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Section 702 is supposed to be used to snoop on spies and terrorists, not Americans.
"We don't need to use a faulty model and apply it to the very real terrorism problem that we have at home," says terrorism expert Max Abrahms.
Violent acts are already illegal, and new tools will inevitably be used against those who annoy the powerful.
We have to stop governing by emergency.
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Adopting "counterinsurgency" tactics for use against wide swaths of Americans can only make the situation worse.
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Government responses to Capitol rioters must be research-based and not just emotional reactions.
Their letter to Congress warns about inevitable abuses against religious and racial minorities.
Government grows in response to a crisis.
Frightening events create openings for attacks on civil liberties.
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Law enforcement will have an easier time arresting and prosecuting criminals on Parler than on Telegram.
NSA Ruling Reminds Us That Sacrificing Civil Liberties in the Name of National Security Is a Bipartisan Impulse
A federal appeals court concludes that the agency's mass collection of phone records was illegal and probably unconstitutional.
Leaked police documents show how U.S. counterterrorism agencies spread myths and panic about fentanyl.
Court panel rules judge didn't properly evaluate juror bias against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Hamas "used and relied on" Facebook "as among its most important tools to facilitate and carry out its terrorist activity," the plaintiffs claimed.
The FBI and attorney general want to ruin everybody's data security and draft Apple into compromising your safety.
She posted on social media about deliberately spreading the disease, but she's not actually sick.
The modicum of restraint expressed by the former South Bend mayor earned him immediate scorn from conservatives.
The Trump Administration Wants To Deport an Iraqi Refugee for Being an Islamic State Terrorist. The Only Problem? He's Not.
Sending Omar Ameen back to Iraq will likely result in his execution, and the case against him doesn't make sense. The Trump administration is fighting to do it anyway.
A deadly shooting on a Naval base in Florida may lead to a new battle against encryption.
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The CIA and its defenders insisted that torture would help keep America safe. They were wrong.
A part of the law intended to hold suspected terrorists for deportation is being twisted to justify indefinite detention.
They simply disagree over who should be in charge of misusing and abusing those excessive powers.
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Defending 'Reasoned Debate About Public Safety,' San Francisco Supervisors Declare the NRA a 'Domestic Terrorist Organization'
If you disagree with these politicians about gun control, they think, you might as well join the KKK.
A new movie, The Report, documents the Senate struggle to inform the public about our wartime waterboarding and "enhanced interrogations."
It's necessary to confront the threat of white nationalism on the political right, but it must be done without handing new powers to law enforcement and government.
Trump's incendiary rhetoric and selective law enforcement is encouraging anti-immigrant violence.
Acts of Politically Motivated Violence Are Already Illegal. Making 'Domestic Terrorism' a Federal Crime Won't Help
A domestic terrorism law is bound to threaten liberty more than it hampers terrorists.
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Video of Rep. Ilhan Omar Allegedly Calling for People to 'Be More Fearful of White Men' Is Fake News
The viral clip was misleadingly edited, and stripped of important context
Conservative Twitter Pounces on Obama, Clinton for Expressing Sympathy for 'Easter Worshippers' Killed in Sri Lankan Attacks
Is referring to someone as an "Easter worshipper" really an attempt to minimize their Christian identity?
Right after 290 people were killed in a series of Easter Sunday bombings
And Iran looks to reciprocate.
Should Israel negotiate with Hamas and Fatah, or are they unwavering enemies in a protracted struggle?
"I want you to know that and I want you to feel that deep inside-49 people died because of the rhetoric that you put out there."