January 29, 2016

Constitution in Crisis :: BORDC/DDF February 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to our February 2016 Newsletter. We’ve had a busy start to the year, and we want to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who made a donation to BORDC/DDF during our year-end appeal! Your support makes our reporting, activism, and organizing
January 6, 2016

Constitution in Crisis :: BORDC/DDF January 2016 Newsletter

President Obama has less than a year to make good on the promise he made two days after he took office: to close Guantanamo prison. President Obama recognized that the prison is a stain on America’s reputation and a horror
December 1, 2015

Constitution in Crisis :: BORDC/DDF December 2015 Newsletter

Today is #GivingTuesday, the day you can join with people across the country to support the causes that matter to you. All of the causes you hear from today rely on a strong civil society to do their work, in
November 5, 2015

Constitution in Crisis :: BORDC/DDF November 2015 Newsletter

Chances are good that you have heard of Tamir Rice. He is the 12-year-old boy who was shot and killed by a police officer in Cleveland on November 22, 2014. If you read, watched, or listened to the national news
October 19, 2015

Constitution in Crisis :: BORDC/DDF October 2015 Newsletter

Dear Troublemakers, Liberty really does require eternal vigilance. Over the past several years, an energetic and diverse movement has established hundreds of sanctuary cities across the country to take the burden of enforcing federal immigration law off local police. It’s
August 13, 2015

Constitution in Crisis :: BORDC/DDF August 2015 Newsletter

Dear Troublemakers, With the merger of our two organizations, we’ve changed the format of our newsletter. We hope you find it easier to read and to find the stories and resources that interest you most. Please be patient while we merge
July 1, 2015

Constitution in Crisis :: BORDC/DDF July 2015 Newsletter

July 2015, Vol. 14, No. 7 It’s Not Cyber Security, It’s Cyber Surveillance For five years, privacy and internet freedom advocates have successfully fended off cyber “security” bills that encourage corporations to share personal customer information with each other, and
June 4, 2015

Constitution in Crisis :: BORDC/DDF June 2015 Newsletter

June 2015, Vol. 14, No. 5 Do you feel the freedom? For several days now, the NSA has not been sweeping up every phone record in the country. We’ve been spared this unconstitutional intrusion into our lives only because you
May 7, 2015

Constitution in Crisis :: BORDC/DDF May 2015 Newsletter

Constitution in Crisis :: BORDC Monthly Newsletter May 2015, Vol. 14 No. 4 Will Congress extend mass surveillance? In advance of the scheduled expiration of three provisions of the PATRIOT Act in June, and in the wake of a major
March 31, 2015

Constitution in Crisis :: BORDC March 2015 Newsletter

March 2015, Vol. 14 No. 3 Getting in front of Congress This spring, Congress will again consider mass surveillance, as three provisions of the infamous PATRIOT Act are scheduled to expire in June. Rather than defer to a previously limited
February 26, 2015

Constitution in Crisis :: BORDC February 2015 Newsletter

Help end mass surveillance The NSA’s dragnet surveillance regime has never been constitutional. But since the 2001 passage of the USA PATRIOT Act, Congress has gone even further: It has legalized mass invasions of privacy and has assaulted freedom of
January 29, 2015

Constitution in Crisis :: BORDC January 2015 Newsletter

Are body cameras a solution or a red herring? Since the civil uprising that began in Ferguson, MO, last summer, police body cameras have been promoted by some policymakers as a police accountability solution. In the name of transparency, local police