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ACLU Comes Out Against CISA, The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) has issued a new warning to Americans about a law to open up the gates for government overreach and secrecy. In a post entitled, “Beware the Dangers of Congress’ Latest Cybersecurity Bill,” the ACLU’s Sandra Fulton warns that the bill “poses serious threats to our privacy, gives the government

Illegal Immigrant Lawsuits Over ‘Improper Treatment’ At Holding Facilities Anticipated

Illegal immigrant lawsuits which could allegedly clog the United States court system for years is being predicted by Judicial Watch and immigration advocacy groups. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has already sued the federal government to make sure that all of the 57,000 plus illegal immigrant children who surrendered to Border Patrol agents in

Illegals Sue Obama Admin for Lawyers

This week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), immigrants rights groups, and a prominent law firm sued the United States government in a class-action lawsuit demanding legal representation for illegal immigrant children in deportation hearings. Show More Summary

US Citizens Sue Government Over ‘Suspicious Activity’ Program Which Keeps Files on Innocent People

he American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit on behalf of five United States citizens challenging a domestic surveillance program, which involves the collection of “suspicious activity reports” on individuals. The federal government...Show More Summary

New Municipal ID Card Data Could Be Exploited By Police, NYCLU Warns

The New York Civil Liberties Union [NYCLU] has come out in opposition to Mayor de Blasio's new municipal ID cards. A hearing was held yesterday, but the NYCLU did not testify. Sources tell NY1 "the administration was unhappy with their planned remarks." An NYCLU spokesperson would not comment on the group's absence from the hearing. [ more › ]

The mother of marijuana legalization: Pot comes 'out of the shadows'

Alison Holcomb, criminal justice director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington state, is known in these parts as the mother of marijuana legalization. She drafted Initiative 502, which voters passed overwhelmingly in 2012; the measure struck down prohibitions on recreational pot...

The Lessons of Hobby Lobby

Given that we now know how broadly exemptions will be construed by Republican judges, this makes sense: The American Civil Liberties Union, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, Lambda Legal,  the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and the Transgender Law Center this afternoon announced their withdrawal of support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), because […]

As ACLU, GLAD, Lambda Legal, NCLR, and Transgender Law Center Pull Support for ENDA, HRC Holds On

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Following this morning's statement that the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) dropped their support for ENDA, four more major LGBT rights organizations have followed suit. Via the ACLU: The American Civil Liberties Union today announced that it is...

DOJ Lawsuit Against NC Voter ID Law to See Trial in 2015

The Associated Press is reporting that lawsuits brought by the Department of Justice, the NAACP, the League of Women Voters, and the American Civil Liberties Union against a North Carolina voter ID law will go to trial in 2015. The anti-voter...Show More Summary

Mass. Law Enforcement Corporations Not At All What Privatizing Police Would Be Like

last weekNews : Reason

The Washington Post's Radley Balko (formerly of Reason) highlights a disturbing detail from the police militarization report recently released by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). What happened when the ACLU made public records...Show More Summary

Big Labor opposes Uber, Lyft — except when it can get drivers to unionize

By Matthew Hurtt, United Liberty “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em,” goes the old saying, and Big Labor may be taking that advice to heart.

ACLU Files Lawsuit Challenging Missouri's Ban on Gay Marriage

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union are challenging Missouri's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage after two couples were denied marriage licenses in Kansas City. The lawsuit argues that Missouri violates the equal protection and due processes clauses of the...

We, the People

We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Show More Summary

We, the People

We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Show More Summary

Massachusetts SWAT Teams Claim They’re Private Corporations

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

Requests by the American Civil Liberties Union for open records on Massachusetts SWAT teams begat refusals to comply based on the premise that they are private corporations rather than government agencies. At The Washington Post, Radley...Show More Summary

Massachusetts SWAT Teams Claims They’re Private Corporations, Immune From Open Records Laws

Radley Balko: As part of the American Civil Liberties Union’s recent report on police militarization, the Massachusetts chapter of the organization sent open records requests to SWAT teams across that state. It received an interesting response. As it turns out, a number of SWAT teams in the Bay State are operated by what are called […]

ACLU: 62 Percent of SWAT Team Raids Were Searches For Drugs

2 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

The American Civil Liberties Union has released a report looking at police militarization and the use of SWAT raids. The study looked at 800 deployments of SWAT teams among 20 local, state and federal police agencies in 2011-2012 and found some interesting (though not necessarily surprising) statistics. The study found that 62 percent of SWAT […]

These Are the Americans on the No-Fly List Who Argued in Court Their Rights Had Been Violated and Won

Thirteen United States citizens represented by the American Civil Liberties Union sued the US government after they were prevented from flying over US airspace after January 1, 2009. They believed that they were on the No-Fly List because airline representatives, FBI agents and other government officials had informed them of this fact. Show More Summary

The Most Absurd Part of the No-Fly List Has Been Declared Unconstitutional by a Judge

Photo of Denver airport security checkpoint by Flickr user dan paluska On Tuesday afternoon, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced a rare victory in the ongoing legal fight against the authoritarian excesses of the warShow More Summary

Report Points To 'Dangerous Militarization' Of U.S. Law Enforcement

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

The American Civil Liberties Union studied 800 deployments of SWAT teams in 20 locales across the country and found most were for drug searches.

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