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2010-09-10 11:16:00

ESA Files Brief Urging Court to Uphold Lower Court Rulings WASHINGTON, Sept.

2010-07-27 12:22:00

FBI's Claimed Authority To Track And Map "Behaviors" And "Lifestyle Characteristics" Of American Communities Invites Racial Profiling NEW YORK, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Civil Liberties Union today is asking the FBI field offices in 29 states and Washington, D.C.

2010-06-23 13:49:00

Demand For Records By North Carolina Department Of Revenue Unconstitutional NEW YORK, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Requests by the North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) for detailed information about Amazon.com customers are unconstitutional because they violate Internet users' rights to free speech, anonymity and privacy, according to a complaint filed today by the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation and ACLU of Washington.

2010-06-21 13:43:00

Court Upholds Broad Interpretation Of Anti-Terrorism Law That Inhibits Work Of Humanitarian Groups NEW YORK, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Supreme Court today upheld the broad application of a federal law that hinders the ability of human rights and humanitarian aid organizations to do their work by making it a crime to provide "material support" to designated "foreign terrorist organizations" (FTOs).

2010-04-28 12:36:00

ACLU To Continue To Argue That Land Transfer To Private Veterans Group Does Not Remedy Establishment Clause Violation WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court today remanded a case concerning a Latin cross in the Mojave National Preserve back to the district court, saying that the lower court used the wrong legal standard in deciding to invalidate a transfer of the land on which the cross sits to private ownership.

2010-03-02 12:18:00

PLANO, Texas, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Liberty Legal Institute and Free Market Foundation are proud to announce the new face of freedom, Liberty Institute.

2009-11-09 10:36:52

What are known as Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can enhance the concept of democracy, boosting public participation.

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.

2009-06-30 09:11:00

Groups Submit Report To U.N.

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  • Emitting flashes of light; glittering.
The word 'coruscant' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to flash' or 'to sparkle'.