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Tea party backs ACLU lawsuit against Florida voting law

Tea party groups in Florida have found themselves in the surprising position of supporting lawsuits brought against the state by the American Civil Liberties Union. The Florida Legislature passed and Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed a law that bans candidates for public office from switching parties. Doug Guetzloe, the head…

ACLU: Pennsylvania lawmakers wasting time with absurd English only bills

The American Civil Liberties Union blasted the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee in response to legislation that would designate English as the official language of the commonwealth. House Bill 361, the Pennsylvania Official Language Act, would make English the official language of Pennsylvania and designate it as the language of…

ACLU settles case of man arrested for recording friend’s arrest

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania has won a $48,500 settlement from a lawsuit brought on behalf of man arrested for videotaping a University of Pittsburgh police officer. “This settlement underscores the fact that one of the cornerstones of our constitutional democracy is the right to document the actions…

ACLU seeks to uncover cell phone tracking by law enforcement

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) affiliates in 34 states across the U.S. have filed public records requests seeking information from law enforcement agencies as to when, why and how they are using cell phone location data to track Americans. “The ability to access cell phone location data is an incredibly…

NC request for Amazon user records unconstitutional: ACLU

Saving money on entertainment purchases is something most Americans can get behind. But not all agree that buying stuff on the Internet should be tax and duty free. However, many people in the “anti-Tea Party movement” who champion paying taxes to help government work draw the line if privacy is…

Oklahoma to display Ten Commandments at the state Capitol

Oklahoma resident Denabeth, one of the regulars at my pad, sent me this story, saying “One more step towards Oklahoma becoming an theocracy.” The home to Sally Kern has a legislature and governor that approved the display of the Ten Commandments at the state Capitol. (The Oklahoman):Had Henry vetoed House…

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