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But what about consent?

Okay, I'm so incredibly sick of this stupid Anthony Weiner thing, but feminism has been sucked into it, and bigger issues are being attached to it, so what are you going to do?  I can't pray for this country to grow up, since there is no god and prayer doesn't…

ACLU calls on Justice Department to end racially biased searches by Illinois State Police

The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois filed an administrative complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday, calling for an investigation into alleged persistent racial bias in consent searches conducted by Illinois State Police (ISP) troopers. Data collected under the Illinois Traffic Stop Statistical Study Act of 2003…

Court says widow can use dead husband’s sperm to have a baby

SYDNEY (AFP) – An Australian woman on Monday won a court battle to use her dead husband’s sperm to have a baby in a landmark case in New South Wales, where IVF treatment is banned without consent of the donor. Jocelyn Edwards, 40, and husband Mark had discussed fertility treatment…

Franken calls out tech companies for tracking user locations without consent

WASHINGTON – Senators on a key panel Tuesday issued stern criticisms of tech companies for storing personal data about user locations via mobile phones, calling for beefed up privacy laws to keep up with cellular technology. “I believe that consumers have a fundamental right to know what data is being…

NY lawmaker wants state to ‘presume’ it may harvest organs

A New York assemblyman whose daughter is alive because of two kidney transplants wants his state to become the first in the nation to pass laws that would presume people want to donate their organs unless they specifically say otherwise. Assemblyman Richard Brodsky believes the “presumed consent” measures would help…

Watch: Franken smacks down Lieberman on Senate floor

In what may have been a reflection of progressives’ anger towards Sen. Joe Lieberman, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken shut down a speech by Lieberman on the Senate floor Thursday, refusing to give the Connecticut independent extra time to finish a statement on health care reform. While that move instantly angered…

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