Articles Tagged 'Civil Liberties'


Civil liberties groups file suit against NSA

by Wes Bruer | CNN /
Published on March 13, 2015

WASHINGTON—Nearly a dozen civil liberties groups have filed a lawsuit against the National Security Agency regarding the agency’s “upstream” surveillance, which is alleged to include… READ MORE


Published on March 13, 2015

Civil liberties groups have called for reform of the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), the watchdog for the security services, after they were smeared as… READ MORE

Cracks in GOP Wall Stem From Civil Liberties, Spending Issues

by David Kirby, Roll Call
Published on September 24, 2013

The Republican Party’s internal divisions over Syria have broken along familiar lines. Establishment conservatives such as Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South… READ MORE
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Manchin confident spy programs protect civil liberties

by Jordy Yager, The Hill
Published on June 30, 2013

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) emerged from a Senate briefing on Thursday expressing confidence that the rights of law-abiding Americans are being safeguarded by U.S. intelligence… READ MORE

4 Supreme Court Decisions That Could Threaten Our Civil Liberties This Month

by Marianna Sotomayor, PolicyMic
Published on June 11, 2013

After the Supreme Court’s controversial ruling on DNA swabs for non-convicted persons and the recent confirmation that the National Security Agency is collecting Americans’ phone… READ MORE
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Reports on surveillance of Americans fuel debate over privacy, security

by Mark Hosenball and John Whitesides, Reuters
Published on June 7, 2013

WASHINGTON | The debate over whether the government is violating citizens’ privacy rights while trying to protect them from terrorism escalated dramatically on Thursday amid… READ MORE
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Poll: Most Americans See Government as Threat to Civil Liberties

Published on May 24, 2013

After a week of revelations about government spying on reporters and the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservatives, most voters feel “like the federal government has… READ MORE

Justice Department, IRS scandals challenge Obama’s civil liberties credibility

by Scott Wilson, The Washington Post
Published on May 15, 2013

President Obama, a former constitutional law lecturer who came to office pledging renewed respect for civil liberties, is today running an administration at odds with… READ MORE

Arizona Bill Would Nullify the NDAA, Protecting Citizens’ Civil Liberties

by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D., The New American
Published on April 11, 2013
The Arizona House of Representatives will not cooperate with the federal government in denying due process to citizens of the Grand Canyon State. By a… READ MORE

After big soda ban, NYC’s Mayor Bloomberg wants to hide cigarettes

by Tracy Connor, NBC News
Published on March 20, 2013
If New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gets his way, stores won’t be able to publicly display tobacco products and will have to keep cigarettes… READ MORE

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