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NYPD’s Stop-and-Frisk Tactics Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Monday that controversial “stop-and-frisk” searches—carried out by New York City police officers on predominantly black and Latino residents—are unconstitutional, and ordered that an independent, federal monitor be brought in to oversee reform.

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Legal Challenges Target NSA’s Relationship With Tech Firms

An odd coalition of advocacy groups threatens to upend the NSA’s relationship with telecommunications and Internet companies with lawsuits claiming that the mass spying the agency conducts on Americans’ phone records and online activity is unconstitutional.

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Big Tobacco Sues Over Graphic Labels

Tobacco giants, wary of the effect new government-mandated warnings may have on cigarette smokers, filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, claiming that the labels are unconstitutional. (more)

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Time’s Up: Obama Ignores War Powers Act in Drive Against Gadhafi

American troops have now been engaged in military action in Libya for more than 60 days without congressional authorization, a breach of the War Powers Resolution of 1973, but President Obama said the mission was too limited to require approval. (more)

Posted on May 21, 2011 READ MORE


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U.S. Sergeant Refuses to Serve in ‘Illegal’ War

On Thursday, a group of U.S. soldiers spoke before members of Congress about the failings of the Iraq war and the immeasurable toll it has taken on Iraqis and American troops. Afterward, Sgt. Matthis Chiroux announced that he is refusing to serve in Iraq.

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Court Delays Wiretapping Ban

Although a judge recently ruled Bush’s warrentless wiretapping program unconstitutional, a federal court unanimously agreed to keep the program running until an appeal is decided, though the three judges involved gave little explanation as to how they reached their decision.

Posted on Oct 5, 2006 READ MORE


Judge Orders End to Bush’s Warrantless Wiretapping

A federal judge in Detroit ruled that the government’s eavesdropping program is illegal and unconstitutional, and ordered an immediate halt to it.

  • Check out constitutional scholar and bestselling author Glenn Greenwald’s stellar analysis and opinion roundup.

  • Posted on Aug 17, 2006 READ MORE


    In the Vanguard of Criminalizing Abortion

    What happens when abortion is a felony offense in any circumstance? Jack Hitt provides chilling answers in his brilliant investigative piece on abortion in El Salvador.

    Posted on Apr 9, 2006 READ MORE


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    Pizza Magnate Plans Catholic-Governed Town

    The founder of Domino’s Pizza is planning on spending $250 million to create a Florida town with no abortions, no porn and no birth control.
    Civil libertarians are threatening to sue, and liberal Catholics are likening the idea to Islamic fundamentalism.
    Couldn’t the guy put his money where it’s really needed, like toward schools in Darfur? Or a pizza crust that doesn’t resemble a sponge full of grease? (Hat tip: Huff Post)

    Posted on Mar 2, 2006 READ MORE


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    Paul Conrad

    Bush Voted Against Spying Before Voting For It

    The White House rejected a 2002 Senate proposal to ease surveillance warrant restrictions, saying such a move would probably be unconstitutional. The Washington Post picks up the story blazed by Glenn Greenwald.

    Posted on Jan 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Dover, Pa., Officially Calls “Intelligent Design” Unintelligent

    School board votes to strip much-maligned policy from classes.

    Posted on Jan 4, 2006 READ MORE


    NSA Whistleblower to Testify

    A former NSA agent tells Democracy Now! that he will testify to Congress about Bush’s “unlawful and unconstitutional” spy program. Story.

    Posted on Jan 3, 2006 READ MORE


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