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ACLU sues over Albuquerque panhandling ordinance

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico has filed a lawsuit over an Albuquerque panhandling ordinance that went into effect last month. The ordinance passed by the Albuquerque City … Click to Continue »

ACLU: Bible study in Kentucky schools unconstitutional

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Some bible literacy classes being taught in Kentucky public schools may be unconstitutional, the American Civil Liberties Union has warned. WSAZ news reported that the Kentucky chapter of the ACLU wrote a letter to the state’s department of education expressing “serious concern” over courses that...

Trump administration denies abortion for another young undocumented immigrant

The Trump administration recently denied a fourth young undocumented immigrant the right to an abortion, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said on Thursday. The 17-year-old girl — referred to as “Jane Moe” in court papers — is believed to be in the second trimester of her pregnancy. She has access to private funds to […]

Drug arrests at border checkpoints challenged in court

The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a judge to suppress evidence against 18 people charged with drug possession after being stopped and searched by customs and border protection agents … Click to Continue »

Judge Slams Parental Notification Law, Claims Teen Girls Have a “Constitutional Right to Abortion”

A 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge criticized Indiana on Friday for trying to help ensure that parents are aware when their minor daughter has an abortion. Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union are challenging the state law, which requires abortion facilities to obtain proof of consent from a parent or legal guardian […]

ACLU says Kansas school boards' rules violate speech rights

Local school boards in Kansas are violating people's free speech rights with policies that restrict public comments, the American Civil Liberties Union's state chapter argues as it pushes a Kansas … Click to Continue »

Pentagon must give ACLU access to American detained in Iraq: judge

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to give the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) access to an American suspected of fighting for Islamic State and held in secret U.S. military detention in Iraq for more than three months. In a ruling issued late on Saturday, U.S. District...

Judge partially lifts Trump administration ban on refugees

3 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Jewish Family Service argued the ban causes irreparable harm.        

Captured American IS fighter must have access to lawyer: judge

A federal judge has ruled that the Pentagon must allow an American Islamic State fighter captured in Iraq access to a lawyer, following a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of the Federal District...Show More Summary

‘I’m not a criminal for taking a selfie’: 14-year-old girl charged with felony for Snapchat pic

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is supporting a 14-year-old girl charged with felony child pornography for a selfie picture she took using the Snapchat app. “Why are we victimizing the victim?” the girl’s father asked. The age of the...

Mayor: City to work to improve tenant notifications

The mayor of Burlington, Vermont, says the city is working with the American Civil Liberties Union to improve tenant notification procedures after the city reached a $30,000 settlement with a … Click to Continue »

San Bernardino woman, detained by ICE despite being U.S. citizen, sues

The American Civil Liberties Union and a law firm have filed a lawsuit on behalf of a San Bernardino woman who spent a day in immigration custody despite repeatedly saying that she was an American citizen. Guadalupe Plascencia, 60, spent the night of March 29 in jail because of a decade-old bench...

The ACLU Mourns Janet Benshoof

Benshoof, a former director of the ACLU's Reproductive Freedom Project, was a force for reproductive and human rights. The board of directors and staff of the American Civil Liberties Union mourn the passing of Janet Benshoof, a tireless...Show More Summary

Congressman accused of illegally blocking people on Facebook

The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia has threatened legal action against a congressman who they say illegally blocked people from commenting on his official Facebook page and deleted posts. … Click to Continue »

Judge rules two undocumented teenagers being held by the Trump administration can get abortions

Two pregnant, undocumented teenage women being held by the Trump administration should be allowed to get abortions, a federal judge ruled Monday. The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit last Friday in Washington D.C., seeking a temporary restraining order that would allow the two teenagers to get the abortions they wanted before it was too […]

Colorado police arrest and assault an elderly black man after his white son-in-law lies and says he has a gun

last monthNews : The Raw Story

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado is suing the Aurora Police Department on behalf of an elderly African-American man who alleged police brutality when officers assaulted and arrested him in response to false claims by his white son-in-law. As Denver’s Westworld reports, Aurora...

ACLU Sues to Allow Illegal Immigrant to Abort Her Viable 22-Week-Old Unborn Baby

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit Friday on behalf of two pregnant unaccompanied minors who are seeking access to abortions in the U.S. while in federal custody. The girls, both 17, were denied abortion access in the federal shelters they’re being held at due to a Trump administration policy of denying to […]

ACLU says two undocumented teens seeking abortions have been stopped by Trump administration

The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking a temporary restraining order from a judge to require federal officials to let two undocumented teenagers get abortion care. According to court papers that were filed on Friday night in federal district court in Washington, D.C., two 17 year-old women who are being held in U.S. custody are […]

Lawsuit: 2 immigrant teens in US custody can't get abortions

last monthNews : The Lookout

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is blocking two pregnant teens in the country illegally and being held in federal custody from obtaining abortions, the American Civil Liberties Union said Friday, a repeat of the situation that led to a high-profile court fight earlier this year.

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