President Barack Obama took his Oath of Office to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States” 1,001 days ago. Along with that oath of office came a very real legal responsibility. Under a law passed well before President Obama took office, he is required to appoint five members of a Privacy and [...]
I don’t think this is what George W. Bush and Barack Obama meant by “Faith-Based Initiatives,” but it’s there nonetheless in Freedom Plaza.
876 days ago, Barack Obama took office as President of the United States of America. As President, Barack Obama is required under federal law to nominate five members of a Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, the job of which is to use its subpoena power to review the search and surveillance activities of the [...]
On May 4 2011, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Pat Leahy made one final check with President Barack Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder to make sure that S. 193, a bill considered by civil libertarians to be a meager improvement of the Patriot Act with imperfect reforms, was to the Obama administration’s liking.
S. 193 was [...]
It has now been 825 days since Barack Obama took ofice as President of the United States of America. President Obama has failed to follow federal law and fill the five empty chairs of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, and with this failure entering its third year, it’s not plausible to suggest that [...]
Today and tomorrow from Noon to 4 pm, Witness Against Torture is holding a vigil outside the White House to call for the closing of Guantanamo and an end to the practice of indefinite detention without criminal charges. If you’re in Washington DC and can make it to these events, please do your part to [...]
Having initiated contact with Americans Elect by phone and e-mail multiple times over the past months, and having received no reply, I’ve decided to write a formal letter. The following is a copy of a letter sent by certified mail today to Americans Elect, the 501(c)(4) political corporation with the goal of electing its own [...]
What life stories shall we tell of the two primary leaders of a new political party determined to put its own candidates in the White House?
When describing Peter Ackerman (the sole funder, Chairman and President of Americans Elect), it is accurate to describe him as a business libertarian sitting on the board of the [...]