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Trump Is Violating the Constitution

This piece originally appeared in the February 23 issue of The New York Review of Books. When Barack Obama became the forty-fourth president of the United States in 2009, he appointed Norman Eisen, a “special counsel for ethics and government,” to ensure that he violated no prohibitions on conflicts of interest. 63 more words

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Trump Is Violating the Constitution

This piece originally appeared in the February 23 issue of The New York Review of Books. When Barack Obama became the forty-fourth president of the United States in 2009, he appointed Norman Eisen, a “special counsel for ethics and government,” to ensure that he violated no prohibitions on conflicts of interest. 37 more words

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It's Time for Members of Congress to Show Up and Stand Up for Standing Rock

Tomorrow, members of Congress will have an opportunity to show up and stand up for Standing Rock. Wednesday’s Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing sounds like a snoozefest – “Modernizing Energy and Electricity Delivery Systems: Challenges and Opportunities to Promote Infrastructure Improvement and Expansion ” – but witnesses for this hearing include Chad Harrison, the councilman at large for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and Joey Mahmoud, the project director for the Dakota Access Pipeline. 65 more words

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ACLU says shooting 'raises serious questions,' calls for thorough investigation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee is joining others in calling for a “swift, thorough, and transparent” investigation in Nashville’s recent officer-involved shooting. 503 more words

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Left Attacks ACLU for Defending Milo Yiannopoulos' Right to Free Speech

On February 1, Breitbart technology editor and right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak at the University of California-Berkeley. Students at the university protested his speech, and radicals—many of whom may not have been students—turned violent. 732 more words

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ICE: Know Your Rights

There has been a lot more attention on what the United States’ Immigration and Customs Enforcement department is doing in light of Donald Trump’s travel ban. 310 more words

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