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  1. Universal Jurisdiction: Accountability for U.S. Torture

    Huffington Post By Dima Khalidi, Director of Palestine Solidarity Legal Support and Cooperating Counsel with the Center for Constitutional Rights10/09/2014 - 00:00

    The U.S. Attorney filed an extraordinary motion this week in the controversial prosecution of Rasmea Odeh, seeking an order to empanel an anonymous jury and sequester jurors from protests occurring outside the Detroit courthouse so…

  2. De Blasio Administration Continues Attacks On Press Over NYPD Spying, Channeling Bloomberg

    The Intercept10/08/2014 - 00:00

    "Responding to a lawsuit alleging unlawful and unconstitutional police surveillance of Muslim communities, lawyers under New York Mayor Bill de Blasio have doubled down on the arguments of his predecessor, advancing the…

  3. Critics Say Mayor Soft on Reversing NYPD Muslim Surveillance Program

    NY110/08/2014 - 00:00

    "Civil rights advocates say the de Blasio administration appears to be supporting the NYPD's controversial surveillance of Muslim communities despite earlier attempts to distance itself from the program.  ..."

  4. City fights appeal of lawsuit against NYPD's surveillance of Muslims

    Daily News10/08/2014 - 00:00

    "The de Blasio administration filed the brief after two groups appealed a judge’s decision to toss a suit alleging the NYPD illegally spied on people at mosques, restaurants and school in New Jersey. But the…

  5. NYC's stance on Muslim surveillance suit blasted by civil rights advocates

    Associated Press10/07/2014 - 00:00

    "NEW YORK — Newly filed court papers show that the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio is supporting the New York Police Department's discriminatory surveillance of Muslim communities in the city and elsewhere…

  6. Civil Rights Advocates: NYC Still Allowing Surveillance Of Muslims

    CBS News10/07/2014 - 00:00

    "Civil rights advocates on Tuesday accused New York City authorities of continuing to support discriminatory surveillance of Muslim communities by police. ..." Read the full piece here.

  7. Muslim groups protest New York City's stance on North Jersey spying

    North Jersey Record10/07/2014 - 00:00

    "Civil rights advocates said they were disappointed that the administration of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio defended a police spying program that targeted Muslim communities in New Jersey and New …

  8. New York City Fights an Appeal by Muslims Who Say They Were Watched

    New York Times10/07/2014 - 00:00

    "Mayor Bill de Blasio has made no secret of his distaste for the New York Police Department’s demographics unit, saying as a candidate that he was “deeply troubled” by the unit’s tactic of surveilling mosques.…

  9. The cancer of violent extremism

    Chicago Tribune10/02/2014 - 00:00

    "' As we look to the future, one issue risks a cycle of conflict that could derail so much progress. And that is the cancer of violent extremism that has ravaged so many parts of…

  10. Think tenure protects you? With wealthy donors and less public funding, think again

    PBS10/01/2014 - 00:00

    "In October of 2013, Steven Salaita, a tenured professor at Virginia Technical Institute and respected scholar, was offered a tenured position at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). After accepting the position, he fired…