ÄúPatients and Physicians Speak Out About Catholic Hospitals and the Threat to Women's Health and Lives,‚ÄĚ the stated goal of the report ‚Äúis to shine a light...
  • Twitter's Traitors

    05/11/2016 4:53:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    Social media giant Twitter's got 99 problems, yet the politically correct company is far more worried about the "optics" of cooperating with federal agents trying to stop jihadist plotters online. Hashtag it: #TwistedTwitterPriorities. The company's stock hit a record low this month. Half of the company's senior executives abandoned their posts earlier this year. Ad growth is sluggish. Desperate attempts to mimic Facebook have turned off users. And the micro-blogging network's political pandering to liberals through the formation of an Orwellian Trust and Safety Council earned global scorn Despite these existential troubles, Twitter bigwigs turned their attention this week to...
  • The ACLUís deadly anti-Catholic vendetta

    05/10/2016 9:19:56 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 9, 2016 | Grazie Pozo Christie
    The ACLU is angry that Catholic hospitals wonít perform abortions. The so-called ďcivil libertiesĒ organization (if only!) appears to again be revving up to sue Americans who dedicated their lives to saving others while serving their faith. And the ACLU wants the public to be incensed, too. But its latest ploy will almost certainly backfire by unintentionally demonstrating how important Catholic hospitals are to American health care. For example, in trying to raise public hackles over the fact that Catholic institutions donít perform abortions, the ACLU reminded everyone, in a report issued late last week, of something truly impressive: One...
  • ACLU Attacks US Catholic Hospitals, Saying 'Health Care' is Restricted

    05/10/2016 6:05:01 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has launched a campaign against Catholic hospitals, charging that the health of patients-- especially women-- may be endangered by the US bishops' health-care directives. Noting that Catholic institutions account for one of every six hospital beds in the US, the ACLU remarks that Catholic institutions are generally forbidden to perform abortions and sterilizations or to euthanize patients: procedures that the ACLU defines as forms of "health care" Thus the ACLU report concludes that "health care" is not always available at US hospitals because of Catholic teachings. "When hospitals prevent doctors from providing care, the...
  • ACLU sues Indiana over Penceís abortion law

    05/01/2016 5:15:37 PM PDT · by digger48 · 11 replies
    WISH ^ | May 1, 2016 | Alexis Moberger
    LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) The legal fight is on in the state of Indiana over Gov. Mike Pences new abortion law. The law doesnt take effect until July 1, but the ACLU and Planned Parenthood of Kentucky and Indiana are doing what they can to ensure the law never makes it to that date. ďThe most alarming and upsetting aspects of 1337 is that intrusion into the relationship between a woman and her doctor,Ē ACLU Executive Director Jane Henegar said. ďImposing, inserting politicians into that conversation erodes that trust.Ē The new law prohibits doctors from knowingly terminating a pregnancy because of...
  • Oklahoma voters to decide on return of Ten Commandments

    04/21/2016 7:13:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 21, 2016 9:59 PM EDT | Sean Murphy
    Oklahoma voters will decide in November whether to abolish an article of the state constitution so that a Ten Commandments monument can be returned to the Capitol grounds. The House voted 65-7 late Thursday for a resolution calling for a statewide vote on whether to remove a constitutional prohibition on the use of state funds to support a religion. The state Supreme Court relied on that section of the constitution in June when it ordered a 6-foot-tall granite Ten Commandments monument moved from the Capitol grounds. The monumentís removal angered many Oklahomans, particularly Republican lawmakers who vowed to return the...
  • North Carolina transgender bathroom law faces federal court test

    03/29/2016 6:23:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Yahoo News via Reuters ^ | 03/28/2016 | Colleen Jenkins
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people barred under a new North Carolina law from choosing bathrooms consistent with their gender identity filed a federal lawsuit on Monday, arguing the measure is discriminatory and threatens their personal safety. North Carolina last week became the first state to enact a measure requiring people to use bathrooms or locker rooms in schools and other public facilities that match the gender on their birth certificate, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The state's Republican-dominated legislature passed the law during a one-day special session called to repeal a Charlotte city ordinance that would...
  • ACLU Survey/Fundraising Letter Confirms Its Anti-Christian Bias

