It is with a heavy heart that CCDBR marks the passing of Chicago civil liberties champion and board member Timuel Black. In Black, we have lost a tireless civil rights advocate and a fixture of Chicago civic life. His exemplary … Read more »
Recently, Feedburner notified its users that it will be phasing out the email subscription feature of its service. Because CCDBR utilizes Feedburner to serve content to subscribers, we have now moved our email subscription option to a new service.
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Restore the Fourth Underscores Threat to Digital Rights in Feature Appearance on Cybersecurity Podcast
In the most recent episode of the Open Source Security Podcast, Chris Weiland of Restore the Fourth Minnesota makes a compelling case for the need for civil liberties organizations to take the fight for Americans’ constitutional freedoms to digital … Read more »
CCDBR salutes the memory of Attorney Larry Kennon, longtime advisory board member and Bill of Rights Foundation registered agent. Both as a defender of civil rights and liberties and as a treasured friend, Larry will be missed by all of us … Read more »
Defending Rights and Dissent, a partner organization affiliated with the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights, has released a collection of online resources for instructing activists how to preserve their right to peaceful protest. The resources, known collectively … Read more »
Episode 2 of the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights’ podcast, Bill of Rights Club, is now live. In this series, we take the current events we cover on the site that we think deserve some more … Read more »
Although the struggle for civil liberties is never truly and permanently at an end, the emergence of the internet as a fact of 21st century existence opens up a new front in the battle for fundamental freedoms, most prominently those … Read more »
There is urgency to this posting because Congress will return from its Spring break April 9 and the Senate Intelligence Committee is expected to schedule quickly thereafter the Haspel confirmation hearings, to be followed almost immediately by full Senate vote.… Read more »
Press: Workshopping with FOIA Experts Exposes the Secrets for Compelling Governments to Expose Theirs
Braving the third straight day of the weekend’s blizzard, attendees flocked to the completely booked training workshop hosted by the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights.
Community members of different backgrounds and experience levels from across the city … Read more »
To ensure the integrity of the democratic process, it is vital that citizens must be able to know what their government does in their name. This is more important now than ever, as government at all levels increasingly pursues opaque … Read more »