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Might Prez Biden use his clemency power relatively soon?

The question in the title of this post is promoted by this notable new Hill article headlined "Biden set to flex clemency powers."  The headline is a bit more encouraging than the full article for those eager to see some action on this front, and here are some of the details: White House officials are signaling that President Biden is prepared to flex his clemency powers as officials wade through a large backlog of requests behind the scenes, according to advocates with whom the White House has...
Tags: Law, Congress, White House, Aclu, Susan Rice, New Orleans, Biden, Voice, Justice Department, American Civil Liberties Union, Hill, Hoskins, Dana Remus, Jen Psaki, Douglas A Berman, Cedric Richmond


Reject AB 268, an unjustified restriction on access to autopsy records

Assembly Bill 268, introduced by Asm. Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks, is motivated by the best of intentions. Last year, relatives of many of the dozen victims of the tragic 2018 mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill filed a lawsuit to the block release of records pertaining to the incident, citing privacy concerns. AB 268, sponsored by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, would require the sealing of “the autopsy report and any evidence associated with the examination” of someone kil...
Tags: Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, American Civil Liberties Union, Eli Broad, First Amendment Coalition, Ventura County Board of Supervisors, Los Angeles City Hall Replace, Asm Jacqui Irwin


In final case the court will hear this term, profound issues of race, incarceration and the war on drugs

Academics naturally believe that even obscure cases in their field are underappreciated; each minor tax or bankruptcy case quietly frames profound issues of justice. But, doubtful readers, rest assured that Terry v. United States – which the Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday in the final argument of its 2020-21 term – packs so many swirling issues of great importance into an absurdly little case, it can hardly be believed. The national debate on historical racism in our criminal punishment sys...
Tags: Florida, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, White House, Barack Obama, United States, Aclu, Kardashian, Biden, Donald Trump, Terry, Justice Department, Jared, Trump


Biden administration discloses Trump-era deadly force rules for terrorist suspects abroad

The Biden administration disclosed Trump-era rules on Friday regulating the use of deadly force against terrorism suspects abroad, releasing them with several redacted lines to the American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Times as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit after the Trump administration refused to make them public.
Tags: News, New York Times, Stories, Biden, Trump, American Civil Liberties Union


Biden administration discloses Trump-era deadly force rules for terror suspects abroad

The Biden administration disclosed Trump-era rules on Friday regulating the use of deadly force against terrorism suspects abroad, releasing them with several redacted lines to the American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Times as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit after the Trump administration refused to make them public.
Tags: News, New York Times, Stories, Biden, Trump, American Civil Liberties Union


Biden administration releases Trump-era deadly force rules for terrorist suspects abroad

The Biden administration disclosed Trump-era rules on Friday regulating the use of deadly force against terrorism suspects abroad, releasing them with several redacted lines to the American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Times as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit after the Trump administration refused to make them public.
Tags: Cnn, New York Times, Biden, Trump, American Civil Liberties Union


Biden administration releases Trump-era deadly force rules for terror suspects abroad

The Biden administration disclosed Trump-era rules on Friday regulating the use of deadly force against terrorism suspects abroad, releasing them with several redacted lines to the American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Times as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit after the Trump administration refused to make them public.
Tags: News, New York Times, Stories, Biden, Trump, American Civil Liberties Union


"Banning menthol cigarettes is a racial justice issue."

Says a headline to an editorial in the L.A. Times, and I haven't read the text yet, but I don't know which way it's a racial justice issue.I know black people who smoke are more likely than white people to prefer menthol cigarettes, and that previous efforts to ban flavored tobacco products have made an exception for the flavor menthol. They won't just ban all tobacco products, but they could attack what was purportedly aimed at children — flavored-added things. But they made an exception for th...
Tags: Smoking, Law, Advertising, Aclu, Fda, Times, American Civil Liberties Union, U S Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Janet Woodcock, American Tobacco Control Leadership Council


“Home stretch” at SCOTUS with Constitutional Accountability Center

On Thursday, April 29, at 12 p.m. EDT, the Constitutional Accountability Center will host a discussion on the events and decisions that have shaped the current Supreme Court term, and what to expect as we head toward its close. The panel will feature CAC’s Brianne Gorod, Dale Ho of the American Civil Liberties Union, and professors Melissa Murray of NYU Law and Jeffrey Fisher of Stanford Law, and will be moderated by Kimberly Atkins of the Boston Globe and MSNBC. Click here for more information...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Msnbc, Nyu, Boston Globe, American Civil Liberties Union, Constitutional Accountability Center, Stanford Law, Melissa Murray, Jeffrey Fisher, Kimberly Atkins, Event Announcements, Brianne Gorod Dale Ho


Justices ponder narrow ruling in student speech case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared conflicted over a school district’s plea to be allowed to discipline students for their speech outside of school. Some justices expressed concern about whether allowing schools to regulate off-campus speech could sweep in too much speech by young people, while others worried that – particularly in the internet era – a contrary rule would give too little weight to the harmful effects that some speech, such as cyberbullying, can have at school even when it ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Pennsylvania, Levy, Michael Jordan, Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, Stewart, John Roberts, American Civil Liberties Union, Blatt, Roberts, David Cole, Howe, Alito


