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The Fourth and the First
On this bizarre and disturbing Fourth of July, I ran into a fascinating and inspiring history of the founding of the ACLU. Which, of course, has a lot to do with the First Amendment and how the ACLU has defended … Continue reading
Posted in Law, suits and order, The Facts of Life, The god problem Tagged ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union, Crystal Eastman, Cumberland Plateau, Dayton Tennessee, First Amendment, George Rappleyea, Rhea County Courthouse, Scopes trial, Tennessee River Valley, the Butler Act of 1925 Comments Off on The Fourth and the First
What does Trump mean when he uses the term “sovereignty”?
Decimating our civil rights. Source: At U.N., Trump Hides Behind ‘Sovereignty’ to Shield His Administration From Scrutiny An excerpt: In a world that places sovereignty above all, there can be no conflict resolution or meaningful protections against human rights abuses … Continue reading
Posted in Law, suits and order, Politics, The Facts of Life Tagged ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union, civil rights, human rights, sovereignty, Trump Comments Off on What does Trump mean when he uses the term “sovereignty”?
Two states enact good and meaningful laws. The DOJ? Not
In a way they’re small laws, local laws. But in a way they are, as one headline reads, huge steps forward toward righteous protections for individuals. In the face of a federal government locked in a crazed demolition derby to … Continue reading
Posted in The Facts of Life, War on women Tagged American Civil Liberties Union, civil asset forfeiture, gun control, Jeff Sessions, states rights Comments Off on Two states enact good and meaningful laws. The DOJ? Not