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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...

Black Americans Won't Stop Being Poorer Unless Banks Stop Discriminating

lack Americans have always been at greater risk during housing market declines, and home equity comprises more of their overall wealth. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) issued a report this month that reveals stark disparities...Show More Summary

Transgender students face harassment in NY schools: report

6 days agoNews : NY Daily News

A scathing New York Civil Liberties Union report published Wednesday revealed harassment of transgender students in classrooms statewide.

REPORT: Civil Rights Group Accuses N.Y. Schools of Illegal Treatment of Trans Students

The New York Civil Liberties Union says its new report exposes illegal treatment of transgender and gender-nonconforming students throughout the state. read more

ACLU: Black Homeowners Unjustly Preyed Upon by Banks Before Great Recession

last weekNews : Truthdig

Jeff Turner / (CC BY 2.0) Banks knowingly took advantage of black homeowners in issuing sub-prime mortgages before the Great Recession, a report by the American Civil Liberties Union finds. The notorious loans are widely acknowledged...Show More Summary

ACLU Gives Abortionists Medals for “Promoting Human Rights”

(LiveActionNews) — The American Civil Liberties Union has awarded three Alabama abortion clinic owners, as well as National Abortion Federation president Vicki Saporta, with the Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty for their commitment to abortion, Alabama Media Group reports. The Baldwin Medal is the ACLU’s highest honor, named after its primary founder and reserved […]

ACLU sues Idaho for ‘repeated failures’ in its public defender system

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The American Civil Liberties Union sued Idaho on Wednesday for “enormous and repeated failures” in its public defense system, saying that indigent defendants have been forced to go before judges for bail hearings and even to enter guilty pleas and be sentenced without a lawyer present....

Civil Rights Advocates Try to Force City to Release Eric Garner Grand Jury Records

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Civil rights advocates will be in court Tuesday to argue once again for the release of grand jury records in the chokehold death of Eric Garner during a struggle with police. The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and other advocates...Show More Summary

Documents Raise Concerns About Extent of CIA Spying Inside the United States

The American Civil Liberties Union published a batch of documents obtained from the CIA on how it complies with and understands Executive Order 12333, an executive order issued by President Ronald Reagan which mandates the powers and responsibilities of US intelligence agencies. The documents strongly suggest that the agency engages in an extensive amount of...

Florida: ACLU Challenges New Pro-Life Law Requiring 24-Hour Abortion Waiting Period

It took about nine seconds (what else is new?) for the American Civil Liberties Union Thursday to sue the state of Florida after Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill establishing a 24-hour waiting period. HB 633 goes into effect July 1. Thirty-one states have waiting periods including 18 hours (in one state), 24 hours (23 […]

Transgender student files lawsuit against schools over bathrooms

A 16-year-old transgender student has filed a federal lawsuit against a Virginia school board, calling its policy on school restrooms discriminatory.The lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Gavin Grimm, contends...Show More Summary

ACLU lawyer on Nazis and getting tased in the line of duty

The California section's Bob Sipchen cornered American Civil Liberties Union attorney Peter Bibring at Justice Urban Tavern, a block from the Los Angeles Police Department's headquarters/dog park. Appropriately, a man on the sidewalk waved a placard and ranted about something. If body cameras had...

Deep secrets of racial profiling (6)

(Scott Johnson) In Minnesota we caught the wave of the assault on law enforcement in the name of racial disparities courtesy of the Minnesota Supreme Court. The Minnesota Civil Liberties Union and other organizations have since picked...Show More Summary

Argentine president met Edward Snowden in Moscow: lawyer

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez held talks with U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden during a visit to Russia in April, Anthony Romero, director of the American Civil Liberties Union and one of Snowden's lawyers said on Thursday.

Doctors Sue Arizona Over Abortion Law That 'Forces Doctors To Lie To Patients'

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

A new Arizona law would unconstitutionally force doctors to lie to their patients about the reversibility of medical abortions, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of...Show More Summary

Madison Officer Who Shot Tony Robinson Cleared Of Wrongdoing, Will Return To Active Duty

"The recurring violence carried out by the Madison Police Department will continue," warned the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin. The post Madison Officer Who Shot Tony Robinson Cleared Of Wrongdoing, Will Return To Active Duty appeared first on ThinkProgress.

ACLU seeks to reopen suit over squalid, cramped conditions at Baltimore jail

4 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a motion to reopen a lawsuit calling for major reforms to Baltimore's city jail, citing reports from defendants who allege they struggled to receive HIV medication and were stuffed into crowded, vermin-ridden cells.

ACLU: Minneapolis Police Are Racist, Should Do Less Policing

(John Hinderaker) The Minneapolis Star Tribune cites a report by the American Civil Liberties Union on race and law enforcement in Minneapolis: People of color are more likely to be arrested for low-level crimes in Minneapolis compared...Show More Summary

Video: Calif. Police Slam Pregnant Woman to Ground Belly First for Refusing to Show ID

Officials in Barstow, Calif. are maintaining that a pregnant woman involved in a January altercation “actively resisted arrest,” in the wake of the American civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California releasing body cam footage of the incident, the Desert Dispatch reports.

Why Organized Labor Should Give Bernie Sanders Strong Primary Election Support

When I first met Brooklyn-born Bernie Sanders, he was a pretty marginal figure in his adopted state of Vermont. It was 1976 and he was running, unsuccessfully and for the fourth time, as a candidate of the Liberty Union Party (LUP). Never heard of it? Well that's understandable because only Vermonters are still afflicted with its enduring flakiness. Show More Summary

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