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Organization blasts administration on conscience protections

A Christian organization promoting traditional family values has criticized President Obama for plans to relax the enforcement of the amendments that protect healthcare providers’ right of conscience.

CIA destroyed interrogation evidence, say government lawyers

As civil rights advocates fight for the release of the Bush administration documents related to the war on terrorism, a group of government lawyers has revealed the CIA has destroyed videotapes of interrogation proceedings.

Foundation criticizes government for gun control plans

In response to a recent statement by Attorney General Eric Holder that the administration would consider banning semi-automatic rifles, an industry association has said a ban would be counterproductive and illegal.

Leaders call for presidential commission on detainees

Political and community leaders have called on President Obama to create a commission to investigate the detention, treatment and transfer of detainees during George W. Bush’s administration.

Court delivers setback for illegal immigration advocacy group

An Arizona jury has rejected the claims brought by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund against an Arizona rancher who detained 20 illegal aliens on his property in 2004.

How government ‘bungled the war on terrorism’

A politician and former UN official has said that America’s "war on terror" contributed to an erosion of human and civil rights around the world.

Human rights groups call for access to Guantanamo

A coalition of human rights groups has written to President Obama to request access to the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

Rendition programs set to remain in place

Although President Obama has announced the closure of the Guantanamo Bay camp, it appears that the CIA will still be able to use special techniques in handling terrorist suspects.

Group calls for release of government records

A major civil liberties organization has petitioned the Justice Department to release secret memos dating from the time of the Bush administration.

Damning assessment of fed agencies’ civil liberties record

Government records indicate that key federal agencies have fallen short on compliance with existing laws protecting civil liberties.


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