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What others say: USA Freedom Act a testimony to informed public debate

...possible connections to foreign terrorism.But the Senate version, worked out in negotiations with the White House and civil liberties groups, imposes stricter limits on the search terms used to obtain not only phone data but other records as well...

...spokeswoman Dena Iverson said government attorneys were reviewing the decision and would have no comment Tuesday.American Civil Liberties Union attorney Hina Shamsi said: "This should serve as wakeup call to the government."
What others say: On NSA, Congress' spine finally stiffening

...yes vote on NSA reforms resets the balance between the NSA's role between homeland protection and bedrock American civil liberties. In the post-9/11 decade of passive and deferring congressional oversight, that balance was tipped dangerously...
U.S. memo justifying drone killings released

...the government's targeted killing policy and the implications of that policy," said Jameel Jaffer, an American Civil Liberties Union attorney who argued for release of the memo. "Despite the release of this memo, the public still knows scandalously...

...license, which most counties waived, also are caught in a legal limbo.John Knight, attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, which challenged the law, said they see the marriages as valid.Carl Tobias, a law professor at the University...

...being dinged for a job for really arbitrary characteristics," said Chris Calabrese, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union. "Use of this data has a real impact on peoples' lives."The civil rights advocates could not offer specific...
Planned Parenthood, ACLU and others sue Alaska of abortion regulation changes

...being challenged in Alaska Superior Court by Planned Parenthood, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union and lawyer Susan Orlansky, of Anchorage. Opponents of the new regulation said the state is trying to circumvent...

...President Barack Obama is expected to announce Friday what changes he is willing to make to satisfy privacy, legal and civil liberties concerns over the NSA's surveillance practices. One of the most important questions is whether the government will...
House Finance takes up abortion funding bills

...committee Tuesday morning was in opposition to the bills. Joshua Decker, interim executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska, said the bills raised constitutional questions. Others called it a government intrusion and a waste...
Irresponsibility on both sides of the aisle

...forced to endure public scrutiny and intense criticism, like the just-released report by the federal Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, a prestigious independent commission that has concluded the spying "lacks a viable legal foundation...


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