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Documents Reveal More Details on How US Intelligence Gets Around Regulations Against Spying on US Persons

The American Civil Liberties Union posted a trove of documents obtained in their Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for information about an executive order President Ronald Reagan signed, which gives the government broad authority to engage in surveillance of international communications, including the communications of numerous Americans. Show More Summary

Lawsuit: Mississippi Officials Indefinitely Detain Poor Defendants

The American Civil Liberties Union accuses Scott County, Mississippi, officials of maintaining policies that allow poor defendants to sit in jail without either an attorney or a formal indictment. Image: Jail via Shutterstock The post Lawsuit: Mississippi Officials Indefinitely Detain Poor Defendants appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Chelsea Manning Sues U.S. Military for Failure to Treat Gender Dysphoria

Chelsea Manning, the WikiLeaks leaker previously known as Bradley, sued the U.S. military on Tuesday over its failure to provide her with medical treatment for her gender dysphoria. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), on behalf...Show More Summary

Philadelphia police sued by ACLU, which says filming led to arrests

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit against the Philadelphia Police Department this week, claiming the department has used excessive force repeatedly to stop civilians from filming officers in public in recent years, according to court papers.

Email Suggests Manufacturer of Stingray Surveillance Equipment May Have Lied to FCC

The American Civil Liberties Union has accused the manufacturer of StingRay surveillance products of providing inaccurate information and possibly even lying to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which is the agency that is supposed to regulate communications over cable, radio, satellite, television and wire.

Tennessee cheerleaders defy ban on school prayer, lead fans in pre-game Lord’s Prayer

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

After receiving a reminder from the American Civil Liberties Union that it is unconstitutional to hold school-sanctioned prayer over the loud-speaker before football games, a group of Oneida High School cheerleaders decided to use the moment of silence to lead the fans in a recitation of the...

Philadelphia police sued again for roughing up legal observer during anti-fracking protest

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A fifth lawsuit has been filed against Philadelphia police over their alleged practice of retaliating against citizens who observe or record officers on duty. The latest suit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of a trained legal observer who was thrown into a stone pillar...

ACLU, others ask Pennsylvania to name makers of death penalty drugs

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The American Civil Liberties Union and four newspapers have asked a federal judge to unseal court records in an attempt to learn where Pennsylvania corrections officials purchased the drugs that will be used to execute a death row inmate later this month, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.

News Organizations Battle Pennsylvania Over Secret Source of Its Execution Drugs

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and four news organizations filed an emergency legal motion on Thursday, demanding that Pennsylvania reveal the source of its execution drugs. Later this month, the state is scheduled to put 57-year-old Hubert Michael to death for the 1993 rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl. Show More Summary

Mass NSA Phone Metadata Collection in Federal Appeals Court Crosshairs

4 weeks agoNews : Reason

A trio of judges Tuesday heard the American Civil Liberties Union’s challenge that the federal government’s mass collection of elephone metadata is unconstitutional. Media outlets have been quick to point out the skepticism of the judges—from the 2nd U.S. Show More Summary

Appeals court grills U.S. lawyer on NSA phone collection

Circuit Court of Appeals in New York was the first appellate court to hear arguments on whether the National Security Agency (NSA) program is lawful, in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) challenging the gathering of so-called metadata. Show More Summary

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 monthNews : 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 [...]

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