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Next Monday at the Supreme Court: Trying to Stop the NSA’s Unconstitutional Overreach

Next Monday at the Supreme Court: Trying to Stop the NSA’s Unconstitutional Overreach

By Josh Bell, Media Strategist, ACLU at 3:38pm

The next time you send an email or make a phone call to a friend outside the country, consider this: the National Security Agency could be making a copy of your communication and storing it.

What Your Cell Phone Company Is Telling the Government About You

What Your Cell Phone Company Is Telling the Government About You

By Josh Bell, Media Strategist, ACLU at 4:48pm

It’s time for cell phone companies to be up front with customers about how their personal information – including their location history and who they call and text with – is being collected, stored, and shared with the government.…

Supreme Court Will Hear ACLU Case Challenging Warrantless Wiretapping Law

Supreme Court Will Hear ACLU Case Challenging Warrantless Wiretapping Law

By Josh Bell, Media Strategist, ACLU at 10:16am

The Supreme Court has just agreed to consider whether plaintiffs represented by the ACLU have the right to challenge the constitutionality of a controversial law that authorizes the National Security Agency to conduct dragnet surveillance of Americans’…

VIDEO: Falling Short: Guantánamo Military Commissions and the Torture Connection

VIDEO: Falling Short: Guantánamo Military Commissions and the Torture Connection

By Josh Bell, Media Strategist, ACLU at 9:47am

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other prisoners accused of involvement in the 9/11 attacks will soon be tried at a military tribunal at Guantánamo Bay, despite the Obama administration's earlier stated intention to try the men in federal…

VIDEO: Doug Liman Talks About Crowdsourced Film Project "Reckoning With Torture"

VIDEO: Doug Liman Talks About Crowdsourced Film Project "Reckoning With Torture"

By Josh Bell, Media Strategist, ACLU at 11:48am

Video submissions from the public are now being taken for director Doug Liman’s new film, Reckoning With Torture: Memos and Testimonies From the “War On Terror.” The movie will combine these clips with filmed stage performances…

ACLU in Court Defending the Freedom of Speech for Ex-Gitmo Prosecutor

By Josh Bell, Media Strategist, ACLU at 3:19pm

Today the ACLU was in court arguing that the Library of Congress violated Col. Morris Davis’s First Amendment rights when it fired him from his job at the Congressional Research Service (CRS) because of opinion pieces he wrote criticizing…

The Whole World Is Watching: Your Right to Videotape Police

By Josh Bell, Media Strategist, ACLU at 11:10am
SPECIAL FEATURE > A Guide to Photographers' Rights > Article: Law Enforcement Harrassment…

Fighting for a Day in Court for an American Tortured on U.S. Soil

By Josh Bell, Media Strategist, ACLU at 5:49pm

The ACLU was in court yesterday trying to hold officials accountable for the torture of U.S. citizen Jose Padilla. In 2002 he was taken from a New York jail by the military, declared an "enemy combatant," and secretly transported to a Navy brig in…

The Patriot Act's "John Doe," Unmasked but Still Gagged

The Patriot Act's "John Doe," Unmasked but Still Gagged

By Josh Bell, Media Strategist, ACLU at 9:51am

In 2007, The Washington Post made an exception to its policy against anonymous op-eds and ran a piece by Nicholas Merrill, who at the time was legally barred from identifying himself as having been served with a National Security Letter under the…

At U.N., ACLU Urges U.S. to do More to Address Racism in Accordance With International Human Rights Treaties

By Josh Bell, Media Strategist, ACLU at 12:31pm

This afternoon, Chandra Bhatnagar of the ACLU's Human Rights Program will give a statement at the U.N. General Assembly High Level Meeting Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Durban Declaration. The Durban Declaration is the international…

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