In June Joseph Thompson, a civilly committed sex offender, filed a 57-page complaint on his own behalf in U.S. District Court alleging that the conditions of his confinement are unconstitutional. Thompson cited strip searches, confiscation of personal property and inadequate medical care as evidence that his confinement at a facility in Moose Lake is illegal.
One month into a session that is not exactly threatening any legislative land-speed records on most policy fronts, Republican legislators have already introduced at least a dozen bills containing changes to eligibility rules for poor people seeking cash assistance.
by Jake Grovum
Published: February 14, 2012
Tags: ACLU, constitutional amendment, Leslie Sandberg, Minnesota Catholic Conference Marriage Defense Fund, minnesotans united for all families, same-sex marriage, vote no 2012, Voter ID
The ACLU board filed papers has establishing Vote No 2012, an effort to defeating amendments from same-sex marriage and right to work to proposals that would restrict tax increases and spending.
Criminal intelligence data or control files? New BCA proposal offers glimpse of major expansion in snooping
“Criminal intelligence data may be shared with: …(2) a law enforcement agency to charge a person with a crime or allege that a juvenile is delinquent…” That’s the best schoolmarm line from a wild new bill emanating from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA). One could imagine law enforcement wants to finally comb through all [...]