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6 experts give a letter grade on Biden-Harris administration's handling of immigration thus far

President Joe Biden speaks about infrastructure negotiations, in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Immigration has proven a prevalent issue in the Biden-Harris administration's first six months. The Biden administration will continue a controversial Trump-era CDC border closure policy, known as Title 42, according to a Monday report from The New York Times. Insider asked seven experts to grade the administration on its handlin...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Immigration, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Aclu, Border, CBP, The New York Times, Biden

Correction: Virus Outbreak-Misspending Lawsuit Story

In a story published July 31, 2021, about alleged misspending by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, The Associated Press erroneously referred to the ACLU's letter of complaint as a lawsuit.
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ACLU goes back to court over Trump-era migrant expulsion policy

The American Civil Liberties Union, along with other immigrant advocacy groups, is going back to court over a Trump-era border policy that's resulted in the expulsions of hundreds of thousands of migrants, marking an escalation between the organizations and the Biden administration, which has continued to rely on the policy.
Tags: Cnn, Aclu, Biden, Trump, American Civil Liberties Union

Announcing the 2021 Edition of My Internet Law Casebook

I’m pleased to announce the 2021 edition of my Internet Law casebook, Internet Law: Cases & Materials. If I counted editions, this would be the 12th edition. The book is available as a PDF at Gumroad for $10, as a Kindle ebook for $9.99, and in hard copy at Amazon for $20. [The hard copy comes with a free PDF on request; and shipping should be free on Amazon Prime.] For my thoughts about self-publishing an ebook casebook, see this article. If you’re an academic and would like a free evaluation ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Florida, General, Law, California, Ebay, US, Icann, Aclu, Aol, Vimeo, Brazil, Gumroad, CSC, Ticketmaster

Republicans want to prevent future Olympians like Laurel Hubbard - so they're banning trans kids from school sports

Hormone restrictions have created barriers to trans and intersex athletes like Olympic weightlifter Laurel Hubbard (left) and gold medalist Caster Semenya (right). Dan Mullan/Getty; Ian MacNicol/Getty All Becky Pepper-Jackson ever wanted to do in middle school was to run alongside her classmates on the girls' cross-country team. Coming from a family of runners, Becky literally grew up with her feet in running shoes. After COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in her home state of West Virgi...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Lgbt, US, Sports, West Virginia, Trends, Transgender, Gop, South Africa, Olympics, Aclu, New Zealand, Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro, Intersex

The Big Lie The ACLU Told Must Not Go Unanswered

Take Action Time to Act United States – -( By now, Second Amendment supporters are probably aware of what the ACLU put out regarding the origins of the constitutional provision that protects our right to keep and bear arms. This isn’t a mere whopper, it’s a Triple Whopper with Bacon and Cheese – with appropriate apologies to that delicious fast-food burger for being associated with a blood libel. The Founders of this country had a lot to say about the Second Amendment and why th...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, America, Reagan, Aclu, Silicon Valley, Bacon, Andrew Cuomo, Gun Rights, Second Amendment, Harold, Letitia James, Jen Psaki, Gun Rights News, Harold Hutchison, Soldier of Fortune

The Olympics treats trans athletes like cheaters. Now Republicans want to do the same to trans children.

Hormone restrictions have created barriers to trans and intersex athletes like Olympic weightlifter Laurel Hubbard (left) and gold medalist Caster Semenya (right). Dan Mullan/Getty; Ian MacNicol/Getty All Becky Pepper-Jackson ever wanted to do in middle school was to run alongside her classmates on the girls' cross-country team. Coming from a family of runners, Becky literally grew up with her feet in running shoes. After COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in her home state of West Virgi...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Lgbt, US, Sports, West Virginia, Trends, Transgender, Gop, South Africa, Olympics, Aclu, New Zealand, Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro, Intersex

Judge sides with Johnny Depp: ACLU must reveal if Amber Heard donated $7M divorce settlement

Johnny Depp has notched a victory in his lengthy legal battle against ex-wife Amber Heard.        [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Religion, Aclu, Johnny Depp, Usa Today, Amber Heard

"In some ways, I believe that these tech giants are more powerful than government officials.... take Donald Trump versus Mark Zuckerberg. Trump could be dis-elected..."

"... he could be sued, he can be impeached. And none of the above is true for Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, etc, no free speech rights against them, no due process rights against them. And... we've seen more and more of a coalescence between particular political and government leaders, putting increasingly overt pressure on the tech companies to censor speech that these politicians don't like and that they would be completely barred by the First Amendment from directly censoring themselves.... S...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Law, Censorship, Aclu, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Trump, Nadine Strossen, Ann Althouse, Sam Husseini, Mark Zuckerberg Jack Dorsey, Trump the ex-President, Mark Zuckerberg Trump, Substack Nadine Strossen

Superior Court Dumps BS Charges Brought Against New Jersey Homeowner For Her 'Fuck Biden' Signs (techdirt)

