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ACLU deputy legal director: NDAA ‘still awful’ despite changes

Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director at ACLU, said Wednesday night that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012 was still highly problematic despite changes to the bill. “It was an awful bill before and it is an awful bill now,” he told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. Provisions within the…

Exclusive: Obama has taken a ‘profoundly troubling’ position on assassinations, ACLU tells Raw

Disclosure of government secrets often has little to do with the public’s right to know and has everything to do an official’s need to tell, according to ACLU deputy director Jameel Jaffer. And that’s especially true when it comes to assassinations, which have not traditionally been an openly admitted component…

Appeals court reinstates suit against US gov’t. warrantless wiretapping program

The Bush Administration’s contention that Americans couldn’t challenge its warrantless wiretapping law because no one could prove they were spied upon was thrown out by an appeals court Monday afternoon, allowing a challenge of the program’s constitutionality to proceed. In a unanimous decision, judges on the Second Circuit Court of…

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