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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday challenged bans involving transgender people that target athletes in West Virginia and children in Arkansas, slamming them as violations of federal law. In West Virginia, a law prohibits transgender athletes from competing in female sports. It also said the West Virginia law violates Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity receiving federal funds. Rutledge's office rejected the Justice Department's argument, saying the state's prohibition “absolutely doesn't discriminate based on transgender status." Several Democrats said the West Virginia bill was discriminatory, but supporters have argued that transgender athletes would have physical advantages in female sports.
Persons: Asa Hutchinson, Hutchinson, Leslie Rutledge, Patrick Morrisey, , Biden, Stephanie Sharp, Rutledge, Arkansans ’, Kristi Noem, Jim Justice, Michael Critchfield, Lee Livengood, Critchfield, ” Critchfield, Livengood Organizations: U.S . Department of Justice, Arkansas, DOJ, American Civil Liberties Union, Lambda Legal, Department, ACLU, GOP Gov, Republican, West Virginia Republican, South Dakota Gov, The West Virginia Secondary School, Commission, Republican Gov, NCAA, West, West Virginia Supreme, Liberty High School Locations: CHARLESTON, W.Va, West Virginia, Arkansas, , The Arkansas, pediatricians, Arkansas . Arkansas, Kansas, North Dakota, Connecticut, The, Harrison County
U.S. Justice Dept calls state laws restricting trans rights unconstitutional
  + stars: | 2021-06-17 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
WASHINGTON, June 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday made its most forceful statement against a wave of Republican-backed state laws that restrict transgender rights, saying measures introduced in West Virginia and Arkansas should be struck down in the courts. The Justice Department briefs argue that the two laws each violate the right to "equal protection" under the law enshrined in the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment. In the West Virginia case, the Biden administration lawyers say Republican Party officials in the state "legislated based on misconceptions and overbroad assumptions" about transgender youth. "That policy does nothing to further the state’s purported goal of protecting athletic opportunities for girls," the Justice Department brief stated. The West Virginia law, signed by Republican Governor Jim Justice in April, bans transgender athletes from competing in female sports.
Persons: Asa Hutchinson, Jim Justice Organizations: REUTERS, Law, American Civil Liberties, U.S . Justice, Justice, American Civil Liberties Union, Biden, Republican, Department, West Locations: Brooklyn, New York City, U.S, WASHINGTON, West Virginia, Arkansas, Constitution's, Florida, South Dakota
Chinese scientists ensnared in U.S. visa fraud legal battle
  + stars: | 2021-06-17 | by ( Jane Lee | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
She also has been charged with lying to investigators and destroying evidence as part of an alleged effort to conceal ties to the Chinese military. Civil liberties groups including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Asian Law Caucus are increasingly concerned about the visa fraud cases, which they say reflect anti-China bias. When academics are charged with visa fraud, the DOJ isn't necessarily expecting to later find evidence of espionage or theft, the official said on condition of anonymity. China's foreign ministry told Reuters in a statement that the visa fraud cases amounted to "political persecution." Critics of the "China Initiative" say such measures would assure that better screening takes place during the visa process, rather than after the fact.
Persons: Song Chen, William Alsup, He'd, Wang Xin, Zhao Kaikai, Patrick Toomey, Donald Trump, Joe Biden's, Emily Weinstein, Guan Lei, Guan, Bin Li, Li, Tang Juan, Davis, Tang, Jane Lanhee Lee, Patricia Zengerle, Jonathan Weber, Paul Simao Organizations: FRANCISCO, Stanford University, U.S, Xi Diaoyutai Hospital, U.S . Department, China Initiative, University of California San, Indiana University Bloomington, American Civil Liberties Union, Asian Law Caucus, ACLU, DOJ, Reuters, Association of American Universities, Georgetown University, National Security, Artificial Intelligence, University of California, National University of Defense Technology, . Commerce Department, UCLA, FBI, Thomson Locations: San Francisco, Beijing, China, University of California San Francisco, U.S, Los Angeles, Changsha, Guan’s, Oakland, Calif, Washington
As More Migrants Are Allowed Into U.S., Aid Groups Decide Who Can Cross
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( Alicia A. Caldwell | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
TIJUANA, MEXICO—The U.S. government is letting hundreds of people enter the country each day to request asylum under a new plan that relies on aid groups to choose who can cross the border. These growing numbers of migrants are being allowed in as part of a broader move by the Biden administration to relax the 15-month shutdown of the border with Mexico that is still officially in place. The nongovernmental organizations have been largely left to rely on their own judgment to decide who should get exceptions to enter the U.S. because they are among the most vulnerable. The American government has said priority should be given to families and those who are vulnerable for reasons such as medical needs, LGBTQ status or having been targeted by criminal groups. The exceptions are being made under agreements with the ACLU and numerous aid groups that have sued the government over its border policies.
