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May 17, 2019

CBP Admits to Targeting Journalists, Activists, After Civil Society Groups, Including Defending Rights & Dissent, Demanded Answers

After revelations that Customs and Border Patrol (CBB) had monitored journalists, human rights lawyers, and activists, Defending Rights & Dissent joined with a 100 civil society demanding answers. In a May 9, 2019 response letter, CBP admits for the first time to having engaged in this monitoring, though it defended its actions.
May 16, 2019

Chelsea Manning is Back in Court. Tell the Government to #LeaveChelseaAlone

Today, Chelsea Manning is being hauled before a grand jury. Again. We urgently need you to take action and tell the US Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the Eastern District of Virginia to Leave Chelsea Alone!
March 7, 2019

Two New DHS Domestic Spying Scandals Revealed

Both Immigrations and Custom Enforcement (ICE) and Custom and Border Patrol (CBP) are engaged in monitoring and tracking First Amendment protected activity.Monitoring of political speech is inherently chilling. It is also outside the jurisdiction of both ICE and CBP.
January 22, 2019

Defending Rights & Dissent Expresses Concern About Journalist Detained As “Material Witness”

Marzieh Hashemi, a journalist with the Iranian state-run Press TV, is currently being detained by the FBI. An unsealed order reveals she is not suspect of a crime, but is being detained as a "material witness" in an undisclosed grand jury proceeding.
January 29, 2018

Letter to Florida DOC RE Operation PUSH

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December 7, 2017

Letter opposing repeal of FCC Net Neutrality rules, 2017

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November 13, 2017

Letter to UN Special Rapporteurs re Prosecution of Trump Inauguration Protesters

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November 13, 2017

J20 Journalists Letter, Nov 2017

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November 13, 2017

Defending Rights & Dissent letter re Aaron Cantú and Alexei Wood

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September 6, 2017

Ag Gag Across America

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March 2, 2017

Statement in Support of Freedom of the Press, 2017

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December 22, 2016

Packingham v. North Carolina amicus brief (access to Internet)

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June 30, 2016

Secret Service Letter re journalist vetting at conventions

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October 23, 2015

Testimony to the Information, Security and Privacy Advisory Board, 2015

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July 12, 2011

Coalition Letter Urging Rejection of Extension for FBI Director Mueller

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