Tuesday, October 23 2018

US

Warrantless searches of journalists at U.S. borders pose press freedom threat

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2018 - The Custom and Border Protection (CBP) agency’s powers to carry out warrantless searches of electronic devices has serious...

Children separated at border, suffering alarming and prolonged effects: UN rights experts

Oct. 22, 2018 - Separating children from their undocumented parents is a traumatic violation of their rights, UN independent experts said on Friday. The group...

Trump-Pence Admin Reportedly Planning to Erase Non-Discrimination Protections for LGBTQ People Across Federal Agencies

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2018 — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization,...

What the Government Considers the US Border May Surprise You

Oct. 22, 2018 - When you think of a national border, you probably think of a defined edge—a place where one country ends and...

Planned Parenthood Responds to Trump-Pence Attacks on Transgender People

Washington, D.C. Oct. 21, 2018 – This morning The New York Times reported that the Trump-Pence administration is planning a dramatic government-wide move to erase...

ACLU Challenges Georgia Voter Signature-Matching Law

ATLANTA, Oct. 19, 2018 — The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Georgia filed a lawsuit today against Secretary of State Brian Kemp...

Arms sales to Saudi Arabia give Trump all the leverage he needs in Khashoggi...

American-made F-15 warplanes fly over Riyadh. AP Photo/Hassan Ammar Terrence Guay, Pennsylvania State University October 19, 2018 - Among Donald Trump’s many unusual characteristics as president is...

With Proposed Rule, DHS Attempting to Pursue Maximum Family Detention With Minimal Oversight, Costing...

Washington, D.C. Oct. 18, 2018 — According to a new CAP analysis, the proposed Flores rule would cost the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) more than $2...

As Trump Defends Blocking Critics on Twitter, ICAP Argues for First Amendment Protections in...

WASHINGTON, D.C. Oct. 19, 2018 – Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) argued in an amicus brief filed today that President...

Emails, Photo Show President Intervened in Decision Not to Sell FBI HQ Property to...

Washington, D.C. (Oct. 18, 2018)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. Peter DeFazio, the...

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s Texas Border-wall Waivers

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2018 — Conservation groups sued the Trump administration today for waiving 28 conservation laws to speed construction of the border wall along the...

U.S. Health Care Exacerbating Struggles of Americans with Serious Illnesses, with Many Facing Financial...

NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 17, 2018 - Americans who become seriously ill don’t just struggle with their disease. Often, they feel confused and helpless...

Top Democrats Issue Statement on Trump and Pence Claims After DHS Provides Election Security...

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 17, 2018 - Today, Reps. Adam Smith, Bennie G. Thompson, Elijah E. Cummings, Jerrold Nadler, and Robert A. Brady, the Ranking...

Trump Administration Replacing Interior Dept’s Watchdog with Political Appointee

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2018 - An email from Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson reported by several news outlets and...

Ranking Member Adam Smith Blasts Trump Administration Proposal to Export Coal and Gas from...

Washington, D.C. Oct. 16, 2018 – Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement in response to reports that the Trump Administration is considering using...

New Study Shows the 2015 Flores Ruling Did Not Increase the Number of Families...

Washington, D.C. October 16, 2018 - After reports that his administration is once again considering separating families, President Donald Trump claimed that his administration’s...

Trump Plan to Ramp Up Fracking, Mining in National Forests Threatens Climate

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2018 — The Trump administration’s plan to make it easier for industry to frack and mine in national forests would endanger the...

Committee Democrats: Don’t Use Forest Service Rulemakings to Hand Fossil Fuel/ Mining Companies the...

Washington, D.C. Oct. 16, 2018 – Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Energy...

NAACP Legal Defense Fund and American Oversight File Lawsuit for DOJ Records of Census...

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 15, 2018 - The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) has sued the Department of Justice (DOJ) to compel the...

Environmental, Civil Rights Advocates Demand Trump Administration Halt Move to Silence Freedom of Speech...

Washington, D.C. October 15, 2018 - In response to a National Parks Service (NPS) proposal to force the public to pay fees for demonstrations...