Monthly Archives: November 2015

The “American Security Against Foreign Enemies” Act is Un-American

WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union denounces the U.S. House passage of the “American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act of 2015.” The vote was 289 to 137. Karin Johanson, director of the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office, said: Speaker Ryan…

ACLU: It’s Factually Wrong to Blame Refugees for Terror They’re Fleeing

NEW YORK — Following the attacks in Paris, some U.S. governors and federal lawmakers have moved to restrict the planned resettlement of Syrian refugees to the United States. Cecillia Wang, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, said:…

The Same Death Penalty Circus… Just a Different Day

  Today the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling which had found California’s death penalty unconstitutional. But although death penalty proponents may be claiming a big victory, today’s ruling is just another example of how dysfunctional…

ACLU: CBP Body-Camera Announcement Fails to Address Accountability Crisis

Commissioner Kerlikowske announced additional phases today to further study the use of body-worn and other camera technologies at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The announcement follows the conclusion of a feasibility study, which tested body-worn cameras in both training and…

Texas v. U.S. – Heading for the Supreme Court

  Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld the district court’s preliminary injunction in Texas, et al. v. United States, enjoining President Obama’s immigration executive action initiatives, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent…