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  • Dershowitz: For ACLU, getting Trump trumps civil liberties

    04/12/2018 6:41:47 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 12, 2018 | Alan Dershowitz
    The American Civil Liberties Union, on whose national board I used to serve with pride, raises vast sums of money claiming to defend the civil liberties of all Americans. Unfortunately, however, over the last several years it has turned from being a neutral civil liberties organization to a left wing, agenda-driven group that protects its contributors and constituents while ignoring the civil liberties of Americans with whom it disagrees. *** Now, since the election of President Trump, it has sunk to a new low, becoming a cheerleader for the violation of the civil liberties of those on the other side...
  • ACLU Celebrates Raid on Trump’s Lawyer: ‘The Rule of Law is Alive’

    04/12/2018 5:02:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-12-2018 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz, one of the country’s foremost defense lawyers and a civil libertarian who supported Hillary Clinton for president, condemned the raid. “If this were Hillary Clinton being investigated and they went into her lawyer’s office, the ACLU would be on every television station in America jumping up and down,” he told Fox News this week. However, the ACLU not only condones the raid on Trump’s; it is applauding it.
  • Alan Dershowitz: If FBI Raided Hillary's Attorney, ACLU Would be 'Jumping Up and Down'

    04/09/2018 7:16:24 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 99 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 9, 2018
    1:54 minute long YouTube video of a Sean Hannity interview of Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz. The noted lawyer is shocked and appalled by Mueller's brazen, unconstitutional violation of attorney-client confidentiality.
  • California lawmakers propose legislation restricting when officers can open fire

    04/03/2018 6:49:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | April 3, 2018
    Several state lawmakers and the family of a 22-year-old unarmed black man fatally shot by police are proposing Tuesday that California become the first state to significantly restrict when officers can open fire. The proposed legislation would change the current "reasonable force" rule to a "necessary force" standard. That means officers would be allowed to shoot only if "there were no other reasonable alternatives to the use of deadly force" to prevent imminent serious injury or death, said American Civil Liberties Union legislative advocate Lizzie Buchen, whose organization is among the groups behind the bill. The proposed standard could require...
  • ACLU and liberal foundation urge cops not to arrest illegals for crimes they commit

    03/22/2018 9:47:55 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 22, 2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Shortened title. Full title: ACLU chapter and liberal foundation urge cops not to arrest illegals for crimes they commit to shield them from deportation Remember when liberals claimed they believed in equal protection under the laws? The fanatical hatred for Donald Trump and fanatical desire to replace the population of the United States with third-world people who will vote for Democrats have led the Massachusetts chapter of the ACLU and the progressive Century Foundation to urge police to create a special class of people – violators of immigration laws – protected from arrest for crimes that the rest of us...
  • ACLU Sues DHS to Force Release of Migrants With Children

    03/14/2018 5:59:20 AM PDT · by davikkm · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | NEIL MUNRO
    The pro-migration ACLU is suing the Department of Homeland Security to help economic migrants use children to smuggle themselves into the United States. President Donald Trump’s DHS tries to detain all migrants pending their asylum hearing because it is easier to repatriate migrants homewards when they lose their hearing. The detention policy is also intended to prevent migrants from walking away and then disappearing into the United States, and also to deter future migration. When groups of migrants — the so-called “family units” of adults and children — appear at the border, DHS prioritizes its limited number of detention beds...
  • Federal judge rules Indiana can't block resettlement of Syrian refugees: report

    03/01/2018 7:55:11 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 1, 2018 | AVERY ANAPOL
    A federal judge ruled that the state of Indiana cannot block Syrian refugees from resettling in the state under an order from then Gov. Mike Pence (R). In November 2015, Pence was part of a group of 16 governors who announced plans to block Syrian refugees from settling in their states in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris. All but one of the governors were Republicans. The Indiana policy prevented state agencies from making payments to a nonprofit that helped resettle Syrian refugees. U.S. District Judge Tonya Walton Pratt on Tuesday ruled that Indiana could no longer withhold authorized...
  • Supreme Court rules immigrants can be detained indefinitely

