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ITALY: Civil Unions Bill Advances

7 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

By a vote of 14-8 Italy's Senate Judiciary Committee today advanced a civil unions bill that would also allow gay couples to adopt each others' children and visit each other in the hospital. Outside adoptions by same-sex couples would remain banned. Show 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.

Illinois Gov’t Workers Sue to End Mandatory Union Dues

This lawsuit was filed on the heels of Illinois GOP Governor Bruce Rauner’s lawsuit to end mandatory union dues for civil servants i.e. public employees, in order to bolster Rauner’s case and possibly deter Rauner from settling out of court.

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 days 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 […]

Judge makes decision on secret testimony in Garner case

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New York Civil Liberties Union among agencies seeking release of evidence heard by grand jury in police chokehold death

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.

Kansas GOP lawmakers pursue bills to narrow public workers’ bargaining, change civil service

By John Hanna, Daily Journal Republican legislators in Kansas were moving ahead Wednesday with bills to shrink the state's civil service and restrict public employee unions, saying the measures would modernize government and make it operate more like private industry.

March Pieces Of My Mind #1

Oh fuck. I just installed the operating system update/trojan that makes this particular Samsung smartphone model slow. I wonder how classical liberalism views labour unions. On the one hand, the right to form one is clearly a civil liberty. On the other hand, it can be seen as what Smith called a “conspiracy of businessmen”,…

150 Years Later, Democrats Are Still Fighting Efforts to End Slavery

The Democratic Party is the Party of Slavery. They are the party that decided to secede from the Union. They are the party that started a Civil War over the right to treat people as property. They are the party that, once their side lost the war, set up structures to keep American citizens from exercising their civil rights. Show More Summary

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 weekGenres / 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 »

PERU: Thousands Rally For Civil Unions

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Thousands of Peruvians rallied in Lima's Plaza San Martin on Saturday following last week's rejection of a civil unions bill by the national legislature.(

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