Alice Walker to Ed Snowden: 'I admire your courage'

Author Alice Walker has joined the 'Thank You, Ed Snowden' campaign, which has quickly been joined by thousands of people over the last two weeks.

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.