    02/27/2018 11:01:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2018 | John Bowden
    Immigrants can be held by U.S. immigration officials indefinitely without receiving bond hearings, even if they have permanent legal status or are seeking asylum, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a 5-3 ruling Tuesday, with Justice Elena Kagan recusing, the court ruled that immigrants do not have the right to periodic bond hearings. The ruling is a defeat for immigration advocates, who argued that immigrants should not be held for more than six months at a time without such a hearing. The Supreme Court ruling follows a Trump administration appeal of a ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals...
  • Richmond-based federal appeals court finds Trump Muslim travel ban unconstitutional - again

    02/15/2018 11:52:32 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 66 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | February 15, 2018 | Frank Green
    A divided 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday held as unconstitutional President Donald Trump's anti-terrorist travel ban from eight countries, six of them majority-Muslim with a total population of 150 million. In a 9-4 vote, the Richmond-based court upheld a Maryland district judge's preliminary injunction against the ban taking full effect and ruled that the travel restrictions violate the Constitution's Establishment Clause, which bars the government establishment of a religion. “In sum, the face of the Proclamation, read in the context of President Trump’s official statements, fails to demonstrate a primarily secular purpose. To the objective observer, the...
  • Criminal justice reformers aim big by targeting local DA races [Soros funded]

    02/14/2018 8:40:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 14, 2018 | by JON SCHUPPE
    DALLAS - If you can’t win big, go small. That’s the strategy gaining momentum among criminal justice reformers in the age of Trump, as the federal government hardens its approach to law enforcement. Instead of pouring money and energy into squeezing change out of Washington, national civil rights organizations are teaming with local groups to push their agendas in county-level district attorney races, where a few thousand votes can determine who asserts the most influence over the local justice system. Picking their targets carefully, and crunching election data to influence pivotal voter blocs - and benefiting from the largesse of...
  • Fired Weirton cop, ACLU reach reach settlement with city(WV)

    02/12/2018 12:19:34 PM PST · by buckalfa · 7 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | February 12, 2018 | MetroNews Staff
    WEIRTON, W.Va. — A fired Weirton police officer is getting $175,000 from the Hancock County city as part of a settlement agreement which includes other relief and brings to an end a lawsuit filed in May 2017 challenging his termination. Timothy O’Brien and the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia sued Weirton for wrongful termination, due process violations and reputation damage on behalf of former Weirton Officer Stephen Mader. Mader claimed he was fired because he did not shoot a black man with a gun on the night of May 6, 2016 when, as a probationary officer, Mader was...
  • REVEALED: Three Democrats Attended Private Dinner With Iran’s President And Louis Farrakhan

    02/10/2018 4:08:39 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 56 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 02/09/2018 | PETER HASSON
    Three Democratic congressmen attended a private dinner hosted by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in 2013, a new report reveals. Reps. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, Andre Carson of Indiana and Gregory Meeks of New York attended the private dinner, along with Louis Farrakhan, a notorious anti-Semite who leads the black supremacist group Nation of Islam. Iran is the number one state sponsor of terrorism, according to the United States government, which has listed the Islamic Republic as a state sponsor of terror since 1984. Rouhani was in New York for a United Nations meeting and held the dinner party just hours...
  • Walgreens Caves to ACLU, Allows Men in Women’s Restrooms

    02/10/2018 11:36:31 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 74 replies
    2ndVote ^ | February 7, 2018 | 2ndVote
    Walgreens will now allow men to use women’s restroom facilities in all stores across the country on the basis of “gender identity” as opposed to biological sex. The company announced the new policy after a female LGBT activist claimed a Walgreens employee forced her to use the men’s restroom because of her “appearance.” The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California assisted the individual, who is biologically female and identifies as female, in bringing her complaint to Walgreens corporate. Instead of affirming that a woman should be able to use the women’s restroom, Walgreens, at the urging of the ACLU...
  • Attkisson: Journalists "Begging" Not To Be Told About Surveillance Abuses; "Propagandists"