    04/20/2016 3:10:33 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 4/18/2016 | Steve Byas
    Though not sure why, this writer recently received a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). As is often done by many of these political lobbies, the survey is designed more to inspire donations to the organization than to obtain opinions. The letter begins with their concern that ďweíre seeing a relentless and wide-ranging assault on our fundamental freedoms.Ē Well, one would have to agree with them on that, when looking at the efforts of the Obama administration to go after our Second Amendment rights, and the push by leaders in both political parties to enter into multilateral trade...
  • Duck Dynasty' star's NASCAR prayer enrages liberals

    04/15/2016 6:17:43 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 39 replies
    Brother Phil delivered the pre-race invocation on April 9th at the Texas Motor Speedwayís Duck Commander 500. And it was a mighty fine invocation, indeed. ďI pray Father that we put a Jesus-Man in the White House,Ē he prayed. ďHelp us do that and help us all to repent, to do what is right, to love you more and to love each other. In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.Ē
  • ACLU Fights for Rights of Illegals

    04/15/2016 5:30:59 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 14 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 4/12/2016 | Staff
    According to the American Civil Liberties Union, illegal immigrants should not have to pay so much to bond out of detention. In a lawsuit filed against the federal government, the ACLU insists that immigration authorities should consider an alienís financial situation before setting the bond amount. ďPoverty or lack of financial resources should not deprive a person of his or her freedom while in civil immigration proceedings,Ē said ACLU lawyer Michael Kaufman. ďSuch detention violates the due process and equal protection guarantees of the Fifth Amendment, the Eighth Amendmentís Excessive Bail Clause and immigration laws.Ē They arenít citizens! Worse, they...
  • Minnesota school district restores prayer in schools [But there's a catch...]

    04/13/2016 9:40:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/13/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Do you think the ACLU will be suing any time soon?  Because there’s a catch.  Brendan of Supreme Patriot noticed something: Buried deep in a PBS article about how the St. Cloud, Minn., school district is accommodating a large Somali population was a telling example of religious bias. While public schools have appropriately been barred from leading students in corporate Christian prayer, this district is going out of its way to satisfy the desires of the Muslim community. PBS approvingly writes: In St. Cloud’s middle and high schools, the district allows prayer time for students, including Muslim students, as...
  • ACLU Sues to Make Bail More Affordable for Illegal Immigrants

    04/12/2016 11:34:51 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Apr 2016 | Caroline May
    The government should consider individualsí financial resources when setting the bond amount for aliens in removal proceedings, the ACLU argues. In a class lawsuit filed this month, the ACLU Foundation of Southern California and the ACLU Immigrantsí Rights Project say the federal government sets unacceptably high bond amounts for foreign nationals in deportation proceedings because it fails to consider their ability to pay. The result, the ACLU argues, is lengthier incarceration rates for poorer aliens.
  • Christian cross has no place on L.A. County seal, judge rules

    04/07/2016 1:57:32 PM PDT · by kingu · 49 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 7th, 2016 | Abby Sewell
    In a long-awaited ruling, a federal judge has sided with plaintiffs who argued it was unconstitutional for Los Angeles County supervisors to place a Christian cross on the county seal. A divided Board of Supervisors voted in 2014 to reinstate the cross on top of a depiction of the San Gabriel Mission, which appears on the seal among other symbols of county history. They were sued by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California and a group of religious leaders and scholars, who said placement of the cross on the seal unconstitutionally favored Christianity over other religions.
  • Court Requires NYPD to Purge Docs on Terrorists Inside U.S.

    03/23/2016 5:33:01 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 18, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    The New York Police Department has been directed by a U.S. court to remove from its online records an investigation pertaining to the rise of Islamic extremists in the West and the threats these individuals pose to American safety, according to legal documents. As part of a settlement agreement reached earlier this month with Muslim community advocates in U.S. District Court, the NYPD will purge from its website an extensive report that experts say has been critical to the departmentís understanding of radical Islam and its efforts to police the threat. The court settlement also stipulates that the NYPD make...
  • ACLU accuses Kentucky prison of illegal anti-gay mail ban

    03/23/2016 9:08:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 23, 2016 11:34 AM EDT
    The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a ban on letters, magazines and other mail sent to inmates at a Kentucky prison that contains material with gay-related content, news reports said Wednesday. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Kentucky ACLU legal director William Sharp has written to the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex to object to a policy that prohibits prisoners from receiving items that ďpromote homosexuality.Ē Ö
  • Muslim Group Objects To Police Efforts To Protect Themselves In The Event Of Riots At RNC Convention

