Tagged: aclu

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ACLU Object to Amazon’s Facial Recognition Outreach to Police

Facial recognition software is not new, but using it in real-time by police departments has raised some eyebrows. Add to those sentiments that Amazon is behind this latest marriage of big tech and government agencies, and privacy watchdogs are concerned to say the least.

The American Police State

Can the police become a private corporation exempt from open records laws?

The Ethics and Incentives of Socialized Law

Noam Scheiber makes a radical suggestion. Eric Posner has lots of reasons why it’ll never work. Burt Likko says, “There’s a few things neither of you bright fellows have thought of.”


A certain kind of religious activist takes it as a given, and as an imperative, that the Decalogue must be displayed prominently on and in public buildings. Gratefully, these folks are rare; sadly, they have influence...

Perception vs. Reality

Via E.D.’s True/slant blog, I agree that Conor Friedersdorf did yeoman’s work on this piece demonstrating the wide difference between what movement conservatives think the ACLU does and what the ACLU actually does.  I...

(Don’t) Stop the ACLU!

Say what you will about the ACLU, but they’re pretty darn consistent when it comes to opposing unwarranted government surveillance.

The Torture Memos

(Updates below and continuing as more reactions come in…) You can read the memos here.  Sullivan has some initial thoughts up here: I do not believe that any American president has ever orchestrated, constructed...