January 30, 2014 Jamid Muhtorov was indicted in January 2012 for allegedly making plans to travel overseas and fight on behalf of the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), a designated foreign terrorist organization. In October, he became the first defendant to be informed that the case against him was built on information obtained via warrantless surveillance under the FISA … [Read more...] about Warrantless wiretapping has managed to duck significant judicial review. Until now.
August 21, 2013 By Amy Taxin LOS ANGELES -- A government program to screen immigrants for national security concerns has blacklisted some Muslims and put their U.S. citizenship applications on hold for years, civil liberties advocates said Wednesday. The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California said in a report that the previously undisclosed … [Read more...] about Muslims Blacklisted For U.S. Citizenship Under Secret Government Program, Says ACLU
October 25, 2013 A coalition of 125 religious, civil rights, and community-based organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday (Oct. 24) urging a civil rights investigation into a New York City Police Department program that spies on Muslims. Groups from several faith traditions signed the letter including the Presbyterian Church (USA), … [Read more...] about Religious, civil rights groups demand investigation of NYPD spying
Federal court says Muslim Americans "have a constitutionally protected liberty interest" in being able to travel, lets no-fly list challenge advance. Thirteen Muslim Americans challenging the U.S. government's secretive "no-fly" list won a partial victory in federal court when a judge found they "have a constitutionally protected liberty interest" in traveling … [Read more...] about Muslims challenging no-fly list win partial court victory
LOS ANGELES AND SAN FRANCISCO – The ACLU of Southern California (ACLU SoCal), the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR), and the law firm of Mayer Brown today released a 70-page report exposing a covert government program called the “Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program” (CARRP), which was created in 2008 to make it all but … [Read more...] about ACLU: Report exposes a covert U.S. Govt immigration program that unlawfully prevents many Muslim applicants from becoming citizens and lawful immigrants