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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."

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 ?

Cleveland Prepares For Mass Arrests During GOP Convention

The Cleveland Municipal Court is working with the city’s NAACP branch, the Ohio American Civil Liberties Union, the National Lawyers Guild and various other groups to develop an expedited process for the arrest and release of protesters...Show 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

2 weeks agoHumor / 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…)

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 […]

ACLU Expects Police to Follow Republican Convention Free Speech Rules

Cleveland police are expected to uphold revised regulations on space restrictions to ensure freedom of speech and assembly at the Republican National Convention next week, an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) official told Sputn...

Baton Rouge police are being sued over treatment of protesters

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana announced the lawsuit Wednesday.

Groups sue Baton Rouge police over treatment of Alton Sterling shooting protesters

A group of local organizations are suing the Baton Rouge police over their treatment of demonstrators protesting the shooting death of a 37-year-old black man. The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana announced the lawsuit Wednesday. The groups say that authorities used excessive force,...

US Civil Rights Group Sues Baton Rouge Police for Actions During Protest

A lawsuit has been filed against Baton Rouge Police Department for violating the rights of protestors, The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana said in a press release on Wednesday.

'Discharged and Discarded': Washington Aids Deportation of Combat Veterans

A report titled "Discharged, Then Discarded,” released on Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of California documents 84 cases of foreign-born US military veterans being deported after fighting for their country.

The ACLU Is Suing to Bring Abortion Rights to Migrant Girls

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services last week, alleging that the government agency knowingly gave millions of dollars to religious organizations with a record of denying contraception and abortion services to unaccompanied minors—most of whom are fleeing violence—in their care. Show More Summary

Anti-Immigrant Bill Advances in North Carolina

The bill may become law by the end of the legislative session Saturday, American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina Acting Executive Director Sarah Preston told Rewire. The post Anti-Immigrant Bill Advances in North Carolina appeared first on Rewire.

Cleveland Relaxes Rules on Protests Near Republican Convention

A lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union led to looser rules on the amount of space to be used by protesters, and the amount of time.

Does this cybercrime law actually keep us from fighting discrimination?

4 weeks agoTechnology : Post Tech

The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a key computer crime law, arguing that it violates the Constitution and specifically prevents researchers from identifying systemic discrimination, such as those related to housing and job searches. Show More Summary

In an Amazing Twist, ACLU Now Wants to See Abortion Data

Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) accused the Department of State Health Services in Texas of purposely withholding state abortion statistics for 2014.

Democrats vs. The ACLU

It’s hard to think of an organization that embodies mainstream liberalism better than the American Civil Liberties Union does. So to a casual political observer, it may come as something of a surprise that the ACLU is strictly opposed...Show More Summary

ACLU: That Collins Gun Control Amendment Is Terrible

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which isn't exactly known for being a bastion of conservative thought, had some pretty harsh words for...

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