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  • Apple bites back to keep the feds away
    Apple bites back to keep the feds away
    Last week Apple filed a motion to vacate a US magistrate judge’s order to force the iPhone® geeks to work with the FBI to write new software to defeat its own security protocols to open the San Bernardino terrorist's work phone. The...
  • Gun Rights versus Gun Control
    Second Amendment: Civil Liberties Must Be Respected, Including Gun Rights
    The failure to defend the civil liberties of one is a failure to defend the civil liberties of all. This is particularly true when it is inconvenient or offensive to do so. For the sake of ease and self-interest, it is tempting to simply reason...
  • Meagan Taylor
    911 call in hotel transgender discrimination case made public
    The audio of a 911 call made by a Drury Inn employee on two transgender women was released on Tuesday thanks to a request made by the American Civil Liberties Union. The call was made when the two women were traveling through Des Moines on their...
  • Independence Day for the world
    Independence Day for the International Community
    The Arab Spring Revolutions started, because the Middle East was filled with ineffective, dysfunctional, self-serving, and unresponsive governments. Not only did these Middle Eastern leaders help plunge the region into violence by refusing to...
  • Battlefield America: Government’s boot in your face
    Battlefield America: Government’s boot in your face
    The ACLU has nothing on John Whitehead. The Charlottesville, Va.-based civil libertarian speaks bluntly about America’s rising police state, without lugging around politically correct baggage.Whitehead’s new book -- “Battlefield...
  • DEA tracked calls
    DEA kept secret database of Americans' phone calls
    A report published Saturday by the Washington Times says a new document shows that the US Department of Justice secretly kept track of Americans’ calls to foreign countries for more than a decade in a program the agency says was designed to...
  • Plessy Vs Ferguson plays out the possibilities in SE-PA-RATE
    SE-PA-RATE reveals accepted diversity would create a healthy society
    The NOCCA Drama Department and students took a quantum leap back to the past Thursday night with a multi-paralleled perspective of the 1896 Supreme Court Plessy VS Ferguson case through an original performance called SE-PA-RATE. NOCCA (New Orleans...
  • EBOLA Screening
    CDC plan to prevent spread of diseases at U.S. airports nixed
    On Wednesday, the United States Department of Homeland Security officials announced plans to screen passengers at the nation's five largest airports, including Chicago's O'Hare International Airport starting next week for Ebola. The...
  • Police body camera
    Privacy concerns abound in rush to make police body cameras standard
    American police departments have seen an uptick in column inches devoted to their collective job performance of late. In most cases unasked for and unwanted, the general increase in police-related headlines has often included accusations of...
  • Crayon color discrimination, what next?
    Civil rights and racism
    Civil rights and racismDavid Letterman quote: “NBC is making a movie about the Beatles, however they will not be allowed to use the Beatles’ likenesses. Other than that, it’s a green light all the way.”A black man in New...
  • Supreme Court building
    Supreme Court allows police to use anonymous tips to make traffic stops
    On April 22, the Supreme Court announced its decision in the case of Navarette v. California, which challenged the constitutionality of allowing police officers to pull over drivers based only on the information gleaned in an anonymous tip phoned...
  • A.L.A. Files ‘Friend of the Court’ Brief in 2 Supreme Court Cases
    A.L.A. Files ‘Friend of the Court’ Brief in 2 Supreme Court Cases
    Today, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, the American Library Association (A.L.A.) and the Internet Archivefiled an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in David Leon Riley v. State of California and United States v. Brima Wurie, two U.S...
  • FBI Director James Comey
    The FBI's National Security Letters - America's Shadow Judiciary
    A dramatic increase in the number of National Security Letters (NSLs) issued by the FBI prompted two Democrat lawmakers to question the validity of the letters and requested Attorney General Eric Holder shed more light on the secretive program...
  • Discrimination
    Discriminating against gays trying to do business is just plain wrong
    If Jesus had a business, would be refuse service to a gay couple? If honestly giving an answer one would have extreme difficulty believing Christ would discriminate in that fashion. There is just a lack of compassion concerning discriminatory...
  • George Zimmerman Mugshot
    DMX and celebrity vigilantism
    It’s safe to say that 2014 will be a year of record-breaking activities. The public is observing record-setting weather, new technology and celebrity vigilantism at its worst. Over the course of the last week a boxing promoter orchestrated a...
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