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ACLU: Arkansas voter ID law is unconstitutional

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5 mentions3 hours ago 3 hours ago
The voter ID law passed by Arkansas legislators last year is unconstitutional and should be struck down, a new lawsuit claims.

Crossing the line at the border: Part I

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6 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
In partnership with the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute, Need to Know investigates whether U.S. border agents have been using excessive force in a...

Border Communities Under Siege: Border Patrol Agents Ride Roughshod Over Civil Rights

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4 days ago 4 days ago
The U.S.-Mexico border has been turned into a militarized zone, all in the name of

US Judge Overturns 6-Week Abortion Ban

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2 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant.U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland, who is based in Bismarck, said the law is "invalid and...

Barry Scheck: Stunning new case highlights how race bias corrupts juries

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2 days ago 2 days ago
Exclusive: Leading wrongful convictions expert on what's at stake in a sweeping, upcoming North Carolina decision

Paycheck Fairness Act Fails to Move Forward in Senate

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7 days ago 7 days ago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 212-549-2666, media@aclu.org WASHINGTON – The Senate today stopped the Paycheck Fairness Act from moving forward with a vote of 53-44 against cloture. The Paycheck Fairness Act, an update to the Equal Pay Act of 1963, would give workers stronger tools to...

The FBI Derails the 9/11 Hearings at Guantánamo

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3 days ago 3 days ago
The oft-delayed, secrecy-plagued 9/11 military commission hearings came to an abrupt halt today before the scheduled arguments surrounding the competency of defendant Ramzi bin al Shibh even began. Just minutes after Army Col....

Four People Could Face Execution Again After Their Death Sentences Were Thrown Out In Court

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3 days ago 3 days ago
The North Carolina Supreme Court will hear two cases Monday over the fate of four prisoners whose sentences were thrown out under North Carolina's now-repealed Racial Justice Act.

The Perversity of Profiling

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4 days ago 4 days ago
The Justice Department is considering revised racial profiling guidance that, if issued, could set back race relations and basic fairness in this country. We hope that it does not make that mistake. The New York Times on Thursday reported that “long-awaited revisions to the Justice Dep...

Status of Location Privacy Legislation in the States

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1 week ago 1 week ago
In the wake of the NSA revelations, there has been an avalanche of state bills requiring law enforcement to obtain a probable cause warrant before tracking an individual’s location in an investigation. Most state legislators know they can’t control the NSA—but they can control thei...

The Uncovery

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20 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
Police still routinely arrest millions of people just for having marijuana every year. Billions of taxpayer dollars go to fund these arrests, which disproportionately target Black people. Uncover the injustice in your backyard and then let your elected officials know the War on Marijuana is a waste, and ...

Curious Cop Downloaded Hundreds of Private Prescription Records Because He Could

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4 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
Today, the ACLU and ACLU of Utah filed an amicus brief in support of a Utah paramedic whose Fourth Amendment rights were violated when police swept up his confidential prescription records in a dragnet search. Law enforcement’s disregard for basic legal protections in the case is ...

The Democracy Restoration Act: Preventing a Lifetime Punishment

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4 days ago 4 days ago
Tayna Fogle is a mother of two, grandmother of six, a leader in her community, and a powerful example of how difficult it is for citizens to regain their voting rights. Two decades ago, Tayna served a sentence for a non-violent drug offense and writing overdrawn checks. Today ...

2nd annual Trans 100 list released

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2 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
The 2014 U.S. Trans 100 list, which celebrates the breadth and diversity of work being done in, by and for the transgender community, is now available as a PDF file with the names, photos, and bios for this year's honorees.

U.S. Sentencing Commission Votes to Reduce Guidelines for Drug Sentences

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3 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 212-549-2666, media@aclu.org WASHINGTON – The U.S. Sentencing Commission today voted to reduce sentencing guidelines for certain people convicted of nonviolent drug offenses. The amendment would reduce the average sentence for drug traffickers by 11...

ENDA’s religious exemption is too broad to truly protect LGBT workers.

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6 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
As advocates continue the fight to pass explicit sexual orientation and gender identity nondiscrimination protections in Congress, we should take a moment to celebrate the growing understanding that discrimination against LGBT people is a form of sex discrimination. Why is that worthy of celebration? Because sex discrimination is ...

