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March 23, 2018 – The CLOUD Act would require that foreign governments get their requests for an individual’s data approved by the executive branch instead of an independent U.S. judge,
March 21, 2018 – We all want our children to be safer at school, but Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018 threatens the civil liberties of students
March 19, 2018 – In 2018, most people recognize the colossal failure of the War on Drugs. Donald Trump not only doesn’t seem to have gotten the memo, he apparently lives in an alternate universe.
March 19, 2018 – Do you remember three years ago, when after a rigorous and robust debate, the US Congress voted to authorize US military participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen? No? That’s because it never happened.
March 15, 2018 – The new bill would allow foreign police to demand data directly from U.S. companies and, along the way, predictably capture our emails, chat logs, online photos, and videos.
March 13, 2018 – Gina Haspel should be subject to a criminal investigation, not running the CIA. Defending Rights & Dissent adamantly opposes her nomination and calls upon the Senate to reject her.
March 9, 2018 – As Congress seeks to counter Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election, lawmakers have turned for help to the Foreign Agents Registration Act, an 80-year-old law that requires agents of foreign principals to register with the Attorney General. Several bills have been introduced to strengthen enforcement of the law, which has been rarely used.
March 7, 2018 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) has the authority to look through an US person’s (i.e. citizen or lawful permanent resident) electronic devices at the border and at international airports even if they cannot cite a reason for being suspicious.A bipartisan bill proposed in Congress on Tuesday would limit these practices and strengthen the Fourth Amendment rights of US persons when they are reentering the country.
March 6, 2018 – Join us for a free webinar Wednesday March 14th from 7-8:30pm EST to learn about the scores of anti-protest bills that have been introduced in state legislatures this year, and find out how to fight them.
March 5, 2018 – Call (202) 224-3121 to let Congress know: “I oppose the Israel Anti-Boycott Act (HR 1697/S 720) because the First Amendment protects the right to engage in political boycotts.”