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A decision last year by the Eau Claire City Council to ban children from the raised platform where council members sit, which had a ripple effect of preventing mothers from breast-feeding there, has attracted attention from the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin. Looking for clarity on whether the ...
Now, after successfully inserting itself as a representative for "John Doe" and securing an order from a DC federal judge that would prevent his immediate transfer to a third country, the American Civil Liberties Union argued Friday that the US government acted illegally by detaining the man, potentially ...

This is certainly true for the ACLU's clients in the Arizona Department of Corrections, where we represent thousands of women behind bars in a case called Parsons v. Ryan. Our clients tell us that they are only allowed 12 thin pads a month at most, and once those run out, they must ask for more. One of our ...
ACLU: Indiana prison Violated Blind Inmate's rights. The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Indiana Department of Correction, alleging that prison officials are discriminating against a blind former ... The ACLU of Indiana filed the lawsuit last week in federal court, the South Bend Tribune reported.
On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union sued Alabama state officials in a federal district court on behalf of three transgender individuals. The plaintiffs all suffer from gender dysphoria: Darcy Corbitt and Destiny Clark are men but want to obtain Alabama driver's licenses that will describe them as ...
After calls by the American Civil Liberties Union for an investigation into possible racial profiling of black and Latino motorists by Michigan State Police, ... While the data shows the race and Ethnicity of those stopped as corresponding closely with the state's 2016 U.S. Census data, the ACLU of Michigan is ...

The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon sued the federal government Wednesday in an attempt to find answers to the mysterious presence of immigration enforcement agents around Oregon's courthouses. The ACLU is asking a federal judge to order U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to ...
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the State of Alabama, saying the state discriminates against transgender people who try to get a drivers license or state-issued ID. Alabama requires proof of gender reassignment surgery in order for transgender residents to get a state-issued ID that matches their ...
... the Boston police Department to identify potential threats swept up the posts of people using the hashtag #MuslimLivesMatter and a lawmaker's facebook update about racial inequality, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts. The ACLU says in ...
LOUIS (KMOX) -- The ACLU of Missouri is suing the state's Department of Health to find out what type of "unknown chemicals" were confiscated by officers during Jason Stockley-related protests in September. Legal Director Tony Rothert says the agency won't release lab results because they're part of an ...
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) -- The ACLU of Mississippi held its Legislative Day at the State Capitol Tuesday. The group is showing support for six proposed bills. House Bill 753 would modify the qualification revisions for the selection of superintendents. There are a few bills that the ACLU is supporting about ...
In addition to safer street design, one of the proven methods to reduce deadly speeding is camera enforcement. A robust set of studies conclusively shows that speed camera programs save lives. But American cities and towns constantly have to defend their automated enforcement programs from angry ...
The news came amid pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union, which described the ban as "shameful," "wrong," and "unconstitutional." Chris Brook, legal director of the ACLU of North Carolina, sent a letter to Jane Gilchrist, an attorney for the state Department of Public Safety, contending that such ...
In October, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus on behalf of the detainee, arguing that his imprisonment is unlawful. Since then, government officials have floated a clever way to potentially avoid a protracted fight over the legality of the prisoner's detention: Instead of ...
Ryan Tack-Hooper, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Delaware, which is prosecuting the suit with Community Legal Aid Society, said schools and students that need the most resources to succeed are often the ones who receive the least financial support. Tack-Hooper said ...
The American Civil Liberties Union of PA (ACLU) and the city are still in disagreement over the use of stop and frisk tactics by the Philadelphia police Department (PPD). The city filed their report on stops done in the city on Monday after the ACLU filed theirs earlier this month showing that rates are still high ...

