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civil liberty

the right of an individual to certain freedoms of speech and action. Now often mediated through HUMAN RIGHTS law.
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And civil libertarians, whether or not they agree with Mr.
Klaidman's best sources appear eager to show that White House politicos got the president to give up his civil libertarian convictions too easily.
Jonathan Turley, a professor at George Washington University's law school, called Obama a "nightmare" who betrayed civil libertarians after campaigning against Bush's approach.
For civil libertarians, Barack Obama has proven to be a nightmare.
Civil libertarians have denounced the idea and even health experts question the wisdom of such a drastic step.
Civil libertarians say the fundamental problem with iris scans is the same as with many other high-tech "solutions" to the terrorist problem: They presume all people are guilty until proven innocent, making it one of the most costly and ineffective efforts directed at thwarting crimes.
Civil libertarians have criticized ACTA for its potential to infringe on personal freedoms.
CIVIL libertarians have anxiously awaited an accounting of George W.
Bush's administration for employing harsh interrogation techniques on detainees captured in the "global war on terror," many of the world's most respected civil libertarians are calling for the establishment of an independent commission to investigate the alleged abuses.
As with the government's proposed national identity cards, many civil libertarians will resent what they see as another invasion of privacy.
That will give an existing commission on the problem lime to find a compromise between retailers and civil libertarians.
ON OCTOBER 17, the House of Representatives passed the RESTORE Act--an amendment to the surveillance law that civil libertarians have been assailing since August, when, in the hours before summer recess, House Democrats caved to White House demands and handed the president a six-month reign to spy on American citizens.