    03/19/2016 12:02:39 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 18 Mar, 2016 | Casey Harper
    Muslim activist group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and the American Civil Liberties Union and others have formed a coalition questioning Cleveland police and their plan to use riot response equipment at the upcoming Republican Nation Convention. The groups will hold a press conference Monday to present their demands regarding the cityís plans to buy riot equipment ahead of the Republican National Convention in July, The Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports. The city received a $50 million grant to pay for additional security, though it is unclear how all that money will be spent. The groups do not totally oppose riot...
  • ACLU Attempting to Force Catholic Hospital to Kill Babies in Abortions

    03/14/2016 7:18:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 14, 2016 | Emily Derois
    In December, LifeNews reported the American Civil Liberties Union sued a Catholic health system in an attempt to force its staff to perform abortions, despite their religious and personal pro-life convictions. On March 23, the court will examine the evidence and determine whether to dismiss the ACLUís lawsuit against the Trinity Health Corporation. In a federal lawsuit against Trinity, which is one of the largest Catholic health systems in the country, the ACLU explained that their doctors refused to perform abortions on five women who suffered preterm, premature rupture of membranes. This complication arises when the amniotic sac breaks and...
  • ACLU Board Member URGED People To KILL Trump Supporters

    03/14/2016 5:34:41 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 44 replies
    clash daily ^ | March 14, 2016
    Arenít liberals supposed to be the tolerant ones that want everyone to be able to think freely without fear of consequence? Well, this completely destroys that narrative. This ACLU board member was caught inciting violence against Trump supporters and is now paying for it. DENVER (CBS4)Ė A board member for the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado has resigned after urging people to kill supporters of presidential candidate Donald Trump. Loring Wirbelís Facebook post was captured by The Daily Caller Ė a right-leaning online newspaper. The post states, ďThe thing is, we have to really reach out to those who...
  • For Donald Trump, ĎGet ĎEm Outí Is the New ĎYouíre Firedí (ACLU Backs Trump)

    03/13/2016 10:05:58 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 58 replies
    nytimes.com/ ^ | MARCH 13, 2016 | ALAN RAPPEPORT and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    While Mr. Trump complains that protesters are violating his First Amendment rights, many of his critics wonder about their own ability to speak out. At a Trump campaign event held at Valdosta State University in Georgia last month, several black students complained to the police that they did not understand why they were kicked out. Lee Rowland, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, said that because campaign events are considered ďpolitical theater,Ē candidates who rent event spaces have the right to disinvite anyone they choose. Those who resist could be charged with trespassing.
  • ACLU Colorado Board Member Resigns After Encouraging Shooting Trump Supporters

    03/13/2016 9:15:40 AM PDT · by ak267 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-15-2016 | Alex Swoyer
    An American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Board Member in Colorado has resigned after making national news headlines for urging people to kill Donald Trump supporters. Loring Wirbel of Colorado Springs, posted on Facebook, ďThe thing is, we have to really reach out to those who might consider voting for Trump and say, ĎThis is Goebbels. This is the final solution. If you are voting for him I will have to shoot you before Election Day.í Theyíre not going to listen to reason, so when justice is gone, thereís always forceÖĒ
  • Federal Appeals Court Upholds North Carolina Choose Life License Plates

    03/12/2016 6:31:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 11, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    After a long battle in the courts, pro-lifers in North Carolina will finally be allowed to display their support for unborn babies on their license plates. On Thursday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the ďChoose LifeĒ license plates that state lawmakers approved in 2011 are constitutional, according to WRAL. The battle over the North Carolina pro-life plates went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court last year, LifeNews reported. In June 2015, the high court ordered the 4th Circuit Court, which previously struck down the law, to reconsider the case in light of the Supreme...
  • Clay Higgins leaves the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office (Tough Louisiana Cop Hounded Out)

