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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

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 weeks 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.

Brexit Could Erode Fundamental EU Liberties - Luxembourg Ambassador

A British exit from the European Union (EU), or Brexit, could alter the Union’s basic principles and re-impose restrictions on the free movement of people, Luxembourg Ambassador to the United States Jean-Louis Wolzfeld told Sputnik.

ACLU Issues Final Warning to Arizona County Attorney Office Violating Same-Sex Marriage Law

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has written to Maricopa County, Arizona Attorney Bill Montgomery asking why certain adoption benefits are being withheld from same-sex married couples, reports the Phoenix New Times. Montgomery had already re… The post ACLU Issues Final Warning to Arizona County Attorney Office Violating Same-Sex Marriage Law appeared first on Towleroad.

Bobby Jindal on the ACLU Defending Abortion: “Their Hypocrisy is Absolutely Stunning”

According to Breitbart News, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is acting hypocritically in regards to their decision to stop defending civil liberties. Jindal said, “Their hypocrisy is absolutely stunning. Show More Summary

ACLU to Anti-gay County Clerk in Nebraska: Don’t Even Think About Refusing to Issue Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Nebraska has written to Sioux County clerk Michelle Zimmerman asking if she intends to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, reports KETV. Zimmerman had previously indicated that she...Show More Summary

New York’s Mass Grave Opens to Family Visitors

Families of individuals buried on New York City’s Hart Island will be able to visit their gravesites later this month as part of a settlement reached with the authorities, the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) said in a stateme...

New Docs Reveal US SWAT Teams Mostly Respond to Low-Risk Situations

Documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts reveal that SWAT teams are most often used in low-risk situations that do not call for such heavy-handed tactics. The disclosures promise to fan the flames of civil rights activists already outraged by the over-militarization of law enforcement in the United States.

ACLU Loses Lawsuit in Attempt to Force Catholic Hospital to Do Abortions

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is certainly no stranger to clashing with the Catholic Church over its pro-life position.  This is especially the case when it comes to Catholic hospitals refusing to perform abortions. A lawsuit from 2013 over such an incident has now been thrown out by a federal judge in Michigan. A […]

Kentucky Clerk Sued For Not Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

A Kentucky clerk is being sued after she refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow same-sex couples legally marry. The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky filed a lawsuitShow More Summary

Same-sex Kentucky couples sue clerk for refusing to issue marriage licenses

last monthNews : The Raw Story

The American Civil Liberties Union said Thursday that four couples are suing Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk, for refusing to issue them marriage licenses, The Associated Press reports. Two of the couples are of the same sex. The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of all four couples. The Supreme...

KENTUCKY: ACLU Sues County Clerk For Refusing To Issue Marriage Licenses

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via press release: The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky today filed a lawsuit on behalf of four Rowan County couples, two same-gender couples and two opposite-gender couples, denied marriage licenses by County Clerk Kim Davis. Show More Summary

'We Won This Round': Satanic Temple Claims Victory After Oklahoma 10 Commandments Ruling

last monthNews : Vice News

The American Civil Liberties Union is pleased and the Satanic Temple is claiming victory after the decision the Oklahoma Supreme Court made Tuesday that a 6-foot statue of the 10 Commandments must be removed from the capitol grounds....Show More Summary

ACLU Sues Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal Over Unconstitutional ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Louisiana yesterday announced plans to challenge Governor Bobby Jindal‘s “Marriage and Conscience Order” legislation. The ACLU – along with Forum for Equality Foundation and six individua… The post ACLU Sues Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal Over Unconstitutional ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill appeared first on Towleroad.

ACLU: RFRAs are great except when they protect Christians

The American Civil Liberties Union no longer believes in civil liberties for all. It now believes in civil liberties for...

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