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  • Biden nominee equated 'proof of citizenship' with 'voter suppression,' likened felon voting ban to slavery

    01/02/2022 10:56:51 AM PST · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/2/2022 | Sam Dorman
    One of President Biden's judicial nominees reportedly disparaged various voting restrictions in the United States, including by comparing slavery to the ban on felons voting and "proof of citizenship" to "voter suppression." "When you add laws that prohibit people with a criminal conviction from voting, it’s practically the same system as during slavery – Black people who have lost their freedom and cannot vote," attorney Nancy Gbana Abudu said in a post for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). "And without access to the ballot, a victim of the system cannot elect the very officials pulling the levers to hire...
  • Care About Election Integrity? Let Me Introduce You to ERIC.

    12/23/2021 7:34:57 AM PST · by bitt · 42 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/22/2021 | J. CHRISTIAN ADAM
    By now, you’ve become familiar with automatic mail ballots. You also probably are familiar with election officials suspending the statutory rules governing elections in 2020 as they did in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and elsewhere. If you really get around, then you’ve come across Zuckbucks, the nearly half-billion dollars that came from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and went into government election offices in urban cores to create turnout machines for Joe Biden. But you might not have met ERIC. ERIC isn’t a person. ERIC stands for the Electronic Registration and Information Center. ERIC is an entity that has more to do with...
  • Biden Administration Halts Settlement Talks On Family Separation, ACLU Says, After Blowback Over Considering $450,000 Payments

    12/16/2021 4:50:22 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | Dec 16, 2021 | Joe Walsh
    The Department of Justice is no longer negotiating to settle lawsuits from migrant families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border under a Trump Administration policy, the American Civil Liberties Union said Thursday, after the Biden Administration drew criticism for reportedly weighing $450,000 payments. The DOJ has cut off settlement talks with parents and children who say they faced severe trauma after immigration officials separated them at the southern border, and now plans to litigate any family separation suits, ACLU attorney Lee Gelernt told Forbes (the ACLU represents plaintiffs in one family separation lawsuit). The DOJ did not immediately respond to a...
  • Police Detective Warns People Not To Visit Los Angeles Due To Rising Crime

    12/08/2021 8:15:33 PM PST · by blam · 38 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 12-8-2021 | Naveen Athrappully via The Epoch Times
    A Los Angeles detective has warned against people visiting the city due to rising crime rates while adding that police are unable to guarantee their safety. “We’re telling people don’t visit because we don’t think we can keep you safe right now. And that’s just sad to say,” Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detective Jamie McBride told Fox News on Tuesday. McBride blamed Governor Gavin Newsom, L.A. County DA George Gascon, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for propagating the Proposition 47 bill that has led to such a situation. “How did we get here? The ACLU advocated for...
  • US Senate confirms Rachael Rollins to be next US attorney for Massachusetts [opposes prosecution of wanton destruction of property, etc. See comment]

    12/08/2021 8:01:20 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 23 replies
    WCVB ^ | Dec 8, 2021 | WCVB
    The United States Senate on Wednesday narrowly confirmed Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins to be the next U.S. attorney for Massachusetts.... Vice President Kamala Harris was needed to break two votes that were tied 50-50 along party lines...Republicans all voted against Rollins' nomination.... “to declining to prosecute low-level offenses, Rachael Rollins has really shown that we can take a different approach to law enforcement," said Carol Rose, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)... Rollins has also sparred with Boston’s largest police union, which accused her last summer of inciting violence against law enforcement..
  • ACLU steps in after LGBTQ books pulled from Missouri schools

    11/22/2021 11:34:27 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | November 22, 2021
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday sent a letter demanding a Kansas City, Missouri school district return two LGBTQ-themed books to library shelves. The North Kansas City School District pulled “All Boys Aren’t Blue” and “Fun House” from high schools this month in response to parent complaints. The district is reviewing the titles, and the books are expected to be discussed during a Monday school board meeting. In a letter to school officials, the ACLU of Missouri said removing the books violates students’ First Amendment rights by restricting their access to ideas. “Students must...
  • The ACLU Thinks Kyle Rittenhouse's Civil Liberties Got Too Much Protection

