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African Americans Are Disproportionately Arrested for Low-Level Marijuana Violations—and the Disparity Is Growing

Blacks are nearly four times more likely than whites to be arrested for minor pot possession violations. According to a groundbreaking 2013 report authored by the American Civil Liberties Union, African Americans in the United States are nearly four times more likely than whites to be arrested for minor marijuana possession violations. Show More Summary

ACLU leader: Legalizing marijuana a 'racial justice issue'

The head of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey says legalizing recreational marijuana would help fix "a racial justice issue and a civil rights crisis" because the war … Click to Continue »

Anaheim police excessive use-of-force rate outpaces many cities, ACLU report says

Anaheim Police officers use excessive force at a rate that far outpaces law enforcement agencies in most similar-sized or larger cities, according to a report released Monday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. In 2015, Anaheim ranked ninth among the 60 largest U.S. cities...

Rights activists condemn police violence in California

Rights activists singled out police in southern California on Monday for excessive use of force and the high number of deaths involving officers, particularly among ethnic minorities. The American Civil Liberties Union says the level...Show More Summary

ACLU says Anaheim Police Department’s number of officer-involved shootings is excessive

ANAHEIM – The American Civil Liberties Union of California issued a blistering report on Monday that contends the Anaheim Police Department’s rate of officer-involved deaths of civilians exceeds that of many other law enforcement agencies of similar size or larger. The report, which analyzes such deaths from 2003 to 2016, is based on Anaheim police […]

ACLU urges Wyoming lawmakers to consider justice reform

The Wyoming chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is urging lawmakers to take a serious look at criminal justice reform in an effort to fix inflating prison numbers and … Click to Continue »

ACLU brings back hotline for food stamp processing delays

The American Civil Liberties Union is bringing back its hotline for people having trouble getting their food stamp applications processed quickly. The ACLU of Rhode Island says it's re-staffing the … Click to Continue »

Worthington police, others sued in beating of motorist

The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota has filed an excessive force lawsuit in the 2016 beating of a Worthington motorist that was caught on video. Twenty-three-year-old Anthony Promvongsa was … Click to Continue »

Law group to councilwoman: Stop blocking people on Facebook

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania is threatening to sue a city councilwoman for blocking constituents on Facebook. ACLU legal director Vic Walczak said Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Darlene Harris … Click to Continue...

ACLU questions how high-speed chase ended in deadly shooting

The American Civil Liberties Union raised questions Monday about how a high-speed chase ended in a deadly shooting involving officers on Interstate 95 in Rhode Island. The ACLU of Rhode … Click to Continue »

ACLU Sues to Force Pro-Life Pharmacist to Dispense Drug That Could Cause Abortion

A New Mexico pharmacy is facing a lawsuit after one of its employees refused to fill a prescription that they thought might be used to abort an unborn baby. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit against a Walgreens in Albuquerque, New Mexico earlier this year, claiming the business discriminated against its client, a […]

Vermont city clears homeless encampment at center of lawsuit

Vermont's largest city has cleaned up the remnants of a homeless encampment that is at the center of a class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. A federal … Click to Continue »

ACLU study blasts Bakersfield police, Kern County Sheriff's Office for 'disturbing pattern' of force

The American Civil Liberties Union called for major reforms in the Bakersfield Police Department and the Kern County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, releasing a scathing report that detailed repeated allegations of excessive force and the misuse of police dogs to injure and intimidate suspects....

Taylor Swift's Attorney Rebuked Over Letter Demanding Article's Retraction

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

The lawyer accuses a small website of defaming Swift. The American Civil Liberties Union accuses Swift's team of legal overreach.

Washington Stomps On Civil Liberty

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, The insouciant American electorate is so inattentive that it routinely elects enemies of civil liberty to represent the public in Congress. Last Wednesday Rep. Adam Schiff (D, CA), Rep. Trey Gowdy ( R, SC), Sen. Show More Summary

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to punish ACLU lawyers who helped teen migrant get abortion

In a highly unusual move, the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Friday to discipline lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union because they helped a 17-year old migrant obtain an abortion two weeks ago. The move escalates a legal battle over abortion that arose when Trump administration...

US government releases 10-year-old detained Mexican girl with cerebral palsy after ACLU lawsuit

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. government released from custody a 10-year-old Mexican girl with cerebral palsy on Friday, the American Civil Liberties Union said, 10 days after the ambulance taking her to surgery in Texas was stopped at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint. Rosa Maria Hernandez has lived in the United States...

10-year-old immigrant with cerebral palsy released

The American Civil Liberties Union says the U.S. government has released to her family a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who was detained by border agents after surgery because she … Click to Continue »

Nevada accused of shoddy legal aid for rural defendants

The American Civil Liberties Union has accused Nevada of routinely violating the constitutional rights of criminal defendants in 11 rural counties by failing to provide them with adequate legal representation … Click to Continue »

Government says teen's lawyers misled them in abortion case

The Trump administration says lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union misled them in the case of a pregnant immigrant teen who sought and obtained an abortion following a lawsuit. … Click to Continue »

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