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All We Did Was Survive: The State of the Pro-Life Movement Under President Trump

ABSTRACT: The pro-life movement in America seemed in dire straits in 2016, with losses on almost every front. Donald Trump’s surprising win appears to have stalled the abortion juggernaut. An escape, however, is not a triumph. Dunkirk was not Normandy. Abortion is here to stay as long as millions of young Christians are uninformed, unequipped, and unconcerned. We asked Scott Klusendorf, president of Life Training Institute, to give a state of the movement on the pro-life cause under t...
Tags: Google, Europe, Christopher Nolan, New York, Supreme Court, California, Washington, Religion, America, Dnc, Pennsylvania, Normandy, Aclu, New York Times, Winston Churchill, Manhattan

Exclusive: Don't Miss The New Gender Equity Campaign Inspired By The RBG Movie

Though she’s long been an icon, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ("RBG") has increasingly stepped into the media spotlight lately. Her decades-long legacy is the inspiration behind the recent film On The Basis Of Sex, which chronicles some of the challenges she has faced in her long fight for equal rights.Though the film is sure to inspire viewers, it’s also spurred the creation of a new initiative jointly spearheaded by Participant Media and the ACLU called All Rise. Hinged on the ide...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Supreme Court, Congress, Aclu, Portland Oregon, Times, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Don, Ginsburg, Southwest Michigan, Jackson Mississippi, RBG, Participant Media, Lenora Lapidus, Billy McFarland

ACLU Is Suing the Federal Government for Information About Social Media Surveillance Practices

The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of California against the federal government on Thursday over its social media surveillance practices, specifically relating to the Trump administration’s controversial immigration policy known as “extreme vetting.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Social Media, Aclu, Immigrants, Trump, Northern District of California, Social Media Surveillance, Extreme Vetting, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took a subtle swipe at Amazon and other rivals by calling the uses of facial recognition 'terrible' (MFST)

Amid Amazon's ongoing drama over its AWS Rekognition facial recognition service, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella had some words of warning. The uses of facial recognition are "terrible" a "race to the bottom," he said, and the situation is not good for society. Microsoft has been vocal in calling for government regulation of the tech, after it spent its own turn on hot seat. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella thinks that some technologies are so potentially dangerous to society if misused that governmen...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Microsoft, Congress, China, Satya Nadella, Trends, Aclu, New York Times, Smith, Brad Smith, NIST, Nadella, Microsoft IBM, Joy Buolamwini

Amazon shareholders want the company to stop selling facial recognition to law enforcement

Amazon shareholders are demanding the company stop selling Rekognition, the company’s facial recognition software, to law enforcement. Unless the board of directors determines the technology “does not cause or contribute to actual or potential violations of civil and human rights,” shareholders want Amazon to stop selling the software to government agencies. Rekognition, which is part of Amazon Web Services, has the ability to conduct image and video analyses of faces. The technology can iden...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Congress, Government, Tech, Aclu, Customs, Amazon Web Services, Michael Connor, Open Mic, Rekognition

ICE Tried To Deport This U.S. Citizen And Marine Veteran

Last month federal immigration authorities took Jilmar Ramos-Gomez into custody to face possible deportation. He was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., served in the Marines and saw combat in Afghanistan.(Image credit: Courtesy ACLU of Michigan)
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Aclu, Jilmar Ramos Gomez

ICE tried to deport a U.S.-born Marine, and his mom wants to know why

The ACLU says a decorated former Marine and U.S. citizen born in Michigan, Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, was mistakenly detained by ICE for deportation.            [Author: Detroit Free Press]
Tags: News, Aclu, Michigan, Detroit Free Press, Jilmar Ramos Gomez

Amazon investors are cranking up the pressure on Jeff Bezos to stop selling facial recognition tech to government agencies

Amazon shareholders with shares worth $1.32 billion have filed a resolution aimed at stopping the company selling its controversial facial recognition technology to government agencies. The five investors want Amazon's board to investigate the technology and conclude it "does not cause or contribute to actual or potential violations of civil and human rights." It is the first time an investor proposal has been put forward on the Rekognition software, and could be the first of its kind at any U...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Florida, Microsoft, Oregon, US, America, Trends, Aclu, Xiaomi, Ice, SEC, Catholic, Jeff Bezos, Long Island

Red Flag Gun Laws – Public Safety or Abuse of the Innocent?

