Tag Archives: ACLU

Supremes could decide fate of NSA spying program after conflicting rulings

Contradicting an earlier ruling last week that the NSA’s collection of data on most Americans was flagrantly unconstitutional, another judge has ruled this week that the agency has the right to collect data in order to prevent terrorist attacks.   … Continue reading

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ACLU threatens schools over Gideon bibles

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Alliance Defending Freedom has sent 174 school districts in Kentucky a legal letter after the American Civil Liberties Union threatened them with litigation if any of them refuse to ban Gideon Bible distribution at their schools. The letter corrects the … Continue reading

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Government accused of tracking millions of innocent drivers

(Newser) — You know about speed cameras and red-light cameras. But did you know about plate-reading cameras? Few people do, and that’s a worry for the ACLU, which says the cameras are infringing on our civil liberties.   Unlike the … Continue reading

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ACLU attacks student-led prayer at football games

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Alliance Defending Freedom sent a Michigan School District a legal letter Friday after the ACLU formally complained about prayers at the conclusion of football games that school officials found to be voluntary and student-led. “There’s no legitimate basis for … Continue reading

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Denver business strikes blow against Obamacare

by Matt Lacy –   A local employer in Denver has dealt a blow to requirement’s by the administration that religious employers be forced to provide abortion inducing birth control drugs to employees regardless of the employer’s religious objections.   … Continue reading

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District 6 to receive booklet on religious liberty

by Jack Minor –       School districts in America, including District 6 will be receiving a booklet advising them of the religious rights of students.       Liberty Counsel, a group that defends the religious rights of … Continue reading

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Churches able to raise money for PACs

Pastor Cripe by Peter Grady –   A church in Maine has announced it will be taking a special offering for a Political Action Committee; and, in what may surprise people, the action does not run afoul of IRS rules. … Continue reading

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ACLU now worried about “magical” words

by Jack Minor —     While the American Civil Liberties Union is well known for attempts to prevent students from voluntarily praying at graduation ceremonies, it is now gone a step further in wants to ban the words  “invocation” … Continue reading

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“Ritual washings” and Muslim prayers paid for by taxpayers

by Craig Masters On the last Sunday in January, Catholic priests around the country told their congregations the “news” about the latest assault on Christianity in America. In Pittsburgh, Bishop David Zubik wrote that President Obama had told Catholics, “To … Continue reading

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Howling Pig libel bill moves closer to repeal

by Jack Minor – A bill that would repeal a Colorado libel law that was used to prosecute a Greeley blogger for criticizing a professor at UNC is one step closer to passage. The bill has been passed by the … Continue reading

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American Civil Rights Union urges Supreme Court to adopt “coercion test”

by Jack Minor — The American Civil Rights Union argues in an amicus brief submitted to the US Supreme Court for a new constitutional standard protecting religious freedom in a case involving a war memorial that has existed since the … Continue reading

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Judge rules school must allow access to sexually explicit LGBT sites

by Jack Minor — A federal judge has ordered a Missouri school district to unblock its web filters and give students access to sexually explicit material by the middle of March. A US District Judge issued a preliminary junction against … Continue reading

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Group draws line in sand over San Diego cross

by Peter Grady – In asking the Supreme Court to intervene in a case over a war memorial, a legal group says if atheists prevail then no war memorial will be safe. The issue involves the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial … Continue reading

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Judge orders woman to provide unencrypted hard drive to prosecutors

by Matt Lacy– Civil-rights advocates have said a ruling by a Denver judge ordering a woman to unlock her computer for authorities chips away at constitutional protections in the digital age. Civil Liberty groups have been watching the case carefully … Continue reading

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Mink says never had illusions about large settlement

by Jack Minor – While oftentimes it is easy to think individuals sue to obtain large cash payouts, Tom Mink said he never expected to get a large settlement from his lawsuit. Mink had sued Greeley and the county for … Continue reading

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ACLU settles Howling Pig case for $425,000

by Matt Lacy – After more than eight years of litigation, Weld County has settled a case against a blogger that used satire to show a picture of a college professor with a Hitler moustache. Tom Mink, publisher of the … Continue reading

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Udall, ACLU attempted sleight of hand with opposition to military bill

by Peter Grady – The U.S. Senate passed a bill that the ACLU and Sen. Mark Udall said would allow the military to detain Americans on our own soil. S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization bill was opposed by President … Continue reading

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Supreme Court to hear case that could permit “gays” to sue churches for discrimination in hiring practices

  by Jack Minor – A Christian attorney says the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case that could force  religious institutions to hire LGBT people or face discrimination lawsuits by all employees except for those involving the pastor … Continue reading

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Judge’s ruling ‘establishing’ government church is unconstitutional

 by Craig Master — When Denver District Judge Michael Martinez ruled that the Douglas County school voucher program was not “constitutional,” he believed he was following the law. But which law was he following? From the text of his ruling, … Continue reading

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Feds hold off ruling whether Weld County must print election materials in Spanish

    by Jack Minor –   Weld County has learned that data indicating if it is one of 16 counties in Colorado that will be required to provide election materials in Spanish will not be available in time for the … Continue reading

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ACLU wins injunction to stop needy children from attending school of choice

by Jack Minor  — In a ruling that critics say will harm needy children, a Denver District Court judge has blocked Douglas County’s implementation of a scholarship program that would allow parents to send their children to the school of … Continue reading

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ACLU asks court to stop scholarship program that helps at-risk children

  By Jack Minor The American Civil Liberties Union has called on supporters to pack the courtroom in a lawsuit seeking to stop Douglas County’s Choice Scholarship Program, saying it violates the Colorado Constitution. Earlier this year, Douglas County approved … Continue reading

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US citizens forbidden from knowing how law enforcement interprets Patriot Act

by Jack Minor   In an example of how politics makes strange bedfellows, the ACLU stood side by side with Tea Party and gun rights groups in opposing an extension of the Patriot act that was signed into law by … Continue reading

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Gardner defends vote on Patriot Act

by Jack Minor Rep. Cory Gardner issued a statement today defending his vote in favor of extending provisions of the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act extension first came up for vote last week. At that time, the Republican leadership was stunned … Continue reading

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Filibustering the Kagan nomination

by Kurt Overturf, By Not Filibustering the Kagan nomination SENT TO REPUBS ON JUDICIAL COMMITTEE By NOT filibustering Kagan, Republicans are saying ‘YES!’ to likely 40 years of Obama corruption on the Supreme Court and bad law like Roe V … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor

I asked Colorado Attorney General Southers how Americans could counter vulgar attacks on states rights and personal rights, and his response was, ‘elections matter’. So, in response to non-ballot attacks on our civil liberties, state sovereignty and the Founder’s intent … Continue reading

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