Posts Tagged as ‘constitutional rights’

guide to: A horrible term in the headlines – “anchor baby”

From our Restore Fairness blog. The 14th amendment, established in 1868 as a major gain from the Civil War, united a nation that was once half-slave and half-free. Today, some Republicans wish to revisit the debate of 1868 and revoke its notion of birthright citizenship in order to help prevent undocumented immigration. Instead of focusing [...]

August 20, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Torture victim can’t sue the U.S. for what he endured in detention

Maher Arar is appealing the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that blocks him from suing the U.S. government for torture he endured in Syria. In 2002, while returning from a holiday in Tunisia, Arar was detained at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York during an overlay. After spending two weeks in [...]

February 2, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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