Justices doubtful on California donor-disclosure requirement

The Supreme Court on Monday seemed poised to side with two conservative groups challenging the constitutionality of California’s requirement that charities and nonprofits operating in the state provide the state attorney general’s office with the names and addresses of their largest donors. The requirement, the state insists, helps it to police charitable fraud. But two nonprofits argue that the rule violates the First Amendment by discouraging their donors from making contributions. After near...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, Alabama, Irs, Charles Koch, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, American Civil Liberties Union, Feinberg, Roberts, Howe, Alito, Shaffer, Barrett


Shine a light on secret court decisions

A secret court created by Congress to curb abuses of national-security surveillance may come under the review of the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time. The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a petition with the high court, also signed by former U.S. Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson, asking the justices to overturn decisions made by judges in the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court system. The decisions rejected the ACLU’s lawsuit claiming a First Amendment right of ac...
Tags: Usa, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Opinion, America, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Aclu, New York Times, Fisa, National Security Agency, Gore, Bush, U S Supreme Court


ACLU: Oregon City Sues BLM Activists Over Public Records Fee

The American Civil Liberties Union will represent a social justice organization in Bend, Oregon, in a lawsuit filed by the city about how much the nonprofit should pay in fees related to a public records request.
Tags: Aclu, American Civil Liberties Union, Oregon City Sues BLM


ACLU Sues to Challenge Iowa Denial of Transgender Surgery

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the state of Iowa challenging a 2019 law that allows Medicaid to deny payment for sex reassignment surgeries for transgender residents.
Tags: Aclu, Iowa, American Civil Liberties Union


Legislature reaches budget agreement, Hirono's role-model mother dies at 96, state attorney general fights fake vaccine passports, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii House Speaker Scott Saiki Hawaii House Speaker Scott Saiki’s High-Profile Agenda Is Raising Questions. Saiki has empowered the House to be a much-needed political player this year. But concerns about his methods and his ultimate goal are growing. Civil Beat.Lawmakers Reach Agreement On A New Two-Year State Budget. House and Senate negotiators say they have used federal funds to cancel out most of Gov. Ige’s budget cuts. Civil Beat.State board members violating law, Office of Hawaii...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Supreme Court, Senate, Hawaii, House, Associated Press, Maui, Department Of Health, Honolulu, Legislature, American Civil Liberties Union, Oahu, Mauna Kea, Ballard, Hawaiian Islands


Chuck Schumer calls 4/20 an 'unofficial American holiday' as he makes the case for marijuana legalization

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called 4/20 an "unofficial American holiday." The top Democrat made his case to "end the federal prohibition on marijuana." April 20 is usually a day weed users celebrate the recreational drug. See more stories on Insider's business page. As weed users across the country celebrate April 20 on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer marked the occasion as an "unofficial ...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Congress, Weed, Senate, Marijuana, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, United States, Washington Dc, Biden, Legalization, Gallup, American Civil Liberties Union


Inside the rise of police department real-time crime centers

At a conference in New Orleans in 2007, Jon Greiner, then the chief of police in Ogden, Utah, heard a presentation by the New York City Police Department about a sophisticated new data hub called a “real time crime center.” Reams of information rendered in red and green splotches, dotted lines, and tiny yellow icons appeared as overlays on an interactive map of New York City: Murders. Shootings. Road closures. You could see the routes of planes landing at LaGuardia and the schedules of container...
Tags: Google, Utah, Jay Leno, Supreme Court, Minneapolis, Washington, New York City, Cowboys, Walmart, Surveillance, West, Innovation, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans, Fox News, US Treasury


ACLU: Merriam Panhandling Ordinance Is Unconstitutional

The American Civil Liberties Union and another advocacy group are warning a Kansas City suburb that its panhandling ordinance is unconstitutional.
Tags: Aclu, Kansas City, American Civil Liberties Union


Record-breaking year for anti-transgender legislation would affect minors the most

Thirty-three states have introduced more than 100 bills that aim to curb the rights of transgender people across the country, with advocacy groups calling 2021 a record-breaking year for such legislation.  Many of these bills are rapidly making their way through state legislatures. On April 6, Arkansas became the first state to outlaw providing gender-affirming treatment to minors, a move that the American Civil Liberties Union said would "send a terrible and heartbreaking message" to transgende...
Tags: News, Arkansas, Stories, American Civil Liberties Union


Detroit Man Sues Police For Wrongfully Arresting Him Based On Facial Recognition

A man who was falsely accused of shoplifting has sued the Detroit Police Department for arresting him based on an incorrect facial recognition match. The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit on behalf of Robert Williams, whom it calls the first US person wrongfully arrested based on facial recognition. The Verge reports: The Detroit Police Department arrested Williams in 2019 after examining security footage from a shoplifting incident. A detective used facial recognition technology on a gr...
Tags: US, Tech, Williams, Aclu, Detroit, Facial Recognition, Black, American Civil Liberties Union, Robert Williams, Detroit Police Department


