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When the ACLU filed a lawsuit against the two psychologists who designed the torture program, the defense asked the judge to order Haspel “to provide a deposition discussing her allegedly pivotal involvement in an episode the CIA has tried repeatedly to put behind it.” The federal government, supported ...
The ACLU is fighting back: in the courts, in Congress and the states, and with coalition partners through national advocacy and grassroots organizing and actions. Congress holds incredible oversight power and responsibility to make DHS accountable and hold Trump to our constitutional values.

Social media companies are under tremendous pressure to police their platforms. National security officials press for takedowns of “terrorist content,” parents call for removal of “startling videos” masquerading as content for kids, and users lobby for more aggressive approaches to hateful or abusive content.
That question lay behind an important victory that the ACLU won on Thursday in the Virginia Supreme Court. ... and security agencies will push the interpretive flexibility of language past its limits when they want to preserve their power — something we've also seen with the National Security Agency.
This week, Congress is set to begin consideration of the annual defense bill, also known as the National Defense Authorization Act. The NDAA sets spending priorities for the Department of Defense and is one of few pieces of legislation that Congress takes up every year. Legislators haven't failed to pass ...
Amidst all of the coverage of Mark Zuckerberg's congressional testimony last week, you may have missed another consequential headline for Facebook — and for everyone who uses the internet. An Irish court ruled that U.S. surveillance programs result in the “mass indiscriminate” processing of ...

The ACLU is going to court on Thursday to stop the transfer and fight the government's dangerous claims that it has the authority to violate an American's ... dangerous claim that seeks a carte blanche to suspend citizens' due process rights — anytime, anywhere — by simply invoking national security.
We at the ACLU have been fighting agencies for years over the profound civil liberties problems with watch lists: people being put on the lists without being told why or given the chance to see the ... So, insofar as this database is part of the national security establishment, there are a lot of problems with that.
The ACLU is none too happy about the proposal either. Hina Shamsi, director ACLU's National Security Project, said: This attempt to collect a massive amount of information on the social media activity of millions of visa applicants is yet another ineffective and deeply problematic Trump administration plan.
The existence of the Remote Operations Unit (ROU) has been a favorite of conspiracy theorists since 2013, when American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) principal technologist Chris Soghoian uncovered the group's existence by piecing together LinkedIn profiles and sections of documents released through ...

There is a real risk that social media vetting will unfairly target immigrants and travelers from Muslim-majority countries for discriminatory visa denials, without doing anything to protect national security.” The ACLU has opposed previous attempts by federal government agencies to collect social media ...
Chris Rickerd, a policy counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union's National Political Advocacy Department, argues courts have ruled CBP stops are constitutional only insofar as they prioritize brief immigration checks and not law enforcement efforts, such as drug searches. Immigrant advocates point ...
According to organizations that monitor detention facilities and provide services to asylum-seekers, there are hundreds of other children who have been separated from their parents. On March 9, the ACLU filed a motion expanding our lawsuit on behalf of Ms. L. into a nationwide class action suit on behalf ...
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced Friday it has filed a national class-action lawsuit against multiple federal government agencies over the practice of separating asylum-seeking families. The suit, filed on behalf of two plaintiffs in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of ...
The Barrow County Sheriff's Office is holding a “training course” on Thursday apparently approved by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. The title, “Islam in America,” sounds educational and harmless. But the course description and instructor tell another story that raises questions about the goals of ...
A border enforcement advocacy group says federal immigration officers – despite the ACLU's claim to the contrary – have every right to board Greyhound buses to apprehend illegal immigrants on the run. Attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union are urging Greyhound to stop allowing federal ...
Following his campaign where he declared that “Islam hates us” and vowed to ban Muslims from entering the country, President Trump was quick to bring people who shared his hostility toward Muslims into his administration. Current and former officials like Steve Bannon, Sebastian Gorka, Mike Flynn, Ben ...
Customers should not have their faces scanned without their permission—and they certainly shouldn't be scanned without their knowledge. Companies using face recognition should inform their customers — not only by answering queries from groups such as the ACLU and journalists such as those from ...
They are just one of hundreds of families who are subjected to ICE's brutal tactic of forcibly separating immigrant parents and children and on whose behalf the ACLU has brought a national class-action lawsuit. On Friday, The New York Times reported new data, estimating that more than 700 children have ...
(The ACLU, where I serve as National Legal Director, has been counsel in successful challenges to all three versions of the ban, including one now ... The Supreme Court has sometimes deferred to the political branches on matters of immigration and national security policy, but never on religious bias.


 

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