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  • Sikh sues ROTC at Hofstra University in New York, ACLU involved
    Sikh sues ROTC at Hofstra University in New York, ACLU involved
    Apparently ROTC officials at Hofstra University on Long Island didn’t get the memo; the Army has made accommodations in terms of dress code in the past for Sikhs in the military. Iknoor Singh, a student at Hofstra is suing his school’s...
  • Gay rights group honors Macklemore for championing LGBT equality
    Gay rights group honors Macklemore for championing LGBT equality
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Washington honored Seattle-born rapper Macklemore Saturday night (Nov. 1) for his efforts in championing LGBT equality. The rapper, whose real name is Ben Haggerty, gained national fame with his chart...
  • AlfredRusselWallace6
    The Scopes Monkey Trial aftershocks
    The John T. Scopes “Monkey” Trial reflected a great clash in American society between religious tradition and scientific progress. The debate continues today, especially in the continuing conflict over the teaching of evolution and the...
  • Kaci Hickox when under quarantine in NJ
    Is 'Ebola Nurse' Kaci Hickox showing wisdom in fighting quarantine request?
    By now most of the country and possibly the world knows the story surrounding Kaci Hickox. Many may know her by the moniker of the "Ebola Nurse" from Maine. Hickox is taking a stand against the 21-day voluntary self-quarantine the state...
  • "Broken commandments!"
    Satan entices man to demolish Ten Commandment statue in Oklahoma
    After walking into the Federal Building in Oklahoma and making threats against President Obama – a man drove his vehicle into a privately funded statue of the Ten Commandments…smashing it to pieces.When he was arrested, he told the...
  • Is asset forfeiture legalized theft?
    Is asset forfeiture legalized theft?
    Blasting a “fundamentally un-American” seizure of assets from citizens, a state lawmaker wants to rein in police powers in Virginia.“Current Virginia law allows for seizure of personal property without a criminal conviction.My...
  • Missouri judge rules state’s gay marriage ban violates equal protection clause
    Missouri judge rules state’s gay marriage ban violates equal protection clause
    Just a day after the Supreme Court delayed action to hear gay marriage cases, a state judge in Missouri joined several judges in other states who have ruled against state gay marriage bans. On Friday, the Jackson County judge ruled that the state...
  • Syringe
    Death penalty under scrutiny in Pa.
    Theoretically on September 22, there may be an execution in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This would be notable, since there hasn't been one in 15 years. Because of problems with drugs used for lethal injections in other states, the ACLU...
  • Obama stalls deportations with backlogged immigration courts
    Obama stalls deportations with backlogged immigration courts
    U.S. immigration courts are backlogged with nearly 400,000 cases, and experts say the Obama administration is to blame. The 396,552 cases are a 22 percent increase over last year, according to Syracuse University researchers.Not surprisingly,...
  • Man who videotaped friend's incident with police said he was harassed once it became public
    Citizen arrested for videotaping police encounters file freedom of speech suit
    As it was reported July 26 by MSN News through Reuters, the widow of the man who died while police officers were trying to take him into custody said her husband was a non-violent person and that she was afraid for his safety on the city streets....
  • Republican mayor sued for comparing atheists to Nazis, KKK
    Republican mayor sued for comparing atheists to Nazis, KKK
    Along with two atheist-aligned groups, the Michigan chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is mounting a court case against the Republican mayor of Warren, Mich. as of yesterday. The ACLU is upset because the mayor banned an organization of...
  • Rep. Mike Rogers
    Rep. Rogers defends extrajudicial killing of Americans
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mi) has repeatedly defended the Obama administration’s use of drone strikes, and concluded that Congress has plenty of oversight for the lethal program.Watch Kimberly's One America...
  • Charleston solicitor rules Army recruit’s death suicide
    Charleston solicitor rules Army recruit’s death suicide-Black community unhappy
    In breaking news in Charleston, S.C. yesterday afternoon,Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson released a statement saying there was overwhelming and conclusive evidence that a former Army recruit had committed suicide the night of June 20...
  • No Fly List Process Unconstitutional
    No Fly List Process Ruled Unconstitutional
    A US District Judge in Oregon declared the appeals process for getting removed from the No Fly List unconstitutional on Tuesday. Specifically, there isn't one. Judge Ann J Brown ruled that in order to comply with the constitution, there must...
  • Eric Holder
    Holder sets up Soviet-style 'executive committee' on domestic terror
    Think the National Security Agency is doing enough snooping in “The Homeland?” A federal spying coalition aims to drill deeper under the Orwellian title, Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee.“Call it massive surveillance of the...