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One year after President Obama vowed to create greater transparency and guidelines for drone strikes, a new bipartisan report from senior military and intelligence officials warns the “secret war” of lethal drone strikes risks putting the U.S. on a “slippery slope” toward perpetual war. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

US Cites ‘Grave Harm To National Security,’ Urges Less Public Info On Drone Strikes

The U.S. government wants to give the public less information about its legal justification for using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorism overseas.

06/06/2014

File photo of a person using a computer. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Trial Begins For Woman Sued Over Yelp Reviews

A lawsuit filed against a Virginia woman who posted a negative online review of a D.C.-based construction contractor went to trial Monday.

01/28/2014

A federal judge in New York judge is scolding the government for failing to give a civil rights group documents about thousands of immigrant detainees held for months or years.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Judge Warns Government Against ‘Trying To Hide’ Immigrant Docs From ACLU

A federal judge in New York judge is scolding the government for failing to give a civil rights group documents about thousands of immigrant detainees held for months or years.

12/30/2013

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ACLU Goes To Court To Halt NSA Surveillance Programs

The U.S. government’s interpretation of its authority under the Patriot Act is so broad that it could justify mass collection of financial, health and even library records of innocent Americans without their knowledge, a civil liberties lawyer warned Friday at a hearing on a lawsuit challenging a federal phone-tracking program.

11/24/2013

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ACLU Questions Use Of Stop-and-Frisk In Baltimore

The American Civil Liberties Union is questioning the use of stop-and-frisk tactics by Baltimore police after obtaining records that show only nine guns were recovered last year.

11/20/2013

A U.S. appeals court in Philadelphia has ruled that police can't routinely put GPS devices on vehicles without search warrants. Credit: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images

US Appeals Court: Police Warrants Needed For GPS Tracking

A U.S. appeals court in Philadelphia has ruled that police can’t routinely put GPS devices on vehicles without search warrants.

11/03/2013

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has approved publication of a book by an agent who told Congress about the agency's failed gun smuggling sting operation "Fast and Furious." (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

ATF Agent Allowed To Publish Book On ‘Fast And Furious’

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has approved publication of a book by an agent who told Congress about the agency’s failed gun smuggling sting operation “Fast and Furious.”

10/16/2013

An immigration lawyer sorts through an immigrant's valid and expired passports. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

ACLU: Some Muslims Blacklisted When Applying for U.S. Citizenship

A government program to screen immigrants for national security concerns has blacklisted some Muslims and put their U.S. citizenship applications on hold for years, civil liberties advocates said Wednesday.

08/21/2013

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Federal Lawsuit Challenges Va. Gay Marriage Ban

Two couples from Virginia filed a federal lawsuit Thursday challenging the state’s same-sex marriage ban.

08/01/2013

A supporter holds a sign at a small rally in support of National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Government Letter Defends Phone-Tracking Program

The U.S. government has defended its use of a phone-tracking program that collects the telephone records of millions of Americans in a letter to a federal judge, saying it is a program monitored by all three branches of government that is necessary to learn the contacts of known or suspected terrorists and thwart terrorism.

07/19/2013

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