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Jennifer J. Reed
January 12, 2013
I appreciate the public concern with the serious, emotional issue of sex trafficking. However, I am concerned with some of the broad language in the 2013 proposed Nevada sex trafficking bill that coul...d be used to criminalize others, e.g. consensual adult sex workers including making people register as sex offenders (much like Prop 35 in Cali that just passed & is being legally challenged by the ACLU) --AB67. Can we please be diligent in making sure the true problem is addressed by the legislation? It would be a shame if a serious problem is defined to criminalize some who are not coerced into the sex trade by another (whether based on morality or to increase stats to justify qualifying for federal trafficking money). http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/77th2013/Bills/AB/AB67.pdf See More
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Public defense is underfunded in rural Nevada, so low income people receive different justice based solely on their wallet size and location. That’s not justice. The ACLU, ACLU of Nevada, Franny Forsman and O’Melveny & Myers are suing to ensure all Nevadans receive real and effective public defense.

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ACLUNV's Holly Welborn: "They should cooperate, and it’s completely possible for this to be done in an orderly manner where we’re honoring the viewpoints and opinions of these kids that have this concern"

The protest at Silverado High School came days after the Clark County School District warned that students will face consequences if they participate in a national student walkout scheduled next mo…
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The ACLU's new report "A Pound of Flesh: The Criminalization of Private Debt" is the first to assess this massive problem on a national scale. We found cases of arrest warrants issued at the behest of private debt collectors in 26 states and Puerto Rico.

An estimated 77 million Americans have a debt that has been turned over to a private collection agency. Thousands of these debtors are arrested and jailed each year because they owe money. Millions more are threatened with jail. The debts owed can be as small as a few dollars, and they can involve e...
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Although the U.S. banned debtors' prisons nearly 200 years ago, some people who owe money are now being jailed for civil debts such as unpaid car loans, a new report says.

Although the U.S. banned debtors' prisons nearly 200 years ago, some people who owe money are now being jailed for civil debts such as unpaid car loans, a new report
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People often feel powerless in the face of unknown threats from the internet, but there’s a lot that whistleblowers can do to stay safe while coming forward. http://ow.ly/RHjh30ixzSY

By Leigh Honeywell, Technology Fellow, Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project If the #MeToo movement had caught on in 1997, the many people coming forward would still have had to worry about getting sued, in addition to the myriad other consequences of challenging their harassers.
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Border Patrol officers are working without permission on private property and setting up checkpoints up to 100 miles away from the border under a little-known federal law that is being used more widely in the Trump administration’s aggressive crackdown on illegal immigration.

The Border Patrol is aggressively using a little-known authority to set up checkpoints and search private property to crack down on illegal immigration.
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But no court has ever addressed the government’s legal justifications for military action in so many different parts of the world. Now, in a case brought by the ACLU, one court will http://ow.ly/q8bh30ixzSW

By Brett Max Kaufman, Staff Attorney, ACLU Center for DemocracyThe United States’ war with al-Qaida has gone on so long, and has metastasized into so many different uses of U.S. armed forces around the globe, that it may be surprising to learn that the federal courts have only addressed the legali...
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civil right groups warn that the bill will inevitably target mostly young black men for a form of expression guaranteed under the first amendment: a fashion choice.

The bill would levy a $25 fine for first-time offenders.
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In ruling after ruling, judges have taken issue with the government’s argument that these noncitizens — because of existing final orders of removal, some of which are decades old — have no meaningful opportunity to access the immigration court system http://ow.ly/WIPx30ixzSV

By Alexis Warren, Paralegal, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project In a recent span of 10 days, four courts issued decisions that could literally save lives.
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Americans' reliance on household debt ─ and poor people's struggles to pay it off ─ has fueled a collection industry that forces many of them into jail, a practice that critics call a misuse of the criminal justice system.

The campaign against 'modern day debtors prisons' broadens into the private debt collection industry
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ICE has been able to tap into a nationwide database built by a company called Vigilant, which collects license plate and associated location records, to target immigrants while they’re driving to work, running errands, or bringing their kids to school. http://ow.ly/W0kW30ixzSU

By Matt Cagle, Technology and Civil Liberties Attorney, ACLU of Northern California Immigration and Customs Enforcement has recently gained access to an invasive database that will allow it to track immigrants based on their location. The city of Alameda, California, will have no part in it.
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The ACLU's new report "A Pound of Flesh: The Criminalization of Private Debt" is the first to assess this massive problem on a national scale. We found cases of arrest warrants issued at the behest of private debt collectors in 26 states and Puerto Rico.

An estimated 77 million Americans have a debt that has been turned over to a private collection agency. Thousands of these debtors are arrested and jailed each year because they owe money. Millions more are threatened with jail. The debts owed can be as small as a few dollars, and they can involve e...
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"Because of a district attorney, my death was scheduled twice. Because of a district attorney, I will forever be known not only as Anthony Graves, grandfather, father and son, but as United States Death Row Exoneree 138."

This piece originally appeared at the Dallas Morning News.On March 6, the voters of Dallas County will begin the process of choosing their next district attorney. This is a critical decision that will have lasting effects on the lives of millions of Texans.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the federal agency tasked with patrolling the U.S. border and areas that function like a border, claims a territorial reach much larger than you might imagine. http://ow.ly/3Rqz30ixzSS

By Adriana Pinon, Policy Counsel and Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU of Texas On Jan. 19, two Border Patrol agents boarded a Greyhound bus at a Fort Lauderdale station and proceeded to question passengers row by row. The bus, traveling from Orlando to Miami, had not crossed any international borders.
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ICE made a hundred and forty thousand arrests last year, an increase of thirty per cent compared with the year before, and the number of so-called non-criminal arrests has doubled. Immigrants who have lived productive lives in the U.S. for decades are being rounded up.

The recent arrest of Syed Jamal, a teacher at a college in Kansas, illustrates how radically the agency’s approach to immigration arrests has shifted.
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As co-chair of the National Task Force on Fines, Fees, and Bail Practices, O’Connor has long been a leader in Ohio and the nation on reforming practices that criminalize poverty. http://ow.ly/ZBc530ixzSR

Mike Brickner, ACLU of Ohio & Jocelyn Rosnick, Assistant Policy Director, ACLU of OhioIn late December, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded crucial guidance that advised courts not to unfairly punish people simply for being poor. While Sessions furthers the criminalization of poverty, Ohio’s ...
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