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  • May 12, 2008
    By Wendy Kaminer
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    Wendy Kaminer

    Last month, I criticized the Texas ACLU for its timidity in defense of liberty when Texas authorities raided the polygamous “Search for Zion,” compound, forcibly removed some 460 children from their parents, on the basis of one anonymous phone call (since determined to be a hoax,) and then ordered mandatory DNA testing for everyone.


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  • April 24, 2008
    By Wendy Kaminer
    By Wendy Kaminer

    Finally. Robert and Barbara Curley have dropped their 8 year old
    wrongful death action against 18 alleged members of the North American Man Boy Love Association (NAMBLA.) The crime that provoked this lawsuit was horrendous: the murder of the Curley's 10 year old son, Jeffrey. But there was never the slightest bit of evidence, or even a reason to suspect, that the defendants in this case had anything to do with it.

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  • April 18, 2008
    By Wendy Kaminer
    By, Wendy Kaminer

    When federal immigration authorities summarily rounded up immigrant workers in a surprise raid at a New Bedford factory in March 2007, civil liberties and civil rights activists immediately entered the fray, defending the rights of workers and the estimated 210 children affected by the round-up of their parents.

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  • August 27, 2007
    By Wendy Kaminer
    Exhibiting all the scripted smarminess of its genre, “Kid Nation,” the new CBS “reality” show has distinguished itself by prompting an investigation into its compliance with child labor and safety laws. CBS recruited 40 children between the ages of 8 and 15 and planted them in an abandoned New Mexico town for an experiment in civilization building.

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