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Archive for Tuesday, October 31, 2006

ACLU forum attracts full house at library

October 31, 2006

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Representatives from the Douglas County chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union led a panel discussion Monday night at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

The discussion touched on the importance of the Internet in democratizing information, the status of the now-dropped ACLU lawsuit against the federal government over some aspects of the Patriot Act, the erosion of separation of powers and other topics.

The forum, called "Sacrificing Civil Liberties For Security: Do We Risk Both?" attracted a packed house at the library. National ACLU board member David Burress, attorney Bob Eye, Kansas University law professor Michael Hoeflich, KU political science professor Burdett Loomis and state Board of Education member Bill Wagnon sat on the panel.

Journal-World city editor Mike Shields served as moderator.

Comments

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 8 years, 1 month ago

Does that actually mean something, Sigmund, or do you just like the sound of it (tapped out on your keyboard?)

Sigmund 8 years, 1 month ago

Ohhh, the new Bozo Business Czar took time off from planning Lawrence's financial future and telling us what new businesses can and cannot do, to lecture us on Liberty. David Burress, what a guy!

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 8 years, 1 month ago

You should have been there, Sigmund. They really needed someone to balance out the views represented. They needed you to argue that we really don't need civil liberties.

Sigmund 8 years, 1 month ago

Liberty and Freedom starts at home, Bozo.

Linda Endicott 8 years, 1 month ago

Liberty and freedom starts at home?

Try looking at a bunch of sites online that talk about Islam in a favorable light, or slam America, or talk to a lot of people from Iraq, or Iran, or Afghanistan...either online or on the phone, and see how quickly you get added to whatever lists the government keeps about potential terrorists or terrorist sympathizers.

Then tell us all about liberty and freedom at home...

local_support 8 years, 1 month ago

I am sure that is why everyone was down there. Why the devil himself was in attendance and danced the Charleston on top of a flagpole!

bearded_gnome 8 years, 1 month ago

ACLU=unelected, irresponsible. lefty loonies.

bunnyhawk 8 years, 1 month ago

gee........is there a theme here.............

our chief of police has nothing better to do than take photos of local citizens expressing their right to free speech...................

and the courts aren't upholding the illegal searches of other citizens who came to Kansas to have a good time........and spend LOTS of money!!!!

gee............maybe it's time to re-evaluate our choices for local law enforcement leadership!!!!!

Their mission to serve and protect doesn't seem to be well served by these and other practices!!!!!

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 8 years, 1 month ago

Care to explain and document the connection you are trying to make, P-Man?

(not holding my breath.)

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