A U.S. federal court ordered the State Department to hand over files about secret payments that the U.S. government made to Miami-based journalists to prejudice the case of the Cuban Five in 2001.
PCJF Executive Director Mara Verheyden-Hilliard and actor Danny Glover speak at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law Moot Court Room on a panel on the case of the Cuban Five.
"These (hearings) are, in fact, designed to be window dressings," Carl Messineo, legal director for the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, said Friday.
What Snowden leaked were critical documents shining a bright light on creeping corporate fascism that facilitates illegal spying on law abiding American citizens and our closest European allies.
Since the 2008 economic crash, security agencies have increasingly spied on political activists, especially environmental groups, on behalf of corporate interests.
An obviously unhappy Judge Edward Korman has approved the Obama administration's proposal to make just one formulation of the morning-after birth control pill available over the counter without age restrictions.
Last evening, The Guardian newspaper published a document classified by the U.S. government as Top Secret, revealing that the Obama administration is engaged in a domestic surveillance program involving the phone records of tens of millions of Americans.
The Oregon Terrorism Information Threat Assessment Network is one of several Federal Fusion Centers spread across 77 U.S. cities that collaborate with local law-enforcement agencies on suspected terrorist threats.
A federal judge has denied an appeal by the US government to an order granting the unrestricted access of emergency contraception to women of all ages.