Monthly Archives: June 2008

Ccommission Report Finds CA’s Death Penalty ‘Dysfunctional’ and ‘Costly’

June 30, 2008 In a comprehensive report on California’s death penalty released today, the California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice described the death penalty system as dysfunctional, costly, and close to collapse. The commission, a nonpartisan statewide advisory…

Pendleton Domestic Spying Part of Growing Danger of Fusion Centers

“Fusion centers” is the name of locally based, public-private data collection projects that are part of a growing domestic surveillance apparatus, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. Today the ACLU released a report detailing spying on Maryland peace demonstrators,…

Feinstein Disappoints on FISA

In a bitter disappointment, we learned today that Senator Dianne Feinstein and 79 other senators voted in favor of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, which allows for mass and untargeted surveillance on Americans’ communications and gives blanket immunity to…

On FISA Bill, Sen. Boxer Announces She’ll Vote the Right Way, Supporting Civil Liberties

Senator Boxer has taken a firm stand in defense of civil liberties, and announced that she will oppose the unacceptable spying bill due up for a vote in the Senate as early as Thursday. BUT SENATOR FEINSTEIN STILL HAS NOT…

ACLU Condemns FISA Captitulation in the House; Calls Needed to Sen. Feinstein

The House of Representatives today voted 293-129 in favor of the Hoyer/Bush FISA deal, a bill that allows for mass and untargeted surveillance on Americans’ communications and gives blanket immunity to the phone companies, virtually guaranteeing lawsuits against telecom companies…