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ACLU, PETA Foundation Settle Lawsuit Against School District’s Treatment of Teacher

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Foundation have settled a lawsuit on behalf of teacher Keith Allison against... The post ACLU, PETA Foundation Settle Lawsuit Against School District’s Treatment of Teacher appeared first on PETA.

Concerns surface over Homeland Security's license-plate reader proposal [w/video]

A Homeland Security plan to use a national database of license-plate reader data for investigative purposes is drawing criticism from the American Civil Liberties Union, which says the proposal doesn't do enough to protect the privacy of law-abiding Americans. Show More Summary

ACLU Sues to Force Catholic Bishops to Push Abortions on Children of Illegal Immigrants

The pro-abortion American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the Obama administration for documents it says will show that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is restricting access to abortions for unaccompanied immigrant children. Show More Summary

A Tale of Two Cakes: The Real Truth About Colorado's Cake Wars

Colorado has been ground zero for the "cake wars," a seemingly trivial conflict with some serious principles at stake. Since the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) defends religious liberty, freedom of speech, marriage equality and...Show More Summary

US Sheriff’s Office Abuses Stingray Cellphone Spy Technology - Rights Group

The American Civil Liberties Union said that the Erie County Sheriff’s Office in the US state of New York used invasive cellphone tracking devices called Stingrays to spy on local residents without a search warrant.

TSA reaches agreement on pat-down searches of black women's hair

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

The American Civil Liberties Union said it has reached an agreement with the Transportation Security Administration to ensure that black women are not singled out for pat-down searches of their hair.

Anonymous complaints filed against Racial Justice Act attorneys

3 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

When saving a human life gets you into trouble with the Bar: Gretchen Engel, director of the Durham-based Center for Death Penalty Litigation, and Cassandra Stubbs, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union Capital PunishmentShow More Summary

ACLU Report: Chicago Police Use Excessive Stop-and-Frisk on People of Color

Chicago police / Photo by Emily Brosious The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois released findings in a report Monday that show stop-and-frisks by Chicago police disproportionately target people of color -- and justification for these stops frequently fails...

US Rights Organization Pushes for Debate on Death Penalty

American Civil Liberties Union of Utah Legislative and Policy Counsel Marina Lowe said that the US should consider the issue whether the country should have death penalty at all.

Chicago Police Stop-And-Frisk Practice Targets Black Americans – Report

The study by the American Civil Liberties Union pointed out that police are required to record the reason for stops but in nearly half of the cases officers either failed to provide information, or gave an unlawful reason.

“In lawsuit, ACLU says the First Amendment protects anonymous political speech”

KC Star: The Missouri office of the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to protect anonymous political speech in the state. The group is representing “John Doe” — a businessman in Ferguson, Mo., who wants to … Continue reading ?

Chicago Has a Bigger Problem with Stop-and-Frisks by Police Than New York Had

A report from the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois suggests Chicago has a much greater problem with stop-and-frisks by police than New York in 2011, which is considered the “height of the practice” and two years before a court ruled the New York Police Department’s policy violated Fourth Amendment rights. A “sample of 250 [...]

Judge orders release of more Abu Ghraib photos

Reuters reports that Manhattan Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein ordered the government to release even more photos of what a few soldiers did in Abu Ghraib more than ten years ago because the American Civil Liberties Union says that it will “help the public better understand the implications of some of the Bush administration’s policies.” Whatever […]

Guantanamo Detainee Speaks Out Against Torture From His Prison Cell

4 weeks agoNews : Reason

Published on March 18, 2015. Original Text below: "I cannot believe that the majority of Americans want to finance the detention of innocent people," says Hina Shamsi, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union. She speaks on behalf of her client,Mohamedou Slahi, a current detainee at the U.S. Show More Summary

ACLU Sues TSA for Info On Controversial 'Behavioral Detection' Policies

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit seeking information on a practice called “behavioral detection.” The Transportation Security Agency uses the program to identify potentially dangerous passengers by their characteristics.

‘You do not speak for our children’

Earlier this year, 19 organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the United Negro College Fund, issued a joint statement about what they would like to see in a newly written No Child Left Behind law, an exercise Congress is now attempting to complete.  The statement (which you can read here) surprised many parents […]

ACLU sues TSA for data on passenger-observation screening program

The American Civil Liberties Union sued the Transportation Security Administration on Thursday, seeking information on a controversial passenger screening program.

ACLU sues federal government for records of U.S. drone killings

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the federal government, seeking to force a response to its request for documents about drone missile strikes against terror suspects. Continue reading ? The post ACLU sues federal government for records of U.S. drone killings appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

New Award For Takei

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Later this spring, George Takei will be receiving an award. The award will be the Roger Baldwin Award, given out by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts at its annual Bill of Rights dinner. The Roger Baldwin Award, established in 1989, is named after the founder of the ACLU, and is given out […]

ACLU Seeks More Transparency on Drone ‘Kill List’

The Guardian reported on Monday that the American Civil Liberties Union plans to file a lawsuit against the Obama administration over undisclosed information regarding how people end up on the drone "kill list," and how many people have been killed by these strikes. In 2012, the New York Times reported on... More »

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