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Florida Asks Court To Keep Marriage Ban In Place

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TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is asking a federal judge to keep the state’s ban on gay marriage in place despite a recent U.S. 171 more words

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Police in New Jersey don’t need tanks and grenade launchers

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“The militarization of local police departments threatens our civil liberties and puts all Americans, especially African-Americans… 597 more words

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ACLU Maps Out N.J. Same-Sex Marriages

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP/CBSNewYork) – Nearly 4,000 marriage licenses have been issued to same-sex couples in New Jersey since the state Supreme Court cleared the way for gay marriages one year ago. 302 more words

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Iowa taser policies may be lacking

KIMT NEWS 3 – A study shows that Iowa may be lacking in policies when it comes to the use of tasers, and a local organization is hoping to raise awareness. 134 more words

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Court Rules Cell Phones Can't Be Used For Tracking Without Warrant

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida’s highest court said Thursday police in Florida have no right to use a cell phone to track someone’s movements without a warrant. 508 more words

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FBI Director Calls on “Good People” of Apple, Google to Dump New Encryption

New encryption technologies on smartphones will make it harder for law enforcement to solve crimes or stop terrorists, Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey said Thursday in a speech asking companies including Google and Apple to reverse course. 535 more words

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Human Rights Fellowship Stories: Emily Harrison - American Civil Liberties Union

This summer, I am a law fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union of the Nation’s Capital. I have drafted legal memoranda and performed legal research on various civil liberties issues. 422 more words