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Voter ID Requirements Assailed in South Carolina

Filed under: Civil Liberties | Election Protection — by Will Kirkland 01/17/2012 @ 10:49:51 AM

South Carolina may be the putative heart of the Tea Party [see below] but it has a stand-up crowd, too.  On the annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr, crowds … [Keep reading >>]

Indefinite Detention Now the Law of the Land

Filed under: Civil Liberties | Obama Administration | Politics — by Will Kirkland 01/9/2012 @ 3:01:03 PM
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Weeping for our country…
ON Wednesday, America’s detention camp at Guantánamo Bay will have been open for 10 years. For seven of them, I was held there without explanation or charge. … [Keep reading >>]

In the United States: A State of Exception

Filed under: 9/11/2001 | Civil Liberties — by Will Kirkland 11/16/2011 @ 2:33:07 PM
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Mark Danner, in another of his many important articles, brings attention back to the horrific results of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and Washington D.C.  Horrific of course … [Keep reading >>]

High Networth Pickets of Obama in SF

Filed under: Citizen Action | Civil Liberties | Democrats — by Will Kirkland 10/26/2011 @ 1:06:25 PM
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…some of the Democratic Party’s biggest donors gathered Tuesday – not inside his tony San Francisco fundraiser at the W Hotel, but outside on the sidewalks carrying signs in protest … [Keep reading >>]

Ellsberg on Nixon and Obama

Filed under: Civil Liberties | Obama Administration — by Will Kirkland 06/8/2011 @ 6:57:43 PM
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From CNN and Elliot Spitzer’s In The Arena (which should be on your watch list) via Juan Cole:
[CNN:]These days, when you find yourself thinking about Richard Nixon, what comes to … [Keep reading >>]

Patriot Act Very Unpatriotic

Filed under: Civil Liberties | Congress | Patriot Act — by Will Kirkland 06/2/2011 @ 11:47:40 AM

Unfortunately too many people interpret the idea of patriotism to mean “support of our guy in power,” rather than support of the foundational beliefs which have served the country so … [Keep reading >>]

Law Firm Withdraws from Defense of DOMA; Lead Lawyer Quits Firm

Filed under: Civil Liberties | Sex — by Will Kirkland 04/25/2011 @ 2:00:41 PM
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This article at TalkingPointsMemo is pretty confusing but as I read it

1) The law firm of King and Spaulding which had contracted with GOP leadership in the House to defend … [Keep reading >>]

Representative Peter King’s Hate Full Hearings

Filed under: Civil Liberties | Congress — by Will Kirkland 03/10/2011 @ 9:32:02 AM
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You need go no further than the title of Peter King’s “hearings” today to know what the forgone conclusions will be:

“The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community … [Keep reading >>]

Issa Wants FOIA Requests Tracked

Filed under: Civil Liberties | Congress — by Will Kirkland 01/29/2011 @ 1:45:09 PM
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Well call me paranoid but this sure looks like a case of trying to get the camels nose into the tent.  Darrell Issa just wants to make sure FOIA (Freedom … [Keep reading >>]

U.K “Control Orders” Condemned

Filed under: Civil Liberties — by Will Kirkland 01/1/2011 @ 8:49:32 PM
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“A powerful coalition of human rights groups has intensified pressure on the government to abandon its use of control orders, as ministers continue to wrangle over whether to scrap the controversial counter-terrorism … [Keep reading >>]

UK Police Want To Shop and Stop

Filed under: Civil Liberties | Terrorism — by Will Kirkland 12/29/2010 @ 4:10:38 PM

Oh boy, this idea will travel like dead-skunk-in-the-road smell right across the Atlantic in no time at all.  Look for the GOPeas to introduce it within days of taking over … [Keep reading >>]

DADT Repeal Passes House!

Filed under: Civil Liberties — by Will Kirkland 12/15/2010 @ 3:33:41 PM
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In the double WOW! news today is this:
House on Wednesday passed a stand-alone repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” ban on openly gays and lesbians in the military, breathing … [Keep reading >>]

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