Tag Archives: ACLU

Democrats fail to cash in on Trump troubles, GOP coffers overflowing

A series of controversies and a stalled legislative agenda might be a drag on President Trump’s approval ratings, but campaign finance records show Democrats have failed to cash in on the chaos. Continue reading →

Motorists plagued by sky-high Calif. traffic ticket fines

It’s about time people avoided the state of California. Casey Campbell served two tours in Iraq, but the fight of his life is in California.

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Courts Overloaded with Deportation Cases for Child Illegals

Why aren’t there troops on the border stopping this?  Because Obummer is hell bent on destroying this country.  A year ear after the surge began of illegal migrant children across the southern U.S. border, courts are buckling under the load of deportation cases, while immigration rights activists are sounding the alarm that many children can’t get fair hearings because they are without legal representation.

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Changes to firearm purchase forms draw strong reaction

Privacy advocates and lawmakers are irate over changes to the forms required for firearms purchases asking questions about the buyer’s race and ethnicity have drawn strong reaction from gun dealers. Form 4473, required for an over-the-counter sale by a federally-licensed dealer, now asks first whether a buyer is Hispanic or Non-Hispanic, followed by a question delving into more detailed race-based information.

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US withholding Fisa court orders on NSA bulk collection of Americans’ data

The DOJ is withholding documents related to the bulk collection of Americans’ data from a transparency lawsuit launched by the American Civil Liberties Union. US attorney Preet Bharara of the southern district of New York informed the ACLU in a Friday letter that the government would not turn over “certain other” records from a secret surveillance court, which are being “withheld in full” from a Freedom of Information Act suit the civil liberties group filed to shed light on bulk surveillance activities performed under the Patriot Act.

Door opened to challenge to U.S. surveillance law

Civil rights advocates said a procedural move by prosecutors could result in a challenge to the controversial U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. On Friday, the DOJ formally notified a Colorado terrorism suspect that evidence gathered under the FISA law would be used in his prosecution on charges of providing material aid to a group called the Islamic Jihad Union.

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AZ broadens Drivers’ License Ban on Undocumented Immigrants

The state of Arizona is expanding its driver’s license ban to nearly all undocumented immigrants whose deportations have been deferred under a White House policy, even though 8 other states are headed in the opposite direction.

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States step up fight against use of surveillance drones by law enforcement

In 11 states, lawmakers are proposing various restrictions on the use of drones over their skies amid concerns the unmanned aerial vehicles could be exploited by local authorities to spy on Americans.  Concerns have now mounted after the FAA began establishing safety standards for civilian drones, which are becoming increasingly affordable and small in size.

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