Persons: Biden, , , Lee Gelernt Organizations: American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU Locations: TIJUANA, MEXICO, The U.S, Mexico
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) logo is seen before the FCC Net Neutrality hearing in Washington February 26, 2015. The American Civil Liberties Union, American Libraries Association, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Writers Guild of America West and other groups said Biden should act quickly. The FCC under former President Barack Obama, a Democrat, adopted net neutrality rules in 2015 that barred internet service providers from blocking or throttling traffic, or offering paid fast lanes. Supporters of net neutrality argue the protections ensure a free and open internet. In February, a judge said California could implement its net neutrality rules after the Justice Department withdrew its legal challenge.
Persons: Yuri Gripas, Joe Biden, Biden, Jessica Rosenworcel, Rosenworcel, Barack Obama, Donald Trump Organizations: Federal Communications Commission, FCC, REUTERS, U.S . Federal Communications Commission, Democrats, U.S, American Civil Liberties Union, American Libraries Association, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Writers Guild of America, Lawmakers, Communications Workers of America, Mozilla, Public Citizen, National Hispanic Media Coalition, Republican, Broadband, Justice Department, Thomson Locations: Washington, U.S, California
"Technically, with the advent of this facial recognition technology, that trope has become a truth." Ingram said he was "taken aback" and "shaken" to learn that facial recognition tools seemed to be involved in his investigation. A new Virginia law restricting facial recognition by local law enforcement will soon put an end to the facial recognition system, the Post later reported. Reining in facial recognition technologyMomentum for facial recognition laws has seemed to wax and wane over the past year and a half. California now has in place a three year moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology in police body cameras.
Persons: Carlo Allegri, George Floyd, That's, Albert Fox Cahn, Cahn, Matt Mahmoudi, Mahmoudi, Peter Arnold, Brown, Joy Buolamwini, Timnit Gebru, Bobby Rush, There's, Rush, Devin Hance, Nathan Freed Wessler, Gerry Chamberlain, Ring, It's, Derrick, Dwreck, Ingram, Jessica McRorie, Ingram's, Anna Eshoo, Eshoo, Floyd, haven't, I'm, Arisha Hatch, Satya Nadella, Jeff Bezos, Chip Somodevilla Organizations: Hall Autonomous, Reuters, Microsoft, IBM, Democrats, Amnesty International, Getty, MIT, American Civil Liberties Union, Amazon, ACLU, Student Nonviolent, Civil Rights Movement, Black Panther Party, CNBC, Tech, New York Police Department, NBC News, CNET, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Technology, Police, Los Angeles Police Department, EFF, LAPD, Task Force, Washington Post, New, Amnesty, NYPD, Post, D.C, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug, Administration, National Guard, Customs, Privacy, White House American Technology Council Locations: Hall, Manhattan, New York City , New York, U.S, America, Illinois, New York City, Virginia, Maryland , Virginia, Washington, Sommerville, San Francisco, Oakland, Calif, California, Portland , Ore, Washington ,
Later, State Police issued a one-page statement saying that troopers struggled with Greene during his arrest and that he died on the way to the hospital. John Bel Edwards down rebuffed repeated requests to release the body-camera video of Greene’s arrest. Greene can be heard apologizing to the officers, telling them he is scared and moaning and gasping for air. And like Greene, all the suspects were driving alone, were unarmed and didn’t appear to resist after troopers closed in. The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana on Wednesday called for a “top-to-bottom federal investigation” of the State Police.