Don’t Blame the ACLU for Facebook's Ills

Earlier this week, folks in tech-savvy onlookers were utterly scandalized when a tweet thread from former Federal Trade Commission CTO Ashkan Soltani began being passed around. In it, Soltani calls out the American Civil Liberties Union for committing one of the cardinal sins of the tech privacy sphere: sharing data…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, Software, Aclu, World Wide Web, Targeted Advertising, Online Advertising, American Civil Liberties Union, Ashkan Soltani, Soltani, Gotcha, Matt Bors, the Facebook


Arkansas faces a trans exodus after passing 3 anti-trans bills in 3 weeks

A protest to support trans people in 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images The Arkansas state legislature has passed 3 anti-trans bills in less than a month. The latest limits access to medical care. Trans people are taking about leaving, but they note that 19 states have taken up similar bills. "There's not going to end up being a lot of places to run to, but a lot of places to run from," said one trans woman. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jacqueline Mi...
Tags: Senate, US, Trends, Arkansas, House, Aclu, Lgbtq, Illinois, Middleton, Medicaid, South, Hutchinson, American Civil Liberties Union, Little Rock, Fayetteville, Asa Hutchinson


ACLU, Defense Lawyers Seek Probe Into Springfield Police

The American Civil Liberties Union and defense attorneys are asking the highest court in Massachusetts to order an investigation into what they describe as rampant misconduct in the Springfield Police Department.
Tags: Massachusetts, Aclu, American Civil Liberties Union, Springfield Police


ACLU Sues McMaster for Ordering State Workers' Office Return

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster over an executive order requiring state agencies to fast-track employees' return to the office during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Tags: South Carolina, American Civil Liberties Union, Henry McMaster, ACLU Sues McMaster, Ordering State Workers Office Return


Ark. lawmakers ban treatment for transgender youth

By Daniel Trotta | Reuters Arkansas on Tuesday became the first U.S. state to ban certain types of treatment to transgender youth, overriding a veto by Governor Asa Hutchinson and inviting lawsuits from civil rights groups that have vowed to stop it. The law threatens any healthcare professional who provides puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones or gender-affirming surgery to minors with losing their medical license and opens them up to lawsuits from patients who later regret their procedures. At...
Tags: Senate, Sport, Soccer, Arkansas, Hutchinson, American Civil Liberties Union, Asa Hutchinson, University of California San Francisco, American College, American Academy of Pediatrics, Daniel Trotta, Arkansas House, Holly Dickson, Reuters Arkansas, Madeline Deutsch, Quentin Van Meter


Privacy Advocate Confronts ACLU Over Its Use of Google and Facebook's Targeted Advertising

Ashkan Soltani was the Chief Technologist of America's Federal Trade Commission in 2014 — and earlier was a staff technologist in its Division of Privacy and Identity Protection helping investigate tech companies including Google and Facebook Friday on Twitter he accused another group of privacy violations: the nonprofit rights organization, the American Civil Liberties Union. Yesterday, the ACLU updated their privacy statement to finally disclose that they share constituent information with ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, America, Tech, Aclu, Mozilla, Federal Trade Commission, American Civil Liberties Union, Ashkan Soltani, Soltani, John Gilmore, Identity Protection, Alex Fowler


ACLU warns 'a lot can go wrong' with digital vaccine passports

The American Civil Liberties Union says plans to roll out a standardized vaccine passport must account for social inequalities and privacy rights. Anything short is a "nonstarter."
Tags: Cnn, Aclu, American Civil Liberties Union


Lawsuit Over Correction's Handling of COVID-19 Will Proceed

A Ramsey County judge has ruled a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota can proceed against the Minnesota Department of Corrections over its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tags: Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union, Ramsey County, Minnesota Department of Corrections


Arkansas moves to ban certain care for transgender youth

By Daniel Trotta | Reuters Arkansas lawmakers passed a measure on Monday that could make the state the first in the country to prevent doctors from providing certain types of care to transgender youth, part of a wave of U.S legislation that would restrict transgender rights. The Arkansas legislation threatens any healthcare professional who provides puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones or gender-affirming surgery to minors with losing their medical license and opens them up to lawsuits from pati...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Sport, Soccer, United States, Idaho, Arkansas, Tennessee, Courts, Lgbtq, Hutchinson, American Civil Liberties Union, Human Rights Campaign, Asa Hutchinson, American Academy of Pediatrics


110 years ago, Triangle Fire boosted U.S. labor movement

In this May 26, 2017 file photo, Chester Bennington sings “Hallelujah” at the funeral for Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) Allan Company founded in 1963 in Baldwin Park is one of the largest independently owned broker, packer, and exporter of recovered fiber in the Western United States, currently handling over one million tons of recovered fiber annually both domestically and overseas. Allan Company ...
Tags: New York, California, New York City, Alabama, Sacramento, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Biden, San Bernardino, Chris Cornell, American Civil Liberties Union, Riverside, Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt