Court: Improper for Judiciary to Decide Whether Killing US Citizens with Drones Violates Due Process Rights

By: Friday April 4, 2014 8:21 pm

A federal judge was unable to find no remedy in United States law for a claim that United States citizen’s due process rights were violated when they were targeted and killed by a drone. The case was dismissed because the judge determined the citizen had been properly designated a terrorist, posed a threat to US [...]

ACLU Seeks Judgment on Whether US Government’s Secret No-Fly List Violates Due Process Rights

By: Monday March 25, 2013 5:22 pm

In a what the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) considers a “first of its kind” lawsuit, the ACLU has filed a motion seeking a ruling from a federal district court in Oregon on the constitutionality of the United States government’s secret No-Fly list. The ACLU argues the list violates citizens’ Fifth Amendment right to due [...]

Unmoved by Ruling, Obama Appeals Permanent Injunction Against Indefinite Detention Provision in NDAA (VIDEO)

By: Thursday September 13, 2012 8:32 pm

“The president strongly believes that to detain American citizens in military custody infinitely without trial, would be a break with our traditions and values as a nation, and wants to make sure that any type of authorization coming from congress, complies with our Constitution, our rules of war and any applicable laws.” Those were the [...]

Permanent Injunction Against Indefinite Military Detention in NDAA Issued by Federal Judge

By: Thursday September 13, 2012 10:16 am

UPDATE: Less than twenty-four hours later, as expected, Obama Justice Department files appeal to federal judge’s ruling. Original Post A federal judge issued a ruling on September 12 that permanently enjoined a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that was signed by President Barack Obama codifying indefinite military detention into United State law [...]

The Obama Administration’s Drone Propaganda & Secrecy

By: Tuesday June 5, 2012 8:20 pm

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which has been working to force the disclosure of documents on the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) targeted killing program, filed a response to the government, which continues to claim it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the CIA program. The organization also responded to the government’s contention [...]

What Law & What Process for Muslims in America?

By: Monday May 14, 2012 7:11 pm

(update below) Ahead of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Chicago, hundreds gathered for a People’s Summit hosted by Occupy Chicago. Various speakers discussed how NATO perpetuates policies of war abroad. A number of speakers also described the war at home that includes austerity measures and a culture of fear that violates the [...]

ACLU Presses on With Challenge to US No-Fly List

By: Friday May 11, 2012 5:21 pm

For the past two years, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has been challenging the US government’s No-Fly List. It has raised objection to the secrecy surrounding the list and the fact that people, who are on the list, are typically not told why their name is on the list. The government also does not [...]

Nine Organizations Join Legal Push for Records on CIA’s Drone Program

By: Monday March 26, 2012 5:54 pm

A friend-of-the-court brief supporting a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit was filed last week to help the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) force the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to release records on the agency’s drone program. The organizations’ brief argued that much information had been disclosed on the program already so there was no [...]

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