The Republican senator drew the ire of the ACLU when video leaked Sunday of Ms. Hyde-Smith speaking at a campaign stop on Nov. 2. “If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row,” she said, referring to a man sitting nearby.
WENTZVILLE • The ACLU of Missouri said Wednesday it has settled a lawsuit against the city of Wentzville on behalf of a woman who said police forcibly removed her from a city council meeting for criticizing an “In God We Trust” insignia on the dais. “The right to disagree with public officials without fear of intimidation or retribution is one of the cornerstones of a healthy democracy,” Tony Rothert, ACLU of Missouri legal director, said in a news release. The ACLU sued the city in April on behalf of Maryland Heights resident Sally Hunt, an activist who spoke against the city's insignia at a Feb. 14 council meeting and was then escorted out by police.
CIA interrogators considered using so-called truth serum on captured terror suspects after the 9/11 attacks, according to a de-classified report. The agency spent months researching drugs - none of which have shown any clear scientific evidence of effectiveness - as an "benign alternative" to waterboarding in the hope of forcing detainees to give up details of Al Qaeda plots. Details of "Project Medication" are revealed in a report by the chief of medical services that was released to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) this week.
“Hyde-Smith should be ashamed of herself,” ACLU of Mississippi Executive Director Jennifer Riley Collins and ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jeff Robinson said in a joint statement on Tuesday. “The fact that she chooses to use such repugnant language despite the ugly history in her state,” the ACLU said, “speaks to her lack of concern and knowledge about the experience of people who don't look like her.” “To celebrate the chance to sit in the front row of a public hanging demonstrates a profound ignorance of the state's institutional legacy of racism,” the ACLU continued. “Sen. Hyde-Smith needs to be held accountable for her words.” A video surfaced over the weekend of Hyde-Smith joking that she would
The Riverton City Council has delayed voting on an ordinance that would create a list of "habitually intoxicated persons" barred from purchasing alcohol in Riverton. The Ranger reports that the council last week delayed the proposal until the council's first meeting in December to give the city time to discuss concerns about the proposal raised by the American Civil Liberties Union.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge set a hearing for Monday to determine whether to temporarily halt the Trump administration's latest immigration policy change denying asylum to anyone caught crossing the border illegally. President Donald Trump issued a proclamation late last week. The regulations circumvent immigration law that states anyone who arrives to the U.S. can ask for asylum regardless of how they arrived. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a challenge in California arguing the rules were illegal. The lawsuit also asks that a judge put the changes on hold while the litigation progresses. The changes went into effect Saturday and apply to anyone at the U.S.-Mexico border. The
The George Bush Center for Intelligence, the headquarters of the CIA, is seen in Langley, Virginia. CIA doctors considered using a “truth serum” on suspected terrorists in detention after waterboarding appeared to be ineffective and traumatic for US personnel who witnessed it, according to newly declassified documents. The proposal to use the drug in a programme codenamed “Project Medication” was revealed in a 90-page report by a senior CIA medical officer, which was released on a judge’s order to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), after a prolonged legal battle.
Shortly after 9/11, the CIA considered using a drug it thought might work like a truth serum and force terror suspects to give up information about potential attacks. After months of research, the agency decided that a drug called Versed, a sedative often prescribed to reduce anxiety, was “possibly worth a try.” But in the end, the CIA decided not to ask government lawyers to approve its use. The existence of the drug research program — dubbed “Project Medication” — is disclosed in a once-classified report that was provided to the American Civil Liberties Union under a judge's order and was released by the organization Tuesday. The 90-page CIA report, which was provided in advance to The Associated Press, is a window into the internal struggle that medical personnel working in the agency's detention and harsh interrogation program faced in reconciling their professional ethics with the chance to save lives by preventing future attacks.
WASHINGTON – Shortly after 9/11, the CIA considered using a drug it thought might work like a truth serum and force terror suspects to give up information about potential attacks. After months of research, the agency decided that a drug called Versed, a sedative often prescribed to reduce anxiety, was “possibly worth a try.” But in the end, the CIA decided not to ask government lawyers to approve its use. The existence of the drug research program – dubbed “Project Medication” – is disclosed in a once-classified report that was provided to the American Civil Liberties Union under a judge's order and was released by the organization Tuesday. The 90-page CIA report, which was provided in advance