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This Week in Civil Liberties (6/29/12)

This Week in Civil Liberties (6/29/12)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 1:43pm
Dr. James Watson thinks that patenting human genes is “lunacy.” What scientific discovery is he known for?
This Week in Civil Liberties (06/01/12)

This Week in Civil Liberties (06/01/12)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 5:30pm
Which government agency uses factually flawed and biased information in counterterrorism training materials? What law, which discriminates against married same-sex couples, was ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court? In which state did…
On the Agenda: Week of May 7-13, 2012

On the Agenda: Week of May 7-13, 2012

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 1:38pm

Congress is back, so we’re looking at a busy schedule this week.

As we mentioned last week, this Wednesday the House Armed Services Committee will mark up this year’s National Defense Authorization Act. We’re keeping a close…

This Week in Civil Liberties (1/6/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (1/6/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 6:12pm

Which bill, signed into law by President Obama on New Year’s Eve, allows for indefinite military detention without charge or trial?

What comic book debuting this week features the same-sex marriage of two characters?

In which…

This Week in Civil Liberties (12/2/2011)

This Week in Civil Liberties (12/2/2011)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 5:50pm

Which amendment rejected by the Senate this week would have banned indefinite detention without charge or trial?

What can’t Siri help you find?

How does S-Comm violate U.S. citizens’ rights?

Which state repealed…

ECPA: Online Privacy Stuck in the '80s

ECPA: Online Privacy Stuck in the '80s

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 3:09pm

While technology has advanced at breakneck speed, electronic privacy law remained at a standstill. Tell Congress to update ECPA!

Your Pledges to Fight for Freedom

Your Pledges to Fight for Freedom

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 11:33am

Last week, to coincide with the 10th anniversary of 9/11, we asked you to share your thoughts on defending the Constitution and American values in times of national crisis. So far, we've received over 3,000 messages pledging to fight for our freedoms…

This Week in Civil Liberties (10/11/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (10/11/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:03pm

The state police in which state used license plate readers to record plates of vehicles attending political rallies?

True or false: police body cameras have the potential to serve as an excellent oversight mechanism to prevent police abuses,…

This Week in Civil Liberties (06/21/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (06/21/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:36pm

The police department of what major city was sued this week by the ACLU for discriminatory suspicionless surveillance practices?

Which state announced a decision to end its contract with private prison company CCA to run the state's largest…

This Week in Civil Liberties (05/24/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (05/24/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 2:40pm

True or False? Overly severe discipline in school does not improve student behavior, but pushes them out of school and into the school-to-prison pipeline.

How much did law enforcement pay a witness in an Alabama capital punishment case for…

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