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On the Agenda: Week of July 16-20

On the Agenda: Week of July 16-20

By Amanda Simon at 1:02pm

 Here’s a quick run-down of what we’re working on this week. 

Tuesday, July 17   The ACLU is in federal court today seeking to force the government to disclose how often it uses surveillance tools against Americans…
On the Agenda: Week of July 9 - 13

On the Agenda: Week of July 9 - 13

By Amanda Simon at 1:31pm

Here’s a quick rundown of what we’re working on this week. Note that the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security is holding back to back hearings on TSA Tuesday and Wednesday. You can learn more about our efforts…

On the Agenda: Week of July 2-July 6

On the Agenda: Week of July 2-July 6

By Amanda Simon at 3:41pm
With Congress out this week, we’ll have a well-deserved break after a very busy June. It’ll be a slow week here in Washington, fingers crossed, with both the House and Senate out for recess.    Last week was huge for the Supreme…
ACLU Lens: Shaheen Amendment Draws Support from Retired Military

ACLU Lens: Shaheen Amendment Draws Support from Retired Military

By Amanda Simon at 10:14am

Last week, during its markup of the National Defense Authorization (NDAA) bill, the Senate Armed Services Committee voted to include a much-needed and overdue amendment to help servicewomen when they need it most. The amendment, offered by Sen. Jeanne…

ACLU Lens: Senate Takes Up New Detention Authorities Again Tonight – We Need Your Help!

By Amanda Simon at 11:21am

The Senate’s back in session today, ready to begin once again on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Perfectly timed for the Senate’s return, the San Jose Mercury News ran an incredibly compelling op-ed today by Floyd Mori,…

Momentum Building Against NDAA Detention Provision

By Amanda Simon at 4:43pm

The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times have both joined our fight for civilian trials for terrorism suspects and against a troubling detention provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA provision would allow for the…

Watch Lists – Easy to Get On, Impossible to Get Off

Watch Lists – Easy to Get On, Impossible to Get Off

By Amanda Simon at 3:26pm

The New York Times had a great editorial in its Sunday paper that outlined the continuing issues with terror watch lists.

As if traveling weren't a hassle already (now even more so with invasive body scanners), imagine if your name were…

ACLU Lens: Chicago Sun-Times Weighs in on Indefensible Military Abortion Policy

By Amanda Simon at 12:43pm

The Chicago Sun-Times today has a terrific editorial on a thoroughly unfair military policy regarding servicewomen who are the victims of rape.

As it stands now, the military provides health insurance for members of the Armed Forces and…

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