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sinkingfeeling

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I reside in Fayetteville, Arkansas. I am female, single, and one year from full retirement. I'm already retired from a 30-year career with IBM. Love my Victorian house built in 1858 and my dogs and cats.

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Trump says sex accusers are "phony people saying phony things". This from a

grown man who has a history of having phony/fake people in his life. There's been a Mr. Green, John Miller, John Baron, and of course, Meredith McIver.
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Wed Oct 19, 2016, 07:55 AM (4 replies)

I don't think it's been posted, but the Supreme Court agreed to take Turkmen v. Ashcroft.

https://ccrjustice.org/home/press-center/press-releases/supreme-court-review-case-against-ashcroft-and-other-bush-officials

Supreme Court to Review Case Against Ashcroft and other Bush Officials for post 9-11 Racial and Religious Profiling

Appeals Court Ruled Officials Could Be Sued for Unconstitutional Profiling and Abuse; Ashcroft, Ziglar, Mueller Seeking Reversal

October 11, 2016, Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a request by former high-level Bush administration officials to review a 2015 ruling allowing them to be sued for their roles in the post-9/11 profiling, immigration detention, and abuse of Muslim, Arab, and South Asian men. Former FBI director Robert Mueller, Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Commissioner James Ziglar, and Attorney General John Ashcroft will be urging the Court to protect government officials who create and implement unconstitutional policies.

“No one is above the law. To suggest that the most powerful people in our nation should escape liability when they violate clearly established law defies the most fundamental principle of our legal system,” said Center for Constitutional Rights Senior Staff Attorney Rachel Meeropol. “At a time when racial and religious profiling are put forward as serious policy proposals for dealing with everything from immigration to terrorism, it is more important than ever that the high court affirm that government officials, especially those at the highest levels, can be held accountable when they break the law. We look forward to making that argument before the justices.”

https://ccrjustice.org/home/what-we-do/our-cases/turkmen-v-ashcroft

Turkmen v. Ashcroft is a civil rights lawsuit filed in 2002 on behalf of a class of Muslim, South Asian, and Arab non-citizens swept up by the INS and FBI in connection with the 9/11 investigation. Based solely on their race, religion, ethnicity, and immigration status, hundreds of men were detained as “terrorism suspects” and held in brutal detention conditions for the many months it took the FBI and CIA to clear them of any connection to terrorism. They were then deported.

Prior DU post :
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1016125229
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:00 PM (5 replies)
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