Persons: Ronald Greene, he’d, , Aaron Bowman, , , Rafael Goyeneche, “ They’ve, It’s, Greene, Greene’s, John Bel Edwards, Kory York, Chris Hollingsworth, Antonio Harris, Harris, yanking, George Harper, Jacob Brown, ” Harper, Troopers, ” Brown, Brown, Harper, DeMoss, Bowman, Monroe, pummeling Bowman, ” Bowman, Morgan Blake, Blake, Randall Dickerson, Blake “, Dickerson Organizations: Louisiana State Police, Associated Press, AP, Dakota, Louisiana State Police Troop, Metropolitan Crime Commission, State Police, The State Police, Democratic Gov, American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana Locations: BATON ROUGE, La, Louisiana, Monroe, New Orleans, State, Richland Parish, Dakota, Ouachita Parish
But when Sawyer tried to call her last month with the good news that she would be allowed into the United States, she couldn’t reach her – Jasibi had been kidnapped again. Biden has filled many key immigration advisory positions with high-profile migrant advocates, including some opponents of the Title 42 border restrictions. Since Biden took office, U.S. border authorities have recorded more than 300,000 expulsions under Title 42. U.S. officials have said the Title 42 border restrictions are partly needed to protect government workers. In recent weeks the United States began admitting asylum seekers whom migrant advocates had identified as being especially vulnerable in Mexico.
Persons: Jasibi, Callaghan O'Hare, Joe Biden, Ariana Sawyer, Sawyer, Biden, Andrea Flores, Flores, Donald Trump, ” Flores, , Joseph Amon, Del Organizations: WASHINGTON, REUTERS, Trump, Reuters, Human Rights Watch, Publicly, Biden, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, National Security Council, U.S, Department of Health, Human Services, Central Americans, U.S . Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, Drexel University, CDC, DHS, United, Human Rights Locations: Honduras, Texas, U.S, United States, Mexico, Jasibi, Honduran, Del Rio , Texas, Ciudad Acuna, Del Rio
Missouri’s Down-Syndrome Abortion Law Blocked
  + stars: | 2021-06-09 | by ( Jacob Gershman | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
A divided federal appeals court Wednesday blocked Missouri from enforcing a law limiting abortions for women who want to terminate a fetus for fear that it has Down syndrome. The three-judge panel also blocked other provisions of the law that banned most abortions after eight weeks gestational age. The Republican-led Legislature passed the “Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act” in 2019, among a wave of similar abortion restrictions enacted by conservative-leaning states in recent years. The Missouri law makes it illegal for a physician to perform an abortion upon learning that the patient wants the procedure solely because she fears the fetus has Down syndrome. Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed suit challenging the law as unconstitutional, representing abortion clinics in the St. Louis area.
Organizations: Republican, Federation of America, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri Locations: Missouri, St, Louis
A total of 3,913 migrant children were separated by the Trump administration, DHS said Tuesday. More than half of the nearly 4,000 children separated from their families by the Trump administration remain estranged from their parents, the Department of Homeland Security revealed in a new report on Tuesday. Still, as DHS's Inspector General said in a May report, some 348 parents and children were separated against their apparent wishes. The task force, created by an executive order from President Joe Biden, identified 3,913 children as having been separated from their parents during the last administration. Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim, a nonprofit representing the Maya community in Nebraska, said it has been consulting with the DHS task force.
Persons: Trump, Joe Biden, General, Lee Gelernt, Gelernt, Pixan Ixim Organizations: DHS, Department of Homeland Security, Central, DHS's Interagency, Force, White, CBS News, KQED, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, Comunidad, Twitter Locations: United States, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nebraska, Americas
The two were advanced in committee last month, along with two other district court nominees and Ketanji Brown Jackson for the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. He said the Senate will "swiftly and consistently" process Biden's judicial picks, "bringing balance, experience and diversity back to the judiciary." She is seen as a likely short-lister for a Supreme Court vacancy should one open up during Biden's presidency. The precedent will enable Democrats to speedily confirm a number of Biden's nominees. There are 71 vacancies in district courts and nine openings in appeals courts, according to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Joe Biden's, Julien Xavier Neals, Regina M, Rodriguez, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Chuck Schumer, Trump, Donald Trump, Schumer, Jackson, lister, Myrna Perez, Dale Ho, Neals, Obama, Republican Mitch McConnell of, Trump's, Stephen Breyer, Bill Clinton, Breyer Organizations: Senate, Appeals, Circuit, Democratic, Republicans, Court, Demand, Jackson, Brennan Center for Justice, New York University, American Civil Liberties Union, Southern, of, judgeships, Republican, Administrative, U.S, Courts Locations: New Jersey, Regina, Colorado, of New York, Republican Mitch McConnell of Kentucky
During his campaign, Biden vowed to overhaul "inhumane" prison practices, like solitary confinement. Prison reform activists have long been working toward abolishing solitary confinement, also known as punitive segregation. Research also shows solitary confinement often leads to mental illness and higher rates of death after release, according to The New York Times. Activists have also been critical of the racial inequalities rampant in the use of solitary confinement. Johnny Perez, director of the US prisons program at the nonprofit National Religious Campaign Against Torture and a former inmate who experienced solitary confinement, told NBC News ending solitary confinement federally would be watershed win for the fight.
