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Video: ACLU Lawyers on Landmark Al-Marri Case

By Ateqah Khaki at 5:06pm
As we mentioned earlier today, the Supreme Court will hear the case Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, a legal resident of the United States, who has been detained in solitary confinement at a Navy brig in South Carolina since June 2003 without charge or trial. In this short video, ACLU Legal Director Steve Shapiro and ACLU National Security Project Staff Attorney Jonathan Hafetz discuss this landmark indefinite detention case.

Freedom of Expression in the Post-Bush Era

By Ateqah Khaki at 3:06pm

This month’s issue of Index on Censorship, a British magazine that promotes freedom of expression, considers the future of free expression in the U.S. after the Presidency of George W. Bush. The issue entitled “Mission Accomplished? The Bush Legacy”…

"Something to Hide" a the Miami Book Fair International

By Ateqah Khaki at 5:42pm
Author Carl Hiaasen read excerpts from FBI files of artists like Abbott and Costello, The Kingsmen and Rowan and Martin.

This weekend, we teamed up with PEN American Center once again to host “Something to Hide: Writers and Artists Against…

At the RNC? Know Your Rights!

At the RNC? Know Your Rights!

By Ateqah Khaki at 6:09pm

After a brief weather-related delay, the 2012 Republic National Convention is finally getting underway. Although crowds of protestors are smaller than initially expected, as we recently pointed out, in past years, political conventions have sometimes…

ProPublica: “Can the government declare anything a Guantanamo detainee does or says automatically classified?”

ProPublica: “Can the government declare anything a Guantanamo detainee does or says automatically classified?”

By Ateqah Khaki at 6:56pm

Earlier this week, ProPublica published an article discussing the government’s attempts to censor the statements of the defendants in the 9/11 Guantanamo military commission trials.  The article’s well worth reading because it discusses…

House of Representatives Passes Privacy-Busting CISPA

House of Representatives Passes Privacy-Busting CISPA

By Ateqah Khaki at 6:33pm

CISPA is a dangerously overbroad bill that would allow companies to share our private and sensitive information with the government without a warrant and without proper oversight.

Meet the ACLU Digital Privacy Team at SXSW!

Meet the ACLU Digital Privacy Team at SXSW!

By Ateqah Khaki at 1:47pm

The ACLU's "dotRights" digital privacy team will be out in force at the 2012 South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Conference to make sure privacy is on the agenda!

From social networking to cloud computing, online shopping to…

Domestic Drones: Big Brother's Prying Eyes in the Sky

Domestic Drones: Big Brother's Prying Eyes in the Sky

By Ateqah Khaki at 1:10pm

"As technology advances, so does the government's surveillance powers. If we want to protect our privacy rights, the exercise of this power has to be subject to limits," writes ACLU deputy legal director Jameel Jaffer in The New York Times…

Accountability for Torture Still the Goal, Still Elusive

Accountability for Torture Still the Goal, Still Elusive

By Ateqah Khaki at 4:37pm

A pair of developments Monday made abundantly clear the lack of accountability for U.S.-sponsored torture after 9/11.

In a criminal complaint filed by the Justice Department, former CIA officer John Kiriakou was charged with disclosing classified…

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