Last week, a New Jersey municipal court judge sided with the town of Roselle Park, New Jersey, and its decision to fine a homeowner for "obscene" signs she had in her yard. The signs weren't obscene in any legal sense of the word -- not even under the ordinance the town claimed she had violated. When the homeowner refused to back down, the town started finding her $250/day. The homeowner, Patricia Dilascio, tried to fight back, challenging the citation in municipal court. Unfortunately for her...
Tags: News, America, Aclu, New Jersey, Nice, Biden, Superior Court, Tim Cushing, Roselle Park, Signorello, Roselle Park New Jersey, Patricia Dilascio, Joseph Signorello, Joseph Signorello III

56 thoughtful gifts for your wife, from sweet personalized items to romantic grand gestures

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. AUrate Thoughtful gifts for your wife are key, whether it's for a birthday, anniversary, or just because. We rounded up unique gift ideas for her, whether you want a grand gesture or a personalized memento. Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all of Insider Reviews' gift guides here. Putting extra care into picking out thoughtful gifts for your wife shows her just how how special she is and...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Gift Guide, Japan, London, Instagram, Shopping, Disney, Trends, Gifts, Aclu, Patagonia, Annie Leibovitz, Gift Guides

The ACLU Should End the Charade of Protecting American Civil Liberties

By Larry Keane The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) needs to change its name. At this point, it’s false advertising. IMG: iStock-1245041394 U.S.A. -( The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) needs to change its name. At this point, it’s false advertising. The ACLU recently argued that “anti-Blackness determined the inclusion of the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights, and has informed the unequal and racist application of gun laws.” That’s plainly arguing that the Sec...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Virginia, Atlanta, Atlantic, Aclu, North Carolina, Samuel Adams, Jim Crow, Clinton, Boston Globe, National Review, U S Supreme Court, Toure, American Civil Liberties Union ACLU, Heller

State is Sued for Repeatedly Denying Parole to a Certain Category of Inmates

The ACLU of Ohio says two inmates have not been given fair hearings because of an unwritten rule of denying release from prison.
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Austin PD's "early warning system" is a failed PR stunt, like pretty much all of them

"Early warning systems" for police are one of those ideas that's touted by institutional players in the wake of bad police misconduct episodes - doubling down on the idea that we just need to identify and oust a "few bad apples" - but IRL, your correspondent has never seen one that worked well. When I was Police Accountability Project Director at ACLU of Texas back in the day, I spent a fair amount of time trying to understand what information might be probative for managers to monitor in an "...
Tags: Texas, Law, Austin, Aclu, Dallas, Houston, Apd, Irl, Renee Hall, Gritsforbreakfast, Farah Muscadin, Office of Police Oversight, Guidance Advisory Program GAP

That online menu you read by scanning a QR code might still be tracking you, and privacy experts are worried

Women use a QR code to order lunch with their smart phone while outdoor dining. SDI Productions/Getty Images Some digital menus are tracking your purchase history and personal data, NYT reported on Monday. Offline behavior such as eating out with friends can be tracked online, worrying privacy experts. QR codes can help small businesses better understand customer behavior and cut labor costs. See more stories on Insider's business page. At many restaurants, a physical menu might be ...
Tags: Small Business, New York City, US, Trends, Tech, Aclu, New York Times, Retail, Qr Codes, Times, Buffer, National Restaurant Association, Stanley, Tech Insider, Service Industry, Labor Shortage

ACLU calls for inquiry into Alaska official who wrote racist and antisemitic tweets

ACLU of Alaska spokesperson says some of Matthias Cicotte’s tweets ‘aimed directly at incarceration and criminal prosecution’The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska (ACLU) has called for “an investigation and audit” of the case record of a senior Alaskan legal official revealed by the Guardian to be operating a far-right Deseret nationalist, or “DezNat”, Twitter account under the pseudonym JReubenCIark.In a statement to the Guardian in response to revelations that tweets from the account we...
Tags: Twitter, US news, Alaska, Aclu, The far right, Megan Edge, Matthias Cicotte, American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska ACLU

The Britney effect: How California is grappling with conservatorship

However improbable, this has become the summer we talk about conservatorship. As the latest developments in Britney Spears’ 13-year conservatorship dominate the headlines, questions long debated by advocates have suddenly become dinner table conversation. When is it OK to strip people of their rights to protect their welfare? Can we trust the legal system to protect against abuse? The 39-year-old pop star gave explosive testimony at a June hearing in a Los Angeles probate court, saying her conse...
Tags: Politics, Celebrities, News, California, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, House, Ted Cruz, Aclu, Harvey Weinstein, Courts, Britney Spears, Low, Los Angeles Times

Giant inflatable rats used by labor unions are constitutionally protected free speech, labor board rules

"Scabby the Rat" is a fixture at labor disputes, first deployed in 1990 by a union in Chicago. Juana Arias/The Washington Post "Scabby the Rat" was first used by labor unions in 1990. The inflatable rat ranges in size from 12 feet to 25 feet. The Trump administration had argued its "red eyes, fangs, and claws" constituted an illegal threat. See more stories on Insider's business page. Labor unions have a constitutionally protected right to protest using giant inflatable rodents, a fede...
Tags: News, Law, Unions, Labor, Trends, Joe Biden, Chicago, United States, Aclu, Illinois, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Free Speech, First Amendment, National Labor Relations Board, Nlrb

