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Ruthelle Frank, ACLU Plaintiff, Friend, and Voting Rights Champion, Passes Away at 89. The Fight for Every American’s Vote to be Counted Continues.

Ruthelle voted in every election since 1948. When Wisconsin infringed upon her right to vote, she fought back. Attorneys from the American Civil Liberties Union first met Ruthelle Frank in 2011, when the then-84-year-old was fed up with her home state of Wisconsin’s attempts to infringe upon her right to vote. Show More Summary

Maine Governor Releases 17 Inmates

[Maine] Gov. Paul LePage on Friday granted conditional commutation orders for 17 prisoners through a plan that he says will help offenders get jobs and won't threaten public safety. The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine and state...Show More Summary

Dashcam Footage Shows Minnesota Cop's 'Brutal Attack' On Asian Driver

WASHINGTON — Dashcam footage released Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union shows Minnesota police violently arresting a 22-year-old Asian man after a traffic stop last year. In the video from July 28, 2016, an officer the ACLU...Show More Summary

ACLU sues over police actions in DC on Inauguration Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing over the actions of District of Columbia police on Inauguration Day, saying police acted improperly by using pepper spray and flash-bang grenades without warning or justification...Show More Summary

ACLU sues over police actions in DC on Inauguration Day

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing over the actions of District of Columbia police on Inauguration Day. The lawsuit filed Wednesday on behalf of four people says police violated … Click to Continue »

"Fuck Trump" and "Immigrant" hats benefit ACLU

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

My friend Gabe created these fun "Fuck Trump" and "Immigrant" hats! All profits go to the American Civil Liberties Union! Gabe says: On a personal note, making these hats has been a profound and grounding exercise in connecting with others from across the world that I would not have connected with otherwise. Show More Summary

ACLU wants to bar public from Lincoln Hills hearing

The American Civil Liberties Union wants to kick the public out of a federal court hearing when it plays recently obtained video of inmates being pepper-sprayed at troubled Wisconsin youth … Click to Continue »

Groups ask judge to block new Arkansas abortion restrictions

Abortion rights groups are asking a federal judge to block several new abortion restrictions in Arkansas, including a ban on a commonly used second-trimester procedure. The American Civil Liberties Union … Click to Continue »

‘Dreamers’ fear an uncertain future under Trump

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Five years after the enactment of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, “dreamers” remain uncertain about their future. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) highlighted the importance of retaining the program, which was started under President Barack...

Donald Trump Wants To Deport Iraqi Christians. The ACLU Says No Way.

WASHINGTON ? The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a class-action lawsuit to protect a group of more than 100 undocumented Iraqis, most of them Christians, who were arrested this past weekend after the Trump administration gave...Show More Summary

Civil rights groups sue Missouri to stop voter ID law

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the state of Missouri in a bid to prevent its new voter identification from interfering with a local special election next month, saying the measure could disenfranchise voters. The lawsuit, filed on Thursday in the Cole County Circuit Court in Jefferson...

“Advocacy groups sue state of Missouri to temporarily halt new voter ID law”

KC Star: Two advocacy groups, claiming the state has failed to provide necessary education to voters, have sued the state of Missouri in an effort to halt a new voter identification law. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Advancement … Continue reading ?

Appeals court sides with pro-marijuana group in Indiana case

A federal appeals court has ruled that a northwestern Indiana county's policies controlling the use of its courthouse grounds violate the First Amendment. The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana … Click to Continue »

Abortionist Says: “I’ve Fallen in Love With the Work I Do”

On a typical day, Alabama abortionist Yashica Robinson spends her evenings delivering babies and her mornings aborting them. The American Civil Liberties Union “Speak Freely” blog recently profiled Robinson after she received an award from the Physicians for Reproductive Health for her abortion work. Just a few abortion practitioners continue to practice in southern states, […]

ACLU attorney and protester hit by car outside District Attorney Tony Rackauckas fundraiser in Costa Mesa

COSTA MESA An attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union and a protester were injured after being struck by a car while outside a fundraiser for Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas Tuesday night, June 6. The hit-and-run was reported outside The Turnip Rose at Newport Boulevard and 19th Street, Costa Mesa police said. A fundraiser […]

The Latest: ACLU questions FBI pick's independence from WH

The Latest on President Donald Trump and choice for new FBI director (all times local): 1:45 p.m. The American Civil Liberties Union says it has concerns about President Donald Trump's … Click to Continue »

ACLU renews fight for net neutrality

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced that it would be renewing its fight for net neutrality. It will join forces with Amazon, Etsy, Mozilla, Kickstarter, Bittorrent, Reddit and dozens of other major companies for the ‘Battle For The Net‘ event on July 12th. Show More Summary

Net Neutrality Supporters Plan July 12 “Day Of Action” To Block Rollback Effort

Supporters of vigorous net neutrality protections including Amazon, Reddit, Kickstarter, and the American Civil Liberties Union are gearing up for a July 12 “day of action” to protest FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s effort to relax the rules. Web companies will use their sites to call attention to the matter. Show More Summary

Sarah Silverman's Obama Vibrator and 9 Other Things We Saw at UCB's Comedy Yard Sale

Over the weekend, UCB hosted its inaugural two-day Comedy Yard Sale benefiting the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. The Sunset Boulevard theater’s Inner Sanctum Café was packed from wall to wall with all manner of treasures, oddities and junk, from clothes, shoes, art, books, video games and comedy...

Lawsuit challenging housing policy allowed to proceed

A lawsuit challenging the housing policy in Burlington, Vermont, has survived a court challenge. The American Civil Liberties Union sued the city in federal court last year on behalf of … Click to Continue »

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