U.S. on civil liberties, here and abroad

Human Rights Watch reports that the U.S. is backing an Iranian initiative to deny UN status to organizations working to protect LGTB people's rights.

Balkinization points out that under the U.S.-endorsed Iraqi Constitution, the NSA spying program would be unconstitutional.

And, while Google has been getting a pat on the back in the U.S. for not caving into governmental pressure to release Americans' search records, it shows no such backbone in China.

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