The 17 best places to buy affordable fine jewelry you'll have forever

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Fine jewelry costs a bit more than costume, but you can still get quality pieces on a budget. Brands and retailers like Catbird, Mejuri, and Vrai are changing the game. We've rounded up our favorite pieces and retailers below. Svetlana Evseeva/Getty Images With its inaccessible prices, technical terminology, and nebulous production practices, the world of fine j...
Tags: Reviews, Jewelry, Hollywood, New York City, Toronto, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Brooklyn, Buying Guide, Aclu, Prada, AAA, Holden, Montserrat, Parsons

Maine’s facial recognition law shows bipartisan support for protecting privacy

Alison Beyea Contributor Share on Twitter Alison Beyea is the executive director of the ACLU of Maine. Michael Kebede Contributor Share on Twitter Michael Kebede is a policy counsel at the ACLU of Maine. Maine has joined a growing number of cities, counties and states that are rejecting dangerously biased surveillance technologies like faci...
Tags: TC, Column, Privacy, Congress, Opinion, Washington, Government, Tech, Law Enforcement, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Maine, Aclu, Facial Recognition, Biometrics, Golden State

ACLU sues Montana over transgender ID law requiring proof of surgery

The American Civil Liberties Union sued Montana over a law that requires transgender people to have surgery in order to change the...
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10 Things in Politics: Biden's Big Tech-busting team

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:7 powerful people are behind Biden's push to break up Big TechThe Delta variant is hitting red states hardestThe 8 things you need to know about Senate Dems' efforts to legalize cannabisWhat to look out for today: President Joe Biden, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and the singer Olivia Rodrigo are meeting to work o...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Nbc, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, France, Senate, White House, US, Kaley Cuoco, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, Netflix, Gop

Man Wrongfully Arrested By Facial Recognition Tells Congress His Story

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Michigan resident Robert Williams testified about being wrongfully arrested by Detroit Police in an effort to urge Congress to pass legislation against the use of facial recognition technology. Williams' testimony was part of a hearing held by the House of Representatives' subcommittee on crime, terrorism, and homeland security, which dealt with how law enforcement uses the highly controversial surveillance technology. Congress recently intro...
Tags: Congress, Virginia, US, Tech, Fbi, Williams, Aclu, House Of Representatives, Michigan, Vermont, Robert Williams, U S Postal Service, House Judiciary Committee, U S Government Accountability Office, Detroit Police Department, Detroit Police

ACLU Fights For Britney Spears’ Right To Choose Her Own Attorney

The civil rights organization filed an amicus brief with the Superior Court of Los Angeles County Tuesday.
Tags: News, Aclu, Britney Spears, Superior Court of Los Angeles County

Abortion-rights groups file federal lawsuit to block Texas law that would allow anyone to sue abortion providers after 6 weeks

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Lynda M. Gonzalez-Pool/Getty Images Pro-abortion groups filed a federal lawsuit to block a six-week abortion ban in Texas. The law, set to take effect in September, would allow people to sue anyone helping someone get an abortion after six weeks. The groups argue that the law violates "constitutional right to privacy and liberty." See more stories on Insider's business page. Several abortion-rights groups and providers filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday to block...
Tags: Politics, Lawsuit, Texas, Legal, News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Trends, Aclu, Healthcare, Abortion, Greg Abbott, Federal Court, Dobbs, Roe, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

ACLU Files Amicus Brief to Support Britney Spears

The ACLU on Tuesday filed an amicus brief in support of Britney Spears as the pop star seeks to choose her own attorney
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LAX police Chief Cecil Rhambo to challenge Sheriff Alex Villanueva in 2022

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles International Airport Police Chief Cecil Rhambo announced Monday that he will challenge Sheriff Alex Villanueva in the 2022 election. Rhambo, a former assistant sheriff, made the announcement by releasing a handful of endorsements and an online video called “For Good,” in which he vows to stand up to corruption and outlines other elements of his platform. Rhambo has worked for 33 years in law enforcement and also served as city manager of Compton from 2017 through July ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, California, NYC, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Aclu, Korea, Trump, Compton, Adams, Carson

McGruff the Crime Dog changes his mind in parody poster

McGruff the Crime Dog was created in 1980 to fight crime by appealing to children, but he's been adopted by Means TV and is now providing the standard ACLU-approved advice on dealing with police who want you to talk to them: don't without a lawyer. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Police, Aclu, Parodies, Never Talk To The Cops

ACLU Sues Ohio GOP Lawmakers Over Redistricting Records

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has filed a lawsuit seeking redistricting records of Republican lawmakers’ efforts to redraw the state’s congressional and legislative districts.
Tags: Aclu, Ohio, Republican, American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio

ACLU Seeks Training in Kansas District Over 'Lesbian' Remark

A civil rights group is threatening to sue a Kansas school district if it doesn’t train employees about LGBTQ rights in response to an eighth-grade student being suspended from riding a school bus after saying, “I’m a lesbian.”.
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