Leaked Internal Memo Reveals the ACLU Is Wavering on Free Speech

It’s a sad day when the left and the right both have given up on the protection of civil liberties in the name of their pet projects…..

The American Civil Liberties Union will weigh its interest in protecting the First Amendment against its other commitments to social justice, racial equality, and women’s rights, given the possibility that offensive speech might undermine ACLU goals. “Our defense of speech may have a greater or lesser harmful impact on the equality and justice work to which we are also committed,” wrote ACLU staffers in a confidential memo obtained by former board member Wendy Kaminer.

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Canada’s best weapon in a US trade-war: invalidating US pharma patents

As the US-Canada trade war heats up, Canada finds itself in an asymmetrical battle, vastly overmatched against a country with an order of magnitude population advantage. (more…)

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Can Police Arrest Person Carrying Gun Without First Checking If He’s Licensed?

From Thursday’s Illinois Appellate Court decision in State v. Penister (nonprecedential): Penister [argues that his arrest violated the Fourth Amendment because] his possession of a gun did not give Whitlock reason to believe he had committed any offense, because Whitlock had no grounds for concluding that Penister did not have a valid FOID [Firearms Owners’ Identification] card.

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Florida Man Takes Drugs To Police Station To Confirm Authenticity . . . Police Confirm and Then Arrest Him

Douglas Kelly, 49, can rest assured that he was not ripped off. Kelly was convinced that a dealer had sold him fake drugs so he went to police to bring charges. He gave the police a bag of meth that he said did not feel right. The police tested the meth and found it was genuine .

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