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2009-07-17 13:59:00

NEW YORK, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal appeals court today found that the U.S. government had not adequately justified its denial of a visa to a Swiss professor and leading scholar of the Muslim world.

2009-07-14 12:43:00

CHICAGO, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earlier today a three judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling in Zbaraz v. Madigan, a case considering the constitutionality of the 1995 Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion Act.

2009-06-30 09:11:00

Groups Submit Report To U.N.

2009-06-29 13:28:00

"Tweaking" The System Will Not Make It Constitutional NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to The Wall Street Journal, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued guidance to the Obama administration on reviving the military commissions system to try Guantanamo detainees.

2009-06-24 15:34:00

NEW YORK, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former detainees have alleged they were beaten, deprived of sleep and threatened with dogs at the Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, according to a new BBC report based on interviews with former detainees held at Bagram between 2002 and 2006.

2009-06-18 14:08:00

Treasurer Of Ron Paul's Campaign For Liberty Detained And Interrogated For Carrying Cash At St.

2009-06-16 11:00:00

New Comprehensive Report Details Effects Of Flawed Policies On Muslim Charitable Giving NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S.

2009-06-16 10:00:00

Video Shows How Terrorist Finance Laws Alienate American Muslims And Chill Religious Practice Of Charitable Giving NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A new video from the American Civil Liberties Union, "Blocking Faith, Freezing Charity," shows how terrorism finance laws have created a climate of fear that hurts the ability of American Muslims to freely practice their religion through charitable giving. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/aclu/38184/...

2009-05-21 11:20:00

Launch Public Campaign to Save Monuments on Memorial Day Weekend WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today -- days before Memorial Day -- Liberty Legal Institute joins five veterans groups, representing over four million veterans, to ask the U.S.

2009-05-15 09:36:30

The American Civil Liberties Union action in filing a lawsuit yesterday against Myriad Genetics is going to lead to one of the most important legal battles in the history of biotechnology


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