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Terror Suspect Challenging Constitutionality Of NSA’s Warrantless Surveillance Program

A terror suspect is challenging the constitutionality of the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance program, saying in a court document filed Wednesday that spying by the federal government has gone too far.

01/30/2014

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ACLU Begins Appeal of NSA Ruling in NYC

Civil libertarians have begun an appeal of a decision by a federal judge in New York City that found the National Security Agency’s collection of Americans’ phone records is legal.

01/02/2014

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

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

U.S.: Immigrant Detainee Data Can’t Be Produced Fast

Federal prosecutors in New York say they cannot meet a judge’s demands they quickly deliver documents about thousands of immigrants who have been detained nationwide for months or years as their immigration status is reviewed.

12/25/2013

George W. Bush in July 2013. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Justices To Look At Claims Over Bush-Era Protest

The Supreme Court has agreed to consider dismissing free-speech claims against two Secret Service agents for their role in a 2004 protest in Oregon against President George W. Bush.

11/26/2013

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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

People wait to enter the U.S. Supreme Court building, on June 24, 2013 in Washington DC. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Court Likely To Uphold Michigan Measure On Race

The Supreme Court seemed prepared Tuesday to uphold a voter-approved ban on taking account of race in college admissions.

10/15/2013

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High Court Weighs Mich. Ban On Affirmative Action

After the Supreme Court ruled a decade ago that race could be a factor in college admissions in a Michigan case, affirmative action opponents persuaded the state’s voters to outlaw any consideration of race. Now, the high court is weighing whether that change to Michigan’s constitution is itself discriminatory.

10/14/2013

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