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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Native Americans, Salinan Indians, Northern Cumash Tribe, California, Morro Rock, Legal Battle, Sacred Space, Rights

To Climb Morro Rock Or Not? Question Divides Two Native American Tribes

Two Native American tribes refuse to budge when it comes to right-of-use for a shared sacred space.

March 18, 2015

Oklahoma Supreme Court Puts Abortion Restriction On Hold

The Oklahoma Supreme Court unanimously voted to put a hold on a state law restricting abortions until the issue has been argued in a lower court.

November 4, 2014

Federal Judge Rules Government Violated Rights Of 13 On No-Fly List

By Timothy M. Phelps and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — An Oregon federal judge ruled Tuesday that international air travel is a “sacred” liberty protected by the U.S. Constitution and ordered the government to amend its rules governing the so-called no-fly list, which seeks to prevent suspected terrorists from boarding airlines. In the first […]

June 25, 2014

Texas Judge Criticizes Colleagues For Jeopardizing Rights Of Non-English Speakers

By Chuck Lindell, Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas—In an unusually blunt condemnation, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Elsa Alcala rebuked her court Wednesday for endangering the rights of non-English speakers and for being “a stumbling block in the path toward a better criminal-justice system.” The case that riled Alcala, and two fellow judges who joined her […]

June 12, 2014

Billy Frank Jr., Nisqually Elder Who Fought For Treaty Rights, Dies At 83

By Craig Welch, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — Billy Frank Jr., a Nisqually elder and fisherman who served for more than half a century as the charismatic voice of Northwest tribes fighting to exercise their treaty rights, died early Monday, tribal officials and his family confirmed Monday. Frank was 83. “We are all stunned and not […]

May 6, 2014
Gay, Rights, Religion, Choice, Memo Pad, Video, Sexual Orientation

Think Being Gay Is A Choice, When Did You Decide To Be Straight?

It’s true. Some people still believe being gay is a choice.

May 10, 2013

Mixed Feelings: Americans Willing To Give Up Freedoms For Terror Fight But Want Civil Liberties Protected

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surveillance cameras in public places? Sure. Body scans at airports? Maybe. Snooping in personal email? Not so fast. The same Americans who are increasingly splashing their personal lives across Facebook and Twitter trace a meandering path when asked where the government should draw the line between protecting civil liberties and pursuing terrorism. […]

September 6, 2011