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ACLU praises new Illinois limits on cellphone surveillance

(AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is praising a new Illinois law that limits how police can use devices that collect cellphone data and track phone locations. In a statement Friday after Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the legislation into law, the ACLU said the technology is "too powerful to remain unregulated."

David Cole Named National Legal Director Of ACLU

Press Release, ACLU Taps Constitutional Expert David Cole as National Legal Director: The American Civil Liberties Union has tapped David Cole, a leading constitutional law expert and litigator, to become its National Legal Director, leading its Supreme Court practice and overseeing the work of the organization’s nearly 300 lawyers, Executive...

Why Another Country in North Africa Risks Being Embroiled in Civil War

Over the weekend, Moroccan King Mohammed VI announced Rabat's intention to return to the African Union after a 32 year absence. Meanwhile, the armed struggle over Western Sahara threatens to be reignited. Vzglyad contributor Said Gafurov discusses the danger of yet another country in North Africa being embroiled in war.

“ACLU Sues Kansas Over Dual Voter Registration System”

Release: The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a lawsuit challenging Kansas’ dual voter registration system, charging it violates the Kansas Constitution and state law. The dual system prevents qualified Kansas voters from voting in state and local elections due … Continue reading ?

Cleveland Prepares For Mass Arrests During GOP Convention

The Cleveland Municipal Court is working with the city’s NAACP branch, the Ohio American Civil Liberties Union, the National Lawyers Guild and various other groups to develop an expedited process for the arrest and release of protesters...Show More Summary

ACLU pressures U.S. Congress to shut down body parts trafficking probe

A U.S. Congressional panel investigating the trafficking of aborted baby body parts is fending off a challenge from the American Civil Liberties Union to disband.

Corbyn and McCluskey, comrades in arms

Joff Wild on why Len McCluskey will never abandon Jeremy Corbyn One of the more striking aspects of Labour’s headlong plunge into seemingly permanent civil war and irrelevance is the role being played by the trade unions in the conflict; and, in particular, the unwavering and highly vocal support that Jeremy Corbyn has received from […]

Russia's Parliament Speaker Hopes for 'Civilized Divorce' Between UK, EU

Russian Parliament's Upper House Speaker Valentina Matvienko expressed hope Saturday that the new UK government will manage to reach a compromise on a "civilized divorce" with the European Union.

Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Sues Arizona to Stop State From Defunding It

Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union are fighting back against another state law that could take taxpayer dollars away from abortion businesses. On Thursday, the ACLU filed a lawsuit on behalf of Planned Parenthood challenging a new Arizona law that would allow the state to cut off Medicaid funding to abortion groups that […]

NYCLU's annual Broadway-themed benefit will note recent police shootings

Summer is off-season for city fundraising, as many patrons are away. But with headlines consumed by hate crime, police conduct and race relations, the New York Civil Liberties Union says its July 18... To view the full story, click the title link.

The ACLU has a roadmap for defeating President Donald Trump's signature initiatives

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In The Trump Memos, a new 27-page document published by the American Civil Liberties Union, the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization lays out its constitutional analysis of Trump's signature campaign promises, from mass deportations to a religious test for passing America's borders to torture to mass surveillance to abortion to "opening up libel laws." (more…)

La. ACLU Sues Baton Rouge City and Police Over Protests

The city of Baton Rouge, La., the Baton Rouge Police Department and other law-enforcement officials are facing a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana and other civil rights groups, accusing authorities of violating protesters’ rights to free speech and assembly during large protests over the past week, the Times-Picayune reports. “This […]

ACLU Expects Police to Follow Republican Convention Free Speech Rules

Cleveland police are expected to uphold revised regulations on space restrictions to ensure freedom of speech and assembly at the Republican National Convention next week, an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) official told Sputn...

Baton Rouge police are being sued over treatment of protesters

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana announced the lawsuit Wednesday.

Groups sue Baton Rouge police over treatment of Alton Sterling shooting protesters

A group of local organizations are suing the Baton Rouge police over their treatment of demonstrators protesting the shooting death of a 37-year-old black man. The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana announced the lawsuit Wednesday. The groups say that authorities used excessive force,...

US Civil Rights Group Sues Baton Rouge Police for Actions During Protest

A lawsuit has been filed against Baton Rouge Police Department for violating the rights of protestors, The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana said in a press release on Wednesday.

Civil Rights Group: Reforms to New York Police Department Insufficient

New York Civil Liberties Union Advocacy Director says reform bills considered by the City Council are not enough to increase accountability of the New York Police Department

'Discharged and Discarded': Washington Aids Deportation of Combat Veterans

A report titled "Discharged, Then Discarded,” released on Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of California documents 84 cases of foreign-born US military veterans being deported after fighting for their country.

At the Start of the Civil War, Few Union Army Surgeons Had Ever Treated A Gunshot Wound

In this three-page, handwritten document, Baltimorean P.J. Horwitz, who served as Surgeon General of the Navy for the Union during the Civil War, tries to get his fellow medical officers up to speed on the presentation and treatmentShow More Summary

Civil Servants to Rally Against Bailout Deal in Athens

The Greek Civil Servants' Union will hold a rally on Tuesday in Athens to protest against the government.

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