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Civil Liberties Hodgepodge

This week there’s been a number of stories worth highlighting regarding your civil liberties. On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled the administration must disclose the legal rationale behind the targeted killing program that has  resulted in the deaths of several Americans, most famously Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, a Pakistani […]


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TSA to Replace Tom Cruise in Sequel to ‘Minority Report’

By: Matt McBride The Transportation Security Administration is yet again on the frontiers of privacy violations. TSA has announced a new program to search a myriad of government and private databases for information about airplane passers before the passengers even arrive at the airport. TSA will be looking for information such as car registrations and […]


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The TSA Should Apologize

Only the TSA could make a 3-year-old utter the words: “I don’t wanna go to Disney World!” In case you missed the latest TSA outrage that occurred in early February, video footage surfaced over the weekend of wheelchair-bound Lucy Forck in tears after the TSA took away her stuffed animal, and pulled her aside for […]


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Sayonara, Porno-Scanners!

Bloomberg reports this morning the TSA will remove the remaining 174 porno-scanners manufactured by Rapiscan from our nation’s airports. After the company failed to meet a Congressionally-mandated timeline for creating a “privacy filter,” similar to the generic male and female images currently associated with the millimeter-wave scanners, the contract TSA had with Rapiscan was terminated. […]


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