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  1. Fear for the First: Is Activist Speech Terrorism?

    Capital & Main 08/11/2014 - 16:07

    By Leighton Woodhouse On Monday, the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a request to the U.S. Supreme Court for judicial review of Blum v. Holder, a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.…

  2. Stop-and-Frisk Appeal

    New York Times 08/11/2014 - 14:47

    The City of New York tried to close out a bitter and racially divisive chapter in the city’s history on Wednesday when it filed a motion to withdraw its appeal of a federal court ruling…

  3. Anti-Israel tweets cost professor new job at University of Illinois, rep says 08/11/2014 - 14:44

    A pro-Palestinian college professor's tenure offer at the University of Illinois was allegedly rescinded after he made anti-Israel tweets about the war in Gaza. Dr. Steven Salaita's case "is sort of unprecedented in a way," said…

  4. Is Freeing Minks Terrorism? and Other Questions We Should Be Asking Ourselves

    Truthout, by Lauren Gazzola07/29/2014 - 00:00

    "Though it received scant attention at the time, with a grand total of one Congressperson opposing and one witness testifying against it, condemnation of the federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) has steadily increased since the law was enacted…

  5. To Address Honduran Refugee Crisis at the Border, US Should Stop Financing Repression in Honduras

    Truthout, by Laura Raymond07/27/2014 - 00:00

    "In mid-July, the first planeload of women and children who had fled Honduras and found themselves in the center of a refugee controversy at the US border were sent back into the…

  6. Warning: Military Commissions Act convictions may self-destruct at any time

    The Hill, by Shayana Kadidal and Susan Hu07/18/2014 - 00:00

    "When Congress passed the Military Commissions Act in October 2006, one major concern was that the intended targets of the statute - 9/11 plotters and Al Qaeda members recently transferred to Guantánamo from CIA black…

  7. Pelican Bay Hunger Strike One Year Later: The Movement Against Solitary Confinement Grows

    Huffington Post 07/11/2014 - 17:57

    By Alexis Agathocleous and Rachel Meeropol, senior attorneys at the Center for Constitutional Rights

  8. “We Are Not the Worst of the Worst”: One Year Later, What’s Changed for Pelican Bay’s Hunger Strikers?

    Solitary Watch By Victoria Law 07/08/2014 - 15:06

    On July 8, 2013, 30,000 prisoners refused their meals, launching the largest mass prison hunger strike in U.S. history. One year later, Todd Ashker is marking off his twenty-fourth year in Pelican Bay’s Security Housing…


    New Yorker David Cole07/02/2014 - 00:00

    "Ten years ago Saturday, the Supreme Court ruled, in Rasul v. Bush, that foreign 'enemy combatants' held at Guantánamo Bay Naval Station had a right to challenge the legality of their detention in court. The…

  10. US court revives lawsuit against Abu Ghraib security contractors

    Al Jazeera America06/30/2014 - 00:00

    "A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit against CACI International Inc that accused the defense contractor's employees of directing the torture of detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court…