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Phayul
UN envoy criticizes China on human rights, interference in workHouse, in their 2016 report, had placed Tibet as the second worst place in the
UN envoy criticizes China on human rights, interference in work
Phayul / Posted 45 minutes ago
House, in their 2016 report, had placed Tibet as the second worst place in the world for political rights and civil liberties. According to the report of Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), human rights and rule of law... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas city's hot-check court called debtor prisonspiral of repetitive court proceedings and ever-increasing debt," alleges a fed
Arkansas city's hot-check court called debtor prison
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted an hour ago
spiral of repetitive court proceedings and ever-increasing debt," alleges a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas and the national Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law filed the lawsuit in... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Sentences of Jeffrey Wood, Bobby Moore add to Texas execution controversyover the years. The high court hasn't set a hearing date for Moore's case yet,
Sentences of Jeffrey Wood, Bobby Moore add to Texas execution controversy
Houston Chronicle / Posted an hour ago
over the years. The high court hasn't set a hearing date for Moore's case yet, but it has drawn interest from the American Civil Liberties Union, the Constitution Project and the American Bar Association. No date has been set for the hearing and... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Hot-check court called debtor prisonspiral of repetitive court proceedings and ever-increasing debt," alleges a fed
Hot-check court called debtor prison
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 4 hours ago
spiral of repetitive court proceedings and ever-increasing debt," alleges a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas and the national Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law filed the lawsuit in... Read more
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Namibia Economist
Why the French keep trying to ban Islamic body wearWestern countries should avoid “dictating what clothes a Muslim woman should we
Why the French keep trying to ban Islamic body wear
Namibia Economist / Posted 6 hours ago
Western countries should avoid “dictating what clothes a Muslim woman should wear” under “the pretence of liberalism”. Some civil-liberties groups within France have tried—but so far failed—to get the burkini ban overturned in the courts. Yet French... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Sentences of Jeffrey Wood, Bobby Moore add to Texas execution controversyover the years. The high court hasn't set a hearing date for Moore's case yet,
Sentences of Jeffrey Wood, Bobby Moore add to Texas execution controversy
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 7 hours ago
over the years. The high court hasn't set a hearing date for Moore's case yet, but it has drawn interest from the American Civil Liberties Union, the Constitution Project and the American Bar Association. No date has been set for the hearing and... Read more
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The Daily Tar Heel
NC Senate race heats up with challenger Deborah Rossissues exposed by Ross’ opponents during the Democratic primaries over her tenu
NC Senate race heats up with challenger Deborah Ross
The Daily Tar Heel / Posted 8 hours ago
issues exposed by Ross’ opponents during the Democratic primaries over her tenure as the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina.. In 1997, Ross fought the launch of the state sex offender registry. And in 2001,... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Backpacker sues NSW Police accusing force of cover-up over alleged bashingfailed.'We need a culture of intolerance of wrongdoing': advocate Stephen Blan
Backpacker sues NSW Police accusing force of cover-up over alleged bashing
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 8 hours ago
failed.'We need a culture of intolerance of wrongdoing': advocate Stephen Blanks, president of the NSW Council of Civil Liberties, said he was disturbed by the legal tactic. "The police attempted to shut this case down by using litigation... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Rauner signs bill to punish trafficking guns into IllinoisChicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called the law “a step in the right direction.” The
Rauner signs bill to punish trafficking guns into Illinois
Daily Chronicle / Posted 8 hours ago
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called the law “a step in the right direction.” The proposal drew opposition from the American Civil Liberties Union in Illinois, which argued the sentences are too severe and that there is already a federal law on the... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Repeal of fortune-telling ban passes first reading at Parkersburg City Councilbe to pass this and repeal this," Santer said during the meeting. "It is in vio
Repeal of fortune-telling ban passes first reading at Parkersburg City Council
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 9 hours ago
be to pass this and repeal this," Santer said during the meeting. "It is in violation of the Constitution." The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia recently sent the city a letter saying the ban "is an unconstitutional restriction of... Read more
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dna
In Maharashtra, take-away rations for malnourished children taste of corruptionin 2012 and 2013 respectively. The role of the Congress was exposed in 2012 du
In Maharashtra, take-away rations for malnourished children taste of corruption
dna / Posted 9 hours ago
in 2012 and 2013 respectively. The role of the Congress was exposed in 2012 during a case filed by the People’s Union of Civil Liberties in 2001 against the central government, asking for the removal of “contractors” for the supply of hot, cooked... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Rauner signs bill to punish trafficking guns into Illinoisaccountable, and they’re going to be sentenced in a very strong fashion.” The
Rauner signs bill to punish trafficking guns into Illinois
SaukValley.com / Posted 9 hours ago
accountable, and they’re going to be sentenced in a very strong fashion.” The proposal drew opposition from the American Civil Liberties Union in Illinois, which argued the sentences are too severe and that there is already a federal law on the... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Baltimore police worked with a private company to conduct aerial surveillance of the citynot learn about it until a year later, the report noted. McNutt attempted to q
