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Idaho woman appeals NSA surveillance lawsuit

21 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are joining in a northern Idaho's woman appeal over the National Security Agency's collection of cellphone information.

When Photography Gets You Labeled a Terrorist

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

It's not news that taking pictures can get you threatened and arrested, but a lawsuit filed this month by the American Civil Liberties Union sheds further light on just how pervasive the government's paranoia over photography has become.

Cardinal Francis George: America Is Being Destroyed By Tyranny Of Gay Marriage

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"The imposition of a definition of marriage that destroys the natural meaning of marital union is becoming another test case for religious liberty. The law now holds that men and women are interchangeable in marriage, as if children did not need both a mother and a father to be born and raised with some security. Show More Summary

Civil Rights Groups Condemn Detroit Water Shut-Off to Poor

Responding to a widening water crisis in Detroit, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. on Friday sent a letter to city officials requesting an immediate moratorium on water...Show More Summary

Florida judge rules ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

A Florida judge overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage on Thursday, but the order only carries weight in one of the state's 67 counties, according to court records and the American Civil Liberties Union.

ENDA: The next front in the religious liberty war

The American Civil Liberties Union recently joined with gay rights groups in withdrawing their support from a major piece of legislation aimed at ending workplace discrimination against gays and lesbians. Why would gay rights advocates...Show More Summary

ACLU Comes Out Against CISA, The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) has issued a new warning to Americans about a law to open up the gates for government overreach and secrecy. In a post entitled, “Beware the Dangers of Congress’ Latest Cybersecurity Bill,” the ACLU’s Sandra Fulton warns that the bill “poses serious threats to our privacy, gives the government

Illegal Immigrant Lawsuits Over ‘Improper Treatment’ At Holding Facilities Anticipated

Illegal immigrant lawsuits which could allegedly clog the United States court system for years is being predicted by Judicial Watch and immigration advocacy groups. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has already sued the federal government to make sure that all of the 57,000 plus illegal immigrant children who surrendered to Border Patrol agents in

Illegals Sue Obama Admin for Lawyers

This week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), immigrants rights groups, and a prominent law firm sued the United States government in a class-action lawsuit demanding legal representation for illegal immigrant children in deportation hearings. Show More Summary

US Citizens Sue Government Over ‘Suspicious Activity’ Program Which Keeps Files on Innocent People

he American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit on behalf of five United States citizens challenging a domestic surveillance program, which involves the collection of “suspicious activity reports” on individuals. The federal government...Show More Summary

New Municipal ID Card Data Could Be Exploited By Police, NYCLU Warns

The New York Civil Liberties Union [NYCLU] has come out in opposition to Mayor de Blasio's new municipal ID cards. A hearing was held yesterday, but the NYCLU did not testify. Sources tell NY1 "the administration was unhappy with their planned remarks." An NYCLU spokesperson would not comment on the group's absence from the hearing. [ more › ]

The mother of marijuana legalization: Pot comes 'out of the shadows'

Alison Holcomb, criminal justice director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington state, is known in these parts as the mother of marijuana legalization. She drafted Initiative 502, which voters passed overwhelmingly in 2012; the measure struck down prohibitions on recreational pot...

The Lessons of Hobby Lobby

Given that we now know how broadly exemptions will be construed by Republican judges, this makes sense: The American Civil Liberties Union, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, Lambda Legal,  the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and the Transgender Law Center this afternoon announced their withdrawal of support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), because […]

As ACLU, GLAD, Lambda Legal, NCLR, and Transgender Law Center Pull Support for ENDA, HRC Holds On

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Following this morning's statement that the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) dropped their support for ENDA, four more major LGBT rights organizations have followed suit. Via the ACLU: The American Civil Liberties Union today announced that it is...

DOJ Lawsuit Against NC Voter ID Law to See Trial in 2015

The Associated Press is reporting that lawsuits brought by the Department of Justice, the NAACP, the League of Women Voters, and the American Civil Liberties Union against a North Carolina voter ID law will go to trial in 2015. The anti-voter...Show More Summary

Mass. Law Enforcement Corporations Not At All What Privatizing Police Would Be Like

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

The Washington Post's Radley Balko (formerly of Reason) highlights a disturbing detail from the police militarization report recently released by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). What happened when the ACLU made public records...Show More Summary

Big Labor opposes Uber, Lyft — except when it can get drivers to unionize

By Matthew Hurtt, United Liberty “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em,” goes the old saying, and Big Labor may be taking that advice to heart.

ACLU Files Lawsuit Challenging Missouri's Ban on Gay Marriage

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union are challenging Missouri's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage after two couples were denied marriage licenses in Kansas City. The lawsuit argues that Missouri violates the equal protection and due processes clauses of the...

We, the People

We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Show More Summary

We, the People

We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Show More Summary

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