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Kevin Keith Clemency Request Rejected by Ohio Parole Board

By Ateqah Khaki at 10:11am
Last month, we told you about Kevin Keith: a 46-year-old man currently on death row in the state of Ohio who is scheduled to be put to death on September 15, in spite of overwhelming evidence that he is innocent. Thanks to activists like you, Keith's advocates have already delivered more than 20,000 signatures to Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland.

Who is Kevin Keith?

By Ateqah Khaki at 1:28pm

Kevin Keith is a 46-year-old man currently on death row in the state of Ohio. Keith is scheduled to be put to death on September 15, in spite of overwhelming evidence that he is an innocent man.

Groups including the Ohio Innocence Project,…

New ACLU Video on Targeted Killings

By Ateqah Khaki at 1:26pm

Last week in an interview with The Washington Times, the top U.S. national security adviser for homeland security and counterterrorism, John Brennan, suggested that the government is tracking "dozens" of U.S. citizens, who could potentially…

These 150,000 Pages Demand Accountability

By Ateqah Khaki at 5:11pm

As you know if you’ve been keeping up with the “Document a Day,” all month long we’ve been commemorating “Torture Awareness Month” by highlighting documents from the voluminous pages of previously secret government…

Where's That Change We Can Believe In?

By Ateqah Khaki at 5:33pm

Last night on The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart called President Obama out on his flip-flopped positions on national security policies that Candidate Obama rejected during his presidential campaign.

Revisiting moments from the campaign trail,…

Check Out Media That Matters Film Fest Winners

By Ateqah Khaki at 4:34pm

Recently, the ACLU's film, "Justice Denied: Voices from Guantánamo," was awarded the "Global Justice Award" at the 10th annual Media That Matters (MTM) Film Festival. Every year, the festival presents a diverse collection…

Actors, Activists and Experts Call for Accountability

By Ateqah Khaki at 3:43pm

Yesterday, the Culture Project presented a second installment in their "Blueprint for Accountability" series. A blend of theater, film, and conversation, the series aims to engage the public in a conversation about how to achieve accountability…

Congress Must Rein in Anti-Terrorism Financing Laws

By Ateqah Khaki at 5:39pm

Yesterday, ACLU Policy Counsel and former FBI agent Mike German testified before a House Financial Services subcommittee about anti-terrorism financing laws and their impact on legitimate and lawful charities. Mike spoke about the need for greater…

ACLU Film to be Featured in "Media That Matters Film Festival"

By Ateqah Khaki at 4:02pm

Next week, the ACLU's film, "Justice Denied: Voices from Guantánamo," will be featured as one of 12 shorts selected in the 10th annual Media That Matters (MTM) Film Festival, a showcase for short films — all under 12 minutes…

Supreme Court: No Life Sentences for Juveniles Who Haven't Killed

By Ateqah Khaki at 4:36pm

Today, the Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 vote that children may not be given a life sentence if they haven't killed anyone. The court's ruling says the Eighth Amendment, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, requires that juveniles serving…

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