American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) http://kunc.org en Colo. Man Files First Challenge To Surveillance Law http://kunc.org/post/colo-man-challenges-evidence-collected-secretly-through-surveillance-law A Colorado man <a href="https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/files/assets/muhtorov_-_defendants_motion_to_suppress.pdf">has filed the first direct challenge</a> to the <a href="http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB121391360949290049">FISA Amendments Act,</a> claiming that the law allowing the government to collect vast amounts of data from the international communications of U.S. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 23:49:00 +0000 53745 at http://kunc.org Colorado Lawmakers Move Forward With Mug Shots Bill http://kunc.org/post/colorado-lawmakers-move-forward-mug-shots-bill <p>A bipartisan committee at the statehouse has moved forward a bill to make it easier to remove people’s mug shots from commercial websites if they were never convicted of the crime for which they were arrested.</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:41:56 +0000 Bente Birkeland 53731 at http://kunc.org Colorado Lawmakers Move Forward With Mug Shots Bill NSA Reportedly Uses Data To Chart Americans' Social Ties http://kunc.org/post/nsa-reportedly-uses-data-chart-americans-social-ties Efforts by the National Security Agency to track potential suspects and find connections between them have led the agency to collate its reams of data with information drawn from sources that include GPS locators and Facebook profiles, according to <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/29/us/nsa-examines-social-networks-of-us-citizens.html?pagewanted=all"><em>The New York Times</em></a>. Sat, 28 Sep 2013 21:58:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 50163 at http://kunc.org ACLU Posts Fed-Collected 'Suspicious' Activity Reports Online http://kunc.org/post/aclu-posts-fed-collected-suspicious-activity-reports-online With all the talk of spying by the National Security Agency, it's easy to forget the government engages in off-line surveillance, too. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Martin Kaste 49790 at http://kunc.org ACLU Posts Fed-Collected 'Suspicious' Activity Reports Online Justice Department Tackles Quality Of Defense For The Poor http://kunc.org/post/justice-dept-tackles-quality-defense-poor All over the country, lawyers who defend poor people in criminal cases have been sharing their stories about painful budget cuts. Some federal public defenders have shut their doors to new clients after big layoffs. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 07:02:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 49111 at http://kunc.org Justice Department Tackles Quality Of Defense For The Poor