Civil Liberties and Security Archives

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Civil Liberties News for Week Ending 6/29/06

6/29/06

News Digest

Civil / Human Rights

Jessica Azulay

A weekly rundown of stories related to rights, privacy, etc. @ Gitmo tribunals overturned @ Kansas lethal injection @ Feds un-gag librarians @ Flag-burning bill quashed @ ‘Defamation’ threat silences

Justice Dept. Reports Inaction on Police Brutality

6/27/06

News Report

Law Enforcement / Prison System

Catherine Komp

Three Years On, Lone ‘Enemy Combatant’ Lingers on U.S. Soil

6/26/06

News Report

Terrorism / Terror War || Civil / Human Rights

Michelle Chen

Congress May Bestow Unchecked Spying Powers on President*

6/23/06

News Article

Privacy / Surveillance || Civil / Human Rights

Catherine Komp

Civil Liberties News for Week Ending June 22, 2006

6/22/06

News Digest

Civil / Human Rights

Jessica Azulay

A weekly run-down of stories related to rights, privacy, etc. @ Muslims fight profiling @ Lynn Stewart probes NSA @ S.D. abortion ban @ Voting Rights Act renewal @ New Orleans curfew

Gay-Straight Student Group Fights for Equal Treatment

6/21/06

News Article

Gender / Sexism || Social Movements / Activism

Michelle Chen

As queer youth in a small town fight for the right to express their identity, they are fueling a national debate over sexual orientation and equal treatment in schools.

State Bans Funds For Academic Travel to Five Countries

6/19/06

News Article

Education / Schools || Civil / Human Rights

Andrew Stelzer

Academics are mounting a legal challenge to a Florida law that bans state funding for travel to Cuba and four other countries designated as terrorism sponsors.

Congress’s New Anti-spam Measures Confound Interest Groups

6/16/06

News Report

Politics / Legislation || Social Movements / Activism

Jessica Azulay

Civil Liberties News Week Ending June 15

6/15/06

News Digest

Media || Elections / Democracy

Jessica Azulay

A weekly run-down of stories related to rights, privacy, etc. @ Pentagon sued over spy docs @ Media booted from Gitmo @ Bilingual ballots at risk @ Justices rule on death penalty @ Anti-affirmative-action ‘fraud’

Ruling on Post-9/11 Detainment Suit Mixed

6/15/06

News Report

Civil / Human Rights || Terrorism / Terror War

Jessica Azulay

Privacy Advocates Fight Criminalization of Pot in Alaska

6/9/06

News Report

Civil / Human Rights || Privacy / Surveillance

Megan Tady

A round of challenges is already underway in the wake of an Alaskan law criminalizing private possession of marijuana.

Civil Liberties News Week Ending June 9

6/9/06

News Digest

Civil / Human Rights

Jessica Azulay

A weekly run-down of stories related to rights, privacy, etc. @ Affirmative Action at high court @ Missouri drops adoption ban @ Kids can't authorize searches @ Gay marriage bans @ Senate might strip courts' powers

City Government of Portland Suspects FBI Surveillance Attempt

6/7/06

News Article

Privacy / Surveillance || Secrecy / Corruption

Julie Sabatier

Portland’s mayor says the FBI tried to infiltrate the city government in the latest sign of hostilities between government agents and local leaders.

Cheney’s Office Declares Exemption from Secrecy Oversight

6/7/06

News Article

Secrecy / Corruption || Politics / Legislation

Michelle Chen

Civil Liberties News Week Ending June 1

6/1/06

News Digest

Civil / Human Rights

Jessica Azulay

A weekly run-down of stories related to rights, privacy, etc. @Conscientious Objector Sentenced @Wicca Gravestone Refused @"Gagged" Librarians Talk @AT&T Spy Evidence @Hawaiian Native Rights

Guantánamo Detainees in Limbo Because of Human Rights Concerns

5/26/06

News Article

Terrorism / Terror War || Law Enforcement / Prison System

Kari Lydersen

The US has yet to let go almost 150 Guantánamo prisoners it has cleared for release, citing concern over their safety if they leave the US-military prison. But some prisoners say they would rather face an uncertain fate than their current conditions.

News Digest: Civil Liberties News for Week Ending 5/25

5/25/06

News Digest

Law Enforcement / Prison System || Privacy / Surveillance

Jessica Azulay

A weekly run-down of stories related to rights, privacy, etc. @ NOLA Prosecutions Suspended @ ACLU Pushes State Spy Probes @ Marriage Amendment Advances @ CIA Nominee Approved @ High Court Endorses Police Entry

Verizon Refuses to Come Clean about Wire-tapping

5/23/06

News Report

Privacy / Surveillance || Science / Technology

NewStandard Staff

Despite Barriers, Displaced New Orleanians Return Home to Vote

5/19/06

News Article

Elections / Democracy || Race / Racism

Catherine Komp

This weekend's general election for mayor and other seats in the Crescent City revives racially complicated concerns about displaced residents' ability to access polls.

More E-voting Concerns Surface with State Primaries Underway

5/17/06

News Article

Elections / Democracy || Business

Catherine Komp

With another election season around the corner, activists are concerned that electronic voting machines supplied by a handful of American corporations are bug-ridden and easily tampered with, but the road to redress is rough and windy.

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