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Indiana school says students can’t form gay-straight alliance — now they’re fighting the ACLU

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is stepping in to help a trio of Indiana high school students establish a gay-straight alliance (GSA) group at their school. According to the Greencastle, Indiana Banner-Graphic, the administration at North Putnam High School in Roachdale has denied the...

ACLU, Human Rights Watch call on Eric Holder to appoint special prosecutor to investigate CIA torture

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. civil rights groups on Monday called on the U.S. Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the CIA’s use of torture and other extreme measures during interrogations. The American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Attorney General...

DC Journo Sues St. Louis County Over Ferguson Arrest

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of Gerald Yingst, a Washington-based reporter for News2Share, against St. Louis County and St. Louis Police Lieutenant James Vollmer for allegedly violating his rights by arresting him while covering the protests in Ferguson, The St. Show More Summary

FLORIDA: ACLU Files SCOTUS Response To Bondi's Stay Demand

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

From the ACLU Of Florida: The American Civil Liberties Union filed a response at the United States Supreme Court today stating that the Court should reject Florida’s request for further extension of the stay placed on a federal court’s decision that struck down Florida’s ban on allowing and recognizing the marriages of same-sex couples. Show More Summary

Ferguson-area school district strips power from black voters, ACLU says

The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit against a school district that serves Ferguson, Mo., alleging that the district disenfranchises black voters.

ACLU Appeals Decision Which Created Immunity for FBI Agents Involved in Torturing US Citizens Abroad

The American Civil Liberties Union has appealed a federal district court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit brought by an American citizen who alleges he was detained and tortured by FBI agents in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia in violation of his constitutional rights. Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, who was appointed by President Bill Clinton, ruled in [...]

Court-appointed panel to monitor Los Angeles county jails

last weekNews : The Newsroom

(Reuters) - A court-appointed panel will begin to oversee the Los Angeles County jail system, the American Civil Liberties Union said on Tuesday, as part of a settlement to a 2012 class-action lawsuit that alleged sheriff's deputies beat inmates. Show More Summary

Civil Liberties

Here's an extract from the diary I kept during the months leading up to my departure from Unison as the union's chief negotiator and Head of Local Government in Scotland. The background is that I had resigned my membership of the Labour...Show More Summary

Cracking intercepts: the war on terror and difficulties with Human Rights

Liberty v Government Communications Headquarters ( IPT/13/77/H); Privacy International v FCO and others (IPT/13/92/CH); American Civil Liberties Union v Government Communications Headquarters (IPT/13/168-173/H); Amnesty International...Show More Summary

ACLU Revises Challenge to Kansas Gay Marriage Ban to Force State Agencies to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The American Civil Liberties Union has updated its challenge to Kansas’s ban on same sex marriage to prevent the state from ignoring marriages performed in and out of state. The revised lawsuit is looking to require the state to extend...

The ACLU weighs in on Uber, but underestimates its power

4 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

From Senators to late night talk show hosts, the chorus of voices responding to Uber’s controversy over targeting and tracking journalists keeps growing. And now the American Civil Liberties Union has weighed in — and while its calls...Show More Summary

Anti-SLAPP Hearing Today

Mann v CEI, National Review, Simberg, Steyn and their amici is being argued today. Amici for Steyn, CEI, Simberg and NR include: American Civil Liberties Union, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, American Society of News Editors, the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, the Association of American Publishers, Inc., Bloomberg L.P., the Center for […]

Missouri ACLU Not Interested in Civil Liberties for Darren Wilson

In a statement released Monday night, the American Civil Liberties Union affirmed their belief that police are not entitled to fair and just treatment under the law. Despite the fact that a grand jury spent months evaluating vast amounts...Show More Summary

NYC school offers class on how to deal safely with cops

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) has been invited to a New York City high school to train students in how to interact safely with police. The school requested the hour-long training session in light of the city's history of profiling young, minority men for disproportionate police scrutiny. Show More Summary

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

last monthNews : 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 monthNews : 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 monthLGBT / 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

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