Red Flag Gun Laws – Public Safety or Abuse of the Innocent? U.S.A. –-( They are called Extreme-Risk Protection Orders. Some people call them Red-Flag Gun Confiscation. Whatever you call it, we’re supposed to call the cops and stop a bad man with a gun before he hurts someone. That sounds more like the script from a cop-drama on TV than what happens in real life. In practice, these laws are designed for abuse. We’ve already seen them fail to stop violent crime. We’ve also seen po...
Tags: Guns, Aclu, Nra, Ammoland, Gun Rights News, Rob Morse, Slow Facts, Polite Society Podcast Rob, Red Flag Laws

ACLU urges Amazon, Microsoft & Google not to sell face recognition tech to government

The coalition argues that government agencies might abuse facial recognition technology. Google and Microsoft have expressed concern about the potential problems of facial recognition technology. Meanwhile, Amazon has been actively marketing the technology to law enforcement agencies in the U.S. None A coalition comprised of more than 85 of civil, immigrants' and human rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, is urging Google, Microsoft and Amazon not to sell facial recogniti...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Privacy, Congress, California, Mit, Surveillance, Fbi, Aclu, Innovation, Ai, Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post, Sundar Pichai, Pichai

U.S. Citizen And Veteran Mistakenly Detained For Possible Deportation, ACLU Says

A Mich.-born Marine veteran was held for three days before authorities learned he was a U.S. citizen, his lawyers said.
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ACLU: Government mistakenly wanted to deport US veteran

DETROIT (AP) — A Marine veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder was held for three days for possible deportation before federal authorities learned that he was a U.S. citizen born in Michigan, lawyers said Wednesday. Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, 27, lives in the Grand Rapids area. He was released on Dec. 17 from a detention center in Calhoun […]
Tags: News, US, Ap, Nation, Aclu, Michigan, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Calhoun, Jilmar Ramos Gomez

Judge Finds That Trump Move To Add Census Citizenship Question Is Illegal

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the Trump administration’s plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, with an opinion that found the move by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross violated the Administrative Procedure Act. Furman’s decision, if not overturned by a higher court, is a monumental victory for voting rights activists and immigrant advocates, who feared the question would spook immigrant participation in the census. An undercount of those populations would shift political re...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Court, Commerce, Aclu, Manhattan, Justice Department, Ross, Vra, Trump, Tierney Sneed, APA, Census Bureau, Jesse Furman, Furman

CBP Will Search You And Your Property If You're Paying Too Much Attention To An Agent. Or Too Little. (techdirt)

There's a lot of talk about border security recently. Rather strangely, it involves CBP officers going without paychecks for an indefinite amount of time as government funding is held hostage in exchange for border wall/fence money. Not that the CBP needs to remain near the wall/fence. It's able to hassle people within 100 miles of the border, which also includes international airports and has the capability to sweep up most of America's population. And that's just CBP officers. The CBP's drone...
Tags: News, America, Dhs, Aclu, CBP, Tim Cushing, Max Rivlin Nadler

In praise of pretrial-detention algorithms, the 'failure to appear fallacy,' Louisiana ↓ technical revocations, and other stories

Several national items merit Grits readers' attention here during the calm before the 86th Texas Legislature storm. Debtors-prison reform: Economic populism and the justice system The New York Times this week published a lengthy, excellent feature on how criminal fines and fees oppress the poor. Good analysis and background. Best evidence supports use of risk assessments in pretrial release decisions Some prominent heavyweight corrections researchers responded to criticisms in the press, not to ...
Tags: Texas, Law, Philippines, Aclu, New York Times, Louisiana, Harris County, FTA, Texas Legislature, Gritsforbreakfast, 86th Texas Legislature, Jennifer Skeem, Skeem, Intermediate Sanctions Facilities, Louisiana The Bayou State

Book review: “Ruth Bader Ginsburg”: The evolution of a justice

One might think that the market for treatments of the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would be saturated by now. The past three years alone have seen the release of a carefully curated collection of the justice’s writings, “My Own Words,” a surprise hit documentary about her life and career, “RBG,” and a recent feature film, “On the Basis of Sex,” which focuses on the first sex-discrimination case Ginsburg argued in federal court. Now comes “Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life,” by Jane...
Tags: Featured, Sweden, Supreme Court, Law, Virginia, Book Reviews, Brooklyn, United States, Aclu, Bill Clinton, Naacp, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School, Senate Judiciary Committee, American Civil Liberties Union

