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More Trump Inauguration Protester Prosecutions Dropped as Judge Rules Government Suppressed Evidence

 Al Jazeera reports that US attorneys prosecuting a group of protesters at a Washington, DC Inauguration Day demonstration (known as J20) for felony rioting charges have dropped charges against a new group of defendants after a judge ruled that the Read more »

Police Persecute Black Activist Attacked by White Supremacists

According to a new article from The Guardian, a journalist stabbed by white supremacists while chronicling counter-protesters’ presence was subsequently charged for rioting and assault, among other offenses. Cedric O’Bannon, an activist and journalist, was filming counter-protesters opposing a Neo-Nazi … Read more »

Bill of Rights Club: Episode 2

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 »

Senate Democrats Formally Request Vote to Overrule FCC Termination of Net Neutrality

 Ars Technica reports that Senate Democrats have officially moved to initiate a vote on a Congressional Review Act resolution to overturn the FCC policy change ending net neutrality regulations. With the submission of a request to invoke the CRA, the … Read more »

Announcement: CCDBR is Holding a Team Internet-Aligned Demonstration for Net Neutrality

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 »

Muslim Leaders Settle Lawsuit with NYPD in Resounding Win for Equal Constitutional Protection

 The Guardian reports that last week a settlement was reached in a lawsuit against the New York Police Department in which lawyers representing New Jersey-area Muslim community leaders won significant concessions from the defendant. The suit, filed jointly by Muslim … Read more »

From the President: Say No to Torture, Oppose Gina Haspel Nomination as CIA Chief

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 »

Documents Show FBI Monitored Movements of Black Lives Matter Activists

 The Intercept reveals that the FBI has developed and implemented a practice of monitoring the physical movements of activists associated with Black Lives Matter. In addition to providing further evidence of FBI tailing nonviolent demonstrators, the piece also sheds light … Read more »

Report: Coalition of Immigrant Rights Groups Reaffirms Constitutional Protections for Locally Detained Immigrants and Backs Sanctuary Cities

A new report published by a coalition of immigrant rights organizations challenges a key immigration policing technique employed by the federal government. The document outlines the glaring legal deficiencies inherent in ICE-issued detainers and other administrative forms for requesting the … Read more »