civil liberties


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civil liberties

pl.n.
Fundamental individual rights, such as freedom of speech and religion, especially as protected from excessive governmental intrusion by constitutional guarantees.

civil libertarian n.
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civil liberties

npllibertà fpl civili
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Tim Butz, director of the Nebraska state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, said that two state troopers tried to intimidate him after he screened Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties, a documentary that criticizes the USA Patriot Act, reports AP.
The FBI had so deeply internalized this aversion that in the wake of Spring of 2001, when I asked the assistant director in charge of the National Security Division, Neil Gallagher, what the Bureau was doing to fight terrorism, he simply told me, "We're not violating anyone's civil liberties." That, as would become evident during the 9/11 Commission hearings, was simply Bureau code for not doing anything at all.
Barry Steinhardt, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Technology and Liberty Program said "it is a deeply significant step for the nation's airlines to begin feeding the details of Americans' travel records to the government for CAPPS II." According to the ACLU, CAPPS II, the Computer Assisted Passenger Profiling System, allows the government to run background checks and give a "risk score" to all Americans who fly.
According to the cartoonist, what is currently happening to civil liberties in the U.S.?
* explained it to Congress in detail, including its impact on civil liberties
The increased racial profiling of Arabs and Muslims and the further erosion of our civil liberties since September 11 have merely exacerbated longstanding racist domestic policies targeted against our communities.
The American Civil Liberties Union's Lesbian and Gay Rights Project has launched its "Equality Toolkit," a one-stop site designed to "get civil rights ^cities, workplaces, schools, colleges, and universities." This lofty goal is made more possible with the site's cyber chest of tools and links divided into three main sections: "Take Action" encompasses federal, state, and workplace pages; "Tools" has everything from a campus organizing guide to media training and transgender rights information; and "In-Depth" is a library of information and analysis on existing laws, religious liberties, and gay rights issues.
But former Fine Gael Sports Minister Bernard Allen has warned that surveillance of people's homes infringes civil liberties.
This three-volume encyclopedia is presented with the aim of examining historical issues of civil liberties in the United States and their relevance to major current events such as George W.
In response to reports of illegal NSA activities, civil liberties groups filed lawsuits in New York and Michigan seeking termination of the surveillance programs.
Doug Jewell, campaign coordinator for the British civil liberties group Liberty, says law enforcement authorities "tend to think the more they've got the better.
CHALLENGING THE SYSTEM: Ask students to think about how and why teacher Scopes and the American Civil Liberties Union challenged the law in Tennessee, rather than abide by it.