    11/19/2021 8:58:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    Reason ^ | 11.19.2021 | Robby Soave
    The American Civil Liberties Union should not cavalierly take the side of prosecutors against the concept of self-defense. Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who shot and killed two men during the riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last summer, was acquitted on Friday. Prosecutors had charged him with first-degree reckless homicide, first-degree intentional homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide, and two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, but the jury was persuaded by Rittenhouse's argument that he acted in self-defense. For anyone who had followed the trial closely, this outcome is unsurprising. The prosecution simply did not meet its burden of proof, and Rittenhouse's...
  • ACLU COMMENT ON FBI RAID OF PROJECT VERITAS FOUNDER

    11/14/2021 1:16:16 PM PST · by RandFan · 59 replies
    ACLU ^ | Nov 14 | ACLU
    NEW YORK — The following is a statement from Brian Hauss, senior staff attorney with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, in response to reports of an FBI raid on Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe: “Project Veritas has engaged in disgraceful deceptions, and reasonable observers might not consider their activities to be journalism at all. Nevertheless, the precedent set in this case could have serious consequences for press freedom. Unless the government had good reason to believe that Project Veritas employees were directly involved in the criminal theft of the diary, it should not have subjected them to invasive...
  • The collusive lawsuit between the ACLU and the Biden administration for immigration reparations is an illegal and unethical sham

    11/13/2021 2:31:09 PM PST · by T Ruth · 9 replies
    the Aspen beat ^ | November 11, 2021 | Glenn K. Beaton
    The ACLU sued the United States for money on behalf of illegal immigrants for being separated from their children when they were caught and detained at the border. The Wall Street Journal reported a few weeks ago that the Department of Justice was considering settling the case for about $450,000 per individual – a settlement amounting to over a million dollars in the case of a family of three and over two million for a family of five. The basis for the ACLU’s lawsuit on behalf of the immigrants is not clear. Most legal experts agree that whatever the morality...
  • White House says DOJ will determine amount of payouts to migrant families

    11/07/2021 10:49:00 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/7/2021 | Mark Moore
    A senior White House adviser said the Justice Department will set the amount of compensation if it deems that paying migrants separated from their families will save taxpayers money — payments that run as much as $450,000 or more. “If the DOJ determines that it saves the taxpayers money and it rights a wrong, then they will make the determination that is necessary and I would assume if they make a determination, they’ll come up with what they think is an adequate dollar amount,” Cedric Richmond said on “Fox News Sunday.” R​ichmond said the Justice Department is making its decision...
  • WH: Biden now ‘perfectly comfortable’ with migrant payouts — after calling $450K report ‘garbage’

    11/05/2021 8:05:05 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/4/2021 | Steven Nelson
    The total amount paid out could reach close to $1 billion to settle lawsuits filed over the separations. President Biden is “perfectly comfortable” with cash payouts to migrant families whose members were detained separately after illegally crossing the US-Mexico border, White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Thursday. The answer comes just a day after Biden labeled as “garbage” a report that his administration is considering $450,000-per-person payments. Jean-Pierre pointedly pivoted Biden’s assessment after the American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday night said Biden “may not have been fully briefed about the actions of his very own Justice Department.”...
  • White House backtracks and admits Biden WILL pay separated migrants after he called $450K proposal 'garbage' yesterday: President won't dish out $450K but is 'perfectly comfortable' with 'settlements'

    11/04/2021 4:49:07 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/4/2021 | Staff
    White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Thursday that President Biden is 'perfectly comfortable' with cash payouts to migrant families separated at the border, but insisted the settlements won't be as high as $450,000. Fox News' Peter Doocy asked Jean-Pierre during the briefing what Biden meant when he called the reports of payments 'garbage' after the ACLU claimed that he 'hadn't been briefed properly. Jean-Pierre, standing in for Jen Psaki after her COVID diagnosis, responded by saying that settlements were happening, and he was responding to the claim that they could be close to half-a-million dollars. 'If it...
  • ACLU tears into Biden for not being aware of the 'actions of his very own DOJ' after he called reports of $450,000 migrant payments 'garbage': Republicans launch bill to block 'insulting' settlements

    11/04/2021 8:23:23 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/4/2021 | Elizabeth Elkind
    The American Civil Liberties Union tore into President Joe Biden on Wednesday night after he denied reports that his White House is planning on paying migrants separated under the Trump administration $450,000 each or $1 million per family. Biden had dismissed the reports as 'garbage' at a White House press conference just hours earlier. The head of the ACLU said the 78-year-old president's statement means he either hasn't been 'full briefed' on the matter or is 'abandoning' his promise to undo Donald Trump's more strict immigration laws.
  • ACLU busts Biden's narrative on payments to illegals

