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Supreme Court grants review in three cases to decide, once and for all, whether Title VII protects LGBTQ employees from discrimination

Yesterday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear appeals in three cases, to decide whether Title VII's prohibition against "sex discrimination" expressly includes prohibitions against LGBTQ discrimination. I cannot overstate enough the importance of these cases to the future of American civil rights. Currently, only 21 states have statutes that protect against both sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in employment in the public and private sector. For the other 28 states (Ohio...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Court, Ohio, Kennedy, John Roberts, American Civil Liberties Union, EEOC, Roberts, Chris Johnson, Kavanaugh, Obergefell, James Esseks, Jon Hyman, Jon Davidson


A “view” from the courtroom: Counting to five

Today is the oral argument in one of the term’s biggest cases, Department of Commerce v. New York, about the Trump administration’s efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. It is also a rare day for afternoon arguments, and rarer still because there will be two of those. Solicitor General Noel G. Francisco at lectern (Art Lien) When the court squeezed the census case into its already announced April calendar, it made the wise decision to push the two cases that were originall...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, Commerce, House, House Of Representatives, United Nations, Wisconsin, Un, Francisco, Mitchell, Trump, Sonia Sotomayor


California DAs assail Gov Newsom's execution moratorium

Four California district attorneys, Anne Marie Schubert, Michael Hestrin, Lisa Smittcamp and Gilbert Otero, have this notable new CNN commentary under the headline "California Gov. Gavin Newsom's death penalty moratorium is a disgrace."  Here is how it gets started: Gov. Gavin Newsom's blanket moratorium on California's death penalty is a slap in the face to crime victims and their families who have waited years for justice.  With the stroke of his pen last month, Newsom single-handedly undermi...
Tags: Law, California, Cnn, Gavin Newsom, American Civil Liberties Union, New California, Newsom, Douglas A Berman, Anne Marie Schubert Michael Hestrin Lisa Smittcamp, Gilbert Otero


'Confederate' militia detains migrants at gunpoint — with Border Patrol's tacit OK, they claim

“A right-wing militia group operating in southern New Mexico has begun stopping groups of migrant families and detaining them at gunpoint before handing them over to Border Patrol agents, raising tension over the tactics of armed vigilantes along the border between the United States and Mexico,” writes Simon Romero at the New York Times. They post videos to Youtube of themselves abusing migrants. Here is one such video. We knew the armed volunteer mobs would do this. We knew Trump's in...
Tags: Post, News, Mexico, Immigration, Racism, United States, New York Times, Border, New Mexico, Border Patrol, Trump, Asylum Seekers, White Supremacy, American Civil Liberties Union, Hector Balderas, Sunland Park


Militia in New Mexico Detains Asylum Seekers at Gunpoint

A citizens militia known as the United Constitutional Patriots has begun detaining families of asylum seekers at gunpoint before handing them over to Border Patrol agents.
Tags: News, Asylum, New Mexico, Border Patrol, American Civil Liberties Union, Immigration and Emigration, Border Patrol (US, Right of, Defense and Military Forces, Fringe Groups and Movements, El Paso (Tex, United Constitutional Patriots


Videos appear to show armed militia detaining migrants at US-Mexico border

The American Civil Liberties Union is calling the actions a ‘kidnapping’ and a flagrant violation of the lawArmed rightwing militia members detained a large group of migrants at the US-Mexico border and coordinated with US border patrol agents to have them arrested, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, in a series of actions the civil liberties organization called a “kidnapping” and a flagrant violation of the law.Several videos taken at the border in New Mexico this week appeared to...
Tags: US, US news, US immigration, New Mexico, American Civil Liberties Union, United Constitutional Patriots


Asylum seekers at border cannot be released on bond, Barr says – live

William Barr strips right from asylum seekers, requiring them to be held in mandatory detention insteadSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 12.40am BST From the Guardian’s Lauren Gambino: .⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ vetoes the bipartisan War Powers résolution that would have ended US support for the Saudi-backed war in Yemen pic.twitter.com/REUgMF3oG1 11.16pm BST The Associated Press is reporting that a US district judge believes that the Trump administration could identify pote...
Tags: Republicans, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, Associated Press, US Congress, Yemen, Donald Trump, Trump, American Civil Liberties Union, Barr, Lauren Gambino, Trump Administration, William Barr, Trump-Russia investigation


ACLU Sues New Jersey School Over Gun Photo Censorship

ACLU sues Lacey schools for students' gun rights, photo from APP Lacey Township, NJ –-(Ammoland.com)- The New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is suing Lacey Township High School on behalf of two students that the school suspended for posting two pictures of legally owned guns on their social media. Student Cody Conroy and another unidentified student shared two pictures of guns through the photo-sharing app Snapchat. The first picture was captioned “I know where I am goin...
Tags: Facebook, School, Guns, Aclu, New Jersey, John, Nra, Columbine, American Civil Liberties Union, Northern Virginia, John Crump, Gun Rights News, Shooting Industry News, Veritas Firearms LLC, John Crump John, Lacey Township High School