North Carolina county to pay ACLU $285K for prayer lawsuit

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — The years-long fight over a North Carolina county commission’s practice of opening meetings with Christian prayers and inviting audience members to join is over, with commissioners agreeing to pay $285,000 in legal fees. The Salisbury Post reports that Rowan County commissioners on Monday unanimously approved the payment to the American Civil […]
Tags: News, Nation, Aclu, North Carolina, Rowan County, Salisbury Post, SALISBURY N C AP

How transgender inmates are treated has become a problem for police, so here’s what’s being done about it

Complaints from two transgender women who were housed on the male floor of the Long Beach City Jail have spurred local police to establish a new policy on the proper treatment of transgender people who’ve been taken into custody or who are encountered by officers in the field. The new policy marks the latest move among law enforcement agencies in Southern California and elsewhere to develop guidelines to protect the rights and safety of the often-vulnerable transgender population in the criminal...
Tags: News, California, Police, Sport, Transgender, Soccer, Aclu, Long Beach, Orange County, Northwest, Southern California, U S District Court, Los Angeles County, South Bay, Dalton, San Bernardino County

NRA Needs A Proven Leader, Now More Than Ever

Opinion by Marion Hammer Wayne LaPierre is one of the most humble guys I know. He routinely turns down profile pieces, and he always tells people that it’s the members who are the bedrock of the NRA. Wayne doesn’t just say that. He believes that. More so than anyone else. Florida – -( My name is Marion Hammer. I’ve written in AmmoLand News before. I work as a gun rights lobbyist on gun rights for the NRA and for it’s Florida affiliate – Unified Sportsmen of Florida. I tell you ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Guns, Obama, Congress, Aclu, Knox, Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo, Nra, Fairfax, Wayne, Jeff, NRA Board, National Rifle Association, Wayne Lapierre

ACLU Warns: Trump's Attorney General Pick Is the 'Godfather' of America's Surveillance Hell

The corporate lawyer and former chief U.S. law enforcement officer nominated to replace Jeff Sessions at the Justice Department has a controversial past involving the warrantless surveillance of Americans and once fought to make it easier for phone companies to secretly hand over customer records to the government,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, America, Aclu, Justice Department, Fourth Amendment, Trump, Jeff Sessions, William Barr, Unaccountable To Laws

Judge Strikes Down Iowa ‘Ag Gag’ Law That Choked Undercover Animal Abuse Reporting

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday struck down an Iowa law that made it illegal to get a job at a livestock farm to conduct an animal cruelty undercover investigation, finding the law violated the constitutional right to free speech. U.S. District Court Judge James Gritzner sided with opponents of the 2012 law that was intended to stop organizations like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals from doing animal abuse investigations at farms and puppy mills. Iowa lawmaker...
Tags: News, Ap, United States, Aclu, Iowa, Associated Press, North Carolina, U S District Court, DES MOINES Iowa, Stephen Wells, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Bettis, Idaho Utah, SCOTT McFETRIDGE, Matt Shuham, James Gritzner

American towns survive by fining poor people, and use debtors' prisons to make them pay

The Ferguson uprising was triggered by the police assassination of Michael Brown, but even before that killing, the city was a powder-keg, thanks to the practice of financing the city government by levying fines on the poor and putting those who couldn't pay in debtors' prison to encourage the rest to cough up. The US Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that debtors' prisons are unconstitutional and has banned the practice of imprisoning indigent people who can't pay fines for petty offenses...
Tags: Post, News, America, Aclu, New York Times, ‪ ‎Ferguson, Michael Brown, Class War, New York Times Magazine, US supreme court, Tupelo, Lindsey, Corinth, SPLC, Southern Poverty Law Center, New Jim Crow

Morning Headlines: Canton Repeals Panhandling Ordinance, CVS Buys Medina-Based Pharmacy

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, January 8: Canton repeals panhandling ordinance; CVS buys Medina-based pharmacy; Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan releases plan for tax-increase funds; Cuyahoga County corrections officer accused of attacking inmate; U.S. Supreme Court rejects hearing for Akron man sentenced to death; Goodyear blimp inducted into College Hall of Fame; Canton repeals panhandling ordinance Canton City Council voted to repeal its panhandling ordinance Monday night. The Repository...
Tags: Aclu, Cvs, Medina, Akron, Cuyahoga County, U S Supreme Court, Canton, Goodyear, Youngstown, Dan Horrigan, Canton City Council, Twinsburg, College Hall of Fame, Canton Repeals Panhandling Ordinance CVS

