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America's biggest civil rights group has a huge problem with Hollywood right now

Abysmal new diversity statistics for the TV industry highlight a big problem that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has with the TV and movie industry. The American Civil Liberties Union requested in May that federal and state...Show More Summary

ACLU v. Nevada Children

The American Civil Liberties Union announced today that it is filing a legal challenge against Nevada’s new education savings account program. The ACLU argues that using the ESA funds at religious institutions would violate the state’s historically...Show More Summary

Alabama Is About To Make It Much Harder To Get A Voter ID

"They want to disenfranchise the most people possible," said Susan Watson with the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama. The post Alabama Is About To Make It Much Harder To Get A Voter ID appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Can Unhappy Amazon Employees Sue For Damages? ACLU Says ‘Contact Us’

The American Civil Liberties Union took out a full-page ad in Friday’s Seattle Times, inviting mistreated Amazon employees to contact the ACLU to tell their story. In the ad, the ACLU hinted that it may file at least one lawsuit against Amazon. Show More Summary

ACLU again accuses Laguna Beach of targeting the homeless

A lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California accuses Laguna Beach of trying to push homeless people, particularly those with disabilities, out of the city.

Chelsea Manning’s Conviction Could Harm Her Chances of Parole - ACLU

Punishing whistleblower Chelsea Manning for possessing prohibited items such as toothpaste and reading materials could affect her chances of parole and clemency, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawyer representing Manning said in a statement on Wednesday.

Chicago Police Department Agrees To Reform Stop-And-Frisk Procedures In Settlement With ACLU

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

The Chicago Police Department announced Friday that it has reached a major settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union, under which it will submit to an independent evaluation of its controversial stop-and-frisk procedure. The...Show More Summary

Chicago Police Will Allow Independent Stop-And-Frisk Evaluations

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Police Department will allow independent evaluations of its stop-and-frisk procedures that critics say target blacks under an agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union announced Friday, as police across the United States face scrutiny about how they treat minorities. Show More Summary

ACLU Sues Boston Police Department

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) watchdog organization together with Wilmerhale law firm filed a public-records lawsuit Thursday against the US Boston Police Department (BPD) for withholding records relating to the issue of race and law enforcement, the ACLU stated on its website.

NC Megachurch Pastor: I'd Rather Live in a 'Pro-Choice United States' Than a 'Pro-Life Soviet Union'

Emphasizing the importance of liberty to American Christians, a North Carolina megachurch pastor noted he would rather live in a "pro-choice United States" than a "pro-life Soviet Union."

Government Surveillance of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement Shamelessly Violates the First Amendment

3 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

Rena Schild / The ACLU’s staff attorney Nusrat Choudhury explains why the government tracking of activists involved in the Black Lives Matter movement is simply “not okay.” From American Civil Liberties Union: According...Show More Summary

Lawsuit Filed After Viral Video Shows Kentucky Deputy Cuffing Up 8 Year-Old [Video]

Are you happy the little dude isn’t black? The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against a Kenton County sheriff’s deputy over the shackling of two children at a school. The ACLU said that Deputy Kevin Sumner handcu...

Police drop charges against 2 journalists arrested in Ferguson

4 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri On Monday, the ACLU of Missouri announced that journalists Trey Yingst and Bilgin ?a?maz will not face charges by St. Louis County Police. Both were arrested while reporting from Ferguson, Missouri. Show More Summary

Have A Hot Technology Start-up Today? Thank Comrade Gorbachev -- And Liberty

It has now been 25 years since Mikhail Gorbachev, with his Soviet Union crumbling, decided to open the emigration gates and allow 1.6 million Jews to leave for Israel, Germany and the United States. This may be one of the most stunning and ironic immigration stories of the last 50 years. [...]

Going after churches' tax-exempt status

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

To the editor: The Times says the First Amendment Defense Act isn't necessary because there is no chance that churches will lose their tax exemption. It cites the American Civil Liberties Union as noting that since 1983, the Internal Revenue Service has made no such move against religious schools....

Secrecy of Feds' Prosecution Playbook Challenged in D.C. Circuit

Law professors, the American Civil Liberties Union and other advocacy groups this week urged a federal appeals court in Washington to force the U.S. Department of Justice to publicly disclose a manual created for prosecutors amid fallout from the botched case against the late Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.       

Obama Can Do Much More To Reform Prison System, ACLU Says

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

President Barack Obama freed dozens of nonviolent federal prisoners this week, but the American Civil Liberties Union says he can and should do much more to reduce the country's bloated prison population. "President Obama deserves congratulations...Show More Summary

ACLU Sues to Prevent Alabama From Closing Abortion Clinic in Tuscaloosa

In Alabama, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Alabama are filing a federal lawsuit over HB 57, which requires abortionists to obtain hospital admitting privileges at a local hospital. The pro-life bill passed in 2013 but the ACLU is upset because it could close down the last remaining abortion facility in Tuscaloosa, […]

“There has to be a change in policing”: The unfinished business of criminal justice reform

Reformers are winning but much remains unfinished, New York Civil Liberties Union's Donna Lieberman tells Salon

ACLU Sues NSA For Illegal Bulk Data Spying Program, Even as it’s Phased Out

As the US National Security Agency begins to wind down its domestic spying program, the American Civil Liberties Union, skeptical of reform, has filed suit to halt the Agency’s surveillance practices immediately.

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