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ACLU sues Michigan over religious exemptions for adoptions

3 days agoNews : USAToday: News

Groups say the state's religious exemption law allows adoption agencies to discriminate against prospective LGBT parents.        

ACLU moves from defense to offense, starting in Kris Kobach’s home state

Flush with cash and a newfound demand for activism, the American Civil Liberties Union next month will launch a new effort to expand voting rights in all 50 states that … Click to Continue »

EFF, ACLU Sue Government Over Warrantless Electronic Searches At The Border

5 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

If all goes well, we might have the US border join the rest of the United States in recognizing citizens' Fourth Amendment rights. The Supreme Court's Riley decision made it clear law enforcement needed to obtain warrants before searching people's cellphones. Show More Summary

If This Tennessee Town Bans Drag Shows, the ACLU Will Sue Them

If This Tennessee Town Bans Drag Shows, the ACLU Will Sue Them The city of Portland, Tennessee is considering a drag show ban, and if they pass it, the ACLU will drag them into court for violating free-speech. Hornet Stories - Hornet Stories bring you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!

Riz Ahmed Wears ACLU Ribbon on Emmys 2017 Red Carpet

The Night Of‘s Riz Ahmed is showing his support for equality by wearing an ACLU ribbon on the red carpet at the 2017 Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (September 17) in Los Angeles. The 34-year-old actor was joined by his co-star John Turturro that night – they’re both nominated for their [...]

Woman Fired for Having a Period at Work—Now the ACLU Is Taking on Her Case

Click here for reuse options! The steps taken by "menstruation activists" should really not be as shocking as they are in 2017. This summer, the ACLU announced it is taking on the case of Alisha Coleman, a woman who was fired for bleeding onto her office chair while menstruating at work. Show More Summary

‘They Were Doing the Good Things and Being Good Children, and Then They Were Killed’

Lisa McNair talks race and racism on the anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing. This piece was originally published at the ACLU of Alabama.  On September 15, 1963, members of the Ku Klux Klan planted dynamite during Sunday...Show More Summary

ACLU Asks Court for Immediate Halt to Trump Transgender Military Ban

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The ACLU has asked for an immediate halt to Trump’s ban on transgender military service while its lawsuit moves through the court system. From the ACLU: The motion for preliminary injunction was filed on behalf of the ACLU of Maryland and six c… Read The post ACLU Asks Court for Immediate Halt to Trump Transgender Military Ban appeared first on Towleroad.

U.S. workers have been giving a lot more money to the ACLU

A major shift in where U.S. workers donate their money has taken place since Donald Trump's election last year -- with the American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Poverty Law Center seeing a greater share of the funds that come from workplace giving, according to data from one big online workplace giving provider. Benevity, which says it helps about 250 […]

Thursday's Geoff Rickly playing ACLU benefit in Queens

The reunited Thursday have some holiday shows coming up, but first, frontman Geoff Rickly will play an ACLU benefit in Queens... Continue reading…

ACLU Asks Court To Immediately Halt Trans Troop Ban

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

From the ACLU’s blog: Today we are filing a motion for a preliminary injunction asking the court to put an immediate stop to the President’s ban to ensure that the harms to our clients and the thousands of other transgender individuals serving our country are rectified immediately. Show More Summary

US government sued over warrantless phone and laptop border searches

Eleven plaintiffs have banded together to sue the Department of Homeland Security with the help of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), arguing that the current policies around border...Show More Summary

The ACLU is calling out Motel 6 for reportedly giving guest lists to ICE

The ACLU is publicly questioning Motel 6 after a Phoenix New Times report found that at least two of the motel chain's locations sent guest information to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  One Motel 6 clerk told the Phoenix...Show More Summary

ACLU alleges Orange County Sheriff denied immigration detainees access to documents, leading to deportations

The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California says the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and federal immigration officers have prevented some immigration detainees in county jails from using documents and medical records that could have helped with their asylum claims, making it easier for some detainees to later be deported and unnecessarily extending the time […]

Homeland Security hit with lawsuit over phone, laptop searches - CNET

The ACLU and Electronic Frontier Foundation represent 11 plaintiffs whose devices were searched without a warrant at the US border.

ACLU, EFF File Lawsuit Over Warrantless Phone Searches

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have sued the Department of Homeland Security for searching American citizens' smartphones at the border without a warrant. Specifically, the groups say the Customs...Show More Summary

EFF and ACLU sue Trump administration over warrantless border device searches

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and American Civil Liberties just filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeladn Security on behalf of 11 travellers whose devices were searched at the US border; they assert that warrantless device searches violate the constitutional restriction on searches without probable cause. (more…)

DHS faces lawsuit over phone and laptop border searches

The number of electronic devices seized and searched at customs sharply increased in 2016 and has continued to rise this year. A number of groups and politicians have spoken out against the growing practice and now the ACLU and the Electronic...Show More Summary

The ACLU and EFF just sued the Trump administration over device searches at the border

If the feds want to keep searching people’s digital devices at airports and border crossings, they’d better start getting warrants, the American Civil Liberties Union and Electronic Frontier Foundation say. The civil liberties groups sued the Department of Homeland Security Wednesday in Boston federal court on behalf of 10 U.S. Show More Summary

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