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ACLU Joins Microsoft’s Lawsuit Against U.S. Government Over Data Request Gag Orders

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) joined Microsoft's lawsuit to put an end to unconstitutional gag orders for user data requests.

ACLU joins Microsoft suit against DOJ

The suit represents yet another tech company challenge to legal requests for consumer data.        

ACLU moves to join Microsoft lawsuit against Justice Department

The American Civil Liberties Union wants to help Microsoft challenge government gag orders that prevent it from telling its customers when it receives warrants for their information. Microsoft sued the Justice Department in April, claiming that the government’s demands for silence were unconstitutional. Show More Summary

ACLU Sues to Overturn Georgia Law Banning Abortions on Unborn Babies After 20 Weeks

After an odd series of events, the ACLU is reviving a lawsuit against a Georgia law that protects unborn babies from painful late-term abortions after 20 weeks, ABC News reports. Georgia lawmakers passed a 20-week abortion ban in 2012, but the pro-abortion American Civil Liberties Union immediately challenged it, LifeNews reported. The Georgia law bans […]

ACLU joins Microsoft fight against secret government demands for customer data

The complaint argues that gag orders are in violation of the Fourth Amendment.

Sorry, GOP! You can’t sue Barack Obama over transgender bathrooms: ACLU

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Texas announced Wednesday that it was joining ten other states in suing the Justice Department and Department of Education over the administration’s transgender bathroom policy. However, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that is impossible because they will lack standing...

The ACLU continues its attack on Catholic hospitals

The ACLU is back. Today they filed a new lawsuit demanding all documents related to complaints against Catholic hospitals. This is a blatant fishing expedition for “proof” that Catholic hospitals are ‘harming’ women. You and I know the ACLU is engaged in a shameless propaganda war against Catholic healthcare. In fact, it is entirely possible they [...]

ACLU Sues for Complaints Filed Against Catholic Hospitals Denying Reproductive Care

A 2012 federal investigation of the Catholic-run St. John Hospital in Detroit found the hospital violated federal law by discharging a miscarrying patient who lost seven pints of blood while the facility refused for six hours to allow...Show More Summary

Lawsuit Seeks Records of Treatment Denial to Women in US Catholic Hospitals

Women experienced serious harm after being denied appropriate care by Catholic hospitals, according to a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Open thread for night owls: One year later: We still don’t know how many shot by police

Kanya Bennett serves as a Legislative Counsel in the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office. She writes—One Year Later: We Still Don’t Know How Many Shot by Police One year ago today, the White House released The Final Report of the President’s...Show More Summary

Women For the Repeal of HB2: Causing International Embarrassment for North Carolina

On Wednesday, TurnOUT! NC, a coalition of HRC, Equality North Carolina, the ACLU and the Campaign for Southern Equality, continued our three-city press tour across the Tar Heel State featuring the voices and perspectives of women in North Carolina against the discriminatory HB2. Show More Summary

Nevada Judge: Education Savings Accounts Are Constitutional

Dismissing a challenge from the ACLU, yesterday Las Vegas District Court Judge Eric Johnson ruled that Nevada’s education savings account (ESA) program is constitutional. However, the ESA program is still on hold due to a second lawsuit against the ESA program in which the judge issued an injunction against issuing the accounts. Show More Summary

‘Do No Harm Act’ Would Protect LGBT People from Discrimination Based on ‘Religious Freedom’

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

With support from the ACLU, two Democratic representatives yesterday introduced the ‘Do No Harm Act’ in Congress to ensure that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) is not used in ways that result in discrimination. Sponsored by R… Read The post ‘Do No Harm Act’ Would Protect LGBT People from Discrimination Based on ‘Religious Freedom’ appeared first on Towleroad.

DNCE, Star Trek, Nate Silver, Noses, Bob the Drag Queen, Monsanto, Kanye West: NEWS

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

DNCE BOP OF THE DAY. “Toothbrush”. NEBRASKA. ACLU receives complaints that group homes are rejecting gay kids. “The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska said in the letter sent Wednesday that it has recently fielded complaints… Read The post DNCE, Star Trek, Nate Silver, Noses, Bob the Drag Queen, Monsanto, Kanye West: NEWS appeared first on Towleroad.

The Misconduct Continues: Border Officer Verbally Abuses 51-Year-Old Grandmother By Calling Her a ‘Whore’

Border police continue to violate people’s rights and strip them of their dignity without consequence. A version of this blog originally ran at the ACLU of New Mexico. “You’re a whore.” That’s what a U.S. Customs and Border Protection...Show More Summary

ACLU Trying to Shut Down Catholic Hospitals Because They Refuse to Do Abortions

The ACLU has been losing in court time after time as it attempts to force Catholic hospitals to violate their religious beliefs and abort unborn babies. Now it’s trying to win in the court of public opinion. In a new report titled “Health Care Denied,” the ACLU attacks Catholic hospitals that do not perform abortions […]

LGBT groups ask federal court to block enforcement of North Carolina’s anti-transgender HB2

Pro-LGBT groups on Monday petitioned a federal court to immediately halt the enforcement of North Carolina’s HB2 while the law is under review. From a joint release by Lambda Legal and the ACLU: "HB 2 is causing ongoing and serious harm...Show More Summary

Women for the Repeal of HB2: A Transgender Perspective

Today, TurnOUT! North Carolina (NC), a coalition of HRC, Equality North Carolina, the ACLU and the Campaign for Southern Equality, launched a three-city press tour across the Tar Heel State featuring the voices and perspectives of women in North Carolina against the discriminatory HB 2. Show More Summary

CIA Inspector General Claims It Accidentally Deleted CIA Torture Report After Being Asked To Retain It

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The saga of the CIA torture report continues to get stranger and stranger. As we noted, last week, the appeals court shot down a FOIA lawsuit from the ACLU to get the full report released. If you remember, only the heavily redacted ~500 page executive summary of the report had been released, with another ~6,500 pages or so still locked away. Show More Summary

ACLU and Lambda Legal Seek to Immediately Halt Enforcement of North Carolina’s HB 2

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The ACLU, the ACLU of North Carolina and Lambda Legal have filed a lawsuit in federal court against North Carolina’s anti-LGBT bathroom bill, HB 2, requesting that enforcement of the law be halted immediately. The two civil rights legal groups… Read The post ACLU and Lambda Legal Seek to Immediately Halt Enforcement of North Carolina’s HB 2 appeared first on Towleroad.

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