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ACLU and immigration justice groups submit requests for ICE detainee documentation before it is destroyed
Following the approval of the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) destruction of years' worth of detainee documentation from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Ame (More)
Federal judge orders release of grand jury materials in Pentagon Papers case
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts ruled Tuesday that some grand jury materials from the 1971 Pentagon Papers case must be released. The decision comes from the denial of a Freedom of Information Act request for th (More)
DOJ reveals it has two dozen emails relating to Trump's involvement in withholding aid to Ukraine
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) revealed in a court filing late Friday that it has in its possession two dozen emails regarding President Donald Trump's involvement in the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative debacle. The Center for Public In (More)
House approves impeachment managers, sending proceedings to Senate
The US House of Representatives on Wednesday approved seven impeachment managers to prosecute President Donald Trump, sending the proceedings to the Senate. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the names of the seven House Democrats to serve as the (More)
Federal judge rules intelligence agencies do not have to disclose Khashoggi threats
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Monday that intelligence agencies do not have to disclose records relating to their "duty to warn" Jamal Khashoggi of threats against his life. The action was brought by the Knig (More)
US congressional report calls for sanctions on China over human rights violations
A US Congressional report published on Wednesday is calling for sanctions on China over human rights violations. The report notes violations in many areas, including human trafficking and freedom of expression issues. The report points to a renewe (More)
The Constitutional Case for "Red Flag" Laws
Suppose someone posts a message on social media suggesting he might shoot up a movie theatre, and punctuates the point with a photo in which he is holding an AK-47-style rifle. Can the government temporarily confiscate the person’s firearms, in order (More)
Donald Trump Couldn't Be Trusted to Direct a Charity; Why Does Anybody Trust Him to Preside Over a Country?
For those inclined to question whether Donald Trump would actually be so brazen as to straight up take over the apparatus of U.S. foreign policy purely to boost his own reelection prospects, bear this in mind. We already know that Donald Trump is wil (More)
Trump administration sued on behalf of journalists allegedly tracked by Homeland Security
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit Wednesday in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York on behalf of five journalists who were allegedly tracked, detained and interrogated by the Department of Homeland Securi (More)
Report finds decline of free speech, privacy on internet
Research and advocacy group Freedom House found in a report published Monday that global internet freedom has declined for the ninth consecutive year. Freedom House found that political leaders employed individuals to shape online opinions in 38 o (More)
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