Sex, Lies and the NSA

This proves why we need whistle-blowers

There is no court that can enforce the Bill of Rights against the government's domestic-spying operations, as reflected in the Aug. 21 release of one of the many secret opinions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

PCJF Legal Director responds to endorsement by Congress of NSA surveillance

The vote crossed party lines, demonstrating that this is not an issue of Republicans versus Democrats. This is an epoch-defining battle in our history about the relationship between government and the people.

PCJF Files FOIA request with National Security Agency related to surveillance programs

The FOIA request reads in part: "The people of the United States have an urgent need for disclosure of the requested information regarding what appears to be the largest covert surveillance program directed against them in U.S. history. The U.S. government and its agencies that are carrying out these unprecedented surveillance programs are not entitled to hide these programs from the public."

Class-action settlement of lawsuit stemming from 2010 mass arrests in Oakland receives preliminary approval

The United States District Court for the Northern District of California has granted preliminary approval for a class action settlement agreement resulting from the mass arrests of anti-police brutality protesters on Nov. 5, 2010 in Oakland, Calif.

How Martial Law Quietly Became Legal

As law enforcement agencies take advanĀ­tage of advanced technologies, the opportuniĀ­ties for using data from the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) to help with investigations increases greatly.

A watershed moment in the fight for women's reproductive rights

In response to a battle for over a decade to eliminate all restrictions on access to the Morning-After Pill, the Obama administration announced June 10 that it will comply with a federal court ruling that orders the administration to make emergency contraception available without restrictions, and plans to drop its appeal of that ruling.

Court Cautions Feds on Morning-After Pill Exclusivity Deals

The Court has told the government in its Memorandum that undue delay will not be countenanced in compliance with the Court's Order and that if the Obama administration enters into an exclusivity deal with the pharmaceutical company that it will "only burden poor women."