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Seeking “Smart Justice” and promised reforms Oklahoma's American Civil Liberties Union organizes Day at Capitol ... Since State Question 780 took legal effect on July 1, 2017, such charges have “plummeted more than 70 percent,” as ACLU OK summarized the OK Policy report. Observers of the process ...
Detroit — A florist at Pot + Box has turned her storefront window in the Fisher Building into backdrops inviting passersby to take photos for any donation to the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan. Lisa Waud, owner of Pot + Box flower shop, is well known for her designs, activism and as the producer ...

Matt Bevin wins initial round in fight with ACLU over blocking social media accounts. Bruce Schreiner, Asscoiated Press ... The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky sued Bevin on behalf of two Kentucky residents who were blocked by the governor on social media. The ACLU says more than 600 ...
Park City Institute will present Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Blvd. Romero will give his presentation “Civil Rights in an Uncivil Time.” Tickets range from $29 to $79.
The American Civil Liberties Union brought a lawsuit on behalf of the minors, which the judge overseeing the case also Friday allowed to go forward as a class action lawsuit. “We have been able to secure justice for these young pregnant women in government custody who will no longer be subject to the ...
March 30, 2018 – The American Civil Liberties Union released a report calling on local governments to pursue providing broadband to residents to help counteract federal rollbacks of net neutrality and internet privacy protections. Last December, the Federal Communications Commission voted to revoke ...

The American Civil Liberties Union brought a lawsuit on behalf of the minors, which the judge overseeing the case also Friday allowed to go forward as a ... The ACLU has since represented several other teens who have sought abortions while in custody, but the organization doesn't know of any others ...
On behalf of four transgender people from Ohio, the American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit against the state of Ohio over their policy of not allowing gender changes on birth certificates. Pointing out that the inability of trans people to change the gender marker on their birth certificate puts trans people ...
WASHINGTON March 30, 2018 – The State Department today published two notices that would require almost all visa applicants to submit social media information for review in order to travel or immigrate to the United States. Applicants would be required to report the identifiers for social media accounts ...
The American Civil Liberties Union is calling on local governments to pursue providing broadband to residents to help counteract federal rollbacks of net neutrality and internet privacy protections. Last December, the Federal Communications Commission voted to revoke net neutrality, opening the door for ...
COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The ACLU and ACLU Ohio in conjunction with Lambda Legal have filed a federal lawsuit against the Ohio Department of Health over what they call a discriminatory birth certificate policy that only applies to transgender individuals. The plaintiffs say they have been denied the ability ...
A Los Angeles dockworker says she was penalized on the job for having a child — and attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union are now seeking workplace policy changes and monetary compensation for pregnant workers at 29 ports along the West Coast. Los Angeles port worker Tracy Plummer ...
But critics, including the American Civil Liberties Union, say the institute's methods reinforce stereotypes, have a harmful effect on the classroom and violate federal and state anti-discrimination laws. The ACLU of New Jersey wrote to the West Milford superintendent demanding that he stop the workshops ...
ACLU urges local governments to offer public internet as a utility after FCC's net neutrality rollback ... The American Civil Liberties Union released a new paper Thursday encouraging cities and states to provide equitable, high-speed broadband that doesn't prioritize some content over others or sell user ...
Accordingly, the OCDA introduced a new social media policy meant to alleviate concerns and all seemed copacetic. It's now linked on district attorney Tony Rackauckas' Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. But the ACLU sent the DA a new letter yesterday stating that his agency's guidelines were too ...
A wide-ranging lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware charges that that the state's school funding system unconstitutionally deprives poor, disabled and non-English speaking students of an adequate education. (In the video clip above, ACLU legal director Ryan Tack-Hooper discusses ...
The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado says it has settled a federal lawsuit over a man who spent 52 days in jail without getting a bail hearing. ... The ACLU praised the Pueblo and Teller county sheriffs for their commitment to ensuring that new arrestees are promptly brought before a judge. ___.

