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Appeals court grills U.S. lawyer on NSA phone collection

Circuit Court of Appeals in New York was the first appellate court to hear arguments on whether the National Security Agency (NSA) program is lawful, in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) challenging the gathering of so-called metadata. Show More Summary

12-Year Report On NYC's Unconstitutional Stop-And-Frisk Policy Debunks Right-Wing Media Claims

A new report from the New York Civil Liberties Union that offers a "complete factual record of stop-and-frisk activity" in New York City between 2002 and 2013 has found that this unconstitutionally-performed policing tactic was largely...Show More Summary

Bloomberg's Stop-and-Frisk Explosion Looks Ineffective As Well As Unconstitutional

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

A new report from the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) suggests that the massive increase in street stops by the NYPD during Michael Bloomberg's administration had little, if any, impact on violent crime. The number of stop-and-frisk...Show More Summary

DoJ Memo Justifies Killing Anwar al-Awlaki by Citing US Law Enforcement’s Right to Use Deadly Force

As a result of Freedom of Information Act lawsuits filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Times, President Barack Obama’s administration has released the first memo authored by federal appeals court judge and former Office of Legal Counsel lawyer David Barron to justify the killing of US citizen and terrorism suspect Anwar al-Awlaki.

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 › ]

Memo Approving 2011 Drone Strike on American Released by Appeals Court

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Following a Freedom of Information Action lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Times, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan released today the (heavily redacted) Justice Department memo that outlined...Show More Summary

DOJ’s Defense of Drone-Killing American Alleged Terrorist Without Trial: Because War

3 months agoNews : Reason

Today, in response to lawsuits filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and The New York Times, the Obama administration has finally released an important memo written by the Department of Justice explaining the legal authority to use drones to sometimes kill Americans without he benefit of a trial first. Show More Summary

Bill keeps the faith

Faster than you can say separation of church and state, the New York Civil Liberties Union is taking constitutional affront at Mayor de Blasio’s plan to welcome religious organizations into the Universal Church of pre-kindergarten education.

Is This the Beginning of the End for Solitary Confinement?

Minors, pregnant women, and the developmentally disabled can no longer be placed in solitary confinement in New York State prisons (barring exceptional circumstances) thanks to an agreement between the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and the New York State Department of Community Corrections (DOCCS) on February 19. Show More Summary

New York State to Curb Solitary Confinement

7 months agoNews : Reason

Earlier this week, the New York Civil Liberties Union announced sweeping changes to New York State's use of solitary confinement. Under the agreement, he state is to take "immediate steps to remove youth, pregnant inmates and developmentally...Show More Summary

ACLU Sues! Defends Man's Right to Marry "Comput-Her"

January 22, 2064 - Associated Depressed - NEW YORK CITY -- The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the state of New York over the issue of digital marriage rights, saying the official decision to refuse benefits to a man trying to...Show More Summary

200 'Temporary' Surveillance Cameras To Scrutinize Super Bowl Fans

8 months agoNews : Reason

Smile, Super Bowl fans! The New York City Police Department has you under even closer and creepier surveillance than usual. The New York Civil Liberties Union reported finding over 2,000 surveillance cameras on he streets of Manhattan alone, before the stepped up security for the big football game. Show More Summary

ACLU sues for details of U.S. surveillance under executive order

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Monday, seeking to force the U.S. government to disclose details of its foreign electronic surveillance program and what protections it provides to Americans whose communication...


The Boy Scouts of America have a New Year's resolution. Starting 2014, they're going to allow gay boys to join. In a story I filed for 1010 WINS, Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union says it's a huge first step. Show More Summary

ACLU Urges N.Y. Judge to Force Release of Documents

(NEW YORK) — The American Civil Liberties Union has urged a federal judge to force the U.S. government to quickly turn over documents it needs to help reform a system in which thousands of immigrants are detained for months or years....Show More Summary

Judge Defends Government Secrecy & Dismisses ACLU Lawsuit Challenging NSA Surveillance Program

A federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has ruled in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union that the National Security Agency’s bulk data collection of Americans’ phone...Show More Summary

ACLU will appeal NY NSA phone surveillance ruling

NEW YORK (AP) — A civil rights lawyer says the American Civil Liberties Union is very disappointed that a New York judge has found that a government program that collects millions of Americans' telephone records is legal.

Judge Says the NSA Can Look at Your Phone Records Because They're Not Yours

9 months agoNews : Reason

Today a  federal judge in New York rejected the American Civil Liberties Union's challenge to the National Security Agency's routine collection of information about every telephone call placed in the United States. U.S. District Judge William H. Show More Summary

U.S. judge upholds NSA phone surveillance program

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge ruled the National Security Agency's program that collects records of millions of Americans' phone calls is lawful, rejecting a challenge by the American Civil Liberties Union to the controversial counter-terrorism pro...

Judge Says NSA Phone Surveillance Is Legal

9 months agoTechnology / Internet : BoomTown

A federal judge in New York ruled Friday that the National Security Agency's broad collection of U.S. phone-customer data is lawful, dismissing a complaint filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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