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  • 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
  • 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.
  • Black Lives Matter Shut Down ACLU's Campus Free Speech Event Because 'Liberalism Is White Supremacy'

    10/04/2017 1:11:34 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 57 replies
    It was the last remark she was able to make before protesters drowned her out with cries of, "ACLU, you protect Hitler, too." They also chanted, "the oppressed are not impressed," "shame, shame, shame, shame," (an ode to the Faith Militant's treatment of Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones, though why anyone would want to be associated with the religious fanatics in that particular conflict is beyond me), "blood on your hands," "the revolution will not uphold the Constitution," and, uh, "liberalism is white supremacy." This went on for nearly 20 minutes. Eventually, according to the campus's Flat Hat News,...
  • 2017 10 01 John Haller's Prophecy Update "LIVE from Facebook Prison"

    10/01/2017 2:29:11 PM PDT · by Lera · 22 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Oct 1, 2017 | John Haller
    John Haller is in Facebook prison. Clearly, he must be saying the right things. Help spread the word and get his message out. We may be experiencing to advent of two classic novels in our lifetime. Were Orwell and Rand modern day prophets? Consider this: In the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell, the Thought Police (Thinkpol) are the secret police of the superstate Oceania, who discover and punish "thoughtcrimes" which are defined as personal and political thoughts unapproved by "the Party." Thinkpol used criminal psychology and omnipresent surveillance to monitor and arrest all citizens of "Oceania" who would commit...
  • Motel 6 says employees won't call immigration on guests

    09/14/2017 10:15:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2017 9:55 PM EDT | Anita Snow
    Motel 6 says its employees in Phoenix will no longer work with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents following news reports that its workers were reporting on guests they believed were in the United States illegally. In a tweet about reports first published in the Phoenix New Times, Motel 6 said Wednesday: “This was implemented at the local level without the knowledge of senior management. When we became aware of it last week, it was discontinued.” Employees at the Motel 6 at one of the locations — near a stretch of other budget motels, discount stores and fast food chain...
  • ACLU to Trump: Only Congress can authorize North Korea military action

    09/05/2017 3:03:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 5, 2017 | Rebecca Kheel
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) warned President Trump on Tuesday that only Congress can authorize a military strike on North Korea, as tensions with Pyongyang continue to escalate. “The American Civil Liberties Union strongly urges you to uphold the Constitution, and the fundamental principle of separation of powers, by recognizing the sole authority of Congress to declare war — and to refrain from the use of force against North Korea in the absence of explicit congressional authorization for the use of force,” the group wrote in a letter to Trump on Tuesday. “This drumbeat of threats over the past...
  • BREAKING: Trump Admin., Rights Groups Settle NY Travel Ban Suit

    08/29/2017 3:43:46 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 27 replies
    Law 360 ^ | August 29, 2017 | Stewart Bishop
    Law360, New York (August 29, 2017, 6:35 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump’s administration and advocates for a proposed class of travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries suing over an executive order barring them from entering the U.S. have agreed to settle the case. According to a Tuesday docket entry by U.S. Magistrate Judge Lois Bloom, the parties have reached an agreement in principle to settle the lawsuit. The judge said she'll hold a conference on Thursday afternoon so the deal may be confirmed in open court. Details of the settlement were not immediatly availible late Tuesday. The American Civil Liberties...
  • ACLU Sues Trump Over Transgender Military Ban

    08/28/2017 7:36:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 08/28/17
    BALTIMORE (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender individuals joining the military. The federal lawsuit was filed in Maryland on Monday by the ACLU of Maryland on behalf of several service members who are transgender. Trump directed the Pentagon on Friday to implement the ban on transgender individuals joining the military, which he first announced in a tweet. He also gave to the Pentagon the authority to decide the future of openly transgender people already serving. The lawsuit says Trump’s policy violates the equal protection rights of transgender service...
  • Sheriff Arpaio Gets A Get of Jail Freebe from POTUS

    WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned a notorious former Arizona sheriff who willfully violated a federal judge’s order by unlawfully detaining individuals his officers claimed might be in the country illegally. Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who had previously proclaimed himself “America’s toughest sheriff,” was convicted of criminal contempt last month for violating a 2011 order that barred Arpaio and his office from detaining individuals solely based on suspicions about their legal status. Arpaio, 85, was scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 5. “Throughout his time as Sheriff, Arpaio continued his life’s work of protecting the public...
  • ACLU asks Border Patrol to stop enforcement during Texas hurricane (CBP says no)

    08/25/2017 10:23:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 25, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    The ACLU asked the Border Patrol to shut down its checkpoints in Texas Friday, saying illegal immigrants fleeing Hurricane Harvey shouldn’t have to worry about being nabbed. “By keeping checkpoints open, the Border Patrol is putting undocumented people and mixed-status families at risk out of fear of deportations,” Lorella Praeli, director of immigration policy at the American Civil Liberties Union said in a statement.
  • ACLU backs down in face of Twitter’s wrath for pic of white baby holding US flag

    08/24/2017 9:38:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | August 24, 2017
    The ACLU got a big lesson in political correctness after posting a photo of a white baby holding an American flag to its Twitter page — and has backed off after social media trolls accused the free-speech group of promoting Nazis. “This is the future that ACLU members want,” the ACLU captioned a photo of a blonde baby wearing an ACLU “free speech” onesie and holding a small American flag.
  • ACLU Tweets a Photo of a White Baby In a 'Free Speech' Onesie, Gets Called Racist

    08/24/2017 7:39:56 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 8/24/17 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    The ACLU has apologized for perpetuating “white supremacy” after some on Twitter took offense to a tweet featuring a white baby. In a tweet on Wednesday, the ACLU posted a photo of a child wearing a “free speech” onesie with the text, “This is the future that ACLU members want”: Instead of noticing the shirt the baby was wearing, some people immediately took offense to the tweet including a white baby: Anthropologist Michael Oman-Reagan suggested he would rather have a future featuring black characters from science fiction films: In response to the uproar, the ACLU thanked its Twitter follows for...
  • Phoenix Becomes Illegal Alien Sanctuary after Leftist Group Orders it in meeting with Police Chief

    08/22/2017 2:03:22 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 19 replies
    The closed-door session between Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams and Will Goana, policy director for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arizona, occurred just weeks before the Phoenix Police Department quietly implemented a new policy banning officers from contacting the feds after arresting an illegal alien and forbidding them from asking about suspects’ immigration status. The new order violates key provisions of a state law upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court and leaves the city vulnerable to costly lawsuits. Judicial Watch exposed the abrupt policy revision last month after obtaining a copy of the Phoenix Police Department’s new sanctuary...
  • The A.C.L.U. Needs to Rethink Free Speech

    08/19/2017 8:26:23 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 73 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 17, 2017 | K-Sue Park
    The American Civil Liberties Union has a long history of defending the First Amendment rights of groups on both the far left and the far right. This commitment led the organization to successfully sue the city of Charlottesville, Va., last week on behalf of a white supremacist rally organizer. The rally ended with a Nazi sympathizer plowing his car into a crowd, killing a counterprotester and injuring many. After the A.C.L.U. was excoriated for its stance, it responded that “preventing the government from controlling speech is absolutely necessary to the promotion of equality.” Of course that’s true. The hope is...
  • ACLU blames McAuliffe, police for Charlottesville

    08/18/2017 7:39:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies ^ | 8/17/2017 | Liam Clancy
    In the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left one dead and at least 38 injured, many members of the national media were quick to blame the “Unite the Right” rally attendees for the outbreak of street warfare between “alt-right” and “alt-left” protesters. But according to the ACLU and reporters covering the rally, the violence escalated due to what many believe was an intentional lack of police oversight, with the blame aimed squarely at Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe. “The police actually allowed us to square off against each other,” one counter-protester told CNN. “There were fights, and the...
  • Settlement reached in ACLU lawsuit against CIA interrogation

    08/17/2017 10:02:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 1 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 17, 2017 | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A settlement was announced Thursday in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against two psychologists involved in designing the CIA's harsh interrogation program used in the war on terror. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.