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Handcuffs Do Not Belong in Schools

Dr. Wendy Rice | Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendy Rice

A sheriff's deputy from Kentucky is currently facing federal lawsuit because he handcuffed at least two elementary school students who were acting up....

ACLU Challenges New Alabama Abortion Law

AP | PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing to stop a new Alabama law that places additional requirements on girls seeking a...

Roque Planas

Mother Sues Border Patrol Over Death Of Child Shot Multiple Times | Roque Planas | Posted 09.22.2014 | Latino Voices

The mother of a 16-year-old Mexican national shot at least 10 times is suing the Border Patrol agents responsible for his death, the American Civil Li...

FBI Won't Have To Turn Over Records On Use Of Racial Data

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

DETROIT — A federal appeals court on Wednesday said the FBI acted properly in refusing to release records that could reveal the use of race and ...

One Thing Church Leaders, Gun Rights Advocates, Mosques, And Marijuana Activists Have In Common

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 07.17.2013 | Religion

-- Environmental and human rights activists, church leaders and gun rights advocates found common ground on Tuesday, filing a lawsuit against the fed...

Elise Foley

Border Patrol Sued Over Deportations | Elise Foley | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit against the federal government Tuesday over its voluntary departures program, through whic...

Civil Rights Today: The Landmark Case of Adkins v. Morgan Stanley

John A. Powell | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business
John A. Powell

Specifically, Morgan Stanley is liable under Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act by purchasing, pooling, and selling securitized mortgages in predominantly non-white neighborhoods.

Pennsylvanians Mobilize in Response to New Voter ID Law

Denise Dennis | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Denise Dennis

When the voting rights of our most vulnerable citizens are threatened, everyone's rights are threatened. Democracy is not a fait accompli, it requires attention and constant care or else it might be lost.

Denver Convention Lawsuit Settled After 4 Years, $200,000

AP | Posted 12.13.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- The American Civil Liberties Union and the city of Denver of have reached a $200,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed after the largest mass ar...

Denver Settles 'Indiscriminate Arrests' Lawsuit From DNC

Posted 10.16.2011 | Denver

The city of Denver has settled the 2008 ACLU lawsuit for $200,000 that accused Denver Police of indiscriminate arrests during the Democratic National ...

ACLU Blasts VA For Lack Of 'Commitment To Care'

AP | Posted 08.22.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Civil rights lawyers are criticizing a plan adopted by the Department of Veterans Affairs after a lawsuit claimed the VA was faili...

Matt Sledge

Homelessness In Los Angeles Drops -- But Rises 24 Percent Among Veterans | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.16.2011 | Los Angeles

Homelessness in Los Angeles was on the decline over the last two years, even in the teeth of the recession -- but at the same time, homelessness among...

South Carolina Jail Bans All Books But Bible: Will Feds Step In? | Posted 06.14.2011 | Books

The US Justice Department is asking a federal judge in South Carolina to allow it to intervene in a lawsuit against a sheriff who allegedly forbids pr...

ACLU, CCR Sue Obama To Block 'Targeted Killings'

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Two civil liberties groups sued the federal government on Monday to try to block its targeted killing overseas of a U.S.-born cleric ...

ACLU Sues Government For Info On 'Spying' Efforts

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — Civil rights groups sued the U.S. government Thursday to try to force it to reveal more about the surveillance of Americans' internat...

ACLU Demands Religiously Owned Hospitals Provide Emergency Reproductive Health Care

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Angela Bonavoglia

In a dramatic and much needed move, the America Civil Liberties Union has demanded that the federal government step in and require religiously sponsored hospitals to stop endangering women's lives by denying them emergency reproductive health care.

ACLU Sues Connecticut High Schools Blocking Graduation At Megachurch

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

HARTFORD, Conn. — The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to stop two Connecticut high schools from holding their...

NY Judge Rules Against ACLU: CIA Can Keep Secret Lists

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A judge for a second time has denied efforts by the American Civil Liberties Union to force the CIA to release names and documents re...

School Cancels Prom Because Girl Wants To Bring Her Girlfriend, Wear A Tux

Halle Tecco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Halle Tecco

Constance McMillen wanted to bring her girlfriend as her date to her prom. And she wanted to wear a tuxedo. Consequently, Itawamba County School District has decided to not host a prom this year.

Congress Assists In Torture Photo Cover-Up, Lieberman At Center Of Controversy

The American Prospect | Adam Serwer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Since 2003, the ACLU has been seeking torture documents through a FOIA lawsuit. In 2005, the Southern District Court of New York ordered the governmen...

The Bush Legacy: Normalizing the Outrageous

Leslie Weise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Weise

When I attended a 2008 hearing for the free speech lawsuit in which I'm involved, I was struck by the defendants' arguments, being made on behalf of government officials, as eerily un-American.