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2014-07-30 12:27:09

ACLU Advocates for Conditions on First Amendment Rights FORT WORTH, Texas, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which claims on its Web site to "preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country" is surprisingly picking and choosing when it thinks the First Amendment is a Constitutional right. The ACLU clearly supports the right of private individuals to...

2014-07-15 23:01:45

Harbor Village Florida comments on ALCU challenging a new law that targets drug addicted mothers. (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 As reported by The Huffington Post in the article ALCU Seeks to Challenge Law Targeting Pregnant Drug Addicts (7/11), the American Civil Liberties Union is now looking for a woman who has been targeted under a new law signed into effect by the Tennessee governor—one that prosecutes any woman whose newborn tests positive for drugs. Proponents of the bill, which went...

2014-07-08 23:09:42

Money Back Offer Announced for America’s Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Cities who made the FBI’s Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities list this year may have something to celebrate after all. Drone manufacturer Olaeris has announced a bold proposal offering to significantly reduce crime in these cities and cut all 911 response times by 50-80%. The company is offering a money back guarantee to prove they can deliver on that promise. Olaeris has developed the...

2014-05-15 23:02:47

ACLU of Pennsylvania asks Attorney General Kathleen Kane to take steps to eliminate the use of illegal restraints on pregnant inmates in violation of the Healthy Birth for Incarcerated Women Act. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania sent Attorney General Kathleen Kane a letter today asking her to take steps to eliminate the use of illegal restraints on pregnant inmates in violation of the Healthy Birth for Incarcerated Women Act. A...

NSA Overhaul Proposed By White House And Congress
2014-03-26 06:37:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online President Obama and members of Congress proposed on Tuesday plans to end the National Security Agency's (NSA) bulk collection and storage of Americans’ telephone records, although both proposals would still allow the Obama administration to access this information when needed. Speaking at a nuclear summit in The Hague, the president said his plan would address the “core concerns” about the government storing such vast...

White House Panel Urges Limits On Some Aspects NSA Spying
2013-12-19 05:15:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A White House advisory panel tasked with reviewing the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance programs has called for sweeping changes in some of the agency’s controversial policies, such as the bulk collection of Americans’ phone and email records, but fell short of calling for these programs to end. In a final report released on Wednesday, the five-member Presidential Review Group on Intelligence issued 46...

2013-11-14 23:01:50

After 33 months on death row for killing her infant son, Sabrina Butler was exonerated. Barbourville, KY (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Next week, the Union College community will hear from the only woman in the United States to be exonerated from death row. On Wednesday, Nov. 20, Sabrina Butler, who was released from death row after a long and horrific battle, will be on campus as part of the “Kentucky Exoneree Tour,” sponsored by the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and...

2013-06-25 23:15:50

The legal, policy, and ethical questions presented by the United States’ use of unmanned aerial vehicles to target suspected terrorists in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and beyond will be put on trial by law and international affairs experts in the next World on Trial episode. (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 World on Trial, an international human rights television and web program produced by Penn State Law, begins filming its second episode on June 26. The program will feature Judge James E. Baker...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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