    02/08/2018 10:57:58 AM PST · by detective · 43 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 7, 2018 | Ian Schwartz
    Shortened title: Full title: Attkisson: Journalists "Begging" Not To Be Told About Surveillance Abuses; "Propagandists" In Newsrooms Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson said she has never seen the number of supposed open government groups and journalists "so uncurious and begging" not to be told about alleged or supposed violations of citizens rights. In an interview with Tucker Carlson on the Tuesday edition of his FOX News show, the veteran journalist said "propagandists" have been invited into newsrooms to dictate "talking points de jour," making it more difficult to do unbiased reporting. Attkisson also talked about intelligence agencies introducing "bad evidence" to...
  • ACLU pulls it webpage on "Fight against the expansion of FISA"

    02/05/2018 11:35:17 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    ACLU - Real Truth about FISA ^ | Feb 5, 2018 | 11th_VA - FR Exclusive
    You can learn more about what the ACLU is doing to fight the expansion of FISA and roll back the powers of the Protect America Act at www.aclu.org/fisa (CLICK THE LINK !!!)
  • (No mention of Donald's civil rights) ACLU’s Constitutional Analysis of the Public Statements...

    02/04/2018 1:32:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    ACLU ^ | 2/03/18 | Doesn't matter
    ACLU’s Constitutional Analysis of the Public Statements and Policy Proposals of Donald Trump Donald Trump's statements and policy proposals would blatantly violate the inalienable rights guaranteed by the Constitution. We have undertaken an analysis of his most controversial policy proposals. These include his pledges to deport over 11 million undocumented immigrants, to ban Muslims from entering the United States, to surveil American Muslims and their houses of worship, to torture again, and to revise libel laws. We have found them all wanting, to say the least. According to our analysis, Trump’s proposals taken together would violate the First, Fourth, Fifth,...
  • ACLU Complains: "Trump Used the Word 'America' More Than 80 Times"

    01/31/2018 9:48:13 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 31, 2018 | Susan Jones
    (Screen Capture) (CNSNews.com) - The American Civil Liberties Union -- note the word "American" in its title -- complained Tuesday night about President Trump's repeated use of the word "America" in his State of the Union speech. In a written response to Trump's speech, Faiz Shakir, the ACLU's national political director, said: Tonight, President Trump said the word ‘America’ more than 80 times in his speech. Yet, after a divisive first year, we hear and feel how exclusionary that ‘America’ is, with policies that have harmed so many vulnerable American communities. The ACLU stands ready to protect these communities,...
  • School Agrees to Pay $800,000 After Transgender Student Born Female Is Denied Use of Boys' Bathrooms

    01/28/2018 10:19:12 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 72 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | By Stoyan Zaimov
    A school board in Wisconsin has agreed to pay $800,000 to settle a lawsuit in the case of a transgender former student born female who was initially denied the request to use boys' bathrooms. The Kenosha Unified School Board voted 5-2 Tuesday night in favor of the $800,000 settlement, Kenosha News reported. Lawyers said that $650,000 of that sum would go toward attorney's fees. The student, Ash Whitaker, a biological female who identifies as a male, claimed the school had carried out discriminatory practices in requiring that students use the bathrooms of the gender they were born with. Whitaker, who...
  • Judge rejects transgender student’s demand to change in girls’ locker room

    01/26/2018 8:59:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 26, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    An Illinois judge denied a transgender student’s request Thursday to change clothes with female students in the girls’ locker room at a public high school. The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, which represents Nova Maday, a biologically male student at Palatine’s Township High School District 211, had petitioned a trial court last year, arguing the student should be treated like other females and not be forced to change clothes behind a curtain. But on Thursday, Judge Thomas Allen rejected the request, leaving the ACLU to consult with its client on how to move forward with the case. “Clearly, we...
  • Illegal Immigrant Teen Seeking Abortion Released from Federal Custody to Obtain One

    01/15/2018 12:03:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) released Jane Moe, a 17-year-old unaccompanied minor seeking an abortion, Sunday from a federally funded shelter to a sponsor where she will be free to obtain an abortion with her own funding. ORR had previously planned to release her by January 26th but did so two weeks early after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) issued a complaint on Moe's behalf.In their Thursday complaint, the ACLU was seeking not only a preliminary injunction preventing government officials from obstructing Moe’s abortion access but also a permanent injunction against ORR’s...