A film about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who founded the ACLU women's rights Project in 1972, also premiered at this year's festival. By leveraging their strengths this year as one of the storytellers, the ACLU helps the country understand the scale and brutality of our prisons, a moral ...
When Faiz Shakir joined the American Civil Liberties Union this past January, the organization was still preparing for the inauguration of Donald Trump. Months prior to Shakir's arrival, the ACLU released a letter addressed to Trump, threatening to sue him if he acted on several of his campaign promises.
Since October, the ACLU has had to go to court repeatedly to stop the Trump Administration from blocking several young immigrant women from getting abortions because the Office of refugee Resettlement, the agency responsible for unaccompanied immigrant minors, has as adopted a no-abortion policy.
The American Civil Liberties Union is urging Michigan State Police to do an internal investigation for claims of racial profiling. "For a law enforcement to stop a person solely on the basis of racial identity is unconstitutional, it's illegal," said Mark Francher, ACLU Racial Justice Attorney. The organization ...
Given recent threats of large scale ICE raids, the ACLU of Northern California wants to make sure you know your rights and have access to rapid response hotlines set up in the Northern California region. (see below). Know your rights if ICE confronts you. Independent of your citizenship status, you have constitutional rights!
ACLU Fees Clipped In Suit Over ICE asylum seeker Info ... U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley reduced by $13,420 a revised, $76,805 fees request by the American Civil Liberties Union immigrants' rights Project and the Center for Gender & refugee Studies at the University of California's ...
As soon as Donald Trump moved into the White House, the American Civil Liberties Union's membership began growing to 1.6 million, four times bigger than during the Obama administration. Along with filling out ACLU membership cards, liberal/progressive voters also clicked in $93 million in online ...
The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday said Democrats who voted in favor of a short-term government funding bill without restoring protections for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children "betrayed our American values and allowed bigotry and fear to prevail." "Enough is ...
SHAWNEE, Kan. -- A Johnson County school district has come under fire regarding a concern about free speech. The American Civil Liberties Union called out the Shawnee Mission School District, citing "grave constitutional concerns." The district's board of education had its monthly meeting Monday.
If polling is correct, pot no longer gives Americans fits. Recent Gallup polls indicate that 64 percent of Americans approve of legalizing marijuana -- the highest level of public support in almost 50 years. Nevertheless, we have an administration that is tone deaf to the will of the people and insists on ...
The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation filed a brief in D.C. federal district court saying the U.S. citizen that the Defense Department is holding in military detention wants the ACLU to represent him in the ongoing habeas corpus action. The ACLU further requested that the court extend the relief it ...
The American Civil Liberties Union, rarely an active player in national campaigns, is jumping into the 2018 midterms with plans to spend upward of $25 million promoting ballot initiatives and issues in contested races across the country. Soaring after a banner year -- the ACLU raised $93 million online in ...
So, please excuse my cynicism at the ACLU's newfound concern with school enrollment policies (as reported in the Star under the headline "ACLU report slams Arizona charter school enrollment policies"). The organization recently issued a report that accused more than half of all Arizona charter schools ...
It was challenged in a November suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, which argued the petition's language was overbroad and could ... "I think the Supreme Court will continue to make the same arguments -- that this petition language is misleading," said Amy Rose, ACLU Nevada's ...
A 14-year-old Minnesota girl is fighting criminal charges that have the potential to destroy her future, including her ability to obtain housing, to enroll in college programs, and even to pursue some career paths. Her case does not involve harm to others. It does not involve damage to property. And it does not ...
Lawyers for the ACLU of Nebraska countered that as the state's top executive, the governor doesn't get to make law, but when he led and helped fund the referendum petition drive to overturn the Legislature's death penalty repeal, the governor made law in violation of the Constitution's separation of powers ...
"John Doe informed counsel for the [American Civil Liberties Union Foundation] that: (1) he wishes to continue this habeas corpus action; and (2) he wishes for the ACLUF to ... After the ACLU filed suit on his behalf, the Trump Administration tried to argue that the ACLU couldn't challenge his detention.
WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice is expected to reverse an Obama-era policy today that discouraged Federal Prosecutors from bringing charges against marijuana users in states where marijuana is legal. This decision would directly impact residents of the six states and the District Of Columbia ...
The lawsuit, which was originally filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of the District Of Columbia (ACLU-DC) on behalf of four plaintiffs in June, was amended on Wednesday to add the 10-year-old boy and his mother, Gwen Frisbie-Fulton. The lawsuit names the child as "A.S." in order to protect his ...
The ACLU suit alleged that police fired pepper-spray balls at several protesters as they tried to leave the area through the parking garage on Fourth Avenue. Manlove said Oregon State Police, who were helping out Portland police, fired pepper-spray balls toward the parking garage because people "were ...
The Santa Cruz Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California will hold its annual general meeting from 2-4:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at peace United Church, 900 High St. The cost is a sliding scale of $10-20, but nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. The keynote speaker will be Craig ...
The plaintiffs challenging Baltimore's policy of including non-disparagement clauses in police misconduct settlements are appealing a federal judge's dismissal of their lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis ruled last month the clauses do not violate free-speech and free-press rights, dismissing the ...
Baltimore (WJZ) -- The American Civil Liberties Union has called the Baltimore police Department's lockdown of an entire neighborhood after Detective Sean Suiter was shot in November "constitutionally suspect." "For six days, police restricted all vehicles and pedestrians from entering, barred all ...
PISCATAWAY - The Township Council has been advised by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey to revise a township code that prevents residents from videotaping Township Council meetings. The moves comes a little over a week after a resident was prevented from videotaping at the Dec.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota has issued a statement in defense of a teenage girl facing child pornography charges for snapping an explicit photo of herself and sending it to a classmate. "To suggest that a juvenile who sends a sexually explicit selfie is a victim of her own act of child ...
A couple weeks later, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a habeas corpus petition and seeking to represent the man, who, by the government's own account, requested an attorney after being read his Miranda rights. The Defense Department argued that the circumstances did not warrant the ACLU's ...
... outrageous pseudonym then I do get plenty of replies. You people here on the A.C.L.U. blog should have more of a sense of humor, after all, with Donald Trump being president of the United States you are going to need it. May God bless America, & The American Civil Liberties Union (Donald Trump too) ...
The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a judge to stop the government from preventing two undocumented teenagers, who are in federal custody, from seeking abortions, according to court papers filed on Friday. In the documents, filed around 6 p.m. in the United States District Court for the District of ...
Writing on behalf of the mother of a former Shawnee Mission South student who pulled her son out of the school last month over concerns about the behavior of boys basketball coach Brett McFall, the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas this week called on the district to appoint an independent ...
We've seen the destructive effects of unwarranted government scrutiny on the lives of people who have done nothing wrong, and minorities and activists have historically borne the brunt of these practices. Professor Xi's case is not an aberration. As we explain in the lawsuit the ACLU joined on his behalf, ...
The Shawnee Mission South high school principal charged with investigating reports of racial harassment made against basketball coach Brett McFall earlier this year ignored "key witnesses" that could have corroborated claims, the American Civil Liberties Union has alleged. In a letter to Shawnee ...
The ACLU on Thursday filed a challenge to an Arizona law that requires contractors doing business with the state to promise they won't boycott Israel. This is the second such lawsuit the ACLU has filed in response to a wave of laws across the country designed to suppress constitutionally protected boycotts ...
The ACLU Courts artists in Miami--and Installs a Political Phone Booth at the Standard ... It's a sign of the times that one of the hottest tickets at this year's Art Basel Miami Beach is a dinner for the American Civil Liberties Union. ... Shepard Fairey's work for the ACLU, being sold at the Standard Hotel.


 

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