Why is Illinois, Not the US Government, Putting ‘NATO 3′ on Trial for Terror Conspiracy?

By: Monday January 20, 2014 9:29 pm

Three activists known as the “NATO 3″ are scheduled to go on trial tomorrow in Chicago. They were arrested days before a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in the city in May 2012 and later indicted on terrorism and other felony conspiracy charges. The trial will be significant as it involves a state terrorism [...]

White House Still Disingenuously Presents Release of Visitor Logs to Public as Transparency Achievement

By: Friday March 15, 2013 1:02 pm

The administration of President Barack Obama, when boasting about Obama’s record on openness and transparency, regularly cites how it is now releasing White House visitor logs. It has been an “achievement” the administration explicitly mentions during Sunshine Week, a week where journalists and open government advocates celebrate transparency in government. During an event this week, [...]

Secret Service Agents Granted Immunity in Free Speech Case

By: Tuesday June 5, 2012 8:44 am

A man who confronted then-Vice President Dick Cheney over the Iraq War and was arrested by Secret Service agents for “assaulting” Cheney had his appeal to the Supreme Court unanimously rejected. The man, Steve Howards, had filed a lawsuit asserting the agents had violated his First Amendment right to free speech by arresting him for [...]

ACLU, Activists Aim to Prevent Secret Service from Violating Their Rights During NATO Summit

By: Friday April 20, 2012 6:32 pm

As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Chicago nears, the Illinois chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and activists are urging the United States Secret Service make public their security plan for McCormick Place, where the summit is to be held, by Monday, April 23. The ACLU maintains specific details on [...]

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