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NSA phone spying illegal, judge rules

...evaluating the ruling and added that it's working closely with Congress on reforms.Jameel Jaffer, ACLU deputy legal director and lead counsel in the case, said the decision "warrants a reconsideration of all of those programs, and it underscores...
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Alaska may make gay partners 'family'

...Act but rather deciding on the criteria that same-sex couples must meet to be eligible for leave.Tom Stenson, legal director for ACLU of Alaska, said Friday that "you don't have to be a great humanitarian or anything to realize people...
Same-sex couples challenge Neb. foster parent rule

...cause."Nebraska's policy on gay and lesbian foster parents does nothing to help children," said Amy Miller, legal director of the ACLU of Nebraska. "The individual review process already screens out the unsuitable parents. All this policy...
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Feds: NC sheriff and deputies targeted Latinos

...reports of discriminatory policing by the Alamance County Sheriff's Office for years," said Chris Brook, the legal director of the ACLU of North Carolina. "The findings released today confirm our fear that such discriminatory tactics are...
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Court OKs no-knock searches

...He seems to be so far somewhat leaning to the prosecution side in the close cases," said Kent Scheidegger, legal director of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation. "It's nice to have your expectation confirmed." Radley Balko, a policy...
Disability group sues restaurant since 1995 to provide better access. "In my opinion they are totally out of compliance," said Janel Wright, legal director of the law center. Turnagain House owner Philip G. Richter said he provides a portable ramp and welcomes customers...
Report: Alaska fish free of contaminant levels that affect public health

...waterways. "Preliminary test results show levels (of mercury) within acceptable guidelines," said Scott Edwards, legal director for the alliance, about studies being conducted in Alaska through the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation...
'Bong hits' ruling sides with district

...The court's ruling ... creates a drug exception to the First Amendment," said Steven Shapiro, national legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union. The case was one of the most closely watched school free-speech cases since...
9th Circuit Court of Appeals requires new blood

...nominations to the 9th Circuit have been pending for nearly a year with no action and no explanation. Scheidegger is the legal director of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation in Sacramento, Calif.
Ala. governor signs tough illegal immigration law

...Union and the Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center agree. The groups say they plan to challenge it. The legal director for the Southern Poverty Law Center, Mary Bauer, said Thursday that she expects a lawsuit to be filed before the...


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