    02/29/2016 1:07:51 PM PST · by BerniesFriend · 15 replies
    Clay Higgins leaves the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Clay Higgins, the charismatic Sheriff's captain who put St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers on the international map with his viral videos, has resigned from the Sheriff's Office. Higgins made the announcement Monday morning on the steps of the St. Landry Parish Courthouse. He says he was not forced to resign, but he felt he need to turn in his badge, which the Sheriff accepted. "I will not kneel to violent street gangs. I will not kneel to murderers or the parents that raised them. I will not kneel to a discredited,...
  • New App Funded by Tax Dollars Connects Teens to Birth Control, ‚ÄėSexuality Education‚Äô

    02/23/2016 12:54:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 22, 2016 | 3:40 PM EST | Penny Starr
    A Pennsylvania-based non-profit group dedicated to giving young people access to birth control and "sexuality education" has launched a free app that connects "teens and young adults ages 14-24 with accurate, timely information about sexual and reproductive health." AccessMatters launched the app, dubbed "It Matters," last week, and a spokesperson with the organization told CNSNews.com that the app was funded by grants from Health and Human Services' Title X Family Planning and the Centers for Disease Control's teen pregnancy prevention program. "Users can find answers to common questions on topics such as relationships, birth control options, LGBT health, STDs (Sexually...
  • The ACLU doing what the ACLU does

    02/13/2016 1:44:45 PM PST · by HarborSentry · 6 replies
    Rand Koch blog ^ | February 13, 2016 | Rand Koch
    The ACLU and its friends are close to admitting that there weren't enough examples of real "torture" for them to complain about. Having sued to get images from evidence files of military legal cases, the ACLU finally got 198 images involving soldiers accused of mistreating prisoners. There were about 2,000 photos, but most are withheld because, quite understandably, the military doesn't want to provoke the the jihadists. The ACLU doesn't care if it provokes more violence. They want to see all the photos no matter who gets hurt. But this wasn't interrogation, either by the military or the CIA. It...
  • Kim Davis obeying orders in gay marriage case, judges rules

    02/09/2016 6:24:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2016 7:03 PM EST
    Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has obeyed orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the months since she spent five nights in jail for refusing to do so, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. United States District Judge David Bunning denied the American Civil Liberties Union's request to order Davis to reissue licenses she had altered to remove her name and title or face the possibility of further punishment. He found that Davis has allowed her deputies to issue licenses to anyone eligible since September and that the altered licenses are likely valid under Kentucky law. ...
  • BREAKING: Kim Davis defeats ACLU attempt to force her to violate her conscience

    02/09/2016 2:13:04 PM PST · by wagglebee · 45 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/9/16 | Ben Johnson
    ROWAN COUNTY, Kentucky, February 9, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - A federal judge has turned down the ACLU's attempt to force Kim Davis to violate her conscience while issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Although Governor Matt Bevin granted a religious accommodation for the county clerk to issue altered marriage licenses to homosexuals, the ACLU brought a lawsuit seeking to force Davis to issue the old forms with her full name on them. "There is absolutely no reason that this case went so far without reasonable people respecting and accommodating Kim Davis' First Amendment rights," said Mat Staver, the founder and chairman...
  • Utah bill could allow executions of human traffickers

    02/02/2016 1:34:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 2, 2016 4:14 PM EST | Michelle L. Price
    A proposal allowing Utah to execute someone convicted of human trafficking even if the criminal didn't actually kill the person would be unjust, costly and likely unconstitutional, opponents of the death penalty argued Tuesday. The bill from Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, would make human trafficking a capital crime in Utah if the victim dies. Under current state law, someone convicted of trafficking that results in a victim's death faces five years to life in prison. Ray said trafficking is a terrible crime, and the state has to do something to try and deter it. [...] The American Civil Liberties Union...
  • Court weighs practice of Christian prayers at meetings (Rowan County NC)

    01/27/2016 12:34:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2016 3:09 PM EST | Alanna Durkin Richer
    A federal appeals court wrestled on Wednesday with whether local government leaders in North Carolina are violating the Constitution by holding exclusively Christian prayers at their meetings - the first time a court at that level has addressed the issue since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a town government's favor in a similar case in 2014. An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union urged a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the lower court's ruling that the Rowan County Commissioner's practice of opening their meetings with prayers that almost always referred to...
  • Silencing the Lambs

