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This Week in Civil Liberties (1/18/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (1/18/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 6:40am
Which government agency refuses to release information on how the government uses new surveillance technology (even before legislative and judicial bodies have not yet considered the necessary privacy protections)?
This Week in Civil Liberties (1/11/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (1/11/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:29pm

Are text messages protected by the higher privacy standards of surveillance laws that protect Internet communications (like email), or are they treated like phone calls?

How many years of litigation were required before the government agreed…

This Week in Civil Liberties (1/4/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (1/4/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:51pm

How many people were executed in the United States in 2012?

An extension to which law did President Obama sign this week in order to continue President Bush’s warrantless wiretapping program for another five years?

In which city…

This Year in Civil Liberties – 2012

This Year in Civil Liberties – 2012

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 12:00am

In which state did politicians attempt to pass a bill that would allow anti-abortion doctors to lie to their patients in order to prevent them from ending their pregnancies?

The “Criminalizing Protest” Bill raises issues of significance…

This Week in Civil Liberties (12/14/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (12/14/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:34pm

A spying program run by what agency allows the government unprecedented surveillance powers to collect and analyze information on innocent American citizens?

In which state do politicians need a reminder that saving a woman’s life…

This Week in Civil Liberties (12/07/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (12/07/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 5:16pm

Is the Obama administration’s drone war legal?

Which ACLU affiliate continues to fight for transit equity 58 years after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man?

In which state is the ACLU…

This Week in Civil Liberties (11/30/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (11/30/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 5:05pm

The Feinstein Amendment to which bill on indefinite detention looks like a fix, but would actually cause more harm?

The ACLU requested information from federal agencies this week on whether certain privacy-enhancing tools actually expose you…

This Week in Civil Liberties (11/16/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (11/16/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 3:21pm

In which state is the ACLU filing a lawsuit against a school district that banned a kids’ book about a family with two moms?

A scandal involving which CIA official demonstrates the need for restrictions on government surveillance powers?

Legislators…

This Week in Civil Liberties (11/09/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (11/09/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:29pm

How can you ensure your state officials protect your civil liberties?

In which state was a lawsuit filed regarding a new software patch installed on voting machines?

Ballot measure victories for the freedom to marry for same-sex couples…

This Week in Civil Liberties (10/26/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (10/26/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 6:24pm

What new location tracking device could be used for invasive government surveillance?

The ACLU is seeking information from the federal government on its use of what kind of surveillance technology?

In which state did Marty Atencio die…

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