Civil Liberties Minute

Podcast contest welcomes student entries on civil liberties

Inspired by the ACLU of Massachusetts Civil Liberties Minute™, judges will choose three entries to broadcast on radio stations WHMP and 93.9 The River (WRSI) and share online.

Podcast: Are you sure you can vote this November?

It's scary: votes in this election may decide who gets to vote in the future.

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Podcast: Can judges lose their jobs for writing a correct opinion?

Judges are losing their jobs through historically rare non-retention votes for supporting things like marriage equality and clear, constitutional guidelines about healthcare.

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Podcast: The case of state drug lab chemist Annie Dookhan

State drug lab chemist Annie Dookhan allegedly falsified tests on samples involving hundreds of cases, but this scandal goes far beyond one person. We should not forget that our entire drug policy is in the grip of a 40-year, trillion-dollar, ineffective war on drugs and the prison industrial complex.

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Podcast: So you think the government doesn't have a file on you?

Through automatic license plate readers (ALPRs), state, local and federal governments are collecting information about where you go and when--regardless of whether you have broken the law. How do they store this information? How is it secured? How is it used? The ACLU recently sued the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, seeking answers to these and other questions.

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