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Transgender employee, Dignity Health settle discrimination suit

A lawsuit by a transgender employee against Dignity Health hospital chain for denying insurance coverage for sex-reassignment surgery and other medical treatment has been settled for $25,000. The American Civil Liberties Union had represented...Show More Summary

African Union must act to stop South Sudan violence, says civil society

Civil society leaders from South Sudan travelled to Addis Ababa this week to meet with the new African Union chief and demand a more concerted effort to stop fighting in the world’s youngest nation. A specific high level summit on South...Show More Summary

‘We must protect free speech, even when hateful’: ACLU backs Ann Coulter’s cancelled Berkeley speech

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday announced its support for conservative firebrand Ann Coulter over her cancelled speech at University of California, Berkeley. “The heckler’s veto of Coulter’s Berkeley speech is a loss for the 1st Amendment,” ACLU National tweeted on Wednesday....

Unionized Scientists March in Protest of Attacks on Science and Jobs

Of all the attacks on our civil society, the attacks on evidence-based science pose perhaps the greatest existential threat. Decisions being made about climate science and environmental protection at this critical time will shape the future of our planet. Advances in research are produced by the twin pillars of dedicated scientists and an activated citizenry […]

Transgender Man Sues Catholic Hospital For Refusing to Perform Scheduled Hysterectomy: VIDEO

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a transgender man who was refused a hysterectomy by a California hospital. The lawsuit alleges that Dignity Health’s Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Sacramento discriminated...Show More Summary

ACLU sues LAPD over 'systemic violation' of public records law

The American Civil Liberties Union has joined with a journalist, a college professor and an activist to sue the Los Angeles Police Department over what they describe as a “systemic violation” of California’s public records law. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, accused the LAPD of failing to comply with...

Stop Trump Movement Gives Millions to ACLU, Planned Parenthood and Other Charities to Fight His White House

5 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Over the past four months, contributions to the American Civil Liberties Union have risen by 1,000 percent compared to the same period last year.

Movie: ‘Loving’

Richard Loving, a white labourer, married Mildred Jetta  in 1958, in contravention of the miscegenation laws current in Virginia which banned inter-racial marriages. The American Civil Liberties Union took their case to the Supreme Court of the United States, which … Continue reading ?

Nonfiction: How the Charleston Elite Brought on the American Civil War

Paul Starobin’s “Madness Rules the Hour” explains how secessionists in Charleston sought to dismantle the Union years before the Civil War.

Court throws out 21,000 drug cases, the largest dismissal of convictions in U.S. history

The highest court in Massachusetts has formally approved the dismissal of more than 21,000 drug convictions that were tainted by the misconduct of a former state drug lab chemist. The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts says the final order from the Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday...

Hell Hath No Fury Like Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning in the Trailer for Civil War Thriller The Beguiled

Colin Farrell’s safe haven isn’t so safe in the new trailer for Sofia Coppola’s luscious-looking Civil War thriller The Beguiled. Farrell plays a Union soldier who throws a Southern boarding school into chaos after he’s rescued by the women there, including the headmistress (Nicole Kidman), a teacher (Kirsten Dunst), and a student (Elle Fanning). Show More Summary

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ACLU plans rally against immigrant bill

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine says a Republican's immigration bill capitalizes on anti-immigrant fervor and amounts to racial profiling. Rep. Lawrence Lockman's bill would prohibit any government from … Click to Contin...

Unionized Scientists March in Protest of Attacks on Science and Jobs

Unionized Scientists March in Protest of Attacks on Science and Jobs IFPTE Local 20 Of all the attacks on our civil society, the attacks on evidence-based science pose perhaps the greatest existential threat. Decisions being made about...Show More Summary

Britain is filling out its Brexit planning departments with people with little work experience

The Foreign Commonwealth Office helps the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) and Department for International Trade (DIT) in formulating Brexit plans. There has been a hiring freeze on civil servants since 2010. The government...Show More Summary

The Trent Affair: When the United States and Great Britain Nearly Went to War

Warfare History Network History, North America When a Union warship stopped a British mail steamer during the Civil War, it touched off an international incident. In November 1861, word swept through London that an American warship,Show More Summary

The ACLU Is Writing the First Amendment in Arabic on Billboards as a Rebuke to Trump

A bold new out-of-home campaign for the American Civil Liberties Union in New York's Times Square and Washington, D.C., aims to remind viewers that the U.S. Constitution protects every individual's right to freedom of speech and religion--no matter what Donald Trump says. The First Amendment to that document reads, "Congress shall make no law respecting...

NORTH CAROLINA: Justice Department Drops Lawsuit Challenging HB2, Civil Rights Groups Condemn Move

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

Via press release from the ACLU: The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina, and Lambda Legal today condemned the decision by the Department of Justice to dismiss its lawsuit challenging House Bill 2, the discriminatory...Show More Summary

For the Record

Charter school study: In the April 11 California section, an article about a study of charter schools referred to a group that conducted earlier, related research with the American Civil Liberties Union as Public Counsel. It is Public Advocates. If you believe that we have made an error, or you...

Carville suggests renaming Parade Ground after Union general

Before his famous "March to the Sea," scorched earth warfare during the Civil War and outright refusal to run for president, William Tecumseh Sherman in 1860 became the first superintendent … Click to Continue »

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