The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is tracking millions of Americans using automatic license plate readers, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) revealed this week. While the DEA states its intention is to seize cars and assets of...Show More Summary
It’s not just auto lenders and police who track plates: The Drug Enforcement Administration has collected 343 million records since 2008. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, the DEA’s National License Plate Recognition program...Show More Summary
Walter Olson Per documents released in response to FOIA requests from the American Civil Liberties Union, the federal government has built a large database using automatic license-plate readers to enable tracking of vehicles in realShow More Summary
HUSTLER Magazine publisher Larry Flynt has filed a lawsuit seeking to know the method of execution of the serial killer who paralyzed him in a 1978 assassination attempt. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit on behalf of Larry Flynt who is very opposed to the death penalty and execution of convicted serial killer […]
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has condemned New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to use tollbooth information to embarrass a political opponent. Christie and a subordinate used information gathered by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to criticize now-deceased Sen. Show More Summary
What are all these civil rights and advocacy groups thinking? Nineteen organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the United Negro College Fund, just issued a joint statement (see text and full list of signatories below) about what they would like to see in a newly written No Child Left Behind law, which is […]
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a brief Friday evening challenging the U.S. government’s assertion last month that releasing thousands of classified images depicting the U.S. military’s abuse of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan would threaten national security. While the disturbing...
[guest post by Dana] The ACLU, on behalf of a Ferguson grand juror, has filed a lawsuit requesting the lifetime gag order be removed so that the juror may publicly discuss the case: The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit on behalf of an unnamed juror who wants to speak about the investigation but […]
One of the jurors that was a member of the Ferguson grand jury that decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, commissioned the American Civil Liberties Union to file...Show More Summary
In a federal lawsuit filed today by the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, a member of the grand jury that chose not to indict former Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown is suing to lift the lifetime gag order. Show More Summary
A new study by the American Civil Liberties Union’s Illinois chapter has found that despite the fact that white drivers are far more likely to be found with contraband, black and Latino motorists are far more likely to be pulled over in Chicago. The study is based on an analysis of 100,676...
The incarceration rate in the US is the highest in the world. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, although the US is home to only 5 percent of the world’s population, it boasts 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. About one in 100 American adults are behind bars, the...
At approximately 1:30 p.m. EST on Christmas Eve, the National Security Agency responded to a Freedom of Information Act request from the American Civil Liberties Union by releasing more than a decade’s worth of incriminating quarterly and annual reports, David Lerman at Bloomberg News...
Merry Christmas from the NSA. It seems the Puzzle Palace has 12 years’ worth of presents to give to Americans. The NSA, responding to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union, released a series of...Show More Summary
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is stepping in to help a trio of Indiana high school students establish a gay-straight alliance (GSA) group at their school. According to the Greencastle, Indiana Banner-Graphic, the administration at North Putnam High School in Roachdale has denied the...
U.S. civil rights groups on Monday called on the U.S. Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the CIA’s use of torture and other extreme measures during interrogations. The American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Attorney General...
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of Gerald Yingst, a Washington-based reporter for News2Share, against St. Louis County and St. Louis Police Lieutenant James Vollmer for allegedly violating his rights by arresting him while covering the protests in Ferguson, The St. Show More Summary
From the ACLU Of Florida: The American Civil Liberties Union filed a response at the United States Supreme Court today stating that the Court should reject Florida’s request for further extension of the stay placed on a federal court’s decision that struck down Florida’s ban on allowing and recognizing the marriages of same-sex couples. Show More Summary
The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit against a school district that serves Ferguson, Mo., alleging that the district disenfranchises black voters.
The American Civil Liberties Union has appealed a federal district court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit brought by an American citizen who alleges he was detained and tortured by FBI agents in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia in violation of his constitutional rights. Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, who was appointed by President Bill Clinton, ruled in [...]