The ACLU made the Border Patrol reveal its terrifying legal theories

After four years of Freedom of Information Act litigation, the ACLU has prevailed and forced the Customs and Border Patrol to release 1,000 pages' worth of training documents in which new agents learn when they can stop people and what they can do after they stop them. The documents are a window into the CBP's legal gamesmanship, in which the flimsiest of pretenses are spun into legal excuses to stop, search, question and detain people within 100 miles of the US border and in any city with ...
Tags: Post, News, Supreme Court, Congress, US, Surveillance, United States, Aclu, Foia, CBP, St Vincent, Customs, Borders, Police State, Border Patrol, ELC

Canton City Council to Consider Panhandling Ordinance Repeal Tonight

Canton City Council is set to vote tonight on whether to repeal a panhandling ordinance that’s being called unconstitutional. The ACLU contacted more than 200 cities last August to tell them their panhandling laws would not stand up to a legal challenge, and were unconstitutional. Canton’s law director reviewed the legislation with council last month, and agreed. Cleveland State University Law Professor Joe Mead is a volunteer attorney with the ACLU, and says of the ordinances that have actually...
Tags: Aclu, Ohio, Canton, Cleveland State University, Kabir Bhatia, Youngstown, Canton City Council, Twinsburg, Joe Mead

Drag queens can read to kids again at a Louisiana library

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — An agreement has been reached between a Louisiana library and the American Civil Liberties Union to allow Drag Queen Story Time at the library. An agreement was reached Thursday between the Lafayette Public Library and the ACLU allowing anyone to reserve library meeting space for any constitutionally protected purpose. Drag Queen […]
Tags: News, Nation, Aclu, Lafayette, Louisiana, American Civil Liberties Union, La AP, Lafayette Public Library

Kansas County Has Spent $70K So Far On Dodge City Voting Rights Lawsuit

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — A county in western Kansas has paid more than $70,000 so far to a legal firm hired to defend an official who moved Dodge City’s only polling place to outside the iconic Wild West town ahead of the November election. Ford County paid the Hinkle Law Firm $71,481 in October and November to defend County Clerk Debbie Cox, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported , based on a document it obtained through an open records request. The American Civil Liberties Union sued Cox in late...
Tags: News, Aclu, Kansas, Bonds, Cox, American Civil Liberties Union, Wichita, Ford County, Topeka Capital Journal, Dodge City, Capital Journal, ALCU, Kansas County, Bradley Schlozman, Schlozman, DODGE CITY Kan

NYT: credit card companies should cut off (or report) gun sales

In the New York Times, financial writer Andrew Ross Sorkin asks why credit card companies and banks should not be made to monitor customers’ accounts for unusual gun purchases and share the information with law enforcers. Excerpts from my response at Cato. …In an advocacy piece imperfectly dressed up as a news story, New York Times financial reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin observes that some perpetrators of mass public shootings have bought guns and ammo using credit cards, and asks why credit card ...
Tags: Guns, Law, Banks, Uncategorized, Aclu, New York Times, Sorkin, Andrew Ross Sorkin, WO writings

ACLU sues government to learn about NSA call records program

NEW YORK (AP) — A civil rights group has sued the U.S. government, saying it needs more information about surveillance of Americans’ phone and financial records to guide the public debate over what will happen when the law that regulates the scrutiny expires next year. The American Civil Liberties Union sued the National Security Agency, […]
Tags: New York, News, Nsa, Ap, Nation, Aclu, National Security Agency, American Civil Liberties Union, U S government

ACLU asks court to help learn about NSA call records program

NEW YORK (AP) — A civil rights group wants a New York court to help it learn about the U.S. government’s use of phone and financial records to fight terrorism. The American Civil Liberties Union sued the National Security Agency, the director of national intelligence, the CIA and the Justice Department Friday in Manhattan federal […]
Tags: New York, News, Nsa, Ap, Nation, Aclu, Manhattan, Cia, National Security Agency, Justice Department, The American Civil Liberties Union