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ACLU sues Obama to stop U.S. hit lists

President Obama, CIA chief Leon Panetta and Defense Secretary Robert Gates are being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights.

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Islamic center has broad support in New York

"This is a center like the 92nd Street Y or the Jewish Community Center," Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said. "It is meant to have programs to serve the community."

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Civil liberties groups sue Treasury Dept. over assassinations

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control has granted the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights a license to represent accused terrorist Anwar Al-Awlaki.

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La Raza conference: Overturn Arizona law

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Some 30,000 participants turned out for the National Council of La Raza annual conference here last weekend, where a major focus was Arizona's anti-immigrant SB 1070 law.

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Gov’t spying on citizens? ACLU map shows Bush years full of it

Despite what anti-Obama conspiracy theorists, tea partiers and other various anti-government groups say, government political spying was rampant during the Bush-Cheney years.

Supreme Court ruling seen as threat to Bill of Rights

A Supreme Court ruling may threaten rights of speech and association that had been considered firm since the failed McCarthy-era prosecution of Communist Party members.

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Revisiting Manzanar

This spring I joined a pilgrimage to the place where I was incarcerated with my family and thousands of others almost 70 years ago, and wondered: could it happen again?

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Calif. Assembly honors Japanese American civil liberties fighter

OAKLAND, Calif. - Almost seven decades after young Fred Korematsu was arrested for defying orders to relocate to an internment camp during World War II, the California Assembly last week passed a bill to recognize his Jan. 30 birthday as "Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties."

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At California’s Capitol, panel sheds light on immigration issues

SACRAMENTO - The California State Capitol was the site of a unique conference on immigration reform, with testimony on Arizona's new law, NAFTA, and problems of students and workers.

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Vigil marks police slaying of farmworker

WOODLAND, Calif. - On a highway overpass here, a vigil marked the anniversary of the police killing in broad daylight of a young immigrant farmworker.

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