Weekly News Update — May 6, 2013

Posted on May 6, 2013

In this week’s civil liberties news…

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In other news:

MAKING A WAVE: CCDBR Board member Amanda Graham was named one of this year’s Crain’s Business “20 in  Their 20’s” for her work at her new criminal law practice. Congratulations, Amanda!

HUNGER STRIKE CONTINUES: White Rose Catholic Worker sends a letter update about the hunger strike at Guantanamo and related actions in Chicago.

RECORDING PHONE CALLS: Glenn Greenwald discusses a former FBI counterrorism agent’s comments on CNN and the surveillance state in America.

STILL WAITING FOR JUSTICE: The New York Times’s William Glaberson discusses the effects of immense court backlogs on securing justice in the criminal justice system.

JAILED AND INNOCENT: WBEZ’s Rob Wildeboer discusses what happens to acquitted defendants in Cook County.