The Civil Liberties Minute

If you believe that your vote for President doesn't matter, will you give me a minute to try to change your mind?

"Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms."

Direct download: VOTE.mp3
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This civil liberties minute - about standing - may be easier to take sitting down.

"Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms."

 

 

Direct download: GET_UP_STAND_UP.mp3
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In my next life, I want to be an undecided voter in Ohio.

"Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms."

Direct download: VOTING_FINAL.mp3
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Let's consider another kind of death sentence in America.

"Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms."

Direct download: PRISON_FINAL.mp3
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So you think the government doesn't have a file on you?

"Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms."

Direct download: LICENSE_PLATES.mp3
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A lawyer you've probably never heard of - almost by herself - may select the next President of the United States.

"Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms."

Direct download: VOTING.mp3
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Has the time come for Massachusetts to enact a medical marijuana law?

"Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms."

Direct download: MEDICAL_MARIJUANA.mp3
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"If it's legitimate rape, the female body has a way to shut that whole thing down."

"Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms."

 

Direct download: ABORTION.mp3
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This is the story of how the war on women is now being fought in Texas.

Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.

Direct download: TEXAS.mp3
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Does America execute the mentally retarded?

Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.

Direct download: MENTAL_RETARDATION.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EST

What are we to make of Julian Assange hiding out in Ecuador's embassy?

Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.

Direct download: WIKI.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Breaking news! The male bastion Augusta National Golf Club, where the Masters Golf Tournament is played, has admitted its first two women members.

Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.

Direct download: CELEBRATE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05am EST

Can police in America torture people in custody...and get away with it?
Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.
Direct download: 2012-08-07-policetorture.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23am EST

Today for you friends and lovers of Google, some fun facts...

Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.
Direct download: 2012-08-07-google.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22am EST

Should Boston's mayor keep the homophobic Chick-fil-A restaurant chain out of Beantown?
Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.
Direct download: 2012-08-07-chickfila.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22am EST

To what extent are our communications systems being built on purpose to make surveillance easy?

Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.

Direct download: clm_skype.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:34pm EST

Some prison wardens try to prevent inmates from receiving and reading "Prison Legal News"--but prisoners have a constitutional, First Amendment right to receive publications.

Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.

Direct download: clm_prisoners_reading.mp3
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Happy birthday, Woody Guthrie. You would have been 100 years old in July.

Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.

Direct download: 2012-07-19-woodyguthrie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EST

If you think you remember the presumption of innocence, you may be suffering from...a flashback.

Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.

Direct download: 2012-07-19-innocence.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:29am EST

Seek shelter immediately. This is not a test. The cell phone you are carrying is not a phone. It is something else. I repeat - this is not a test.

Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.

Direct download: 2012-07-19-cellphone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24am EST

Will the Supreme Court strike down or uphold the Federal Defense of Marriage Act?

Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.

Direct download: 2012-07-13-doma.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23am EST

The interesting question about Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank's marriage is not why the national press is all atwitter, but rather, why it isn't.

Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.

Direct download: 2012-07-13-barneyfrank.mp3
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Here's why the ACLU legal challenge to the new Arizona Anti-Abortion Law is so very important.

Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.



Direct download: 2012-07-13-azchallenge.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21am EST

"A union of government and religion tends to destroy government and to degrade religion."

Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.

Direct download: clm_daily_prayer.mp3
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The sleepy town of Middleborough, Massachusetts--previously famous for its cranberry bogs--recently has waded into national news by passing an ordinance that imposes a fine for swearing in public.

Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.

Direct download: clm_middleborough.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24am EST

The idea seemed unthinkable, absurd, about as likely as the Loch Ness Monster.

Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.

Direct download: clm_polish_blacksite.mp3
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The Prison Rape Elimination Act

What has been the effect of the Prison Rape Elimination Act?

Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.


Direct download: clm_prison_rape_act.mp3
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No Means No

"Mr. Speaker, I'm flattered that you're all so interested in my vagina, but no means no!"

Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.

Direct download: clm_vagina.mp3
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Terrell McCullum is serving big time at Big Sandy, a high security penitentiary in Eastern Kentucky for having committed...no crime.
 
Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.
Direct download: 2012-06-18-terrellmccullum.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10am EST

Happy Birthday, FBI!
 
Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.
Direct download: 2012-06-18-fbibirthday.mp3
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Today, a quick quiz to see if you were paying attention in your elementary school social studies class!

Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.
Direct download: 2012-06-07-socialstudies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:08am EST

 How often are innocent people convicted of serious crimes and shipped off to prison?
 
Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.
Direct download: 2012-06-07-innocentconvicted.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:02am EST

Is the Fourth Amendment going to the dogs?

Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.
Direct download: 2012-06-07-4thamendment.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01am EST

U.S.A! We're # 1! U.S.A! We're # 1! U.S.A! We're # 1!
 
Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.
Direct download: 2012-06-04-usanumber1.mp3
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The drones are coming! The drones are coming!

Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.
Direct download: 2012-06-04-drones.mp3
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Shhhhh!!! Today we go to the U.S. House of Representatives to find out who favors domestic violence.

Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.
Direct download: 2012-06-04-domesticviolence.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EST

If the U.S. government illegally tortures a U.S. citizen, who it alleges is a terrorist, can that person go to court to balance the scales of justice?
 
Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.
Direct download: 2012-05-11-torture.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59am EST

Does the Constitution give you the right to audio-visually record a police officer making a bust?

Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.
Direct download: 2012-05-11-recordpolice.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59am EST

Is there a Muslim exception to the First Amendment?

Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.

Direct download: 2012-05-08-muslimexception.mp3
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May the police search your bedroom for telltale signs that you have committed the crime of using contraceptives?

Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.

Direct download: 2012-05-08-contraceptivesearch.mp3
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The Dallas County Medical Examiner Earl Rose became famous due to one autopsy.

Taking on injustices, 90 seconds at a time! The Civil Liberties Minute™ podcasts--with attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU's western Massachusetts office--highlight threats to our civil liberties and what you can do to protect our freedoms.
Direct download: 2012-05-08-autopsy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:57pm EST