Mar 132020
 

California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order that will allow the state to take over hotels to house coronavirus patients in case hospitals are overloaded. From The Los Angeles Times: Under the order, the California Health and Human Services Agency and the Office of Emergency Services will be able to execute agreements to commandeer hotels, or medical facilities that are not in use, to quarantine, isolate and treat COVID-19 patients or those with a…

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Mar 132020
 

Chelsea Manning, photographed in Washington, D.C., in January 2018. Photo: Jesse Dittmar/ReduxOn Thursday afternoon, a District Court judge in Virginia ordered that Chelsea Manning be released from jail, where she has been held since last May for refusing to testify before a grand jury. The ruling itself is striking in what it fails to recognize. “The court finds Ms. Manning’s appearance before the Grand Jury is no longer needed, in light of which her detention…

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Mar 132020
 

All your face are belong to US The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing Uncle Sam’s Homeland Security, and multiple government agencies, claiming the g-men stonewalled on what they are doing with people’s faces scanned at US airports. The civil-rights warriors hope to extract information from the organizations via the courts.…

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Mar 132020
 

Per recommendations of city and state authorities, all DNA Lounge events have be cancelled for at least the next three weeks. This is a huge disappointment to all of us but the health and safety of our community must take priority. We will be making announcements about rescheduled dates and/or ticket refunds as information becomes available.Stay safe, and wash your damned hands!Now would be a great time for you to contribute to our Patreon or…

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Mar 132020
 

The Green Party of Maryland, and the Libertarian Party of Maryland, have issued this press release. Both parties are engaged in petitioning to get back on the ballot. They say the corona virus problem has made petitioning much more difficult, … Continue reading →

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Mar 132020
 

Imagine an Internet where the law required every message sent to be read by government-approved scanning software. Companies that handle such messages wouldn’t be allowed to securely encrypt them, or they’d lose legal protections that allow them to operate. Take Action Stop the Graham-Blumenthal Attack on Encryption That’s what the Senate Judiciary Committee has proposed and hopes to pass into law. The so-called EARN IT bill, sponsored by Senators Lindsay Graham (R-GA) and Richard Blumenthal…

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Mar 132020
 

It is indefensible that people should have to fear eviction during a health crisis. Coronavirus calls for emergency controls on the housing market now. Hospital staff at the Norwood Hospital work to set up a tent from a trailer in Norwood, MA on March 11, 2020. David L. Ryan / Boston Globe via Getty As the reality of the coronavirus takes hold globally, our capacity — or lack thereof — to deal with the crisis…

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Mar 132020
 

On May 12, the New York Supreme Court, Niagara County, invalidated the hostile ballot access changes made by the Public Campaign Finance Commission late last year. Hurley v Public Campaign Finance & Election Commission, E169547/2019. The order says, “The line between administrative rule-making (which can be delegated) and legislative action (which cannot be delegated) has clearly been transgessed. Here is the eleven-page order. Last year, the legislature gave the Commission the authority to re-write the…

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