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Fight the Digital Muslim Ban (E47)

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The ACLU gets us a little closer to shining light on black box algorithms, with some progress on a court challenge to the Computer Fraud Abuse Act. ICE puts out a horrific Digital Muslim Ban. Trump tries to murder the Census. Foreign governments are using stringrays to spy in D.C., and no one seems to be doing anything about it. Israel fires on peaceful protestors during the March of Return. And we revisit Gina Haspell, who remains a terrifying choice to run the CIA.

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Trump Ends DACA; Chase Strangio on the Trans Ban (E36)

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We talk with Chase Strangio, staff attorney at the ACLU, about their lawsuit against Trump on behalf of six members of the armed forces who are transgender. The lawsuit argues that “the new ban violates the constitutional guarantees of equal protection and substantive due process by singling out transgender individuals for unequal and discriminatory treatment based on uninformed speculation, myths and stereotypes, moral disapproval, and a bare desire to harm this already vulnerable group.”

We also discuss Trump ending DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.  And talk with Chase about his tweetstorm about people defend those who have DACA (and other groups) as being “not criminals.”

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