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ACLU praises new Illinois limits on cellphone surveillance

(AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is praising a new Illinois law that limits how police can use devices that collect cellphone data and track phone locations. In a statement Friday after Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the legislation into law, the ACLU said the technology is "too powerful to remain unregulated."

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Welcoming Constitutional Expert David Cole as Our New National Legal Director

Cole will oversee the ACLU’s Supreme Court practice and the work of the organization’s nearly 300 lawyers We’re excited to tap David Cole, a leading constitutional law expert and litigator, to become our National Legal Director, leading our Supreme Court practice and overseeing the work of the organization’s nearly 300 lawyers. Show More Summary

In Secret Email, CIA’s Chief Lawyer Mocked ‘Pesky Little International Obligations’

Bush administration lawyers made the law into a joke, and no one has been held accountable. In response to an ACLU Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, the government has released several documents that shed new light on Bush administration lawyers’ attempts to evade the absolute prohibition on torture and abuse of prisoners. Show More Summary

David Cole Named National Legal Director Of ACLU

Press Release, ACLU Taps Constitutional Expert David Cole as National Legal Director: The American Civil Liberties Union has tapped David Cole, a leading constitutional law expert and litigator, to become its National Legal Director, leading its Supreme Court practice and overseeing the work of the organization’s nearly 300 lawyers, Executive...

ACLU Sues Kansas Over Dual Voter Registration System”

Release: The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a lawsuit challenging Kansas’ dual voter registration system, charging it violates the Kansas Constitution and state law. The dual system prevents qualified Kansas voters from voting in state and local elections due … Continue reading ?

Dear ACLU: Trump Isn't the Only Candidate Who Doesn't Respect the Constitution

Give Donald Trump this: He’s single-handedly got the ACLU rushing to the defense of the Constitution. Last week, ACLU executive director Anthony D. Romero published: “Donald Trump: A One-Man Constitutional Crisis.” Now today appearsShow More Summary

ACLU pressures U.S. Congress to shut down body parts trafficking probe

A U.S. Congressional panel investigating the trafficking of aborted baby body parts is fending off a challenge from the American Civil Liberties Union to disband.

Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Sues Arizona to Stop State From Defunding It

Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union are fighting back against another state law that could take taxpayer dollars away from abortion businesses. On Thursday, the ACLU filed a lawsuit on behalf of Planned Parenthood challenging a new Arizona law that would allow the state to cut off Medicaid funding to abortion groups that […]

The ACLU has a roadmap for defeating President Donald Trump's signature initiatives

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In The Trump Memos, a new 27-page document published by the American Civil Liberties Union, the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization lays out its constitutional analysis of Trump's signature campaign promises, from mass deportations to a religious test for passing America's borders to torture to mass surveillance to abortion to "opening up libel laws." (more…)

ACLU And NAACP Accuse City Of Detroit Of Ripping Off Homeowners

The ACLU and the NAACP have filed a joint lawsuit against the Wayne County Treasurer and the City of Detroit. Both the ACLU and the NAACP allege that thousands of pending evictions are the result of illegal tax foreclosures. The ACLU...Show More Summary

La. ACLU Sues Baton Rouge City and Police Over Protests

The city of Baton Rouge, La., the Baton Rouge Police Department and other law-enforcement officials are facing a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana and other civil rights groups, accusing authorities of violating protesters’ rights to free speech and assembly during large protests over the past week, the Times-Picayune reports. “This […]

Most of Trump’s policy proposals would violate Constitution: ACLU

last weekNews : NY Daily News

Most of Trump's most prominent policy proposals would violate the U.S. Constitution if ever enacted, the ACLU said.

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