    11/03/2021 7:34:08 PM PDT · by blueplum · 27 replies
    Fox ^ | 03 November 2021 | Tyler O'Neil
    The president 'may not have been fully briefed,' ACLU executive director says The American Civil Liberties Union countered President Biden's claim that his administration is not considering payments of up to $450,000 to illegal immigrants who had been separated from their families under the previous administration.... ...Yet ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero told Fox News that the plan is very much in the works. "President Biden may not have been fully briefed about the actions of his very own Justice Department as it carefully deliberated and considered the crimes committed against thousands of families separated from their children as...
  • Biden denies plan to pay separated migrant families up to $450K

    11/03/2021 2:02:07 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/03/2021 | BRETT SAMUELS
    President Biden on Wednesday denied his administration is considering paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to each migrant separated from their family under the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy. "That’s not gonna happen," Biden told reporters when asked about the reported plan. The Wall Street Journal first reported last week that the administration was contemplating a payment of roughly $450,000 per person for separated migrant parents and children. Multiple news outlets later confirmed The Journal's reporting.
  • Biden labels report government to pay separated immigrants $450,000 'garbage'

    11/03/2021 3:29:13 PM PDT · by karpov · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 3, 2021 | Kyle Smith
    President Biden responded Wednesday to a report that suggested his administration was mulling whether to make $450,000 payments to immigrants who were separated from their families at the border under former President Trump's administration, calling the reporting "garbage" and saying that it is "not gonna happen." Following remarks at the White House where he urged parents to get their children vaccinated, Biden was asked by Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy about the Wall Street Journal's report and whether he believes it "might incentivize" immigrants to attempt to enter America illegally. Biden responded, "If you guys keep sending that...
  • Biden Wants to Pay Illegals $450,000 Each [semi-satire]

    10/31/2021 11:18:52 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 October 2021 | John Semmens
    The Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services are said to be offering to settle lawsuits filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of 900 persons who entered the United States illegally during the Trump Administration. ACLU spokesman Bertram Petty asserted that "it is already a matter of law that if a person breaks into your home and you injure him you must pay damages. Our 900 clients have all sustained severe psychological trauma as a result of Trump's policy. First, many incurred thousands of dollars in expenses paying coyotes to smuggle them into...
  • Team Biden wants to give millions to illegal immigrants — and their lawyers

    10/29/2021 7:02:17 PM PDT · by karpov · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 29, 2021 | Post Editorial Board
    To satisfy predatory lawyers and radical activists, the Biden administration is in talks to give nearly half a million dollars each to illegal immigrant separated from family at the border during two months of the Trump era. It’s a pure pander to progressives: Such cases have been settled before at just over a tenth of that sum. Three federal departments are negotiating to settle lawsuits the American Civil Liberties Union and others brought on behalf of families separated when President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance policy on illegal immigration meant all adults unlawfully crossing the border were charged with a misdemeanor in...
  • Nazi apologist? Left smears Sen. Cruz for making point Biden AG affirmed Ilhan Omar, Eric Swalwell join Daily Beast in spreading 'disinformation'

    10/28/2021 9:56:44 PM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/28/2021 1922 hrs EDT | Art Moore
    Like the ACLU famously did in its legal defense of neo-Nazis who wanted to march in a Jewish-majority Chicago suburb 40 years ago, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Wednesday in a hearing defended the First Amendment right of a man to invoke a Nazi salute to express his view that school board members were acting like fascists. In fact, in the Senate oversight hearing, Attorney General Merrick Garland agreed with Cruz that the man's action was constitutionally protected. Nevertheless, the Daily Beast was among many left-wing outlets that framed the exchange as "Ted Cruz Defends Parents Doing Nazi Salutes at...
  • Law Firms That Raced To Defend Terrorists In Gitmo Leave Jan. 6 Defendants Out To Dry

    10/26/2021 10:01:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 26, 2021 | Allyson Schuster
    The same firms that volunteered to represent 9/11 terrorists pro bono now have no interest in defending the American citizens languishing in prison since January.At least 50 high-powered law firms that went out of their way to defend foreign terrorists in Guantanamo Bay free of charge are nowhere to be found as hundreds of American citizens languish in prison for charges related to entering the U.S. Capitol building during the January 6 riot.When foreign terrorists, including the accused mastermind who helped plan the 9/11 attack, were being held in the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, law firms from across the country...