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Admirer of National Parks, space exploration & reasoned debate; lawyer @LegalAidNYC, formerly @libertyhq, DOJ @CivilRights, @NYCLU. She/her. Tweets auto-delete.
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Jul 7, 2018 12 tweets 3 min read
Oh man, this takes me back. Let me tell you this story. 1/ It starts a week earlier. Our team in the Civil Rights Division sent letters to North Carolina saying HB2 is illegal. But notice the letters (which are in the public domain) never threaten a lawsuit. That’s because the AG still hadn’t authorised the suit. 2/
Jun 28, 2018 11 tweets 2 min read
This morning Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) released two reports that raise grave concerns for anyone who thinks torture is wrong and we have an obligation to avoid complicity in it. A thread: The reports are here:…. One is a backward-looking attempting to address the UK's involvement in torture from 9/11 until 2010. The second looks at ongoing concerns about the current rules, first published in 2010, meant to prevent a repeat of past mistakes.
Jun 13, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
All the drama is around customs unions and economic areas. Meanwhile, the our human rights are about to be voted down. The Commons just voted in a razor thin majority to take away the Charter of Fundamental Rights after Brexit, eroding equality, privacy and fairness in the U.K. and caving to the Government’s exploitation of Brexit to advance an anti-human rights agenda.
May 19, 2018 6 tweets 5 min read
Here we are at the #LibertyAGM getting ready for a day of camaraderie and civil liberties! The essence of a great #LibertyAGM: tea and voting.
Feb 27, 2018 32 tweets 11 min read
Morning all. Court starts at 10 this morning with some housekeeping. Check back in around 10:30 for an update. Housekeeping over. Government forced to “unreservedly apologise” for blowing court deadlines before hearing. Court currently considering sanctioning Government.
Jan 30, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
BREAKING: Court of Appeal rules that UK surveillance regime violates privacy rights.… Court rules that the laws wrongfully "permitted access to retained data, where the objective pursued by that access was not restricted solely to fighting serious crime, or where access was not subject to prior review by a court or an independent administrative authority.”