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Liberty NewsWire: April 5, 2012

[Illinois'] top court is poised to rule on Cook County’s assault weapons ban Thursday in a case that will determine the fate of one of Illinois’ signature gun-control laws. The county ordinance specifically outlaws the sale or possession of “any assault weapon or large capacity magazine.” It describes several traits of prohibited weapons — such […]


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Headline Hodgepodge

Surprise! It's not just the feds tracking your cell phone anymore. Following a series of FOIA requests by the ACLU, the New York Times reported on Sunday that local police around the country have been using cell phone tracking as a routine surveillance tool.  This has long been a topic of discussion among security wonks and other […]


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Liberty NewsWire Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

"An electronic curtain has fallen around Iran," U.S. President Barack Obama warned in a recent video message marking the Persian New Year. Government censorship and surveillance, he said, make it more difficult for Iranians to "access the information that they want," denying "the rest of the world the benefit of interacting with the Iranian people." […]


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Liberty NewsWire: April 3, 2012

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a “mosque outreach” program to compile information on American Muslim organizations and “their constitutionally-protected beliefs and activities, without any suspicion of wrongdoing,” according to documents released by the American Civil Liberties Union. According to the ACLU, documents show that the FBI categorized First Amendment-protected and other “innocuous activities” as […]


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Americans Want out of Afghanistan: When Will the Politicians Listen?

Americans want out of Afghanistan.  Even Republicans want out! Reports CNN: Support for the war in Afghanistan has fallen to an all-time low with the majority of Americans saying the U.S. should withdraw all of its troops from Afghanistan before the 2014 deadline set by the Obama administration, according to a new poll. The CNN/ORC […]


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