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Lack of Legal Representation for Child Immigrants Leads to ACLU Lawsuit

Lack of Legal Representation for Child Immigrants Leads to ACLU Lawsuit The federal government was sued on Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union for its failure to provide legal representation to immigrant children who are involved in deportation hearings, according to NPR. The lawsuit, which is a class-action suit, was…>read more

No Comment July 10, 2014

Memo Released Justifying Drone Killing of Anwar al-Awlaki

Memo Released Justifying Drone Killing of Anwar al-Awlaki A Justice Department memo was released by a federal court on Monday that justifies the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki with the use of a drone, according to The Huffington Post. There were quite a few redactions by the government that…>read more

No Comment June 24, 2014

Women Sue Alameda County Sheriff’s Office for Forced Pregnancy Tests During Arrests

Women Sue Alameda County Sheriff’s Office for Forced Pregnancy Tests During Arrests A lawsuit has been filed against the Alameda County Sheriff that claims the department violated the rights of a woman and broke the law when ordering 72-year-old Susan Harman to take a pregnancy test, according to KTVU. The incident occurred…>read more

No Comment June 3, 2014

The U.S. Justice Department’s Use of Cell Phone Tracking

The U.S. Justice Department’s Use of Cell Phone Tracking An appeals court ruled in a privacy-rights case, that the U.S. Justice Department’s use of cell-phone tracking in prosecutions that do not end in a conviction, according to Bloomberg News, need not be disclosed to a civil rights group attacking…>read more

No Comment May 12, 2014

ACLU Challenges Idaho’s Ag-Gag Law in Court

ACLU Challenges Idaho’s Ag-Gag Law in Court Idaho’s Ag-Gag law, recently signed by Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, has been challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho in federal court, and on Monday the organization asked the court to strike down the law. ACLU was joined…>read more

No Comment March 17, 2014

ACLU Takes Gay Marriage Crusade to State Level in Pennsylvania, Elsewhere

ACLU Takes Gay Marriage Crusade to State Level in Pennsylvania, Elsewhere After taking a breath following the Supreme Court’s lifting of the federal ban on same-sex marriage, the American Civil Liberties Union has declared what amounts to litigational blitzkrieg, attacking same-sex marriage bans in several states including North Carolina and Virginia.…>read more

No Comment July 9, 2013

Mentally Disabled Immigrants Facing Deportation to Be Provided With Representation

Mentally Disabled Immigrants Facing Deportation to Be Provided With Representation A recent ruling by a judge in California’s federal court has ordered immigration courts in California, Arizona, and Washington to provide legal representation for mentally disabled immigrants facing deportation. The ruling will dramatically change the way that immigration court is…>read more

1 Comment April 25, 2013

Supreme Court Blocks Illinois Law Meant to Prevent People from Recording Police

Supreme Court Blocks Illinois Law Meant to Prevent People from Recording Police On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the implementation of an Illinois law that was meant to prohibit people from recording the activities of police officers by refusing to accept an appeal against a lower court order banning the law.…>read more

No Comment November 26, 2012

Chairman of Progressive Auto Insurance Donates to ACLU

Chairman of Progressive Auto Insurance Donates to ACLU Everyone has seen the television commercials for Progressive Auto Insurance. They feature an actress donned in white garments. The chairman of the company is Peter Lewis and he is one of the funders for the ACLU. From the years 2001 to…>read more

No Comment August 29, 2012

Federal Appeals Court Rules Telecommunications Companies Have Legal Immunity in Connection with NSA Program

Federal Appeals Court Rules Telecommunications Companies Have Legal Immunity in Connection with NSA Program In recent days, a federal appeals court ruled that a 2008 law granting telecommunications companies legal immunity for helping the National Security Agency with an email and telephone eavesdropping program is constitutional. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit…>read more

No Comment December 30, 2011

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Capital Markets Counsel 3 Attorney
USA-NC-Charlotte

Wells Fargo & Company, a diversified financial services company, is seeking an experienced capital markets Attorney to join its Law Department in its Charlotte, NC office. The individual selected...