Baltimore police worked with a private company to conduct aerial surveillance of the city
Stamford Advocate / Posted 9 hours ago
not learn about it until a year later, the report noted. McNutt attempted to quell the privacy concerns of the American Civil Liberties Union — ostensibly by trying to prove that the surveillance technology was not as invasive as it seemed — but... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Baltimore police worked with a private company to conduct aerial surveillance of the citynot learn about it until a year later, the report noted. McNutt attempted to q
Baltimore police worked with a private company to conduct aerial surveillance of the city
Connecticut Post / Posted 9 hours ago
not learn about it until a year later, the report noted. McNutt attempted to quell the privacy concerns of the American Civil Liberties Union — ostensibly by trying to prove that the surveillance technology was not as invasive as it seemed — but... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Baltimore police worked with a private company to conduct aerial surveillance of the citynot learn about it until a year later, the report noted. McNutt attempted to q
Baltimore police worked with a private company to conduct aerial surveillance of the city
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 10 hours ago
not learn about it until a year later, the report noted. McNutt attempted to quell the privacy concerns of the American Civil Liberties Union — ostensibly by trying to prove that the surveillance technology was not as invasive as it seemed — but... Read more
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Business Insider
Baltimore police worked with a private company to conduct aerial surveillance of the citynot learn about it until a year later, the report noted. McNutt attempted to q
Baltimore police worked with a private company to conduct aerial surveillance of the city
Business Insider / Posted 11 hours ago
not learn about it until a year later, the report noted. McNutt attempted to quell the privacy concerns of the American Civil Liberties Union — ostensibly by trying to prove that the surveillance technology was not as invasive as it seemed — but... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
California lawmakers block police body camera legislationthe Assembly unanimously in May, AB 2611 encountered increasing obstacles in th
California lawmakers block police body camera legislation
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 13 hours ago
the Assembly unanimously in May, AB 2611 encountered increasing obstacles in the Senate as opponents such as the American Civil Liberties Union and the California Newspaper Publishers Association stepped up their lobbying efforts. The bill... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Guantanamo detainee asks to be freedfar." Zubaydah's treatment while in detention became well known and the subjec
Guantanamo detainee asks to be freed
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 13 hours ago
far." Zubaydah's treatment while in detention became well known and the subject of a complaint launched by the American Civil Liberties Union. Two psychologists who had worked as contractors for the CIA, James Elmer Mitchell and John "Bruce"... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
ACLU files lawsuit against Sherwood for hot check finesSHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) -- American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas has filed f
ACLU files lawsuit against Sherwood for hot check fines
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 13 hours ago
SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) -- American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas has filed federal lawsuit against the City of Sherwood, Pulaski County, and Judge Milash Hale for jailing people whose checks bounce at amounts as low as $15. The ACLU said a person... Read more
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Raw Story
Kris Kobach asks federal appeals court to reinstall voter ID rules in Kansasto set up rules to manage state and local elections. Arguing for the lower cou
Kris Kobach asks federal appeals court to reinstall voter ID rules in Kansas
Raw Story / Posted 13 hours ago
to set up rules to manage state and local elections. Arguing for the lower court’s decision to be upheld, the American Civil Liberties Union specifically targeted a portion of Kansas law that deals with people who register to vote at motor... Read more
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Reuters
Kansas asks U.S. appeals court to reinstate strict voter ID ruleto set up rules to manage state and local elections. Arguing for the lower cou
Kansas asks U.S. appeals court to reinstate strict voter ID rule
Reuters / Posted 13 hours ago
to set up rules to manage state and local elections. Arguing for the lower court's decision to be upheld, the American Civil Liberties Union specifically targeted a portion of Kansas law that deals with people who register to vote at motor... Read more
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FOX 41 Louisville
Philanthropist and Home of the Innocents founder, Lee B. Thomas, dies at age 90founding the Louisville Friends Meeting (Quakers) and also were principal in st
Philanthropist and Home of the Innocents founder, Lee B. Thomas, dies at age 90
FOX 41 Louisville / Posted 13 hours ago
founding the Louisville Friends Meeting (Quakers) and also were principal in starting the Kentucky Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. During their 62 years of marriage they worked together on numerous causes with interests including... Read more
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The Hill
Kansas pushes to reinstate strict voter ID ruleof a citizen,” Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said in court filings ahea
Kansas pushes to reinstate strict voter ID rule
The Hill / Posted 13 hours ago
of a citizen,” Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said in court filings ahead of Tuesday's oral arguments. The American Civil Liberties Union is arguing for the lower court's decision to be upheld. The ACLU said the state's voter ID requirements... Read more
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WALB Albany
Inspector general: NYPD skirted rules for surveillancewhat's going to happen that hasn't happened yet," Miller said. Donna Lieberman