ACLU says Georgia sheriff is illegally denying books to prisoners

The American Civil Liberties Union says a Georgia sheriff is violating prisoners' First Amendment rights by banning books and publications that arrive by mail or from family members.
Tags: Georgia, Cnn, Aclu, American Civil Liberties Union


Bail bond preservation measure looks like a winner

It’s never easy to convince Californians they should reverse decisions made by the legislators they elect, as Republicans led by the failed gubernatorial candidate John Cox discovered last fall. Cox made his pet proposition, a referendum to repeal a 12-cent gasoline tax increase passed in 2017, the centerpiece of his run for governor, but saw it lose by a 57-43 percent margin, not even close. But California referenda – the term for propositions aiming to overturn laws passed by the Legislature –...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, California, Opinion, Sacramento, America, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Aclu, San Joaquin, Gavin Newsom, Northern California, Cox, Legislature, American Civil Liberties Union, Thomas Elias


Family seeks answers following death of 27-year-old ICE detainee

The first time Melissa Castro saw her husband in the hospital, on Feb. 8, he was in a coma, having suffered a brain hemorrhage a day earlier. On that day, Jose Luis Ibarra Bucio also was in custody, an immigrant detainee being held at the ICE Processing Center in Adelanto. As lines and tubes connected medical equipment to Ibarra’s head and torso, a shackle connected his foot to the bed. But when Ibarra died, on March 21 – without ever regaining consciousness – he was a free man. Federal immigrat...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Immigration, Los Angeles, Senegal, Sport, Soccer, United States, Long Beach, Ethiopia, Courts, Associated Press, Detention, Coroner, Local News


ICE released detainee while he was in a coma, weeks before his death

The first time Melissa Castro saw her husband in the hospital, on Feb. 8, he was in a coma, having suffered a brain hemorrhage a day earlier. On that day, Jose Luis Ibarra Bucio also was in custody, an immigrant detainee being held at the ICE Processing Center in Adelanto. As lines and tubes connected medical equipment to Ibarra’s head and torso, a shackle connected his foot to the bed. But when Ibarra died, on March 21 – without ever regaining consciousness – he was a free man. Federal immigrat...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Immigration, Los Angeles, Senegal, Sport, Soccer, United States, Long Beach, Ethiopia, Courts, Associated Press, Detention, Coroner, Local News


Judge Blocks Trump Policy Of Returning Asylum Seekers To Mexico, Delays Order

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge on Monday blocked the Trump administration’s policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico as they wait for an immigration court to hear their cases but the order won’t immediately go into effect. Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco granted a request by civil liberties groups to halt the practice while their lawsuit moves forward. He put the decision on hold until Friday to give U.S. officials the chance to appeal. The launch of the policy in January in San...
Tags: News, Mexico, San Francisco, Ap, Dhs, Aclu, San Diego, Homeland Security, El Salvador, Donald Trump, Border Patrol, Central America, Justice Department, Trump, Asylum Seekers, American Civil Liberties Union


Trump administration 'needs 2 years' to identify all the migrant children separated from families at border

The Trump administration claims it needs up to two years to identity and locate an unknown number of migrant children who were separated from their families at the US border as part of the so-called “zero tolerance” policy.Federal judge Dana Sabraw last year put an end to the controversial practice of splitting children from their parents and criminally prosecuting the adults, as part of a tactic to dissuade migrants from Central America trying to enter the country. He ordered that 2,700 childre...
Tags: News, California, Mexico, US, Barack Obama, Ap, San Diego, Associated Press, Central America, Trump, Jonathan White, Melania Trump, American Civil Liberties Union, Oval Office, Southern District, Dana Sabraw


Trump Admin Says It Wants Two Years To Find Immigrant Kids Separated From Parents

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration wants up to two years to find potentially thousands of children who were separated from their families at the border before a judge halted the practice last year, a task that it says is more laborious than previous efforts because the children are no longer in government custody. The Justice Department said in a court filing late Friday that it will take at least a year to review about 47,000 cases of unaccompanied children taken into government custo...
Tags: News, Mexico, Immigration, Ap, Family Separation, Aclu, San Diego, Justice Department, White, Trump, Jonathan White, American Civil Liberties Union, National Cancer Institute, El Paso Texas, U S Health and Human Services Department, Lee Gelernt


We talked to the Apple employee who says CBP detained him and tried to search his phone and laptop: 'The most invasive search the government could possibly do'

Andreas Gal said that in November, officers with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detained him at San Francisco International Airport as he was returning home from a business trip in Europe. Gal, Mozilla's former chief technology officer and a current Apple employee, told Business Insider that he believes he was singled out because of his vocal opposition to the Trump administration's privacy and immigration policies. He said CBP agents demanded to go through his company-issued phone and...
Tags: Apple, Congress, US, San Francisco, Trends, Aclu, Nintendo, CBP, Customs, Border Patrol, Trump, Northern California, American Civil Liberties Union, Freeman, Andreas Gal, Gal


