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Pro-Trans Groups to Trump: See You in Court

Transgender servicemembers are already reaching out to the ACLU and others to sue their commander-in-chief in what could be a legal nightmare like the Muslim ban.

Chloe Moretz Partners With Lyft to Support the ACLU

Chloe Moretz is showing her support for an amazing cause. The 20-year-old actress was spotted while out and about on Tuesday (July 25) in Beverly Hills, Calif. That same day, Chloe took to her Instagram to share that she had partnered with Lyft to help support the ACLU. “You can round up your @Lyft fare [...]

How the Israel Anti-Boycott Act Threatens First Amendment Rights

There’s a lot of confusion about a new bill targeting Israel boycotts. Here’s what it actually does. Last week, the ACLU came out against a bill that would criminalize constitutionally protected boycotts and certain speech targeting Israel. Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood, ACLU to join Tennessee abortion lawsuit

Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union want to join a lawsuit challenging a Tennessee law that requires counseling and a 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions. Planned … Click to Continue »

Democrats And Civil Rights Groups React With Outrage, ACLU Tells Trans Soldiers To “Get In Touch With Us”

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Everybody was caught by surprise by this morning’s anti-transgender tweets, including the Pentagon, but the press releases are starting to roll in. Here’s some of what I’ve gotten so far. From the Democratic National Committee: Right...Show More Summary

Wyoming’s Boot Camp Program for Young, First-Time Offenders Openly Discriminates Against Women in Favor of Men

A judge recommended Taylor Blanchard for a 6-month boot camp. But since the program is for men only, she must go to prison. Last week, the ACLU filed a lawsuit in federal court in Wyoming on behalf of 23-year-old Taylor Blanchard. Ms. Show More Summary

The ACLU is way too busy for your hamburger debates

I have very strong opinions about hamburgers. I have argued about what makes a good hamburger at bars, backyard BBQs, and on the internet.  But I also know it's totally inconsequential stuff compared to, say, the Trump administration's travel ban. Show More Summary

ACLU demands stop to Facebook censorship on governor page

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine is calling on Gov. Paul LePage to stop blocking Facebook users who disagree with him from his official page. The ACLU says legal … Click to Continue »

State Court Strikes Down Mass. 20-Day Registration Cutoff for Voting

The opinion is not yet available, but according to the ACLU’s Dale Ho: “Decision means state cannot require ppl to register 20 days before election bc violates state constitution.” More: “No remedy ordered yet – could mean Election Day Reg; … Continue reading ?

Critics of U.S. ‘Israel Anti-Boycott Act’ say even requests for information could expose citizens to penalties

Don't give the Trump administration any power to "lock them up," J Street warns Congress about new "Israel Anti-Boycott Act," while the ACLU warns that "simply requesting information about such boycotts" could expose a person to penalties.

Lawsuit: New North Carolina Bathroom Law Still Discriminates

The amended suit by the ACLU and Lambda Legal says HB 142 doesn't fix the problems caused by the infamous anti-LGBT HB 2.

Pay No Mind To The Fake Ruckus About a Phony Israel Anti-Boycott Law

6 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

The ACLU, The Intercept and AIPAC are all yelling about a nothingburger of a bill that fights an imaginary boycott, and no one is making any sense.

Judge's Offer: Get a Vasectomy, See Jail Time Reduced

The ACLU calls it "unconstitutional." The judge calls it a way to give inmates a "chance." It's a novel program made available since May 15 to those incarcerated in White County, Tenn., that shaves 30 days off inmates' jail time if they submit to a birth control procedure. For men,...

Remembering Norman Dorsen

Dorsen was a civil liberties hero who guided the ACLU through one of its most challenging times. On July 1, 2017, former ACLU President Norman Dorsen died due to complications from a stroke. Susan Herman, current president of the ACLU...Show More Summary

Chicago's Best Chefs Will Host Dinner At Giant To Support The ACLU

Charity dinners are a dime a dozen, but it's rare that one brings together this kind of star power in one kitchen. [ more › ]

The First Amendment Protects the Right to Boycott Israel

Opinions on the Mideast conflict aside, the right to boycott is one of the brightest stars in our constitutional firmament. Earlier this week, the ACLU sent a letter to members of Congress opposing the Israel Anti-Boycott Act. The bill...Show More Summary

ACLU Sues Four Federal Agencies For Plans On How They’ll Implement Trump’s “Religious Liberty” Order

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via press release from the ACLU: The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against four federal agencies demanding documents from the Trump administration that provide clarity on how the administration plans to implement its ‘religious freedom’ executive order. Show More Summary

Prosecutors Say Subpoenas Will Be Used For Serious Crimes Against Children, Use Them For Everything Else

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

It's always been true: if you give a government agency increased powers for a limited purpose, the limitations and the purpose will soon be shrugged off. The ACLU of Massachusetts is trying to get some prosecutorial power reeled back...Show More Summary

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