Amendment No. 115 to HR 3354, if passed, this amendment would cut off all federal government funding to Islamic Relief Worldwide. Approving this amendment would be taking the unprecedented step of singling out an individual non-profit organization for legislative exclusion from participation in programming with US foreign assistance funds when there is no legal basis for the exclusion.
This landmark report discusses ag-gag laws in historical and political context, catalogues an earlier wave of ag-gag legislation, examines each recent law in detail, explores constitutional concerns and current lawsuits, and documents several successful campaigns to defeat ag-gag legislation.
We are disappointed that members of the Senate did not press Mr. Wray for a strong commitment to stand up to President Trump’s worst tendencies
Hoover, from the very first moment he joined the Department of Justice in 1917, until to the end of his FBI directorship in 1972, was involved in continuous, willful, and systematic deprivations of civil liberties. Allowing his name to adorn the headquarters of the nation’s highest law enforcement agency sends a message of willful.
Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act was passed to combat threats from hostile foreign powers and international terrorism, but the FBI has been looking at the communications of U.S. persons without a warrant or even suspicion of wrongdoing.
You have the right (and the responsibility to others in your community) to remain silent and NOT talk to the FBI when they pay you a visit.
In a deeply disturbing development, the Supreme Court today has partially reinstated President Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban.
On this centennial of one the worst pieces of legislation ever passed, join us in standing up to yet another abuse of it. Reality Winner and all other whistleblower should not be charged with any crime at all.
On April 23, 2017, Defending Rights & Dissent’s Policy & Legislative Counsel, Chip Gibbons, addressed 110 people at the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy.
It is bad enough that there are corporations that wish to protect their profit margins by muzzling their critics, it is even worse though, that there are elected officials who are willing to violate their constituents constitutional rights in order to appease them.