Persons: Biden, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Johnny Perez Organizations: White, American Civil Liberties Union, Innocence, The New York Times, The Times, Department of Justice, of Prisons, NBC Locations: New York, Black
The political advocacy group backed by billionaire Charles Koch has been pressuring Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to oppose key parts of the Democratic agenda, including filibuster reform and voting rights legislation. President Joe Biden has called some of the voting restrictions proposed by Republican leaders in several states "sick" and "un-American." Americans for Prosperity launched a website titled West Virginia Values, which calls on people to email Manchin "to be The Voice West Virginia Needs In D.C. — Reject Washington’s Partisan Agenda." It then shows everything the group believes Manchin should oppose, including Biden's infrastructure plan and the union-friendly PRO Act. The Koch political network is just one of many groups that have orchestrated outside efforts to oppose the Democratic-backed election bill.
Persons: Sen, Joe Manchin, Charles Koch, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Manchin, Ted Ellis, Casey Mattox, Ellis, Lo Isidro, aren't, Koch Organizations: U.S, Capitol, Democratic, Republican, CNBC, Prosperity, Virginia Values, The, West, Act, American Civil Liberties Union, AFP, ACLU, Green, Yorker, Heritage Locations: Washington ,, West Virginia
A district attorney in Pennsylvania has rescinded his policy of refusing to make plea offers to clients of a Black lawyer who said the prosecutor's office was "systematically racist." "Undoubtedly, you have heard the public reaction to my email that I sent to all Deputy District Attorneys on May 18, 2021," Zappala wrote. "As I stated in my response to the public's concerns, I wrote that email in order to ensure that this office makes consistent, evidence based plea offers, and to avoid false claims of racism against this Office and its Assistant District Attorneys." Reggie Shuford, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, was among those who criticized Zappala's initial policy. Shuford said that district attorneys are among the most powerful people in the criminal justice system, who have the power to choose charges and what criminal proceedings stem from those charges.
Persons: Stephen Zappala Jr, Milton Raiford, Zappala, Raiford, Reggie Shuford, Shuford, Emily Kinkead, Mike Manko, Manko Organizations: First, American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, of Pennsylvania, State Locations: Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County's
The Supreme Court declined Monday to consider the constitutionality of a federal law requiring men, but not women, to register for the military draft when they turn 18. But a federal appeals court overturned the ruling, concluding that it was bound by a 1981 Supreme Court decision upholding the men-only requirement. The Selective Service Act requires all men to register for the draft within 30 days of their 18th birthday. But in 2015, the Defense Department opened all military roles, units, and schools to women. Previous Supreme Court rulings have said that "the court should defer to Congress where possible in this sensitive military context," she wrote in the government's legal brief.
Persons: Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, Brett Kavanaugh, Michael Hayden, Biden, Elizabeth Prelogar Organizations: Selective Service, National Coalition for, Defense Department, American Civil Liberties Union, National Security Agency, New York Police Department Locations: Texas, U.S
The letter, which was provided to NBC News, offers several recommendations for ending solitary confinement on the federal level. Reform advocates say the action has emphasized how issues such as solitary confinement remain troubling in federal facilities as well and must be addressed. Advocates say they're particularly invigorated by how Biden has vowed to end solitary confinement in most cases, which they say deserves urgent action during the Covid-19 pandemic. Biden's campaign said rare exceptions allowing solitary confinement might include protecting a life. Whether with 10 people, or a 1k people, the pandemic will not slow up our work to end solitary confinement in NY and beyond.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Layleen Xtravaganza, Polanco, Kalief Browder, Tammie Gregg, Gregg, it's, who've, Johnny Perez, Perez, Andrew Cuomo Organizations: White, NBC, American Civil Liberties Union, Drug Policy Alliance, Innocence, Conference, Civil, Human, Justice Initiative, NBC News, ACLU, Vera Institute for Justice, Center for Constitutional Rights, New York City Department of Correction, of Justice, Justice Department, Department of Homeland Security, United Nations, New York Gov Locations: New York City, Rikers, United States, U.S, New Jersey , Colorado, NY
A member of the National Guard patrols the steps of the Supreme Court on Monday, February 8, 2021. The Supreme Court on Monday said it won't hear an appeal from men who are challenging the male-only U.S. military draft registration requirement on the grounds that it amounts to sex-based discrimination. The Military Selective Service Act requires men to register for the military draft when they turn 18 years old. It cited a report issued last year by the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service that called for eliminating the male-only draft registration requirement. The Supreme Court upheld the male-only registration requirement in the 1981 case Rostker v. Goldberg.
