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  • ACLU Sues To Stop Trump From Deporting Illegals So Quickly

    08/07/2019 7:59:41 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    daily caller ^ | AUG 6, 2019 | Jason Hopkins
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to block a Trump administration policy that fast-tracks deportations of illegal aliens. The lawsuit, which was filed on behalf of immigrant-rights groups We Count! and Make the Road New York, argues that President Donald Trump’s expansion of expedited removal has stripped immigrants of due process and has led to wrongful deportations. “Hundreds of thousands of people living anywhere in the U.S. are at risk of being separated from their families and expelled from the country without any recourse,” ACLU lawyer Anand Balakrishnan said in a prepared statement released Tuesday....
  • Planned Parenthood, ACLU File Suit Against Missouri over Abortion Ban

    08/03/2019 4:00:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    BREITBART ^ | AUG 3, 2019 | Dr Susan Berry
    Planned Parenthood joined the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) this week in filing a lawsuit against Missouri over the state’s law that bans abortion past the eighth week of pregnancy. “Planned Parenthood will not cower to politicians who are trying to dismantle our access to safe, legal abortion — not in Missouri, and not anywhere else,” said Alexis McGill Johnson, acting president of Planned Parenthood. Johnson recently assumed her position after the organization’s sudden ouster of Dr. Leana Wen, its first physician president in decades. She referred to the abortion bans that have been passed in 12 states this year...
  • Former PDX baggage handler sentenced to 6 months in federal prison for stealing guns from luggage

    07/30/2019 3:15:17 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 24 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 07/29/2019 | Maxine Bernstein
    A former baggage handler who stole six guns and ammunition from checked luggage at Portland International Airport was sentenced Monday to six months in federal prison. After removing the guns, Deshawn Antonio Kelly then switched airline tags on the luggage he opened, sending them to different destinations. Two ended up out of the country, arriving in London and Mexico City, which delayed the owners’ reporting of the gun thefts. One of the victims was an out-of-state police officer; another was a gun dealer, according to police and prosecutors. Five of the six guns were recovered. Kelly turned over one of...
  • Senators Introduce Resolution to Label Antifa ‘Domestic Terrorists’

    07/21/2019 1:44:09 PM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 53 replies
    Breitbart.Com ^ | Juy 21, 2019 | Amy Furr
    Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) introduced a resolution Thursday that would label Antifa a “domestic terrorist organization.” “Whereas members of Antifa, because they believe that free speech is equivalent to violence, have used threats of violence in the pursuit of suppressing opposing political ideologies,” the resolution states. The resolution continues....:
  • Portland Considers Antimask Law Aimed at Antifa Violence

    07/18/2019 11:12:33 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 18, 2019 | Zusha Elinson
    City leaders in Portland, Ore., are considering making it illegal for protesters to wear masks in an attempt to address violent clashes between left-wing and right-wing activists, the latest of which occurred a few weeks ago. Police Chief Danielle Outlaw first called for an antimask law after dueling protests on June 29, where a conservative writer said he was assaulted by members of the left-wing group Antifa, who frequently wear masks. Demonstrators from Antifa, short for antifascist, were among those countering a march by the Proud Boys, which calls itself a “Western Chauvinist Group” and is designated as a hate...
  • Immigrants sue to block Trump’s threatened new deportation roundup of families planned for Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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