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This Week in Civil Liberties (03/08/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (03/08/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:24pm
Nine-year-old Aiyana Jones was mistakenly killed by local police after they used what weapon of war?
This Week in Civil Liberties (03/01/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (03/01/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:43pm

What types of data can be pulled off of a seized iPhone by law enforcement agents using forensic analysis tools?

The U.S. Marshals Service experimented with what new surveillance tool, according to documents released this week?

What…

This Week in Civil Liberties (02/08/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (02/08/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:39pm

A targeted killing white paper by which government agency reasons that judicial process is unnecessary?

The conditions in Ohio's Lake Eerie Correctional Facility have taken a dramatic turn for the worse since the state sold the facility to…

This Week in Civil Liberties (02/01/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (02/01/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:29pm

The son of which celebrity is currently being held in solitary confinement, a method of extreme isolation that costs taxpayers money and does not contribute toward rehabilitation?

A school in which state has ended its ban on a book about a…

This Week in Civil Liberties (1/25/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (1/25/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:33pm

In what U.S. city was a woman targeted, forced off a plane, detained and strip searched solely based on her ethnicity?

Which company released a transparency report on the number of government requests for customer information this week?

How…

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)?

Which social network’s…

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 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…

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