Persons: Sonia Sotomayor, Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Brett Kavanaugh, Sen, Jack Reed, Goldberg, Ria Tabacco Mar Organizations: National Guard, National Coalition for, Selective Service, Military Selective Service, National Commission, Military, National, Public Service, National Coalition for Men, Department of Defense, United States Armed Forces, American Civil Liberties Union Locations: American
The Supreme Court will consider whether the bulk of the claims should be rejected based on the government's so-called state secrets privilege, a legal doctrine sometimes asserted when national security interests are invoked. Monteilh met with Muslims in southern California, adopted a Muslim name and said he wanted to convert to Islam, according to court papers. In a 2012 ruling, a federal judge in California dismissed the claims against the FBI, determining that they were barred under the state secrets privilege. The Justice Department also said the 9th Circuit ignored Supreme Court precedent that holds that "courts should not endanger national security by allowing state secrets to be used in litigation." The Supreme Court in April took up another case involving the state secrets privilege.
Persons: Yuri Gripas, Yassir Fazaga, Ali Uddin Malik, Yasser Abdel Rahim, Craig Monteilh, Monteilh Organizations: REUTERS, Supreme, Orange County Islamic Foundation, Islamic, of Irvine, American Civil Liberties Union, FBI, Foreign Intelligence, FISA, Circuit, Appeals, Justice Department, Justice, CIA, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, California, United States, Southern California, Orange, Mission Viejo, U.S, Egypt, San Francisco, Poland
A view of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2021. The lawsuit was aimed at invalidating a 1948 U.S. law that compels only men to register for potential military service. Liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a statement noting that a commission set up by Congress last year recommended ending the male-only draft and that Congress could act on it. The military draft was discontinued in 1973 amid the tumult of the Vietnam War era. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2020 reversed that ruling, saying lower courts were bound by the Supreme Court's 1981 decision upholding the policy.
Persons: Erin Scott, Sonia Sotomayor, Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Brett Kavanaugh, James Lesmeister, Anthony Davis, Judge Gray Miller, Richard Nixon's, Joe Biden's, Donald Trump Organizations: U.S, Supreme, REUTERS, National Coalition for Men, American Civil Liberties Union, Liberal, Pentagon, Selective Service, Circuit, U.S . Selective, National Coalition, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, U.S, Vietnam, Texas, San Diego , California, New Orleans
Opinion | The Left Needs the A.C.L.U. to Keep Defending Awful Speech
  + stars: | 2021-06-07 | by ( Michelle Goldberg | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
Little of the film has remained with me except for awe at the A.C.L.U.’s position. The odiousness of those it defended proved the purity of its devotion to the First Amendment. It would be hard to make a similar movie about Charlottesville, Va., where the A.C.L.U. There were only 20 or so of them, and they were utterly marginal; no leading political figure called them very fine people. In Charlottesville, where a white nationalist riot led to a woman’s murder, they were life and death.
Persons: David Goldberger, I’ve Organizations: Jewish American Civil Liberties Union Locations: Skokie, , Skokie , Ill, Charlottesville, Va
What Jones didn’t realize at the time was that his son had been identified as a target by the Pasco Sheriff’s Office's “intelligence-led” policing program. Bob Croslin / for NBC NewsThe sheriff’s office disputed the idea that its intelligence-led policing was “predictive policing” in the sense characterized by the science fiction movie "Minority Report," where people are arrested by a police department’s "pre-crime" division before they have the chance to carry out illegal deeds. A spokesman said Bobby had interacted with the sheriff’s office three times before they showed up at the family home in September 2015. It called for the immediate termination of “the student data-sharing arrangement for any collaboration, involvement, or participation in school-based predictive policing” operated by the sheriff’s office. National problemSchool districts and law enforcement officials nationwide are struggling with similar problems.
