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Since 9/11, but beginning well before, our individual liberties, constitutionally protected, have been decreasing, not because terrorists are decreasing them but because those we elect to office are.
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RuppRoge Fake Dragnet Fix Requires Intel Community to Update 30 Year Old EO 12333 Procedures

One good aspect of the RuppRoge Fake Dragnet Fix is its measure requiring all elements of the Intelligence Community to comply with the EO that governs them.
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LA schools to end zero-tolerance policies and criminalization of students | Al Jazeera America

LA schools to end zero-tolerance policies and criminalization of students | Al Jazeera America | Civil Liberty Intrusions by Government Agencies | Scoop.it
Critics say policy created 'school-to-prison pipeline' that unfairly targeted minorities, lessened chances of graduation
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George W. Bush's false heroes: The real story of a secret Washington sham - Salon

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George W. Bush's false heroes: The real story of a secret Washington sham Salon On Monday we saw, for the first time, the arguments the hospital heroes made to presiding FISC Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, in a Memorandum of Law signed by...
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Podcast: Jeff Rosen on the Court, Congress and the Constitution - Constitution Daily (blog)

Podcast: Jeff Rosen on the Court, Congress and the Constitution - Constitution Daily (blog) | Civil Liberty Intrusions by Government Agencies | Scoop.it
Constitution Daily (blog) Podcast: Jeff Rosen on the Court, Congress and the Constitution Constitution Daily (blog) Constitution Daily readers posed some other interesting questions for the podcast, covering all three branches of the federal...
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Sworn to protect the Constitution in Ferguson – except that pesky First ... - STATter911

Sworn to protect the Constitution in Ferguson – except that pesky First ... - STATter911 | Civil Liberty Intrusions by Government Agencies | Scoop.it
Sworn to protect the Constitution in Ferguson – except that pesky First ...
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I can't tell you exactly what happened to Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri or the circumstances leading to his death and I wouldn't begin to offer an opinion.
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Know Your Rights: Demonstrations and Protests

Know Your Rights: Demonstrations and Protests | Civil Liberty Intrusions by Government Agencies | Scoop.it
The right to join with fellow citizens in protest or peaceful assembly is critical to a functioning democracy.
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Reagan-Era Order on Surveillance Violates Rights, Says Departing Aide - New York Times

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Reagan-Era Order on Surveillance Violates Rights, Says Departing Aide
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So in April, as Mr.
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The FBI Has Significant Problems Counting Its National Security Letters

The FBI Has Significant Problems Counting Its National Security Letters | Civil Liberty Intrusions by Government Agencies | Scoop.it
Today’s Inspector General Report on FBI’s use of National Security Letters has set off a bunch of alarm bells in my head.
At issue are two unexplained problems.
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Federal judge tells Philadelphia to stop censoring airport ad

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A federal district judge ruled that Philadelphia had failed to justify their rejection of a ad to run at the airport by the National Association of Colored People (NAACP) on the disparity between spending on education and prisons.
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ACLU, news organizations back NationalReview, think tank in climate libel case

ACLU, news organizations back NationalReview, think tank in climate libel case | Civil Liberty Intrusions by Government Agencies | Scoop.it
A whoA s who of news organizations, as well as the American Civil Liberties Union, have sided with the conservative National Review and the free market Competitive Enterprise Institute in a libel lawsuit brought against them by climate scientist...
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Feds oppose motion to dismiss ACLU case against Yakima - Yakima Herald-Republic

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Feds oppose motion to dismiss ACLU case against Yakima
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YAKIMA, Wash. — The U.S.
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Impact(s) of the Boehner Lawsuit on the Separation of Powers in National Security - Just Security

Impact(s) of the Boehner Lawsuit on the Separation of Powers in National Security - Just Security | Civil Liberty Intrusions by Government Agencies | Scoop.it
Impact(s) of the Boehner Lawsuit on the Separation of Powers in National Security Just Security Lawfare's Jack Goldsmith noted that “the lawsuit will almost certainly fail, and should fail, for lack of congressional standing.” This may be the worst...
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Why Was CIA Assessing Whether They Could Drone-Kill Anwar al-Awlaki?

Why Was CIA Assessing Whether They Could Drone-Kill Anwar al-Awlaki? | Civil Liberty Intrusions by Government Agencies | Scoop.it
For years, defenders of the drone killing of Anwar al-Awlaki have always pointed to the second confession Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab made, implicating Awlaki in each and every part of his plot.
There were always problems with that.
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We're Compiling Every Police-Involved Shooting In America. Help Us.

