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Being A Minority Teenager In New York: A High School Offered A Class Just On Dealing With The Police

A New York City high school last week invited the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) in to talk to their students about how to properly, and safely, assert their rights while dealing with the police, the New York Post is reporting. Show More Summary

Federal judge strikes down Montana’s ban on same-sex marriages

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A federal judge struck down a Montana ban on gay marriage on Wednesday, saying that it violates the U.S. Constitution, the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana said. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris overturned an amendment to the state’s constitution prohibiting same-sex marriages in...

Elizabeth Nolan Brown on the Bipartisan Appeal of Criminal Justice Reform

last weekNews : Reason

Yesterday afternoon, representatives from Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), the Charles Koch Institute, and the American Civil Liberties Union gathered before a packed audience to discuss "the future of bipartisan sentencing...Show More Summary

Nebraska ACLU Plans to Challenge Marriage Ban

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Next Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska plans to file a lawsuit challenging the state's gay marriage ban. Omaha.com reports that in a recent email sent to "same-sex marriage supporters," Executive Director Danielle Conrad announced the suit, and...

Free Markets 25 Years After the Berlin Wall

The fall of the Berlin Wall marked the start of the march toward freer markets in the former Soviet Union and socialist countries in Eastern Europe. The march towards liberty has not been without its detours and the regulatory threat from bureaucrats in Brussels looms large. Show More Summary

Free Markets 25 Years After the Berlin Wall

The fall of the Berlin Wall marked the start of the march toward freer markets in the former Soviet Union and socialist countries in Eastern Europe. The march towards liberty has not been without its detours and the regulatory threat from bureaucrats in Brussels looms large. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren warns: Corporations are taking over the courts with GOP’s help

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The same corporate interests who have taken over control of Congress are now gaining control of U.S. courts, warned Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Warren told a gathering Sunday at the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California that too many federal judges have been drawn in recent years...

ACLU: Gay Kansas coupled harmed by marriage delay

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Civil liberties attorneys are telling the U.S. Supreme Court that delaying gay marriage in Kansas will harm same-sex couples and their families. The American Civil Liberties Union responded to a request from Kansas to the court to maintain the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Justice Sonia Sotomayor directed the ACLU to [...]

ACLU and EFF Call Out Tennessee School District for Violating Students' Constitutional Rights

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

Some schools secretly spy on their students. Others make it official policy. Last week the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) joined together to send a letter to a Tennessee school board...Show More Summary

22 Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Moving Up Monday

Post YOUR open nonprofit marketing and communications positions here Affiliate Marketing & Communications Coordinator American Civil Liberties Union (New York, NY) Communications and Brand Manager National Dance Institute (New York,Show More Summary

TODAY: Kansas Marriage Hearing

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Associated Press: A federal judge is to hear a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging Kansas' ban on same-sex marriage. The hearing Friday afternoon before U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree in Kansas City, Kansas, is on the ACLU's request for an order to force Kansas to allow gay marriages. Show More Summary

Mediation fails in ACLU lawsuit over VA leases at West L.A. campus

Mediation between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the American Civil Liberties Union has failed to resolve a long-running dispute over leases on the sprawling West Los Angeles campus.

Mediation fails in ACLU lawsuit over VA leases at West L.A. campus

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Mediation between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the American Civil Liberties Union has failed to resolve a long-running dispute over leases on the sprawling West Los Angeles campus.

Video: 8 Cops Fire 45 Shots at 1 Mentally-Ill Homeless Man

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has released a disturbing video of a police shooting. It shows eight officers of the Saginaw, Michigan Police Department lined up against Milton Hall, a mentally-ill homeless man. There's a brief stand-off...Show More Summary

The FBI faked a news website to catch a bomb threat suspect

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

The DEA isn't the only US law enforcement agency using impersonation on the web to catch suspects, it seems. The American Civil Liberties Union's Christopher Soghoian has noticed documents showing that the FBI created a fake, spyware-laden version of...

You Look Too Calm. What Are You, a Terrorist? Now You Look Nervous, Terrorist.

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

Look too calm, you're suspicious. Look too nervous, you're suspicious. These contradictory assumptions are just several transportation guidelines on "reporting suspicious activity," revealed by an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. They comes from an employee document for Amtrak, which is publicly funded. Show More Summary

Amtrak’s Suspicious Activity Reporting Guidelines & the White Privilege of Freedom of Travel

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) obtained a copy of guidelines for Amtrak customer service employees in Texas. The organization received it as a result of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, which it filed because individuals...Show More Summary

Congressman Calls For Increased Surveillance Of Muslims In America, Blasts Critics As ‘Morons’

"We have to find out what's happening on the ground in these Muslim communities — what the NYPD used to do, but those morons at the New York Times Editorial Board and the American Civil Liberties Union went after them." The post Congressman Calls For Increased Surveillance Of Muslims In America, Blasts Critics As ‘Morons’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Washington Gets a Peek at ‘Citizenfour’

Representatives of groups like the American Civil Liberties Union were invited to a special screening.

Arizona Agrees to Improve Prison Health Care in ACLU Settlement

Arizona agreed to improve prison conditions in a settlement of a class-action lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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