Persons: Jones, Bobby, ” Jones, , , , ” Robert Jones, Bob Croslin, Jason Nance, Andrew Ferguson, Ari Bargil, Harold Jordan, ” Alberto Betancourt, Linnette Attai, Sheriff Chris Nocco, Overpolicing, Paul, Marika Pfefferkorn, Richmond , Virginia —, John Sherwin, Sherwin, “ Young, Corey Jackson, Robert Jones Organizations: Pasco, Police, Pasco Sheriff’s Office, NBC, Pasco Sheriff’s, Tampa Bay Times, , University of Florida Levin College of Law, American University, , Institute for Justice, U.S . Department of Education, of, Educational, American Civil Liberties Union Pennsylvania, of Education, Pasco County Schools, Department of Education, PASCO Coalition, Southern Poverty Law, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Office, Sheriff's, Coalition, Minnesota Department of Human Rights, St, Twin, Rochester Police Department, IBM, ACLU, Sigma Beta Xi, ” Intelligence Locations: Pasco County, Pasco, United States, St, Paul , Minnesota, Ramsey, Rochester , Minnesota, Rochester, Memphis , Tennessee, Richmond , Virginia, Minnesota, Twin Cities, , Riverside, Pinellas County
A district attorney in Pennsylvania is defending his decision to stop offering plea deals to clients of a Black defense lawyer who accused the prosecutor's office of racial bias in court last month. The memo was sent five days after Raiford told a judge that he believed that the district attorney's office and the justice system in general were "systematically racist." Raiford told the judge that he was not accusing the prosecutors who handled that case of acting inappropriately. In a lengthy speech, Raiford touched on such topics as racism in the criminal justice system and how courts have responded to the pandemic. And I think that the criminal justice system is systematically racist."
Persons: Stephen Zappala Jr, Milton Raiford, Raiford, Reggie Shuford, Shuford, Emily Kinkead, Zappala, it's Organizations: Allegheny, The Pittsburgh Tribune, Pennsylvania American Civil Liberties Union, State Rep, University of Pittsburgh, Tribune Locations: Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania, American
The groups will determine who is most vulnerable in Mexico, and their criteria has not been made public. By then, the consortium hopes the Biden administration will have lifted the public health rules, though the government has not committed to that. Asylum Access, which provides services to people seeing asylum in Mexico, characterized its role as minimal. It plans to refer up to 600 people a month to U.S. officials, said Raymundo Tamayo, the group’s director in Mexico. Coreas spent more than a year in Ciudad Juarez waiting to apply for asylum but was barred by the public health order.
Persons: DIEGO —, Biden, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Trump, Critics, Sibylla Brodzinsky, “ We’ve, they’re, , Raymundo Tamayo, Tamayo, Lee Gelernt, Jessica Bolter, ” Bolter, Susana Coreas, Coreas, ” Coreas, Organizations: DIEGO, Associated Press, International Rescue, Defense, Asylum, Institute for Women, American Civil Liberties Union, U.S, Refugees ’, International, Institute Locations: U.S, Mexico, London, El Paso , Texas, Nogales , Arizona, United States, Mexican, extortionists, El Salvador, Ciudad Juarez
But many of the surveillance court’s opinions remain secret, and the U.S.A. Freedom Act does not ensure that the court’s future opinions will see the light of day. The surveillance court has made clear it believes the executive branch should have the last word on whether the court’s opinions should be published. challenged this conclusion, both the surveillance court and the appeals court that oversees it held that they lacked authority even to consider the A.C.L.U.’s claim. The surveillance court has exempted itself from this rule on the ground that it deals with national security matters. The petition we and our colleagues filed in the Supreme Court seeks to bring the surveillance court’s practices in line with the Constitution.
Persons: James, John Brennan, Donald Verrilli, , David D, Cole, Jameel Jaffer, Theodore B, Olson, George W, Bush Organizations: U.S.A, American Civil Liberties Union, Columbia University
Growing up in Oklahoma as a nonbinary Black Muslim person, they felt they inhabited multiple identities that made them a target of their red state's politics. So when they won their first election in November, to represent District 88 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Turner was surprised. Having studied political science and sociology at Oklahoma State University, they had learned in school that "your first election is about name recognition, and your second campaign is when you win," they said. Winning also made them the country's first nonbinary state legislator — a designation that thrust Turner, a self-described introvert, into the national spotlight. Despite the challenges they've faced in the Republican-led state House, Turner has not been deterred from pushing a legislative agenda born of their own lived experiences.
Persons: Mauree Turner, Turner, Winning, , they've, Oklahoma House haven't Organizations: American Civil Liberties Union, Islamic Relations, Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma House, Republican, NBC, Twitter, Facebook Locations: Oklahoma, policymaking, Oklahoma City
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