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Judge throws out anti-gay lawsuit against NYCLU

5 days agoNews : NY Daily News

A man who charged the New York Civil Liberties Union of firing him because he’s gay has had his lawsuit thrown out of court.

Who Should Control Hart Island, NYC's "Prison For The Dead"?

Speaking before the City Council on Wednesday, New York Civil Liberties Union attorney Christopher Dunn described what it's like to visit Hart Island, where more than 1 million New Yorkers are buried?many of them homeless in life or unidentifiable in death, alongside stillborn infants, veterans, or AIDs victims. [ more › ]

New York Solitary Reforms A Critical First Step to Addressing Mass Incarceration

The state will try to break the cycle of violence with rehabilitation rather than punitive isolation. Last week the New York Civil Liberties Union announced a major settlement that overhauls solitary confinement in state prisons: AsShow More Summary

Homeless New Yorkers To Sue City Over Destruction Of Birth Certificates, Medication, IDs In East Harlem Raid

Surveillance footage acquired by the New York Civil Liberties Union shows NYPD officers and Parks Department employees destroying the possessions of two small groups of homeless men and women in East Harlem in early October, and is grounds for a new lawsuit against the city announced Monday afternoon. [ more › ]

New York Will Make Solitary Confinement More Humane

New York reached a deal Wednesday to drastically reform solitary confinement in its prison system months after it was sued by the New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York Times reports. About 4,000 New York inmates currently spend 23 hours per day in 60-square-foot cells. The new agreement...

Inmates in New York Will Soon No Longer Have to Eat Prison Loaf

New York is set to introduce some big changes to how solitary confinement is used in the state's prisons, after settling a class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in 2011. The lawsuit alleged that the state overuses solitary confinement; its plaintiff spent 780 consecutive days without regular... More »

New York State Agrees to Overhaul Solitary Confinement in Prisons

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The $62 million settlement of a lawsuit by the New York Civil Liberties Union intends to reduce the number of inmates held in isolation and improve their living conditions.

New York's Highest Court Denies Request To Release Eric Garner Grand Jury Minutes

The New York State Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, has denied an appeal brought by the NAACP and the New York Civil Liberties Union, among others, to release testimony heard by the grand jury that declined to indict Daniel Pantaleo—the NYPD officer who put Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold in Staten Island last summer. [ more › ]

Nurse quarantined over Ebola fears sues Gov. Chris Christie

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey and a New York firm filed the federal civil rights lawsuit in Newark for Kaci Hickox. Besides Christie, the lawsuit names as defendants former state health commissioner Mary O'Dowd and...Show More Summary

Victory for New York Women: Governor Andrew Cuomo Advances Equality for Pregnant Workers

New women’s equality laws aim to remove barriers that perpetuate sex discrimination Over the years the New York Civil Liberties Union and ACLU have heard countless stories from pregnant workers across New York who were forced on unpaid...Show More Summary

News in Brief: ACLU Stresses That It Legal To Film Garbage Men In All 50 States If You Really Need To

5 months agoHumor : The Onion

NEW YORK—Saying it was conceivable that refuse-related abuses might arise at some point, officials from the American Civil Liberties Union emphasized at a press conference Thursday that it is perfectly legal to film garbage men anywhere in the United States if you ever happen to find yourself needing to do so. Show More Summary

“There has to be a change in policing”: The unfinished business of criminal justice reform

Reformers are winning but much remains unfinished, New York Civil Liberties Union's Donna Lieberman tells Salon

New York’s Mass Grave Opens to Family Visitors

Families of individuals buried on New York City’s Hart Island will be able to visit their gravesites later this month as part of a settlement reached with the authorities, the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) said in a stateme...

Transgender students face harassment in NY schools: report

8 months agoNews : NY Daily News

A scathing New York Civil Liberties Union report published Wednesday revealed harassment of transgender students in classrooms statewide.

REPORT: Civil Rights Group Accuses N.Y. Schools of Illegal Treatment of Trans Students

The New York Civil Liberties Union says its new report exposes illegal treatment of transgender and gender-nonconforming students throughout the state. read more

Civil Rights Advocates Try to Force City to Release Eric Garner Grand Jury Records

8 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Civil rights advocates will be in court Tuesday to argue once again for the release of grand jury records in the chokehold death of Eric Garner during a struggle with police. The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and other advocates...Show More Summary

The ACLU Demands an Investigation Into Hollywood’s Gender Discrimination

Gender bias in Hollywood is so entrenched that it seems insurmountable, but the New York Times reports that the ACLU is confronting the behemoth anyway. "On Tuesday the American Civil Liberties Union will ask state and federal agencies...Show More Summary

New York School District Sued for Denying Education to Refugees

The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a federal class action lawsuit saying that public schools in Utica, New York have been violating state law by denying refugees the opportunity to earn a high school diploma.

US Sheriff’s Office Abuses Stingray Cellphone Spy Technology - Rights Group

The American Civil Liberties Union said that the Erie County Sheriff’s Office in the US state of New York used invasive cellphone tracking devices called Stingrays to spy on local residents without a search warrant.

NYCLU-Obtained Documents Reveal Secrecy, Lack of Court Oversight in Use of Invasive Stingray Technology

Last June, the New York Civil Liberties Union asked the Erie County Sheriff's Office to release information to the public about how it uses stingrays, which are used to track and record New Yorkers’ locations via their cell phones, and can collect information on all cell phones in a given area as well as track and locate particular phones. Show More Summary

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