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2609, 2016

In Syracuse, A Child Can Be Thrown in Solitary for Singing Whitney Houston

A NYCLU lawsuit exposes a nightmarish jail where children are kept for months in isolation for minor misbehavior. Charnasha still suffers through sleepless nights because of her experience at the Onondaga County Justice Center. The [...]

2309, 2016

A Week In, the Pardon Snowden Debate Keeps Heating Up

Despite government attempts to discredit him, the arguments in favor of Snowden and his whistleblowing continue to mount. It’s been a very eventful week since we launched the Pardon Snowden campaign. Since then, people worldwide [...]

2309, 2016

Unprecedented and Unlawful: The NSA’s “Upstream” Surveillance

Congress has never engaged in a meaningful public debate about Upstream surveillance — but it should. The FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (FAA) — the statute the government uses to engage in warrantless surveillance of [...]