Immigrant? Combat vet? Being both can still result in deportation

Jose Segovia Benitez, who was brought to the United States from El Salvador when he was 3, joined the U.S. Marine Corps at 18, eager to serve what he’s always considered to be his country. He saw combat, in Iraq, and after five years was honorably discharged. But when he came home, in 2004, Segovia wasn’t the same guy. A brain injury left him depressed and angry. And he exhibited symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndrome. This different version of Segovia also took to drinking. He got into trou...
Tags: Texas, Congress, Navy, Mexico, Iraq, America, Sport, Soccer, United States, Alaska, Aclu, Army, Marines, Long Beach, El Salvador, Vietnam


Symposium: Questioning citizenship versus questioning the question

John S. Baker Jr. is Professor Emeritus of Law at the Louisiana State University Law Center. It will be interesting to see how much of the upcoming Supreme Court argument in Department of Commerce v. New York will be devoted to President Donald Trump’s tweets and other statements not vetted by his lawyers. The Supreme Court agreed to expedited review of a district-court judgment barring Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross from including a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The court did so f...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, New York City, United States, Commerce, ACS, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Ross, Trump, U S Customs, Border Protection


Trump shutting Mexico border would 'cripple' El Paso, Republican mayor says

Dee Margo warned Donald Trump that closing the border would have a ‘detrimental, almost draconian’ impact on the regionPeople wait in line to enter the US at the Paso del Norte port of entry on 31 March in El Paso, Texas. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesThe Republican mayor of El Paso, the largest American city on the US border with Mexico, has warned Donald Trump that if he goes ahead this week with his threat to close the border it would have a “detrimental, almost draconian” impact o...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, California, Washington, Mexico, White House, US, America, United States, Border, CBP, El Salvador, Donald Trump, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico


Migrants Moved Out of Holding Pen Under El Paso Bridge

The makeshift fenced enclosure was empty on Sunday, and officials said they were “in the process” of relocating migrants who were held there, including families with small children.
Tags: News, Illegal Immigration, American Civil Liberties Union, Immigration and Emigration, Border Patrol (US, Immigration Detention, Customs and Border Protection (US, El Paso (Tex, Holding Pen Under El Paso Bridge


Migrant Holding Pen Under El Paso Bridge Has Been Cleared Out

The makeshift fenced enclosure was empty on Sunday, and officials said they were “in the process” of relocating migrants who were held there, including families with small children.
Tags: News, Illegal Immigration, American Civil Liberties Union, Immigration and Emigration, Border Patrol (US, Immigration Detention, Customs and Border Protection (US, El Paso (Tex


Migrant Camp Under El Paso Bridge Has Been Cleared Out

Authorities appear to have moved families out of a makeshift enclosure under a bridge in El Paso, with much of the site cleared on Sunday.
Tags: News, El Paso, Illegal Immigration, American Civil Liberties Union, Immigration and Emigration, Border Patrol (US, Immigration Detention, Customs and Border Protection (US, El Paso (Tex


Georgia Is Latest State to Pass Fetal Heartbeat Bill as Part of Growing Trend

The American Civil Liberties Union vowed to sue if the bill is signed into law. The courts have blocked similar efforts in other states.
Tags: News, Georgia, Abortion, American Civil Liberties Union, Kemp, Law and Legislation, Politics And Government, Brian P


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 29-April 5

  Brandon Boyd signs his art game ‘Deux Portes Two Doors: An OptiMystic Memory Game,’ based on his ‘Portals’ watercolor series on March 30 in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Brandon Boyd)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Spring Sky” show, 7:30, and “MarsQuest,” 8:3...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Judge extends temporary ban on 2 new Kentucky abortion laws

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has extended a temporary order preventing two new Kentucky abortion laws from taking effect while the court determines their constitutionality. The Courier Journal reports U.S. District Judge David Hale extended the order Wednesday. The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging the laws, and Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration is […]
Tags: Health, News, Kentucky, Nation, Louisville, Matt Bevin, American Civil Liberties Union, Courier Journal, Ky AP, David Hale






Effort to Legalize Marijuana in New Jersey Collapses

Lawmakers were trying to legalize cannabis with a bill that sought to reckon with the racial inequities caused by the war on drugs.
Tags: News, Marijuana, New Jersey, Booker, Murphy, American Civil Liberties Union, Law and Legislation, Cory A, Philip D (1957-, New Jersey Collapses


N.J. Debates Legalizing Marijuana and Erasing Criminal Convictions

Lawmakers in New Jersey are trying to legalize marijuana with a bill that seeks to reckon with the racial inequities caused by the war on drugs.
Tags: News, Marijuana, New Jersey, Booker, Murphy, American Civil Liberties Union, Law and Legislation, Cory A, Philip D (1957-