Protesters hold signs accusing Obama of being the "Deporter-In-Chief" and demanding "Not 1 More Deportation" at a rally on January 8, 2009. Yesterday, the Obama administration went to court to defend the practice of incarcerating  undocumented families. (Flickr / ndlon)
07 Aug 2015

Obama Administration Shamefully Attempts to Scuttle Court Order Against Immigrant Family Detention

On Thursday, President Barack Obama’s administration requested that a federal court reverse a July 24 order which prohibited the detention of mothers and children who fled violence in countries in Central America. This represents a slimy attempt to push Judge Dolly M. Gee into scuttling an order, which sought to hold the Obama administration accountable for corruption and misconduct that has been ongoing as a result of immigration policies. But the administration does not stop there.

File: The Islamic Society of Boston, a mosque and Muslim cultural center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, photographed on a snowy day on March 28, 2015. Advocates for civil liberties are concerned a DHS pilot program designed to combat extremism could instead foster dissent and infringe on free speech. (Flickr / Lorianne DiSabato)
05 Aug 2015

DOJ, DHS Pilot Program Encourages Boston Muslims To Spy On Each Other

Boston is also one of three cities, selected in February, for the launch of a pilot program with the Department of Homeland Security, the Justice Department, and the National Counterterrorism Center to “counter violent extremism.” But local advocates for civil rights worry the program is really infringing on Muslims’ rights.

J. Edgar Hoover Building / Wikimedia Commons
16 May 2015

Preemptive Prosecution: Iraqi American Arrested by FBI for Allegedly Lying About ‘Pledging Allegiance’ to ISIS Leader

An Iraqi-born US citizen in Mesquite, Texas, was arrested by the FBI for allegedly lying to agents about whether he had pledged allegiance to the “self-proclaimed” leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. A federal judge ruled a day later that he is a “danger to the community” and

12 May 2015

In First Interview, CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Says Congressional Staffer Urged Him to Flee

In his first interview since he was charged with leaking details of a botched CIA operation to New York Times reporter James Risen, CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling says that he had a meeting with a staffer for Congressman William Lacy Clay and was urged to flee the United States. Sterling,

Jeffrey Sterling (Photo by Institute for Public Accuracy)
11 May 2015

Former CIA Officer Jeffrey Sterling Sentenced to Jail for Leaking to Journalist

Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for leaking information to a journalist. It was the longest sentence issued by a federal court during President Barack Obama’s administration. During a trial in January, the government convinced a jury, with largely circumstantial evidence,

Transform Now Three (Photo from Transform Now Plowshares)
08 May 2015

Federal Appeals Court Reverses Nun & Army Veterans’ Sabotage Act Convictions

A federal appeals court has reversed convictions in the case of an 85-year-old nun and two Army veterans, who broke into a United States government facility holding weapons-grade uranium, and called for nuclear weapons to be transformed into “real life-giving alternatives to build true peace.” The activists’ sentences were vacated,