    01/26/2016 6:54:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2016 | Robert Knight
    "War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength." In George Orwell's dystopic novel 1984, the totalitarian Big Brother regime issues perverse edicts reflecting the opposite of what is said. Likewise, in the American Civil Liberties Union's dystopic world, "silence is freedom of speech." The latest example unfolded recently in the Pittsburgh suburb of Monroeville, Pennsylvania, where the ACLU bullied the city council, which had been considering allowing faith leaders to give rotating prayers before the meetings. The Council had long been opening with recitations of the Lord's Prayer, and after a complaint from a single, disappointed petitioner morphed into...
  • Judge Orders Temporary Stop to Stricter 'Nipple Law'. (ACLU)

    01/25/2016 3:26:36 PM PST · by aimhigh · 53 replies
    Ozark's First ^ | 01/25/2016 | Ozark'sFirst
    On Friday evening, the United States District Court issued a preliminary injunction in the 'Free the Nipple' lawsuit. The injunction on the case Free the Nipple , et al., v. City of Springfield stops Springfield from enforcing a discriminatory provision in the City's indecent exposure law that made it illegal for women to show any portion of their breasts beneath the areola as an act of protest. The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed the suit on Oct. 26 following the plaintiffs’ August protest in which they appeared at Park Central Square without shirts, but with their nipples covered.
  • Court Requires NYPD to Purge Docs on Terrorists Inside U.S.

    01/18/2016 6:57:30 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 30 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | January 18 | Adam Kredo
    The New York Police Department has been directed by a U.S. court to remove from its online records an investigation pertaining to the rise of Islamic extremists in the West and the threats these individuals pose to American safety, according to legal documents. As part of a settlement agreement reached earlier this month with Muslim community advocates in U.S. District Court, the NYPD will purge from its website an extensive report that experts say has been critical to the department's understanding of radical Islam and its efforts to police the threat. The court settlement also stipulates that the NYPD make...
  • ACLU Kicks God Out of School in Ben Franklin's Backyard

    01/12/2016 1:29:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2016 | Robert Knight
    Glenview Elementary School in Haddon Heights, New Jersey, was already far along the safe road to political correctness. The suburban Philadelphia-area school's annual Christmas concert, held on Dec. 23, was called the Holiday Concert, and Christmas break had become Winter Break. Its website has a link to the 79-page, state-issued, anti-bullying guidelines. So far, so good. But the school had not bent entirely to PC fashion. After each recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, the pupils recited the words, "God bless America." Although this was not a required action, the school had been doing it to honor fallen first responders...
  • Washington State bathroom bill obliterates men‚Äôs and women‚Äôs rooms

    01/08/2016 12:41:24 PM PST · by wagglebee · 45 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/8/16 | Lisa Bourne
    OLYMPIA, Washington, January 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) ‚Äď Washington State will now require public buildings, including schools, to allow individuals to use bathrooms and locker rooms of the opposite sex. Having taken effect on December 26, the transgender bathroom rule was created by the State Human Rights Commission and has been in the works since 2012. It eliminates a previous separate standard for schools, which allowed them to look at locker room use for transgender students on a case-by-case basis. Human Rights Commission executive director Sharon Ortiz, along with ACLU staff attorney Margaret Chen, said the rule clarifies law that previously...
  • NYC Settles Lawsuits Over Muslim Surveillance by Police

    01/07/2016 12:59:41 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 7, 2015 | Tom Hays
    NYC Settles Lawsuits Over Muslim Surveillance by Police By tom hays, associated press NEW YORK -- Jan 7, 2016 The New York Police Department will strengthen safeguards against illegal surveillance of Muslims in investigations of terror threats and install a civilian representative on an advisory committee that reviews the probes under the terms of a settlement of two high-profile civil rights lawsuits, lawyers said Thursday. The announcement of a deal following months of negotiations formally ended litigation over accusations that the nation's largest police department cast a shadow over Muslim communities with a covert campaign of religious profiling and illegal...
  • School stops saying 'God Bless America' after ACLU threat

    01/06/2016 5:36:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 6, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    For more than a decade boys and girls at Glenview Elementary School would start the day by gathering on the playground to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. The children of Haddon Heights, New Jersey would conclude their patriotic service by saying "God bless America." It was a tradition birthed by two kindergarten teachers in the aftermath of the Muslim terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 - a way to honor those who lost their lives on that terrible day. But that tradition ended Monday - thanks to the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey. The school's principal sent a...