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Drug arrests during border checkpoints challenged in court

The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a court to suppress evidence against 18 people who were charged with drug possession after being stopped and searched by customs and border … Click to Continue »

ACLU Spurns U.S. Solicitor's Call for Attorney Sanctions in Abortion Case

The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday called "baseless" and "extraordinary" the U.S. Justice Department's accusation that lawyers for the group acted unethically in their advocacy for a pregnant immigrant teen who sought an abortion.       

ACLU of Georgia names former DeKalb CEO political director

A former county leader whose convictions on corruption charges were tossed out by the state's highest court has been named political director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia. … Click to Continue »

Neil Gorsuch’s Independent Streak

A funny thing happened midway through arguments in Carpenter v. United States: Justice Neil Gorsuch came out swinging for the American Civil Liberties Union. Few expected Gorsuch, a rock-ribbed conservative, to side with digital privacy advocates in Carpenter, a hugely consequential Fourth Amendment case. Show More Summary

Faith-Based Adoption Agencies are Under Massive Attack, And It’s Only Hurting Children

Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., joined The Daily Signal’s Genevieve Wood to discuss the American Civil Liberties Union’s attack on religious adoption centers and explain the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act, a bill he is sponsoring. Below is an edited transcript of the interview. Wood: November is National Adoption Awareness Month and you have legislation you’ve […]

ACLU to State Lawmakers: Quit Blocking Your Constituents on Social Media

Social media is the new town square. by Heidi Groover The ACLU says lawmakers' social media accounts are "virtual town squares." Washington state legislature The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington says some state lawmakersShow More Summary

The ACLU has taken over 100 legal actions against the Trump administration so far — here's a guide to the most notable ones

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed more than 100 legal actions against the Trump administration. The ACLU's membership has soared since President Donald Trump was elected, and the group has received millions of dollars in fundraising. Many people remain divided over the ACLU's tactics. Show More Summary

African Americans Are Disproportionately Arrested for Low-Level Marijuana Violations—and the Disparity Is Growing

Blacks are nearly four times more likely than whites to be arrested for minor pot possession violations. According to a groundbreaking 2013 report authored by the American Civil Liberties Union, African Americans in the United States are nearly four times more likely than whites to be arrested for minor marijuana possession violations. Show More Summary

ACLU leader: Legalizing marijuana a 'racial justice issue'

The head of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey says legalizing recreational marijuana would help fix "a racial justice issue and a civil rights crisis" because the war … Click to Continue »

Anaheim police excessive use-of-force rate outpaces many cities, ACLU report says

Anaheim Police officers use excessive force at a rate that far outpaces law enforcement agencies in most similar-sized or larger cities, according to a report released Monday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. In 2015, Anaheim ranked ninth among the 60 largest U.S. cities...

Rights activists condemn police violence in California

Rights activists singled out police in southern California on Monday for excessive use of force and the high number of deaths involving officers, particularly among ethnic minorities. The American Civil Liberties Union says the level...Show More Summary

ACLU says Anaheim Police Department’s number of officer-involved shootings is excessive

ANAHEIM – The American Civil Liberties Union of California issued a blistering report on Monday that contends the Anaheim Police Department’s rate of officer-involved deaths of civilians exceeds that of many other law enforcement agencies of similar size or larger. The report, which analyzes such deaths from 2003 to 2016, is based on Anaheim police […]

ACLU urges Wyoming lawmakers to consider justice reform

The Wyoming chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is urging lawmakers to take a serious look at criminal justice reform in an effort to fix inflating prison numbers and … Click to Continue »

ACLU brings back hotline for food stamp processing delays

The American Civil Liberties Union is bringing back its hotline for people having trouble getting their food stamp applications processed quickly. The ACLU of Rhode Island says it's re-staffing the … Click to Continue »

Worthington police, others sued in beating of motorist

The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota has filed an excessive force lawsuit in the 2016 beating of a Worthington motorist that was caught on video. Twenty-three-year-old Anthony Promvongsa was … Click to Continue »

Law group to councilwoman: Stop blocking people on Facebook

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania is threatening to sue a city councilwoman for blocking constituents on Facebook. ACLU legal director Vic Walczak said Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Darlene Harris … Click to Continue...

ACLU questions how high-speed chase ended in deadly shooting

The American Civil Liberties Union raised questions Monday about how a high-speed chase ended in a deadly shooting involving officers on Interstate 95 in Rhode Island. The ACLU of Rhode … Click to Continue »

ACLU Sues to Force Pro-Life Pharmacist to Dispense Drug That Could Cause Abortion

A New Mexico pharmacy is facing a lawsuit after one of its employees refused to fill a prescription that they thought might be used to abort an unborn baby. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit against a Walgreens in Albuquerque, New Mexico earlier this year, claiming the business discriminated against its client, a […]

Vermont city clears homeless encampment at center of lawsuit

Vermont's largest city has cleaned up the remnants of a homeless encampment that is at the center of a class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. A federal … Click to Continue »

ACLU study blasts Bakersfield police, Kern County Sheriff's Office for 'disturbing pattern' of force

The American Civil Liberties Union called for major reforms in the Bakersfield Police Department and the Kern County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, releasing a scathing report that detailed repeated allegations of excessive force and the misuse of police dogs to injure and intimidate suspects....

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