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PCR Asks: Does The ACLU No Longer Defend Civil Liberty?

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, There are many signs of American collapse. One of the most scary is the fact that the American Civil Liberties Union no longer knows what are the civil liberties it purports to defend. Identity Politics...Show More Summary

New Report Details How Americans Who Have Debt Held by Collection Agencies Can Get Thrown in Jail

New ACLU publication looks at how "debt collection industry uses prosecutors and judges as weapons against millions of Americans who can't afford to pay their bills." Threatened with arrest for a case involving a few dollars in debtShow More Summary

Mississippi Town Denies Permit For Pride Parade

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage The alderman in Starkville ("Mississippi's College Town!") will be hearing from the lawyers at ACLU in three, two, one... The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted to deny the request to hold an LGBT pride parade after hearing 16 people speak in favor of the event during its meeting Tuesday night. Show More Summary

U.S. Courts Jailing Thousands over Civil Debts 'Without Due Process,' ACLU Says

An estimated 77 million Americans have debt that has been turned over to a private collection agency, the ACLU said.

REASON: No, Trump Did Not Make It Easier for Mentally Ill People to Buy Guns Shooting revives deli…

REASON: No, Trump Did Not Make It Easier for Mentally Ill People to Buy Guns Shooting revives deliberately misleading talking points about a bad regulation both the NRA and the ACLU opposed. In the wake of yesterday’s deadly school shooting in Florida, President Donald Trump tweeted that there were signs that alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz […]

Some U.S. borrowers jailed over civil debts, ACLU report shows

Private debt collectors are partnering with local courts and prosecutors, using arrests and jail threats to try to force repayments, a report found.        

Podcast Ep. 204: Prayers Don’t Prevent School Shootings

We also spoke about the teacher charged with assaulting a student who wouldn't stand for the Pledge, the Tennessee GOP's attack on an atheist State Senate candidate, and why you should always listen to the ACLU's warnings.

Planned Parenthood Attorney: Women Have an “Absolute Right” to Abort Babies With Down Syndrome

A woman’s reason for aborting her unborn baby should not matter, even if she does not want a child with Down syndrome, an attorney for Planned Parenthood told a federal court Thursday. Abortion is a woman’s “absolute right,” ACLU attorney Ken Falk argued in front of a panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, […]

ACLU Challenges Ohio Law That Criminalizes Abortion After Down Syndrome Diagnosis

“If Ohio politicians wanted to proactively take a stance for people with disabilities, they should improve access to health care, education, or other services. This ban is just a thinly-veiled attempt to criminalize abortion in Ohio...

ACLU, Planned Parenthood Sue Ohio Over Law Banning Abortion on the Basis of Down Syndrome

The ACLU and Planned Parenthood think women should be permitted to abort babies solely due to a diagnosis of Down syndrome.

NM City Owes ACLU $700,000 After Not Taking Advice on Ten Commandments Monument

This case should be an eye-opener for conservative Christians who want cities and schools to fight back in church/state separation cases.

Women in Arizona Prisons Are Having Trouble Getting Menstrual Products, and Republicans Refuse to Help

Inmates complain of "bloodstained pants, bartering and begging for pads and tampons." During a hearing earlier this month, following calls from the local branch of the ACLU, formerly incarcerated women along with their elected officials...Show More Summary

City Refuses To Let ICE Track License Plates With 'Digital Deportation Machine'

Agents "can drill down into the data to build a detailed picture of your private life, including where you work, where you live," ACLU lawyer Matt Cagle says.

Dan Savage Raises More Than $200K for Planned Parenthood, ACLU

ITMFA — "Impeach the Motherfcker Already" — is an act of resistance against the Trump administration that includes charity and merchandise.

Gavel Drop: Maine’s Top Court Considers State Abortion Funding

The ACLU is suing to ensure the state's Medicaid-like program can pay for abortions. The post Gavel Drop: Maine’s Top Court Considers State Abortion Funding appeared first on Rewire.

Trump Admin Worked With Pro-Life Legal Group to Help States Defund Planned Parenthood

What a difference an administration makes. During the Obama Administration, officials teamed up with Planned Parenthood and ACLU attorneys and staffers to promote abortion on demand and funded with taxpayer dollars. Now that the Trump Administration is in place, new reports are coming out by shocked abortion advocates who are surprised that Trump Administration officials […]

ACLU Sues to Force Maine Taxpayers to Fund Abortions

The ACLU continued its legal challenge against Maine this month in an effort to force state taxpayers to fund abortions. The pro-abortion legal group recently filed an appeal after a state superior court ruled against its lawsuit, Maine Public reports. Filed in 2015 on behalf of Planned Parenthood and two other Maine abortion businesses, the […]

Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants access to warrantless surveillance: report

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are exploring joining the Intelligence Community, The Daily Beast reported Wednesday. “Those spying tools do not belong in the hands of ICE agents,” ACLU attorney Patrick Toomey noted. He was not the only watchdog to offer concern. “The idea...

US police spied on Muslims, African Americans: ACLU

Police in Boston unjustly spied on Muslims and African Americans online for years, American Civil Liberties Union says.

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