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  • American Civil Liberties Union Holds Membership Conference
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    ACLU Membership Conference, Rule of Law Panel

    This portion of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) membership conference included a panel discussion focusing on the rule of law. Speakers included the ACLU’s David Cole, former White…

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  • ACLU Membership Conference Media Panel
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    ACLU Membership Conference, Media Panel

    This portion of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) membership conference included a panel discussion on the state of the news media during the Trump presidency. Speakers included…

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  • ACLU Membership Conference Senator Elizabeth Warren Keynote Speech
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    ACLU Membership Conference, Senator Elizabeth Warren Keynote Speech

    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) gave keynote remarks at the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) membership conference. She said “the foundations of our democracy are under attack every single…

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  • emOperation Correctionem
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    Operation Correction

    This American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California film is a response to the 1960 House Un-American Activities Committee film titled Operation Abolition. The narrator and…

    299 views
  • emLobbyists at Workem
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    Lobbyists at Work

    Beth Leech talked about her book, Lobbyists at Work, in which she profiles various lobbyists working in Washington, DC, to highlight the role they play in our political system. During this event,…

    439 views
  • ThirdParty Web Trackers and Consumer Privacy
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    Third-Party Web Trackers and Consumer Privacy

    Jonathan Mayer outlined tracking of Internet users by third-party Web trackers, focusing on a Stanford University study on the various ways people are tracked unknowingly online. After his…

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  • Jon Leibowitz Remarks on Consumer Privacy
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    Jon Leibowitz Remarks on Consumer Privacy

    Jon Leibowitz talked about the Federal Trade Commission’s new framework for protecting consumer Internet privacy. The proposal includes a “Do Not Track” option in which consumers may opt…

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  • Consumer Privacy Protection and Internet Regulation
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    Consumer Privacy Protection and Internet Regulation

    Panelists talked about threats online users unknowingly face, including the listing of personal information on Web sites, Web browsing being tracked to create a profile of behavior, and…

    314 views
  • emHoly Hullabaloosem
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    Holy Hullabaloos

    Mr. Wexler tells the tale of crossing the country to visit communities once involved in Supreme Court cases relating to church/state First Amendment law. The event was in Albuquerque, New…

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  • Panel Discussion on Secularism Islam and Democracy
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    Panel Discussion on Secularism, Islam, and Democracy

    From Cooper Union in New York City, a panel discussion on issues facing Muslims in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States featuring Oxford University professor Tariq Ramadan. This was…

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  • emIn the Realm of Hungry Ghostsem
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    In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

    The author assailed the war on drugs by demonstrating why he belives addiction is a social/medical issue and should not be a legal one. The event was at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

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  • Crack Cocaine Sentencing
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    Crack Cocaine Sentencing

    Participants focused on the disparity in crack cocaine sentences to powder cocaine sentences, and ways to change the 100 to 1 ratio. Panelists examined some of the consequences of the crack…

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  • Celebrating Civil Liberty
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    Celebrating Civil Liberty

    Justices Antonin Scalia, David Souter, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg paid tribute to retiring American Civil Liberties Union President Nadine Strossen as she planned to retire after serving as president of…

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  • Single Sex Education in Public Schools
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    Single Sex Education in Public Schools

    Lenora Lapidus moderated a panel on the increase in of sex-segregated education in public schools. Panelists responded to questions from the audience. “The New Segregationists: The Rise of Single…

    2,311 views
  • Capital Punishment and the Courts
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    Capital Punishment and the Courts

    Civil Liberties activists and leaders spoke about capital punishment and the judicial process for capital crimes. Reggie Shuford moderated a panel discussion on criminal justice and capital…

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  • 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…

    410 views
  • Government Surveillance
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    Government Surveillance

    Mike German moderated a panel on electronic surveillance and privacy rights. Among the issues addressed were increased surveillance of private citizens by the government as part of…

    616 views
  • Civil Liberties and Combating Terrorism
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    Civil Liberties and Combating Terrorism

    Senator Arlen Specter delivered remarks about the Free Flow of Information Act of 2007, that would shield reporters withholding information, and about the Free Speech Protection Act of 2008, which…

    269 views
  • emThinking Like A Terroristem
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    Thinking Like A Terrorist

    Mike German talked about his book, Thinking Like a Terrorist: Insights of a Former FBI Undercover Agent. He described the mindset of the terrorists he encountered as an undercover…

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  • The State of Civil Liberties
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    The State of Civil Liberties

    Justice Scalia and Professor Strossen discussed civil liberties and the original meaning of the U.S. Constitution. Topics included the flag-burning case, police use of infrared detection,…

    1,795 views
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