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Pa. man wrongly arrested, given rough ride after filming cop

2 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

The ACLU sued Armstrong County District Attorney Scott Andreassi and a police officer on behalf of Michael Gratteri.

California School District Caves, Allows Lesbian to Run for Prom King

2 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Under the threat of legal action from the ACLU of Northern California, a school district in Redding has agreed to allow a lesbian couple to run for prom king and queen. Last week, Haley Lack (above) and her girlfriend alleged that Foothill High Schoo… Read The post California School District Caves, Allows Lesbian to Run for Prom King appeared first on Towleroad.

When Traffic Cops Become Part of Immigration Enforcement, Civil Rights Violations Are Almost Inevitable

An ACLU of Arizona investigation reveals that 75 percent of traffic stops by Tucson police have constitutional problems. Whether they like it or not, state and local police do not have the authority to enforce immigration law. And that’s...Show More Summary

ACLU Demands Calif. High School Allow Lesbian Couple to Run for Prom King, Queen

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Last week, we told you how a high school in Redding, California, was refusing to allow a lesbian couple to be nominated as prom king and queen. Jim Bartow (right), the principal of Foothill High School, stated that allowing two girls to serve as prom… Read The post ACLU Demands Calif. High School Allow Lesbian Couple to Run for Prom King, Queen appeared first on Towleroad.

We Talked With an ACLU Lawyer Who's Fighting Transphobic Bathroom Bills

Sarah Mirk ACLU staff attorney Chase Strangio It’s been one month since North Carolina passed its discriminatory “bathroom bill,” HB2. The Republican-backed bill makes it illegal for transgender people to use bathrooms matching their gender identities and is one of several bathroom bills being debated across the country this spring. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: May 2, 2016

HUNDREDS MARCH AND RALLY IN MISS. TO DEMAND REPEAL OF HB 1523:. HRC, NAACP, ACLU of Mississippi, Southern Policy Law Center, Planned Parenthood and other civil rights organizations and leaders joined hundreds in the Repeal HB 1523 rally from the State Capitol to the Governor’s mansion, demanding repeal of the state’s discriminatory law. Show More Summary

ACLU Files Lawsuit to Overturn New Indiana Law Banning Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

The ACLU and Planned Parenthood are trying to stop a new Indiana law that protects unborn babies from discrimination from ever going into effect. The new law, signed by Gov. Mike Pence in March, bans abortion doctors from knowingly aborting an unborn baby solely because of a genetic disability such as Down syndrome, the unborn […]

Hundreds March & Rally in Jackson, MS to Demand Repeal of Discriminatory H.B. 1523 Law

Today, hundreds of equality advocates joined HRC, NAACP, ACLU of Mississippi, Southern Policy Law Center, Planned Parenthood and other rights organizations and leaders demanding repeal of the state’s discriminatory H.B. 1523 during a...Show More Summary

Hundreds Attend #RepealHB2 Town Halls Across North Carolina

TurnOUT! North Carolina, a coalition of HRC, Equality North Carolina, the ACLU and the Campaign for Southern Equality, recently wrapped up weeks of town halls in cities across the state with advocates dedicated to repealing the deeply discriminatory House Bill 2 (HB2). Show More Summary

Rule 41 would make it easier for the government to carry out hacks

ACLU: Rule 41 fix has "insufficient privacy protections, transparency, or oversight."

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5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

ALABAMA. ACLU considers challenge to ordinance passed in Oxford with fine and jail penalty for transgender people who use the ‘wrong’ bathroom: “It seems that this kind of law comes pretty close to just criminalizing the status of being...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Latino voter registration soars; we have a new national animal; the Beatles

Today's comic by Matt Bors is Donald Trump ain't so bad. Two-thirds of new voter registrations in Kansas are on hold, says the ACLU. The voter rolls are "in chaos" because of the the state's proof-of-citizenship requirements, which has garnered multiple legal challenges. Show More Summary

Snapchat joins the ACLU in fight for your right to take selfies in the voting booth

Last week, Snapchat filed paperwork as part of a legal case to defend your rights to take, and share, ‘ballot selfies’ at the polls. The filing is the latest development in an 18 month battle between the ACLU and New Hampshire over a...Show More Summary

EFF, ACLU And Public Records Laws Team Up To Expose Hidden Stingray Use By The Milwaukee Police Department

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The EFF and ACLU -- along with the assistance of a very fortuitous public records request by Stingray-tracker extraordinaire Mike Katz-Lacabe -- have uncovered more hidden use of IMSI catchers by law enforcement. A criminal prosecution...Show More Summary

“‘Chaos’ In Kansas: ACLU Says Two-Thirds Voter Registrations On Hold”

AP: Voting rolls in Kansas are in “chaos” because of the state’s proof-of-citizenship requirements, the American Civil Liberties Union has argued in a court document, noting that about two-thirds of new voter registration applications submitted during a three-week period in … Continue reading ?

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: April 26, 2016

AS NC LEGISLATURE RECONVENES, 185,000 PEOPLE CALL ON GOVERNOR MCCRORY FOR REPEAL OF HB2: HRC, Equality NC, the NAACP, the National Center for Transgender Equality, NAACP, the ACLU of NC, the Campaign for Southern Equality and several...Show More Summary

War Machine -- Calls On ACLU For Help ... Let Me Break Bread!

War Machine's freedom of religion is under attack while he sits behind bars in Nevada... so he claims, and the ex-MMA fighter is calling on the ACLU for help. War -- who faces life in prison on charges of attempted murder after allegedly beating…

Florida Supreme Court Blocks Forced Waiting Period Law

Nancy Abudu, legal director of the ACLU of Florida, said in a statement that the organization is pleased the court agreed that pregnant people should not be subjected to the law while there is an ongoing legal challenge. The post Florida Supreme Court Blocks Forced Waiting Period Law appeared first on Rewire.

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