Civil Liberties and Security Archives

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GPS Surveillance Creeps into Daily Life

11/14/06

News Article

Privacy / Surveillance || Science / Technology

Catherine Komp

Public-interest advocates say cell phone surveillance is becoming cheaper and more pervasive, but companies and governments are lagging behind in establishing policies to protect the right to privacy.

New ‘Terrorism’ Laws to Protect Animal Abusers’ Profits

11/13/06

News Article

Terrorism / Terror War || Animal Rights

Megan Tady

Legislation that zipped easily through the Senate would re-criminalize certain acts, including non-violent civil disobedience, as "terrorism" if carried out in defense of animals.

Rights Groups Monitor Shake-up in Pentagon Leadership

11/10/06

News Article

Civil / Human Rights || Terrorism / Terror War

Michelle Chen

Rising Violence Against Native Women Has ‘Colonial Roots’

11/7/06

Feature Article

Gender / Sexism || Indigenous Issues

Michelle Chen

As native women experience increasingly severe abuse by non-Indian and Indian men, many are addressing the systemic foundations of misogyny in their communities, which they trace to colonization.

Rights Groups: Jumble of State Laws Could Disenfranchise Voters

11/2/06

News Article

Elections / Democracy

Catherine Komp

‘Systemic’ Flaws Found in Florida Juvenile Court System

10/30/06

News Article

Age / Ageism || Law / Courts

Shreema Mehta

Despite Laws, Disabled Voters Face Barriers at Polls

10/27/06

News Article

Elections / Democracy || Disability Issues / Ableism

Catherine Komp

Voters with disabilities warn that despite anti-discrimination laws, many still face barriers when they try to go to the polls.

Local Immigration Measures Raise a Host of New Concerns

10/25/06

News Article

Immigration / Refugees || Politics / Legislation

Jessica Pupovac

L.A. Cops Crack Down on Skid Row as Gentrification Looms

10/17/06

Feature Article

Poverty / Class Issues || Law Enforcement / Prison System

Jessica Hoffmann

In a move that coincides with rising property values and shirks a federal ruling that slammed Los Angeles's treatment of homeless residents, the LAPD is cracking down on the city's poorest residents.

Immigrant Mom Continues Stand Against Family Separation

10/11/06

News Report

Immigration / Refugees || Law Enforcement / Prison System

Kari Lydersen

Housing Watchdogs Call Post-Katrina Ordinance ‘Racist’

10/6/06

News Article

Civil / Human Rights || Race / Racism

Michelle Chen

Critics Consider Interrogation 'Reform' a Step Backward

10/3/06

News Article

Military / War || Civil / Human Rights

Michelle Chen

While most attention focused on supposedly moderate voices among Senate Republicans, the GOP debate over terror-war detainee policy nixed rights and empowered the administration.

Ohio’s Blackwell Named in New Voting Rights Suit

9/22/06

News Article

Elections / Democracy || Law / Courts

Catherine Komp

Rights Groups Join Fight Over L.A. Cops’ Immigrant Relations

9/22/06

News Article

Law / Courts || Immigration / Refugees

Michelle Chen

Canadian Panel Exonerates CIA Rendition Survivor

9/20/06

News Report

Civil / Human Rights || Terrorism / Terror War

Michelle Chen

Gitmo Prisoners Fight for Control of Post-release Fate

9/15/06

News Report

Military / War || Terrorism / Terror War

Michelle Chen

Court Overrules Ohio’s 'Burdensome' Voter Registration Law

9/14/06

News Report

Elections / Democracy || Civil / Human Rights

Shreema Mehta

New Program Gives Local Police Immigration Enforcement Tools

9/13/06

News Report

Immigration / Refugees || Privacy / Surveillance

Michelle Chen

Feds Accused of Meddling to Prevent State Drug Law Reform

9/11/06

News Article

Law Enforcement / Prison System || Civil / Human Rights

Kari Lydersen

Amid accusations that the US Drug Enforcement Administration is covertly opposing a Colorado initiative to legalize marijuana, questions have arisen over federal policy toward state drug laws.

Legal Fight over Harsh Local Immigration Law Moves Forward

9/4/06

News Report

Immigration / Refugees || Law / Courts

Michelle Chen

 

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