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Danielle C. Jefferis
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Danielle C. Jefferis is a recent graduate of Georgetown Law and a former legal intern with the ACLU’s Center for Democracy. She works primarily on national security and counterterrorism issues. She has also lived and worked in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Blog Entries by Danielle C. Jefferis

Waking Up Stateless in Jerusalem

168 Comments | Posted December 27, 2011 | 10:55:23 (EST)

At least twelve million people wake up stateless every morning -- unable to travel, obtain identity cards, work legally, own property, register their children's births, attend school, apply for public benefits, access healthcare, and receive state protection. Stateless persons exist at the periphery of society -- both outside the...

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The NYPD, FBI and Jose Pimentel: Something's Fishy

6 Comments | Posted November 22, 2011 | 10:51:19 (EST)

There is something fishy about Saturday's arrest of Jose Pimentel, a 27-year-old U.S. citizen and Manhattan resident accused of plotting to attack U.S. servicemen and police officers.  Labeled a "total lone wolf" by Mayor Bloomberg, the NYPD reportedly used a confidential informant and wiretaps to...

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Facing Down the Law on Bus 148

132 Comments | Posted November 16, 2011 | 07:53:24 (EST)

Social change does not occur in a courtroom. Rights are never vindicated by a legal decree alone. And activists rarely find the law on their side when fueling progressive movements. At few times in recent history is this notion clearer than now. As the OWS movement spreads, activists are engaging...

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