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NY Times: Don’t Hide Pictures Of American Torture

We’ve tortured people. There are pictures. Under a 2009 law, more than 2000 photo taken at American military facilities have been kept from view. On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union won an important victory for transparency when a federal district judge in New York City, Alvin Hellerstein, rejected the government’s blanket claim of privilege [...]

'Historic Settlement' Allows Some Deported Illegals to Return to CA

On Wednesday, the federal government consented to allow some illegal immigrants who agreed to voluntarily go back to Mexico from Southern California to return to the United States in what the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) called...Show More Summary

Oklahoma Sued Over Botched Execution Described as ‘Torture’

The American Civil Liberties Union and two newspapers have filed a federal lawsuit against the State of Oklahoma over the botched execution in April of condemned inmate Clayton Lockett, KFOR (Oklahoma City) is reporting. On April 29th, Lockett was put to death using an untested cocktail of drugs, because the drugs normally used for lethal

Immigrant Rights Groups Sue To Stop Deportations

No les gusta la migra The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), along with three other immigrant rights groups, are suing the United States government to stop the deportation of Central American immigrant mothers and children, EFE reported. See more at:

ACLU Gets Officer ‘Go Fck Yourself’ Removed from Ferguson Duty

last weekNews : Mediaite

The Missouri branch of the American Civil Liberties Union was rightfully incensed by such pitifully poor cop work that they submitted a letter to Missouri Highway Patrol demanding that Officer Go Fuck Yourself be removed from duty in Ferguson...

22 Iowa County Jails to No Longer Honor ICE Detainers

The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa announced Monday that 22 Iowa county jails will no longer honor Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests to detain inmates suspected of immigration violations unless a judge has approved a warrant to that end. Show More Summary

Curfew ‘Unconstitutional’

Three civil rights groups say the curfew imposed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon in Ferguson is unconstitutional. Amid another night of unrest on Sunday, the American Civil Liberties Union, Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law and NAACP Legal Defense fund released a joint statement decrying “the suspension of constitutional rights in Ferguson” for civilians. [...]

DoJ Memo Justifies Killing Anwar al-Awlaki by Citing US Law Enforcement’s Right to Use Deadly Force

As a result of Freedom of Information Act lawsuits filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Times, President Barack Obama’s administration has released the first memo authored by federal appeals court judge and former Office of Legal Counsel lawyer David Barron to justify the killing of US citizen and terrorism suspect Anwar al-Awlaki.

FREE SPEECH: ACLU, news organizations back National Review, think tank in climate libel case. A …

FREE SPEECH: ACLU, news organizations back National Review, think tank in climate libel case. A who’s who of news organizations, as well as the American Civil Liberties Union, have sided with the conservative National Review and the free market Competitive Enterprise Institute in a libel lawsuit brought against them by climate scientist Michael Mann. Mann [...]

Upcoming Gigaom event: Is the 4th Amendment still relevant? Consumer data & IoT discussed

2 weeks agoTechnology : GigaOM

Read the new Facebook privacy updates? We didn’t think so. Will you read your privacy settings for your connected home? Jay Stanley of the American Civil Liberties Union can give you a few good reasons why you should be nodding yourShow More Summary

ACLU Battles Local City Residents Over New Illegal Immigrant Detention Center

After previously threatening to do so, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has decided to push back against the will of many Escondido, California residents, who came out by the hundreds in June in opposition to the proposed installation of an illegal immigrant detention facility in their community. Show More Summary

ACLU Sues Feds: No Deportations Until Illegals Get Lawyers

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and various groups representing illegal immigrants sued the federal government to stop the deportations of several illegal immigrant juveniles until they receive lawyers. The lawsuit, J.E.F.M. Show More Summary

Lawsuit Challenges Secretive Policy Allegedly Used Against Muslim Immigrants to Deny Citizenship

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on behalf of five Muslims allegedly denied American citizenship because of a secretive policy a Homeland Security Department’s immigration agency operates. The program grants the government...Show More Summary

Government Spying Hurts Journalists and Lawyers, Report Says

NSA snooping prevents sources talking to journalists, Human Rights Watch and American Civil Liberties Union report suggests, and compromises the relationships between defense attorneys and their clients

NSA surveillance harmful to press freedom: 'People are increasingly scared to talk about anything'

A report released Monday by Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union found that mass surveillance by the NSA and other spying agencies is seriously undermining press freedom and citizens' ability to hold the U.S. government accountable. Show More Summary

ACLU May Sue City for Rejecting Illegal-Immigrant Shelter

An Escondido Planning Commission meeting about a proposed shelter for immigrant children drew an overflow crowd Tuesday night. (FOX5) The American Civil Liberties Union may sue Escondido, California after its planning commission rejected a proposal for a 96-bed shelter for … Continue reading ?

Idaho woman appeals NSA surveillance lawsuit

last monthNews : The Newsroom

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are joining in a northern Idaho's woman appeal over the National Security Agency's collection of cellphone information.

When Photography Gets You Labeled a Terrorist

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

It's not news that taking pictures can get you threatened and arrested, but a lawsuit filed this month by the American Civil Liberties Union sheds further light on just how pervasive the government's paranoia over photography has become.

Civil Rights Groups Condemn Detroit Water Shut-Off to Poor

Responding to a widening water crisis in Detroit, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. on Friday sent a letter to city officials requesting an immediate moratorium on water...Show More Summary

Florida judge rules ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

A Florida judge overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage on Thursday, but the order only carries weight in one of the state's 67 counties, according to court records and the American Civil Liberties Union.

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