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When domestic violence is a “nuisance”

Too often, survivors of gender violence who reach out for help are punished instead — and some city housing laws require what amounts to retaliation against victims. Over at Refinery 29, ACLU attorney Sandra Park recounts the startling story of her client Nancy Markham: Last August, Nancy Markham was shocked to learn that she and her children […]

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White House Seeks HQT Extension for Teachers in Training EdWeek: Critics consider this a major loophole in the law, although the U.S. Department of Education said earlier this year that there were not many such teachers (about 35,000 in all). Show More Summary

America's biggest civil rights group has a huge problem with Hollywood right now

Abysmal new diversity statistics for the TV industry highlight a big problem that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has with the TV and movie industry. The American Civil Liberties Union requested in May that federal and state...Show More Summary

ACLU v. Nevada Children

The American Civil Liberties Union announced today that it is filing a legal challenge against Nevada’s new education savings account program. The ACLU argues that using the ESA funds at religious institutions would violate the state’s historically...Show More Summary

ACLU says it’s suing to stop Nevada’s new school voucher program

The vouchers violate state’s ban on using tax dollars for religious purposes, the ACLU argues.

Catholic Hospital Caves to ACLU, Agrees to Perform Sterilization

“Here I stand... but I can also move, if you like.” Via SFGate: Facing a possible sex-discrimination lawsuit, a Catholic hospital in Redding reversed its position Monday and agreed to let a woman’s doctor sterilize her after she gives...Show More Summary

Judge Shuts Down Kris Kobach’s Attempt To Disenfranchise Voters In Kansas Elections

The ACLU is calling the ruling a "great day for voting rights." The post Judge Shuts Down Kris Kobach’s Attempt To Disenfranchise Voters In Kansas Elections appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Public backs greater access to police records, ACLU poll finds

California voters widely support lifting the veil of secrecy that prevents the public from learning about police disciplinary matters or viewing footage from body cameras, according to a poll released Wednesday.

Prominent Salt Lake City Residents Sue The NSA Over Mass Warrantless Surveillance During The 2002 Olympics

5 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

All the cool kids are suing the NSA these days. The EFF and ACLU led the way, suing the NSA before suing the NSA was cool. Others followed as a series Snowden/Greenwald split releases gained popularity (culimating in Greenwald leaving The Guardian to start his own label website). Show More Summary

Don't Forget the Amazon Warehouse Workers

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Last Friday, the ACLU took out a full page ad in the Seattle Times offering to legally represent Amazon employees who were discriminated against by the company. Let’s hope that this is just the beginning. Read more...

Catholic Hospital Caves Under Threat of Lawsuit and Approves Woman’s Procedure

A Catholic-affiliated hospital will now perform a common reproductive healthcare procedure after the ACLU threatened to sue Under the threat of a potential lawsuit, a Catholic-affiliated hospital in California’s largest hospital network made an unexpected move. Show More Summary

Want Your Tubes Tied At A Catholic Hospital? Try Threatening To Sue.

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- A Catholic hospital on Monday reversed its decision to deny a pregnant woman post-birth sterilization after the ACLU threatened to sue, illustrating the reproductive health conflicts arising at religiously-affiliated hospitals...Show More Summary

Can Unhappy Amazon Employees Sue For Damages? ACLU Says ‘Contact Us’

The American Civil Liberties Union took out a full-page ad in Friday’s Seattle Times, inviting mistreated Amazon employees to contact the ACLU to tell their story. In the ad, the ACLU hinted that it may file at least one lawsuit against Amazon. Show More Summary

ACLU files complaint against Pocomoke City for firing black police chief behind closed doors

Officials allegedly violated Maryland law when they met in closed sessions to fire Kelvin Sewell, the ACLU says.

ACLU again accuses Laguna Beach of targeting the homeless

A lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California accuses Laguna Beach of trying to push homeless people, particularly those with disabilities, out of the city.

Seattle Police Department Admits It Mishandled ACLU's Black Lives Matter Records Request

The ACLU wants to see SPD's files related to a demonstration last year where police guarded a Christmas tree during a lighting ceremony, but says it's been stymied by delays and redactions. Eli Sanders The ACLU of Washington is pissed...Show More Summary

Chelsea Manning’s Conviction Could Harm Her Chances of Parole - ACLU

Punishing whistleblower Chelsea Manning for possessing prohibited items such as toothpaste and reading materials could affect her chances of parole and clemency, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawyer representing Manning said in a statement on Wednesday.

James Boyd Shooting: Albuquerque Police Shot Homeless Man In The Back? [Video]

The James Boyd shooting resulted in Albuquerque police officers Dominique Perez and now-retired Keith Sandy being brought up on murder charges. The ACLU and police union have now both responded to the decision by the judge in the case. Show More Summary

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