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US police spied on Muslims, African Americans: ACLU

Police in Boston unjustly spied on Muslims and African Americans online for years, American Civil Liberties Union says.

Report: Social media surveillance unfairly targeted Muslims

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The American Civil Liberties Union says a social media monitoring program used by the Boston police department appears to have had little benefit to public safety while unfairly focusing on groups such as Muslims.

Pretending to Care About Civil Liberties

Excellent post by Marcy Wheeler about Devin Nunes and Paul Ryan pretending to give a shit about civil liberties as a pretext for exempting Trump from scrutiny: A mere three weeks ago, Nunes and Ryan were happy to have Americans surveilled with no evidence whatsoever of wrongdoing. Back then, Ryan backed suspicionless, warrantless searches of […]

Federal judge temporary halts deportation of Indonesian Christians

A New Jersey federal judge temporary halted deportation proceedings against undocumented Indonesian Christians seeking legal status in the United States. Friday’s order came after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit following aggressive roundups of Indonesian Christians in New Jersey. Show More Summary

"'Release The Memo' Is A Political Stunt, But I Want It Out Anyway..."

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Before I get started, I want to put my cards on the table. I don’t trust Republicans like Devin Nunes for a moment. He doesn’t care about the civil liberties of Americans, and it’s become clear to me the whole “release the memo” thing is largely a political stunt. Show More Summary

"That the FBI has grave concerns should give one pause but should not be dispositive. The important thing is we want the Congress to be able to challenge executive branch determinations that things not be made public."

Said Morton Halperin, who — as the Washington director of the American Civil Liberties Union — helped draft Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). He's quoted in "Nunes memo centers on a 40-year-old law written to prevent surveillance abuses" (WaPo). Show More Summary

ACLU Backs Lyft’s Plan to Avoid Background Checks – Flawed & Unreliable

"We've taken a stand against reliance on fingerprint-based checks that have repeatedly proven to be biased and inaccurate." ~ American Civil Liberties Union This post ACLU Backs Lyft’s Plan to Avoid Background Checks – Flawed & Unreliable appeared first on

ACLU sues Bakersfield police over traffic stop and arrest of black passenger

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Bakersfield Police Department, claiming its officers unlawfully jailed a black man after they stopped the car he was riding in because the vehicle had an air freshener dangling from its rear view mirror. The March 17 arrest of Robert Mitchell occurred...

Most of ACLU's lawsuit against Nebraska prisons advances

A federal judge has dismissed portions of a lawsuit that says Nebraska's overcrowded prisons give inadequate health care, overuse solitary confinement and discriminate against disabled inmates. The American Civil Liberties … Click to Continue »

ACLU sues over Albuquerque panhandling ordinance

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico has filed a lawsuit over an Albuquerque panhandling ordinance that went into effect last month. The ordinance passed by the Albuquerque City … Click to Continue »

ACLU: Bible study in Kentucky schools unconstitutional

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Some bible literacy classes being taught in Kentucky public schools may be unconstitutional, the American Civil Liberties Union has warned. WSAZ news reported that the Kentucky chapter of the ACLU wrote a letter to the state’s department of education expressing “serious concern” over courses that...

Trump administration denies abortion for another young undocumented immigrant

The Trump administration recently denied a fourth young undocumented immigrant the right to an abortion, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said on Thursday. The 17-year-old girl — referred to as “Jane Moe” in court papers — is believed to be in the second trimester of her pregnancy. She has access to private funds to […]

Drug arrests at border checkpoints challenged in court

The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a judge to suppress evidence against 18 people charged with drug possession after being stopped and searched by customs and border protection agents … Click to Continue »

Judge Slams Parental Notification Law, Claims Teen Girls Have a “Constitutional Right to Abortion”

A 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge criticized Indiana on Friday for trying to help ensure that parents are aware when their minor daughter has an abortion. Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union are challenging the state law, which requires abortion facilities to obtain proof of consent from a parent or legal guardian […]

Morning Bits

Keep them tied up in knots, we hope, in 2018. “Eight lawsuits sit in federal court opposing the [voter integrity] commission from plaintiffs including one of the commission’s own members and groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. ‘I’m not aware of any presidential commission that […]

ACLU says Kansas school boards' rules violate speech rights

Local school boards in Kansas are violating people's free speech rights with policies that restrict public comments, the American Civil Liberties Union's state chapter argues as it pushes a Kansas … Click to Continue »

The Forgotten Origins of the Constitution on Campus

This article appears in the Winter 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.  R ecent conflicts on campus have featured as antagonists proponents of racial justice versus proponents of civil liberties. Many in both camps identify as liberals. Show More Summary

Pentagon must give ACLU access to American detained in Iraq: judge

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to give the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) access to an American suspected of fighting for Islamic State and held in secret U.S. military detention in Iraq for more than three months. In a ruling issued late on Saturday, U.S. District...

Judge partially lifts Trump administration ban on refugees

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Jewish Family Service argued the ban causes irreparable harm.        

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