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  • 21st Century Freedoms
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    21st Century Freedoms

    Liberal, conservative, and libertarian panelists talked about how the Bill of Rights applies to contemporary debates over freedom of speech, the right to privacy, and other issues. “The Fight for Freedom in…

  • National Security and Liberty
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    National Security and Liberty

    Panelists talked about the tension between a free press and national security. Among the topics they addressed were National Security Agency (NSA) data collection, prosecuting journalists for leaks, security leaks by Edward…

  • SameSex Marriage Opponents Address Court Ruling
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    Reaction to Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

    Same-sex marriage opponents and supporters spoke from the steps outside the U.S. Supreme Court about the rulings just announced. Defenders of Proposition 8 argued that the Supreme Court’s…

  • Panel Offers Ways to Improve Coverage of Minorities
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    Media Coverage of Race and Social Mobility

    Panelists talked about media coverage of racial issues. Topics included changing journalistic and U.S. racial demographics; the controversy surrounding Philadelphia Magazine’s cover story, “Being White in…

  • Racial Profiling
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    Racial Profiling

    Witnesses testified on racial profiling and state immigration laws in Alabama and Arizona, relations between law enforcement and African-Americans, as well as anti-terrorism efforts that target…

  • Racial Profiling Hearing News Conference
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    Racial Profiling Hearing News Conference

    Following a Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee hearing on racial profiling, Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) held a news conference on his legislation, the “End Racial Profiling Act.” Following…

  • ACLU in American Life
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    ACLU in American Life

    Panelists discussed many of the issues on which national debate has been promoted by litigation and public education from the American Civil Liberties Union. Topics included national security issues of…

  • Stand Up for Womens Health Rally
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    Stand Up for Women's Health Rally

    Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and more than 20 other organizations held a rally to oppose proposals by House Republicans to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

  • Prosecution of Terrorist Suspects
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    Prosecution of Terrorist Suspects

    Joshua Dratel, Colonel Morris Davis and Anthony Romero spoke about trials for suspected terrorists involved in the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S. Among the topics they addressed…

  • emThe Torture Papers  The Road to Abu Ghraibem
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    The Torture Papers: The Road to Abu Ghraib

    Ms. Greenberg and Mr. Dratel talked about the book they edited, The Torture Papers: The Road to Abu Ghraib, published by Cambridge University Press. It is a compilation of U.S. government memos…

  • Opposition to South Dakota Legal Ban on Abortion
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    Opposition to South Dakota Legal Ban on Abortion

    Participants talked about an initiative to oppose a measure on South Dakota ballots in November 2008, called Initiated Measure 11, that would impose a statewide ban on abortion. They…

  • Civil Liberties
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    Civil Liberties

    Anthony Romero delivered remarks on the civil liberties issues of the year, including the trials currently going on at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. After his speech he answered questions from…

  • Civil Liberties
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    Civil Liberties

    Two authors talked with Ms. Greenburg about their books on civil liberties in the age of combating terrorism. After their discussion they responded to audience members' questions. Anthony…

  • emIn Defense of Our Americaem
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    In Defense of Our America

    Anthony Romero read from the book he co-authored with Dina Temple-Raston, In Defense of Our America: The Fight for Civil Liberties in the Age of Terror, published by William Morrow. He argued that American…

  • Civil Liberties
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    Civil Liberties

    Mr. Romero gives the keynote address at the American Civil Liberties Union membership conference. Among the topics he addressed were erosions of civil liberties under the Bush…

  • Presidential Authority and NSA Surveillance
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    Presidential Authority and NSA Surveillance

    The panelists discussed the recent controversy surrounding the Bush administration’s surveillance by the National Security Agency without warrants. Topics included the legality of the domestic…

  • Government Surveillance Programs
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    Government Surveillance Programs

    Anthony Romero talked about National Security Agency surveillance without warrants that had been ordered by the Bush administration. The ACLU believes the surveillance is illegal. He…

  • Civil Liberties and the War on Terrorism
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    Civil Liberties and the War on Terrorism

    Governor Owens and Former Governor Dean debated anti-terrorism efforts and enforcement of the Patriot Act. Among the topics they addressed were privacy concerns, law enforcement…

  • US Immigration Law and Policy
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    U.S. Immigration Law and Policy

    The first panel in a four-part series, “Fortress America: The State and Future of U.S. Immigration Law and Policy,” was held on immigration law and policy. The panelists discussed…

  • Lawsuit Challenging Extraordinary Rendition
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    Lawsuit Challenging Extraordinary Rendition

    American Civil Liberties Union officials spoke to reporters about a lawsuit challenging the CIA’s “extraordinary rendition” of foreign nationals, an alleged practice of abducting foreign…

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