Utah cops warrantlessly search prescription drug records of 480 emergency personnel

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6 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
When searching for morphine thief, Utah cops have almost carte blanche powers to search database.

The Long and Short of Voting Lines in North Carolina

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4 mentions1 hour ago 1 hour ago
We know that cuts to early voting are bad for voters. But just how bad are they? As part of our lawsuit against North Carolina's voter suppression bill, we asked Ted Allen, a professor of industrial engineering at Ohio State University, and Paul Gronke, a political science professor ...

North Carolina Supreme Court to Decide the Fate of 4 Inmates Whose Lives Were Spared by the Racial Justice Act

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2 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
The Racial Justice Act allowed death row inmates to challenge their sentences if they believed race played a significant role.

What North Carolina's Refusal to Recognize the Marriages of Same Sex Couples Really Means

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5 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
Think of what it would mean for someone who has been with their partner for decades to confront losing a spouse, while the state insists they're not really married. That's exactly what many same-sex couples face in North Carolina. Today, we filed a new lawsuit seeking relief for ...

North Carolina: Let Me Take Care of My Son

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5 days ago 5 days ago
I live in Greensboro, North Carolina, with my family. My wife, Megan, and I flew to Texas to meet our son, Jax, over 4 years ago, who is now 6 ½. We have raised him to understand that his moms love him and would do anything for him.

Border Agents Brutalize a 75-Year-Old Vietnam Vet

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14 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
https://www.aclu.org/border-communities-under-siege-border-patrol-agents-ride-roughshod-over-civil-rights The U.S.-Mexico border has been turned into a milit...

Photographers' Rights At Issue As Arizona Community Rises Up Against "Occupying Army" of Border Patrol Agents

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1 day ago 1 day ago
The ACLU of Arizona today sent a letter to the U.S. Border Patrol demanding that the agency immediately stop interfering with the First Amendment rights of the residents of Arivaca, Arizona, to protest and to photograph government activities that are in plain view on a public street. The...

Ranchers Under 24-Hour Surveillance...for What??

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3 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
Rancher John Ladd used to cooperate with the Border Patrol, but he and other ranchers are fed up with Border Patrol agents patrolling their land at will, cut...

Equal Pay's Thrill of Victory and Agony of Defeat

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3 mentions7 days ago 7 days ago
Four years ago, the Paycheck Fairness Act failed in the Senate. The bill, which would have helped close the pay gap between men and women by updating the Equal Pay Act of 1963, had majority support. But because a few senators blocked the legislation from consideration, the ...

NSA Said to Exploit Heartbleed Bug for Intelligence for Years

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659 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the Heartbleed bug, and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence, two people familiar with the matter said.

North Carolina Racial Justice Act

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5 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
Four North Carolina death row prisoners have now had their sentences changed to life in prison without parole under the state’s Racial Justice Act (RJA) after a judge determined that race played a part in their jury selection. The North Carolina Racial Justice Act (RJA) allows capi...

NYPD Shutters Muslim Spying Unit – But What About Its Tactics?

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4 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
The New York Police Department is disbanding the unit that mapped New York’s Muslim communities, their places of worship, and businesses they frequent – based on nothing but their religious beliefs and associations. To this we say: Good Riddance. But the end of the Zone Assessment Un...

How a Father Gets Deported for a Traffic Violation

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3 days ago 3 days ago
If you ask the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), it doesn't deport parents whose most serious crime is a traffic offense. In fact, according to its statistics, 98 percent of people deported fell into one of DHS's

Guardian and Washington Post win Pulitzer prize for NSA revelations

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32 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
Pair awarded biggest prize in US journalism, winning Pulitzer prize for public service for groundbreaking articles on NSA surveillance

Congratulations! The Taxes You Just Paid Might Be On Their Way to a Private Prison

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2 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
Ah, April 15th. Tax Day.When you pay taxes, you assume they'll be used to support education, health care, public transportation, and other programs that make your community stronger....

Our Borders Aren't Constitution-Free Zones

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12 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
When Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the NSA, he single-handedly reignited a global debate about government surveillance and our most fundamental rights as individuals...

The Snowden Saga: 10 Key Questions Regarding His National-Security Disclosures

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4 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
Did he harm national security? Why did he go to Russia, and where does he want to go next?
 

 

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