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ACLU, PETA Foundation Challenge School District’s Treatment of Teacher

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Foundation filed a lawsuit today on behalf of Smithville resident and teacher... The post ACLU, PETA Foundation Challenge School District’s Treatment of Teacher appeared first on PETA.

A Public School In Michigan Drops Requirement For New Superintendent To Have A Strong ‘Christian Philosophy’ After ACLU Intervention

A northern Michigan school district has removed the requirement that its next superintendent have “a strong Christian background and philosophy” after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) complained, ABC News is reporting. The requirement...Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Newark to feds: "Somebody has got to pay attention!" Braun: A delegation of some 25 political, union, civil rights, and religious leaders is scheduled to meet today with "senior officials" of the US education department in an effort to force federal intervention in the state-operated Newark school district. Show More Summary

Michigan School District Drops Requirement That Next Chief Must Be Christian

McBAIN, Mich. (AP) – A northern Michigan public school district says it’s no longer asking that its next superintendent be a Christian after getting a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU wrote Tuesday to the McBain Rural Agricultural School, challenging the religious criteria included in its job posting for a new superintendent. [...]

US State Must Reject Voter ID Law to Protect Constitutional Rights - ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union stated that the US state of Maine must reject a proposed voter identification law in order to uphold Constitutional voting rights.

Coalition Trying to Stop Obama's Sweeping War Powers

The American Civil Liberties Union and the National Security Network are part of a coalition asking Congress to take a good hard look at President Obama’s newest war authorization request.

Dual road trips -- then and now -- to "Appomattox'

“Union” and “civil war” prove increasingly double-edged terms along “The Road to Appomattox,” Catherine Bush’s 2010 play making its West Coast premiere at Burbank’s Colony Theatre.

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Newark Students talk about What Brought Them to Civil Disobedience

Why did students occupy Newark Public Schools HQ for four days last week? New Jersey, these are your young people, the leaders of Newark Student Union. They are dealing with the knife edge of issues that could easily make it to your own local schools, if they haven't already. Show More Summary

ACLU Calls For Federal Probe Into Mexican Farmworker's Slaying

SEATTLE, Feb 24 (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union urged the Justice Department on Tuesday to launch an investigation into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Mexican farmworker in Washington state, saying a local police...Show More Summary

More on Robert H. G. Minty and the missing Confederate gold nonsense

Rand Bitter forwarded a link today to update the nonsensical theory that Col. Robert H. G. Minty, probably the best Union cavalry brigade commander of the Civil War, stole the Confederate treasury’s gold from Jefferson Davis and that...Show More Summary

In Los Angeles, Small Theatres Are Quietly And Not So Quietly Freaking Out About Equity’s Minimum Wage Proposal

“By the time the meeting broke up it looked as if a civil war were at hand and that, in an extreme rarity for the U.S. labor movement, a substantial force within a union was mobilizing against a pay hike.”

Court Blocks White House 'No-Release' Detention Policy

last weekNews : The Two-Way

The American Civil Liberties Union had challenged the policy of detaining mothers and children seeking asylum in the U.S.

Newark Student Civil Disobedience: An Important Moment

Hector Maldonado, Treasurer of the Newark Students Union, gave a superb 2-minute speech at the press conference after the occupation ended: "We fought for our rights... the fight is not over... Cami Anderson, you need to show you can be accountable for your actions. Show More Summary

Newark Student Union claims victory, now will shift focus to Chris Christie

Cami Anderson waited out 65 hours during a civil disobedience action by the leadership of Newark Student Union. During that time she avoided her office as calls for her to show up and address student concerns came via social media from...Show More Summary

Open Letter to @CoryBooker: You can be part of the #OccupyNPS solution

The civil disobedience being led by the leadership of Newark Student Union is in its 66th hour. High school students have vowed not to leave Superintendent Cami Anderson's office at Newark Public Schools until she agrees to speak with them. Show More Summary

Heartbreaking drawings from a prison inmate show what living in solitary confinement is like

For 10 years, Alex has lived in a 60 square-foot cell 22 hours a day. He's just one of 6,564 Texas prisoners in solitary confinement. In letters obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Alex sketched heartbreaking depictions of his life within four bare, concrete walls. Show More Summary

CHILE: Government To Formally End Its Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Just last month the Chilean Congress issued its final approval for civil unions. And yesterday the government reached an agreement to formally drop its opposition to a pending same-sex marriage lawsuit. Michael Lavers reports at theShow More Summary

David Axelrod: Obama Was For Gay Marriage In 2008

Axelrod writes that he knew Obama was in favor of same-sex marriages during the first presidential campaign, even Obama publicly said he only supported civil unions, not full marriages.

ACLU sues Border Patrol for records on 'roving patrols'

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Border Patrol for records on the agency's practice of "roving patrols". The lawsuit stems from an unanswered July 2014 request submitted under the Freedom of Information Act to the department and U.S. Show More Summary

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