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Ferguson Demands High Fees To Turn Over City Files

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bureaucrats in Ferguson, Missouri, responding to requests under the state’s Sunshine Act to turn over government files about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees’ salaries before they will agree to release any records. 710 more words


Los Angeles City Council Votes to Raise Minimum Wage for Hotel Workers to $15 an Hour

By a 12-3 vote, the council approved the rise for hotels with more than 300 rooms on 1 July 2015 and for hotels with more than 150 rooms a year later. 209 more words

Candid camera?

“Smile, you’re on Candid Camera!” Sounds really nice, right?

Some local police departments in Northern Virginia are still randomly scanning license plate data — including the date, time and exact location where that license plate was located — and storing that data for years. 594 more words


Dinesh D'Souza Enters the Bizarro World of Campaign Finance Censorship

In The Huffington Post, Chicago Law Professor Geoffrey Stone agonizes over “The Rift in the ACLU Over Free Speech.” That title caught my eye. It is difficult to imagine how the American Civil Liberties Union—of all organizations—could possibly be divided over the meaning of “Congress shall make no law . 1,374 more words

Campaign Finance

BART Crime Reporting App Worries ACLU, Privacy Advocates

OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — A new app from BART is supposed to be a discreet way to report crime on the transit system. But privacy advocates and the American Civil Liberties Union are sounding the alarm. 316 more words


Civil Rights Group Files Gay Marriage Lawsuit In Wis.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A civil rights group filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking recognition of Wisconsin gay couples who married in June after a judge temporarily blocked the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. 296 more words


Mountain View-Based Web Filter Company Lifts Block On Gay Sites

SAN JOSE (CBS/AP) — A popular online safe-search filter is ending its practice of blocking links to mainstream gay and lesbian advocacy groups for users hoping to avoid obscene sites. 589 more words