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  • The government vs. the Constitution

    The American Civil Liberties Union and other organizations recently filed a lawsuit accusing the federal government of, among other lapses, denying due process to mothers with children detained at the border, including interfering with their efforts to obtain legal advice to guide them in appearances before immigration judges. The case is complicated, but it highlights a trend in government disregard for rights once seen as vital — among them, the right to be informed of charges and have a meaningful opportunity to rebut them, to be represented by counsel and to appeal adverse rulings. In pursuit of real and exaggerated threats to national security and public safety, and in sometimes misguided attempts at efficiency, both major political parties have become complicit in the worrisome erosion of these basic principles.
  • Britain raises terrorism threat in response to Islamic State

    Britain raises terrorism threat in response to Islamic State
    Britain raised its terror threat level to “severe” on Friday, meaning that officials consider an attack on the country is “highly likely” -- an assessment based on the growing influence of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria....

    Full-body scanners? One day entire jetliners might be scanned

    Some day security screening may not end when you board your plane. Rapiscan Systems, the Torrance-based security screening company, has applied for a patent for a giant scanning device that is bolted to a tractor that rolls along the outside of the...

    The 'terrorist screening database': Are they all terrorists?

    This page has criticized the government's infamous "no-fly list" because it is so manifestly susceptible to error. Now comes new information about how the federal government compiles the bigger, broader "terrorist screening database" from which the no-fly...

    No more cutting into the TSA PreCheck lines

    Here’s bad news for anyone who has ever used the expedited airport security lines without having applied for the program. The Transportation Security Administration has been so successful at signing up travelers for the faster security lines,...