ACLU lays out its legislative goals for 2009
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01/13/09 Mitch E. Perry
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As the 111th Congress begins its work this week, the ACLU today listed its legislative goals on a nationwide conference call this morning.

Yesterday, Barack Obama's transition team announced plans to close the prison detainee camp at Guatanamo Bay immediately, though what they will do with those prisoners still housed there is unknown.

Caroline Frederickson, director of the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office, said that is one of their goals as well. On a nationwide conference call, she also listed the ACLU's other goals including advocating that the databases that the government is creating should have standards to protect privacy.

For more information on the ACLU’s legislative goals for this year, go to ACLU.org.

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