Civil Liberties and Security Archives

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Legal Fight over Harsh Local Immigration Law Moves Forward

9/4/06

News Report

Immigration / Refugees || Law / Courts

Michelle Chen

‘Destroyed’ FBI Puerto Rico Files Prompt Cover-up Charges

8/25/06

News Article

Civil / Human Rights || Race / Racism

Michelle Chen

Campaigners Fight to Keep Mentally Ill out of Solitary Confinement

8/18/06

News Article

Law Enforcement / Prison System || Civil / Human Rights

Michelle Chen

Prisoner-rights activists say locking mentally ill inmates in "special housing units" is the last step in a long road of neglect and abuse that starts in the community and often results in extraordinary suffering and even suicide.

Govt. Joins Net Treaty That May Limit Rights in U.S., Overseas

8/11/06

News Article

Science / Technology || Foreign Policy / International Relations

Shreema Mehta

Bans on Feeding Homeless Spread, Face Challenges

8/4/06

News Report

Civil / Human Rights || Poverty / Class Issues

Catherine Komp

Immigrants Sue over Naturalization Delays

8/3/06

News Report

Immigration / Refugees || Civil / Human Rights

Shreema Mehta

Activists Call for Real Remedies to Prisoner Rape

8/3/06

News Article

Civil / Human Rights || Law Enforcement / Prison System

Michelle Chen

New data released Sunday suggest that sexualized violence in prisons and jails is claiming more victims than previously reported. The statistics merely highlight the deep scars of survivors.

White House Digs Heels in over Terror War Captives

8/2/06

News Article

Law Enforcement / Prison System || Law / Courts

Martha Baskin

Civil Liberties News for Week Ending 7/20

7/20/06

News Digest

Civil / Human Rights

Jessica Azulay

A weekly run-down of stories related to rights, privacy, etc... @ Chicago torture report @ Immigrants protest deportations @ Students spied on @ Missouri gay foster parents @ House protects Pledge

Specter Caves to White House Demands on NSA Bill

7/19/06

News Article

Privacy / Surveillance || Terrorism / Terror War

Catherine Komp

School Officials Promote Fast Track to Incarceration

7/14/06

News Article

Age / Ageism || Education / Schools

Catherine Komp

Youth- and civil-rights advocates are speaking out against the rising presence of cops on campuses and administration complicity in what critics call a school-to-prison pipeline.

Civil Liberties News for Week Ending June 13

7/13/06

News Digest

Civil / Human Rights

Jessica Azulay

A weekly run-down of stories related to rights, privacy, etc. @ Mass. same-sex marriage @ Kentucky blog ban @ Ga. voter ID law zapped @ Alaska pot privacy OK’ed

Military Contorts Over Apparent Detainee Policy Shift

7/12/06

News Report

Terrorism / Terror War || Law Enforcement / Prison System

Jessica Azulay

Killer Cops Inspire Grave Concern in Las Vegas

7/12/06

News Article

Law Enforcement / Prison System || Civil / Human Rights

Michelle Chen

A spate of recent shootings by Las Vegas police has community activists pushing for accountability they say is so lax cops have a virtually free hand to kill and abuse residents.

Declassified Gitmo Notes Tell of Widespread Abuse

7/11/06

News Report

Civil / Human Rights || Terrorism / Terror War

Jessica Azulay

Chill of Govt. Surveillance Grips Activists, Muslims

7/11/06

News Article

Privacy / Surveillance || Law Enforcement / Prison System

Jessica Pupovac

Public revelations of the extent to which government agencies are spying on activist and Islamic groups could have the effect of scaring would-be participants from associating at all.

State Courts Deal Blows to Gay Marriage

7/7/06

News Report

Gender / Sexism || Law / Courts

Jessica Azulay

Civil Liberties News for Week Ending July 6, 2006

7/6/06

News Digest

Civil / Human Rights || Privacy / Surveillance

Jessica Azulay

A weekly run-down of stories related to rights, privacy, etc. @ HIV transmission suit @ Questions over data mining @ House hits ‘sanctuary cities’ @ ‘Blackness’ matters to juries @ Bush ranch protesters sue

Indigenous Ceremony at Bear Butte Faces Disruption, ‘Desecration’

7/6/06

News Article

Indigenous Issues || Civil / Human Rights

Michelle Chen

A fight to keep a motorcycle rally from disturbing a native prayer site is shedding light on a history of spiritual oppression -- and stoking the movement to protect indigenous cultural rights.

Fight Against New Women’s Prison Takes on Incarceration Habit

7/5/06

News Article

Law Enforcement / Prison System || Civil / Human Rights

Megan Tady

Challenge to Indiscriminate Ga. Sex Offender Law Validated*

7/3/06

News Report

Law Enforcement / Prison System || Politics / Legislation

Jessica Azulay

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