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ACLU: Drug Enforcement Administration Tracking Plates Since 2008

It’s not just auto lenders and police who track plates: The Drug Enforcement Administration has collected 343 million records since 2008. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, the DEA’s National License Plate Recognition program...Show More Summary

Feds' Database Enables Spying On Americans' Cars In Real Time

Walter Olson Per documents released in response to FOIA requests from the American Civil Liberties Union, the federal government has built a large database using automatic license-plate readers to enable tracking of vehicles in realShow More Summary

Who Can Control N.S.A. Surveillance?

5 days agoNews : News Desk

President Obama spent only a few moments of his State of the Union this week talking about the National Security Agency and civil liberties. A year before, he’d promised to “end” Section 215, the N.S.A.’s most controversial surveillance...Show More Summary


HUSTLER Magazine publisher Larry Flynt has filed a lawsuit seeking to know the method of execution of the serial killer who paralyzed him in a 1978 assassination attempt. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit on behalf of Larry Flynt who is very opposed to the death penalty and execution of convicted serial killer […]

Breadbaghazigate and other GOP ‘rising star’ State of the Union flameouts

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Because the Founding Fathers weren’t sure if this whole Experiment in Liberty thing was going to pan out — I give us a C+ so far, next time show work, America — they required the President to “from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union,”...

Liberty Counsel: Anti-Gay Businesses Are Honoring The Legacy Of Martin Luther King

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"As we remember today the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are inspired by his courage to combat injustice that had become imbedded in our culture and our law. Marriage as the union of one man and one woman was not created by government or religion. Show More Summary

TONIGHT: Cato Scholars Live-Tweet the State of the Union

Kat Murti Tonight at 9 p.m. EST, President Obama will lay out his plans for the upcoming year in his sixth annual State of the Union (SOTU) address. What will the President’s words mean for liberty? Find out tonight: Cato scholars will be live-tweeting their reactions to what the president says—and what he leaves out. Show More Summary

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ACLU comes out against Gov. Christie’s metadata-based smear campaign against a political rival

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has condemned New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to use tollbooth information to embarrass a political opponent. Christie and a subordinate used information gathered by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to criticize now-deceased Sen. Show More Summary

Civil Liberties vs. Terrorism: What Are We Willing to Give Up?

European Union Interior Ministers are considering measures to combat terrorism in the region, which many have branded as draconian.

What are all these civil rights groups thinking?

What are all these civil rights and advocacy groups thinking? Nineteen organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the United Negro College Fund, just issued a joint statement (see text and full list of signatories below) about what they would like to see in a newly written No Child Left Behind law, which is […]

ACLU challenges latest US move to block release of detainee abuse photos

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a brief Friday evening challenging the U.S. government’s assertion last month that releasing thousands of classified images depicting the U.S. military’s abuse of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan would threaten national security. While the disturbing...

Right to Work is right for Wisconsin

By Scott Manley, As a country built on the principles of liberty and individual freedom, it's common sense that workers should have the right to choose whether to join a labor union and pay dues. But that's not always the case in Wisconsin.

ACLU Files Lawsuit On Behalf Of Ferguson Grand Juror

[guest post by Dana] The ACLU, on behalf of a Ferguson grand juror, has filed a lawsuit requesting the lifetime gag order be removed so that the juror may publicly discuss the case: The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit on behalf of an unnamed juror who wants to speak about the investigation but […]

Ferguson Juror Sues Prosecutor; Says Evidence Was Manipulated to Implicate Michael Brown  

One of the jurors that was a member of the Ferguson grand jury that decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, commissioned the American Civil Liberties Union to file...Show More Summary

Ferguson Grand Juror Sues Prosecutor to Speak About "Muddled" Case

In a federal lawsuit filed today by the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, a member of the grand jury that chose not to indict former Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown is suing to lift the lifetime gag order. Show More Summary

Blacks far more likely to be pulled over, but whites far more likely to have contraband: study

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A new study by the American Civil Liberties Union’s Illinois chapter has found that despite the fact that white drivers are far more likely to be found with contraband, black and Latino motorists are far more likely to be pulled over in Chicago. The study is based on an analysis of 100,676...

This map shows you just how many prisoners are in each US state

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The incarceration rate in the US is the highest in the world. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, although the US is home to only 5 percent of the world’s population, it boasts 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. About one in 100 American adults are behind bars, the...

A Socialist In The White House?

In his profile of Bernie Sanders, Nigel Parry asks the senator what his administration might be like: “This is how it is going to be,” Bernie says, as if he were still in his $200 car, back in the Liberty Union days [in the 1970s]. “Suppose you want to raise the minimum wage to a […]

NSA releases decade’s worth of damaging intelligence reports in Christmas Eve document dump

last monthNews : The Raw Story

At approximately 1:30 p.m. EST on Christmas Eve, the National Security Agency responded to a Freedom of Information Act request from the American Civil Liberties Union by releasing more than a decade’s worth of incriminating quarterly and annual reports, David Lerman at Bloomberg News...

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