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Civil Rights Movement Is a Reminder That Free Speech Is There to Protect the Weak

If we don’t stand up for the First Amendment when abhorrent speech is censored, the powerless will be hurt most in the end. We at the ACLU are often criticized for our unyielding defense of free speech rights. Even our closest allies...Show More Summary

Real Estate Design Shoe, Donating Proceeds to ACLU

Real Estate have collaborated on a new shoe with Keep—the Los Angeles vegan footwear company that has worked with Ad-Rock, Bon Iver, Deakin, and more. The “Keep x Real Estate limited edition Ramos” has “a natural gum cup sole,” as well as a hand-dyed upper area, which gives each shoe a unique design. Show More Summary

ACLU calls for end to DMV's facial recognition program

Vermont's Department of Motor Vehicles is launching a legal review of its facial recognition program after the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union called for an immediate halt … Click to Continue »

ACLU demands an end to Vermont DMV facial recognition - CNET

Documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union detail a surveillance program that the ACLU claims violates Vermont law.

A Revamped ACLU Takes on Today's Fights

This is the story of the ACLU’s 10-year plan, the Strategic Affiliate Initiative, which readied us for the Trump years. This piece originally appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review.  On January 27,...Show More Summary

Appeals Court Revives Wikimedia's Lawsuit Against The NSA

5 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Back in 2015, Wikimedia's lawsuit against the NSA -- filed with several other plaintiffs and with the help of the ACLU -- was tossed out by the district court. Wikimedia argued it was illegally the subject of NSA upstream surveillance, thanks to the nature of this Section 702 collection. Show More Summary

ACLU seeks sanctions against Kobach and public disclosure of Trump documents”

Bryan Lowry: The American Civil Liberties Union has asked a federal court to enable documents from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s November meeting with President Donald Trump to be made public. Kobach earlier this month handed over the documents, … Continue reading ?

Why the ACLU Has Called for an Investigation but Not Impeachment Now

The rule of law demands we not rush to judgment. President Trump can only be impeached if the facts support it. The recent credible allegations that President Donald Trump sought to interfere with an ongoing investigation regarding Russia’s meddling in the U.S. Show More Summary

Federal agents used 'cellphone snooping device' to find and arrest undocumented restaurant worker

A team of FBI and ICE agents used an "anti-terror tool” the ACLU is calling “ invasive surveillance technology” to locate and arrest an undocumented restaurant worker in Detroit, the “first public acknowledgment that agents are using secret devices that masquerade as a cell tower to find people who entered the U.S. Show More Summary

ACLU and Planned Parenthood Fighting for Teens to Get Secret Abortions Without Their Parents Knowing

Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit this week challenging a new Indiana law that requires minors to obtain a parent’s consent before having an abortion. Indiana Senate Bill 404 strengthens current state law regarding parental rights when a young woman under 18 seeks an abortion. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the […]

Flop House Podcast’s Werewolf Comic Sales Benefit ACLU

The comic from the creators of a podcast about bad movies explores werewolf tropes, with all proceeds going to the ACLU. The post Flop House Podcast’s Werewolf Comic Sales Benefit ACLU appeared first on CBR.

Family, ACLU fight dress code that 'discriminates' against black students

Two girls, punished for wearing braided extensions, are fighting to change their school's dress code policy.

ACLU strategy puts the formerly incarcerated on the front line in the battle against Jeff Sessions

By now, if you’ve been paying attention, you know that Jeff Sessions poses a dangerous and grave threat to the American justice system. But the good news is that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has a strategy for fighting him off and for mitigating the possible damage done under a Trump administration. Show More Summary

We’re Seeking the Public Release of the Comey Memos Under the Freedom of Information Act

The public has a right to know whether the president improperly sought to end an FBI investigation. The ACLU today sought the public release of memos reportedly prepared by former FBI Director James Comey that describe his conversations with President Trump. Show More Summary

Protecting Our Civil Liberties

The ACLU spent the last decade strengthening its state affiliates, just in time to battle the Trump Administration’s reactionary policies.

Latest FISA Court Order Details Why NSA Didn't Get Any 702 Requests Approved Last Year

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The latest document dump by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) -- which contains several documents pried loose by an ACLU FOIA lawsuit -- explains why the NSA ran through the entirety of 2016 without an approved Section 702 request from the FISA court. Show More Summary

It’s Official: On Trump’s Travel Order, the Left Is Bonkers

(John Hinderaker) We wrote here about an ACLU lawyer arguing one of the Trump travel moratorium cases in the 4th Circuit who said that the president’s order “could be constitutional” if only it had been issued by the rightful president, Hillary Clinton. Show More Summary

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