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ACLU Sues Government For 'Spying' Information

NEW YORK - (AP) Civil rights groups sued the U.S. government Thursday to try to force it to reveal more about the surveillance of Americans' international e-mails and telephone calls. The American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union said in the lawsuit . . . . Full version...

ACLU Sues North Carolina Over Its Sales/Use Tax Audit Practice

LEGAL ALERT June 28, 2010 The aggressiveness of some states to assert tax jurisdiction over out-of-state retailers (or to enforce tax against their customers) took another turn last week. On June 23, 2010, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a complaint in U.S. Federal District Court against...

DOJ to Court Watchers: 'Move Along, Nothing to See Here'

"The Justice Department said Thursday that it will block video recordings of next month’s closing arguments in a Seattle court case that addresses the rights of child migrants to legal counsel in deportation proceedings. A DOJ spokesperson said the prohibition is only intended to protect the...

2nd Circuit Finds NSA’s Bulk Metadata Program Not Authorized By Patriot Act

NEW YORK — (Mealey’s) A Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on May 7 found that the National Security Agency’s bulk telephone metadata collection program is not authorized by Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act, reversing a trial court’s dismissal of the lawsuit brought...