"Obama said that there would be more limits on targeted killings, a step in the right direction. But a mere promise that the U.S. will work within established guidelines that remain secret provides little confidence that the U.S. is complying with international law." — Kenneth Roth, executive director at Human Rights Watch, on the president's new policy guidelines that he says will restrict how and when the U.S. can launch targeted drone strikes.
"For too long the sheriff has been victimizing the people he's meant to serve with his discriminatory policy. Today we're seeing justice for everyone in the county." — Cecillia D. Wang, director of the ACLU Immigrants' Right Project, after a federal judge ruled that America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically singled out Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols.
"We grieve today, not because we are faced with leaving Scouting, but because the Boy Scouts of America has left us. Its leadership has turned its back on 103 years of abiding by a mission to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices." — John Stemberger, a conservative activist and former scout from Florida who led a group opposing a change in the policy to allow gay boys as scouts.