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Snowden’s Lawyer: ‘I Don't Hesitate to Say He's a Hero’

Crowds gathered Thursday at the University of the District of Columbia law school for a lecture given by Ben Wizner, director of the the American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project. Wizner also represents NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden.

New York School District Sued for Denying Education to Refugees

The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a federal class action lawsuit saying that public schools in Utica, New York have been violating state law by denying refugees the opportunity to earn a high school diploma.

ACLU Lawsuit Wants Catholic Charities To Provide Abortions To Illegal Immigrant Children

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government in what some see as an effort to force religious groups to provide abortions to illegal immigrants. The ACLU reportedly wants unaccompanied illegal immigrant children in the care of Catholic charities to have access to abortions and birth control. Show More Summary

Emotional Pop Culture Supercut Of Road To Marriage Equality Includes 'Golden Girls' And 'Glee': VIDEO

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The American Civil Liberties Union has posted a video tracking pop culture's journey towards same-sex marriage

If the State of the Union Address Were Written the Night Before by a High-School Sophomore

George Washington once wisely said, “Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.” As you might know, Mr. Washington (1732-1799) was the first President of this great nation of ours, the United States of America (or “the U.S.A.,” as it is sometimes called). Show More Summary

ACLU, PETA Foundation Settle Lawsuit Against School District’s Treatment of Teacher

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Foundation have settled a lawsuit on behalf of teacher Keith Allison against... The post ACLU, PETA Foundation Settle Lawsuit Against School District’s Treatment of Teacher appeared first on PETA.

Concerns surface over Homeland Security's license-plate reader proposal [w/video]

A Homeland Security plan to use a national database of license-plate reader data for investigative purposes is drawing criticism from the American Civil Liberties Union, which says the proposal doesn't do enough to protect the privacy of law-abiding Americans. Show More Summary

ACLU Sues to Force Catholic Bishops to Push Abortions on Children of Illegal Immigrants

The pro-abortion American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the Obama administration for documents it says will show that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is restricting access to abortions for unaccompanied immigrant children. Show More Summary

A Tale of Two Cakes: The Real Truth About Colorado's Cake Wars

Colorado has been ground zero for the "cake wars," a seemingly trivial conflict with some serious principles at stake. Since the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) defends religious liberty, freedom of speech, marriage equality and...Show More Summary

US Sheriff’s Office Abuses Stingray Cellphone Spy Technology - Rights Group

The American Civil Liberties Union said that the Erie County Sheriff’s Office in the US state of New York used invasive cellphone tracking devices called Stingrays to spy on local residents without a search warrant.

NYCLU-Obtained Documents Reveal Secrecy, Lack of Court Oversight in Use of Invasive Stingray Technology

Last June, the New York Civil Liberties Union asked the Erie County Sheriff's Office to release information to the public about how it uses stingrays, which are used to track and record New Yorkers’ locations via their cell phones, and can collect information on all cell phones in a given area as well as track and locate particular phones. Show More Summary

TSA reaches agreement on pat-down searches of black women's hair

3 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

The American Civil Liberties Union said it has reached an agreement with the Transportation Security Administration to ensure that black women are not singled out for pat-down searches of their hair.

Anonymous complaints filed against Racial Justice Act attorneys

4 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

When saving a human life gets you into trouble with the Bar: Gretchen Engel, director of the Durham-based Center for Death Penalty Litigation, and Cassandra Stubbs, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union Capital PunishmentShow 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.

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

last monthNews : 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

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