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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 […]

Judge: Detention center must rework asylum-seekers' parole

A federal judge has ruled that a detention center in New York state must reform how it decides parole for asylum. Civil liberties lawyers had sued on behalf of more … Click to Continue »

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 »

AI Experts Say US' Predictive 'Extreme Vetting' Of Immigrants Is 'Tailor-Made For Discrimination'

An alliance of more than 50 civil liberties groups and more than 50 individual AI experts sent dual letters to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today, calling for the end of a plan to screen immigrants with predictive "extreme vetting" software. Show More Summary

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 »

The Paris Attacks, 2 Years Later: Quiet Remembrance and Lasting Impact

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The terrorist spree took 130 lives in a trauma that reshaped the balance between security and civil liberties in France.

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....

Now Is A Great Time To Go To Law School: Your Nation Needs You op-ed: Why Go to Law School?, by Paula Franzese (Seton Hall): This is an important moment for lawyers and law students. In the midst of rollbacks to civil liberties, lawyers are uniquely trained to safeguard and champion the promise of equal access to justice. We are equipped with a...

Ron Paul: We Are Reaching A Point Of No Return

Authored by Adam Taggart via, Dr. Ron Paul has long been a leading voice for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, sound money, civil liberty, and non-interventionist foreign policies. Dr. Paul served as the US Representative for Texas’s 27 th Congressional District from 1976 to 1985. Show More Summary

Taylor Swift gets pushback from ACLU after she threatens to sue blogger

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After the pop star asks a blogger to retract a post about white supremacists embracing her, the civil liberties group pushes back.        

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.

Cop Loses Immunity After Shooting, Headstomping Gravely-Injured Suspect

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Court decisions stripping officers of immunity for civil liberties violations are still mostly an anomaly. But we'll take what we can get. This immunity-stripping decision by the Ninth Circuit Appeals Court appears to have been aided...Show More Summary

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

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