ACLU, Memphis Police Trial Reveals Public Surveillance

The stakes couldn’t be higher for the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee and the City of Memphis. On Monday, lawyers for the two sides began what is expected to be a four-day bench trial over whether the city violated a 1978 consent decree promising that it would not collect political intelligence on its citizens.

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Mandatory Parole

In a federal class action, Mutulu Shakur, stepfather of the late Tupac Shakur, claims he is eligible for mandatory parole for a conviction related to the FBI’s Cointelpro snooping, but the Bureau of Prisons and U.S. Parole Commission refused to grant it, calling a 28-year-old positive drug test and four phone-related infractions during 30 years imprisonment “frequent” violations.

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Carter Page

President Donald Trump declassified details about the October 2016 order by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to surveil Carter Page so that he could publicize the memo from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. On Wednesday, The New York Times and reporter Charlie Savage claimed in a federal complaint that the Justice Department has taken too long to respond to its request for related records.

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