Inspector general: NYPD skirted rules for surveillance
WALB Albany / Posted 14 hours ago
what's going to happen that hasn't happened yet," Miller said. Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, called the findings "more evidence that the NYPD's surveillance of American Muslims was highly... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Inspector general: NYPD skirted rules for surveillancewhat's going to happen that hasn't happened yet," Miller said. Donna Lieberman
Inspector general: NYPD skirted rules for surveillance
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 14 hours ago
what's going to happen that hasn't happened yet," Miller said. Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, called the findings "more evidence that the NYPD's surveillance of American Muslims was highly... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Inspector general: NYPD skirted rules for surveillancewhat's going to happen that hasn't happened yet," Miller said. Donna Lieberman
Inspector general: NYPD skirted rules for surveillance
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 14 hours ago
what's going to happen that hasn't happened yet," Miller said. Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, called the findings "more evidence that the NYPD's surveillance of American Muslims was highly... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Inspector general: NYPD skirted rules for surveillancewhat's going to happen that hasn't happened yet," Miller said. Donna Lieberman
Inspector general: NYPD skirted rules for surveillance
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 14 hours ago
what's going to happen that hasn't happened yet," Miller said. Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, called the findings "more evidence that the NYPD's surveillance of American Muslims was highly... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Inspector general: NYPD skirted rules for surveillancewhat's going to happen that hasn't happened yet," Miller said. Donna Lieberman
Inspector general: NYPD skirted rules for surveillance
WGEM Quincy / Posted 14 hours ago
what's going to happen that hasn't happened yet," Miller said. Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, called the findings "more evidence that the NYPD's surveillance of American Muslims was highly... Read more
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KFJX Pittsburg
Inspector general: NYPD skirted rules for surveillancewhat's going to happen that hasn't happened yet," Miller said. Donna Lieberman
Inspector general: NYPD skirted rules for surveillance
KFJX Pittsburg / Posted 14 hours ago
what's going to happen that hasn't happened yet," Miller said. Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, called the findings "more evidence that the NYPD's surveillance of American Muslims was highly... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Inspector general: NYPD skirted rules for surveillancewhat's going to happen that hasn't happened yet," Miller said. Donna Lieberman
Inspector general: NYPD skirted rules for surveillance
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 14 hours ago
what's going to happen that hasn't happened yet," Miller said. Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, called the findings "more evidence that the NYPD's surveillance of American Muslims was highly... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Inspector general: NYPD skirted rules for surveillancewhat's going to happen that hasn't happened yet," Miller said. Donna Lieberman
Inspector general: NYPD skirted rules for surveillance
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 14 hours ago
what's going to happen that hasn't happened yet," Miller said. Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, called the findings "more evidence that the NYPD's surveillance of American Muslims was highly... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenshipCircuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secret
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenship
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 14 hours ago
Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and the American Civil Liberties Union but didn't indicate how soon they could rule. Kansas wants the court to overturn a ruling by a federal... Read more
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Philly.com
Ban on advocacy ads at airport ruled unconstitutionalTuesday. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP
Ban on advocacy ads at airport ruled unconstitutional
Philly.com / Posted 15 hours ago
Tuesday. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), in conjunction with the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, filed a lawsuit in 2011, claiming the city's rejection of an NAACP billboard violated... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenshipCircuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secret
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenship
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 15 hours ago
Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and the American Civil Liberties Union but didn't indicate how soon they could rule. Kansas wants the court to overturn a ruling by a federal... Read more
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FOX Carolina
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenshipCircuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secret
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenship
FOX Carolina / Posted 15 hours ago
Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and the American Civil Liberties Union but didn't indicate how soon they could rule. Kansas wants the court to overturn a ruling by a federal... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenshipCircuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secret
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenship
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 15 hours ago
Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and the American Civil Liberties Union but didn't indicate how soon they could rule. Kansas wants the court to overturn a ruling by a federal... Read more
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FOX 12 Oregon
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenshipCircuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secret
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenship
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted 15 hours ago
Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and the American Civil Liberties Union but didn't indicate how soon they could rule. Kansas wants the court to overturn a ruling by a federal... Read more
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9&10 News Cadillac
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenshipCircuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secret
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenship
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted 15 hours ago
Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and the American Civil Liberties Union but didn't indicate how soon they could rule. Kansas wants the court to overturn a ruling by a federal... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenshipCircuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secret
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenship
KXXV Waco / Posted 15 hours ago
Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and the American Civil Liberties Union but didn't indicate how soon they could rule. Kansas wants the court to overturn a ruling by a federal... Read more
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Eyewitness News 3 Hartford
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenshipCircuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secret
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenship
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford / Posted 15 hours ago
Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and the American Civil Liberties Union but didn't indicate how soon they could rule. Kansas wants the court to overturn a ruling by a federal... Read more
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WFLX FOX 29
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenshipCircuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secret
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenship
WFLX FOX 29 / Posted 15 hours ago
Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and the American Civil Liberties Union but didn't indicate how soon they could rule. Kansas wants the court to overturn a ruling by a federal... Read more
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FOX 5 Las Vegas
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenshipCircuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secret
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenship
FOX 5 Las Vegas / Posted 15 hours ago
Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and the American Civil Liberties Union but didn't indicate how soon they could rule. Kansas wants the court to overturn a ruling by a federal... Read more
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International Business Times
Turkey requests US extradition of Fethullah Gulen following failed coupwill attempt to patch up relations between the two countries. Turkey has accuse
Turkey requests US extradition of Fethullah Gulen following failed coup
International Business Times / Posted 15 hours ago
will attempt to patch up relations between the two countries. Turkey has accused the West of being more concerned about the civil liberties of detained or sacked officials than victims of the coup attempt. President Erdogan made a statement at a... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenshipCircuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secret
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenship
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 15 hours ago
Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and the American Civil Liberties Union but didn't indicate how soon they could rule. Kansas wants the court to overturn a ruling by a federal... Read more
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The Morning Call
Can Donald Trump really round up and deport 11 million people?ramp up that process without disrupting key sectors of the economy, tearing apa
Can Donald Trump really round up and deport 11 million people?
The Morning Call / Posted 15 hours ago
ramp up that process without disrupting key sectors of the economy, tearing apart millions of families and violating civil liberties on a mass scale. In May, a report by the right-leaning think tank American Action Forum estimated that... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenshipCircuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secret
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenship
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 15 hours ago
Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and the American Civil Liberties Union but didn't indicate how soon they could rule. Kansas wants the court to overturn a ruling by a federal... Read more
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KWWL Iowa
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenshipCircuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secret
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenship
KWWL Iowa / Posted 15 hours ago
Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and the American Civil Liberties Union but didn't indicate how soon they could rule. Kansas wants the court to overturn a ruling by a federal... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenshipCircuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secret
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenship
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 15 hours ago
Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and the American Civil Liberties Union but didn't indicate how soon they could rule. Kansas wants the court to overturn a ruling by a federal... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenshipCircuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secret
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenship
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 15 hours ago
Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Tuesday from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and the American Civil Liberties Union but didn't indicate how soon they could rule. Kansas wants the court to overturn a ruling by a federal... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Inspector general: NYPD skirted rules for surveillanceNYPD does not use such categorizations in its approval documents." Donna Liebe
Inspector general: NYPD skirted rules for surveillance
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 15 hours ago
NYPD does not use such categorizations in its approval documents." Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, called the findings "more evidence that the NYPD's surveillance of American Muslims was highly... Read more
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