However, the American Civil Liberties Union is analyzing data to determine whether the academy may be violating federal gender discrimination laws because the school provides help for boys — but not girls, who, in general, do not appear to be struggling any less. The district told Insider that it won't ...
The ACLU of Maine reminded Scarborough School Superintendent Julie Kukenberger on Friday that the First Amendment protects voter registration efforts even if they're driven by a controversial subject. The organization sent a letter to the superintendent after she halted a voter registration drive on ...
On Thursday, the Alaska chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint in state court on behalf of Palmer resident Andres Alexander Caceda-Mantilla. Court documents detail an incident at Klondike Mike's Saloon last August, when Caceda-Mantilla was badly beaten by three individuals ...
They told him they stopped him because his "shoes looked suspicious," like someone who had recently crossed the border, according to Eva Bitran, a staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. She said he was wearing "normal shoes," but at least one of the shoe's laces ...
Yesterday the American Civil Liberties Union revived the debate once more. Citing numerous cases across the nation, the ACLU sent an open letter to the CEO of Greyhound Lines, Dave Leach, to demand the company stop letting CBP agents onto its private buses. The ACLU argues the practice violates ...
The ACLU of Arkansas reports on its efforts at the state level and in Fort Smith, Rogers and Hot Springs to fight the unconstitutional attempts by Arkansas politicians to criminalize panhandling. ... Support for legal activity, even the unpopular kind, is why we need the ACLU, including its Arkansas affiliate.
The report describes an Idaho debt collector “that specializes in collecting medical debts, (and) is responsible for securing the arrests of more debtors statewide than any other collector, having obtained 345 arrest warrants from 2010 to 2016 that resulted in the jailing of 222 debtors, based on the ACLU's ...
Several groups of community and immigrant rights activists are planning to hold a protest rally ahead of a lawsuit between the ACLU Colorado division and El Paso County. The rally will take place at 8 a.m. Monday morning, March 19th in front of the courthouse on Tejon St. in Colorado Springs.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi says it has new evidence in its racial profiling lawsuit against a county in central Mississippi. ... ACLU of Mississippi, the national ACLU and New York -based law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP said information gathered over the course of six months ...
Travelers line up at a checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport in May 2016. The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit to demand documents related to the Transportation Security Administration's search of electronic devices on domestic flights. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times).
CLEVELAND, Ohio - The ACLU of Ohio on Friday urged Cuyahoga County officials to immediately adopt the recommendations of a bail-reform task force. Caitlin Hill, policy counsel at the ACLU of Ohio issued a statement praising the recommendations, but calling it a "first step" to reform.
“All of us want schools to be safe, but subjecting students to an unproven, costly, and intrusive biometric surveillance system is not the answer,” said Rita Sklar, ACLU of Arkansas executive director. “These kinds of facial recognition systems are also vulnerable to hacking and abuse – compromising ...
Yet that protection does not extend to airports, where Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees are free to search the electronic devices of anyone passing through the U.S. borders. On March 12, (ACLU) Foundation of Northern California filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit requesting ...
Officials at the American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina say they question the "wisdom, safety and legality" of Greenville County school administrators' actions amid accusations from students and their family members of blocked participation in Wednesday's National School Walkout. Doug Webb ...
But President Donald Trump's administration appealed those rulings, keeping Damus, a former ethics teacher, imprisoned for more than 16 months. The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups filed a federal lawsuit Thursday challenging such a practice of jailing asylum seekers with credible cases ...
Shamber Flore, a young woman who was adopted through the foster care program at St. Vincent's, said that children in foster care need more access to families with loving homes, and that the ACLU's lawsuit endangers that access. “I grew up exposed to prostitution, poverty and drugs, but thankfully and ...
CHICAGO, IL — An immigration case is gaining headlines after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit seeking to reunite a Congolese girl, 7, and her mother. According to the organization, the U.S. government unlawfully separated the girl from her mother after they came to California in ...
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is trying to help her keep it there. This week, the ACLU filed a lawsuit challenging Randolph County's ordinance prohibiting political and issue-oriented yard signs. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, claims the ordinance and its enforcement violate the First ...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - There is a battle brewing between the ACLU and Governor Susana Martinez for her line-item veto of a crime and public safety package. House Bill 19, included increasing penalties for felons with guns and measures to get more police on the streets with retention payments.
Steven Brown, executive director of the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), said he's sending a letter to every superintendent in the state, warning them they cannot punish students for political walkouts any more than being truant for any other reason. “These are students ...
The Atlanta-based ACLU of Georgia sent its first letter demanding that a school district reconsider how it disciplined a student who walked out of school in protest of gun violence. The organization on Wednesday sent a letter to the Liberty County School System in Hinesville, Ga., after a sophomore at ...
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — American Civil Liberties Union attorneys on Thursday scrutinized examples of questionable voters compiled by the Sedgwick County elections commissioner and reported to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Of the 38 people in Tabitha Lehman's spreadsheet, only five were ...
ACLU, Asheville City Council respond to APD bodycam video. by Liz Burch. In a strongly worded statement, ... The ACLU also demanded change after the release of the video, although its response is focused on the legislation surrounding bodycam footage in North Carolina. "Under a law that passed in 2016, North ...
Secretary of State Kris Kobach and the ACLU fought at a trial Tuesday over a law that could affect whether thousands of Kansans will be able to vote this fall. The outcome will affect people like Charles Stricker, a manager at the Ambassador Hotel in Wichita who was the first witness. Stricker thought he had ...
Rodriguez, a class action lawsuit challenging the federal government's practice of jailing immigrants for months or years while they litigate their deportation cases. The ACLU had argued that neither the immigration laws nor the Constitution permit such detention unless a judge determines, at a hearing, that ...
The Nebraska ACLU sent letters to officials Thursday encouraging them to correct problems before the organization resorts to legal action. The organization has received complaints regarding U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, the state's congressional delegation and the York County ...
Gilmanton selectmen rescind ban ban on political signs after ACLU letter ... Selectmen met with their attorney, Walter Mitchell, on Thursday night to discuss the American Civil Liberties Union's demand that they retract the letter mailed to a handful of residents who were displaying signs stating, “We support ...
The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia is speaking out against the Department of Education for making a statement that the ACLU claims violates the first amendment. On Thursday, the DOE sent out an e-mail that said employees are to "refrain from posting any information on social media ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Fast-moving “red flag” legislation intended to disarm potentially violent individuals could set a dangerous precedent of punishing people for crimes they have yet to commit, the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island argued Friday. “While the ACLU of Rhode Island recognizes ...
(AP) -- The ACLU of Nebraska wants public officials to not block critics from their government-affiliated social media accounts. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the Nebraska ACLU sent letters to officials on Thursday encouraging them to correct problems before litigation options are explored.
Late last year, the FISA Court did something it had never done before. It performed an en banc review of an earlier decision to determine whether or not the ACLU had standing to petition the court to release decisions pertaining to ongoing surveillance programs. The judges found the ACLU could continue ...
The Nebraska ACLU sent letters to officials on Thursday encouraging them to correct problems before the organization resorts to legal action. The organization has received complaints regarding U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, the state's congressional delegation and the York County ...
These numbers also seem suspect given that several studies done on surveillance programs show they are far from successful. The ACLU evaluated a similar police surveillance program used in Lansing, Michigan. In 2009 and 2010, we found that major crime actually increased within the 500-foot viewing ...


 

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