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New Michigan FOIA Caps Per Page Fees, Drops Costs Further If Agencies Miss Response Deadlines

3 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

If all goes according to plan, this sort of thing won't be happening in Michigan anymore. It's not at all clear if the police in Michigan are using the full extent of these [cellphone data-slurping] tools, and that's what the ACLU was curious about. Show More Summary

A Two-Night Conversation on Free Speech

Tonight I'm joined by magazine publisher Larry Flynt, Iranian-American actor and comedian Maz Jobrani, and Peter Eliasberg, the legal director of the ACLU of Southern California, for the first of a two-night conversation on free speech. Show More Summary

A Two-Night Conversation on Free Speech

Tonight I'm joined by magazine publisher Larry Flynt, Iranian-American actor and comedian Maz Jobrani, and Peter Eliasberg, the legal director of the ACLU of Southern California, for the first of a two-night conversation on free speech. Show More Summary

FOIA Documents Reveal Massive DEA Program to Record American’s Whereabouts With License Plate Readers

The Drug Enforcement Administration has initiated a massive national license plate reader program with major civil liberties concerns but disclosed very few details, according to new DEA documents obtained by the ACLU through the Freedom...Show More Summary

Obama Has Sentenced Whistleblowers to 25 Times the Jail Time of All Prior U.S. Presidents COMBINED

The Obama administration has prosecuted more whistleblowers than all other presidents combined. This administration has also obtained much longer jail sentences against whistleblowers than previous presidents. ACLU legislative counsel...Show More Summary

HOW THE SAUSAGE IS MADE: Pro-ag legislators want laws to keep whistleblowers out of farm operations…

HOW THE SAUSAGE IS MADE: Pro-ag legislators want laws to keep whistleblowers out of farm operations, while ACLU says that would gag free speech.

Real People Aren't Target Practice

This was originally posted by the ACLU of Florida. The pictures of six black men stared back at me from the screen, the images of their faces shredded by bullet holes. It seemed like some kind of sick threat, but it was the work of a...Show More Summary

Do You Really Want to See How the Sausage Is Made?

Pro-ag legislators want laws to keep whistleblowers out of farm operations, while ACLU says that would gag free speech.

ACLU comes out against Gov. Christie’s metadata-based smear campaign against a political rival

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has condemned New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to use tollbooth information to embarrass a political opponent. Christie and a subordinate used information gathered by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to criticize now-deceased Sen. Show More Summary

'Daily Show' Investigates Fetus Attorney Law In Alabama

'Daily Show' Investigates Fetus Attor... 'Daily Show' Investigates Fetus Attorney Law In Alabama Submitted by: benwietmarschen Regular Keywords: Daily Show Jessica Williams Fetus Abortion Fetus Attorney Alabama ACLU Alabama Fetus Attorney Law Public Funds The Daily Show Investigate Abortion Law Views: 4

Sometimes It Only Takes An Hour to Get the Picture: This Single-Sex Program Won't Fly

Sometimes all it takes is a letter and an hour to do the right thing. After the ACLU learned late last week about a plan to assign ninth-grade students at Lawrence Free State High School in Kansas to different classrooms based on their...Show More Summary

Life Not Hard Enough For LGBT Youth, So School District Makes Them Get Parent Permission To Form A Club

The Human Rights Campaign, the ACLU, and the Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition have all issued statements so far on behalf of students who want to form one of these clubs. So if acting in the students' best interests isn't enough of...Show More Summary

“Not the way we do democracy!” Why is a Ferguson grand juror being silenced?

Executive director of Missouri ACLU tells Salon why it's supporting "Grand Juror Doe's" fight to speak

Should cops view bodycam footage before writing use-of-force reports?

An ACLU report argues not, taking issue with some police groups. Practice has differed — the L.A. sheriff’s department, in installing jail cameras, recently adopted a policy that deputies will have to file incident reports before viewing videos. Show More Summary

The U.S. border stretches 100 miles inland, and here's why that matters

Via Jason Kottke, here's a fascinating map from the ACLU: (click to enlarge) As the map itself notes, fully two-thirds of the U.S. population lives in this border zone, which was established by the Justice Department in 1953 without any public discussion or debate. Show More Summary

ACLU Challenges Law That Says Convicts Lose Free Speech Rights If Their Speech Upsets Crime Victims

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The ACLU is challenging a recently-passed Pennsylvania law that seeks to prevent convicts from publicly speaking or having their words published. The bill, hailed as "blatantly unconstitutional," was passed with overwhelming supportShow More Summary

ACLU challenges latest US move to block release of detainee abuse photos

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a brief Friday evening challenging the U.S. government’s assertion last month that releasing thousands of classified images depicting the U.S. military’s abuse of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan would threaten national security. While the disturbing...

ACLU Pockets Hefty Award in Alabama Prison Case

An Alabama judge appointed by Jimmy Carter decides that political correctness is more important than preventing prison rape.

Baltimore PD Hides Its Stingray Usage Under A Pen Register Order; Argues There's Really No Difference Between The Two

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Another case involving Stingray devices has made its way into the federal court system, prompting the ACLU to join the battle on behalf of the defendant. A murder-for-hire sting conducted by the Baltimore police and the FBI involved the use of a Stingray device, but the paperwork used to justify the deployment says nothing about an IMSI catcher. Show More Summary

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