We're Compiling Every Police-Involved Shooting In America. Help Us. | Civil Liberty Intrusions by Government Agencies | Scoop.it

The United States has no database of police shootings. There is no standardized process by which officers log when they've discharged their weapons and why. There is no central infrastructure for handling that information and making it public.

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Rob Duke's curator insight, August 22, 2014 9:22 AM

The FBI needs to modify the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) asap and start collecting these statistics:

Officer involved shootings;

All weapon discharges including accidental discharges;

Use of force incidents resulting in medical care for officers or civilians;

Any injuries to officers, suspects, others in any of these incidents.

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200,000 warrantless searches performed by the FBI

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On August 7, BORDC co-sponsored an event in Salt Lake City, about how Utahns can help stop the NSA dragnet. This blog post includes the prepared remarks of former Salt Lake City Mayor Ross C. “Rocky” Anderson.
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Alabama Idiot Thinks Constitution Based On Ten Commandments, Is Incorrect - Wonkette (satire)

Alabama Idiot Thinks Constitution Based On Ten Commandments, Is Incorrect - Wonkette (satire) | Civil Liberty Intrusions by Government Agencies | Scoop.it
Wonkette (satire) Alabama Idiot Thinks Constitution Based On Ten Commandments, Is Incorrect Wonkette (satire) And we totally see his point, because of course the Constitution of full of stuff about honoring the Lord's day (Article Sunday, Section...
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Increased Clout behind Movement for Convention to Amend Constitution - TheBlaze.com

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Increased Clout behind Movement for Convention to Amend Constitution
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So far, all 27 amendments to the Constitution were passed by Congress and then ratified by three-fourths of the states.
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Sen. Ron Wyden Calls for Surveillance Policy Shift - ABC News

Sen. Ron Wyden Calls for Surveillance Policy Shift - ABC News | Civil Liberty Intrusions by Government Agencies | Scoop.it
Sen. Ron Wyden Calls for Surveillance Policy Shift ABC News Julian Sanchez, senior fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute, said there is a sound legal argument for Wyden's proposal, but it departs enough from current practice to make it an uphill...
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Is legal scholarship politically biased? - Washington Post

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Is legal scholarship politically biased?
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My colleagues Eric Posner and Adam Chilton have posted a new paper: An Empirical Study of Political Bias in Legal Scholarship. The paper is short and the findings are interesting.
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7 Pages to Drone Kill an American Citizen

7 pages.
That’s all that current 1st Circuit Court Judge and then acting OLC head David Barron needed — in February 2010 — to dispense with niceties like the Constitution and Rule of Law before he okayed the drone killing of Anwar al-Awlaki.
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A Chance to Limit Spying on Americans - American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (blog)

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A Chance to Limit Spying on Americans
American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (blog)
For the first time in nearly 40 years, Congress looks poised to limit the powers of the U.S. intelligence community, an opportunity it should seize.
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Federal judge maintains clamp on secret court transcripts on spying

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A federal district judge ruled that the government did not have to release more records of its spying program including rulings by the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and the names of cooperating telecom companies.
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ACLU Threatens Lawsuit Over Violations of Chelsea Manning's Rights

ACLU Threatens Lawsuit Over Violations of Chelsea Manning's Rights | Civil Liberty Intrusions by Government Agencies | Scoop.it
"It is cruel and unusual punishment to withhold from Ms. Manning the care that the military's own doctors have deemed medically necessary," stated the ACLU's Chase Strangio.
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The surveillance debate, continued: Another response to the ACLU - Washington Post (blog)

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The surveillance debate, continued: Another response to the ACLU
Washington Post (blog)
In this post I want to respond to the ACLU argument; in Part II I will look at the issue of “minimization” Wheeler raised.
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Working Thread: NSL IG Report

I give up. I’m going to have to do a working thread on the IG Report on FBI’s use of NSLs. Here goes. References are to page numbers, not PDF numbers (PDF numbers are page+15).
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Internet Cats, Weaponized: US Defense Contractor Consulted on Targeted Network Injection Surveillance for Commercial Sales Abroad

Internet Cats, Weaponized: US Defense Contractor Consulted on Targeted Network Injection Surveillance for Commercial Sales Abroad | Civil Liberty Intrusions by Government Agencies | Scoop.it
[photo: liebeslakritze via Flickr]First, a caveat: I would not click on the links embedded in the story I’m recommending (I’m this || close to swearing off embedded links forever). I don’t trust traffic to them not to be monitored or exploited.
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