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E-Verify: De Facto National ID and the End of Privacy

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

This proposed federal law is really little more than a Trojan horse, a backdoor attempt by the powers-that-be to inflict a de facto National ID card on the American people.

Arin Greenwood

Snyder's Dropped City Paper Lawsuit Leaves SLAPP Act Untested | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- When Dan Snyder dropped his defamation lawsuit against Washington City Paper, the American Civil Liberties Union of the Nation's Capital...

Amish Men Jailed For Protesting Buggy Safety Rules

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Nine Amish were sentenced to jail in Kentucky for breaking a state law that requires them to put orange signs on their horse-drawn buggies. The tr...

ACLU Files Suit Over College's Drug Testing

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 11.15.2011 | College

ST. LOUIS — A federal judge has blocked a mandatory drug testing program for students at a Missouri technical college after the American Civil L...

Virginia School Board Sued For Posting Ten Commandments

AP | ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON | Posted 11.13.2011 | Education

RICHMOND, Va. -- Civil-liberties groups are suing a southwest Virginia school board for posting the Ten Commandments, contending that the display viol...

The Courage to Be Safe and Free

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Laura W. Murphy

Unfortunately, after 9/11 our government opted to violate the constitutional and legal limits designed to protect the rights of the innocent.

ACLU: Florida's Welfare Drug Testing Law Is Unconstitutional

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

MIAMI — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing to block Florida's new law requiring new welfare recipients to pass a drug test, filing the ...

Newark Sued To Release Records Of $100 Million Facebook Gift, Booker Responds (UPDATED)

AP/The Huffington Post | By Beth DeFalco/Emmeline Zhao | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education

TRENTON, N.J. -- The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the state's biggest city for refusing to release ...

Newark Sued For Refusing To Release Records Of $100 Million Facebook Gift

AP | BETH DeFALCO | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education

TRENTON, N.J. — The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the state's biggest city for refusing to rel...

Judge Hears Arguments In Catholic Charities Adoption Case

Posted 10.17.2011 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times A circuit court judge is weighing a claim by four Catholic charities that the state violated ...

Judge Upholds High School Girls' Right To Upload Lewd Pictures

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 10.17.2011 | Parents

Even high school girls have the right to freedom of speech, no matter how lewd their message might be. A federal judge sided with the ACLU in a rec...

Laura Bassett

Kansas Restrictions on Private Abortion Coverage Are Challenged In Court | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against a new Kansas law that bans the coverage of abortion as part of standar...

School District Sued For Allegedly Illegally Censoring LGBT Websites

Posted 10.16.2011 | Education

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against a Missouri school district for using software that filters websites advocating for the ...

WATCH: Teacher Fired For Pumping Breast Milk At Work To File Law Suit

Posted 10.16.2011 | Parents

After five years of teaching technology at the Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen in Colorado, teacher Heather Burgbacher will not be returning to th...

Breastfeeding Teacher Dismissed, ACLU To File Suit

AP | Posted 10.15.2011 | Denver

EVERGREEN, Colo. — The American Civil Liberties Union intends to sue a Denver-area charter school for allegedly getting rid of a teacher who pum...

Illinois Expanding Ban On Military Funeral Protests

Posted 10.14.2011 | Chicago

Though similar measures have been ruled unconstitutional by federal judges, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn said he will sign a bill that bans protests ne...

Lucas Kavner

Vonnegut Library And ACLU Respond To Missouri School's Book Banning | Lucas Kavner | Posted 10.05.2011 | Books

In response to the Republic, Mo., school board's controversial decision last week to remove "Slaughterhouse-Five" from its high school library and cur...

Attorney General Invokes State Secret Rules After Muslims Sue FBI

AP | THOMAS WATKINS | Posted 10.02.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has invoked state secrets rules to prevent information from being released in a lawsuit filed by...

Douglas County School Board: You're Too Late

Posted 09.24.2011 | Denver

State education officials and the Douglas County School District filed a motion last Friday asking the court to allow them to carry out their pilot vo...

Joy Resmovits

Lawsuit: Florida Voucher Measure Misleads By Using Language Of Religious Freedom | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.20.2011 | Education

Florida's largest teachers' union joined the American Civil Liberties Union and several rabbis and ministers seeking to halt a 2012 ballot measure the...

Alaska Sued For Denying Transgender Woman Driver's License

AP | By BECKY BOHRER | Posted 09.18.2011 | Impact

JUNEAU, Alaska (Associated Press) -- The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state of Alaska on behalf of a transgender woman, alleging that i...

FBI Probe of VA Crime Should Expand

Jeff Norman | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics
Jeff Norman

While the FBI is in the midst of probing a homicide that VA police couldn't even detect let alone investigate, the DOJ's top crime-fighting agency should also find out who got paid to make sweetheart deals with tenants who do nothing for veterans.

Judge In DougCo Pilot Voucher Suit: 'The Court Is Not Persuaded'

Posted 09.17.2011 | Denver

A Denver District judge has denied a motion to move the Douglas County School District Voucher Pilot Program from Denver to Douglas County, saying he ...

BARR Battle: Corporate Jet Privacy Threatened by Obama Administration

Corbin Hiar | Posted 09.14.2011 | Business
Corbin Hiar

In a move opposed by some traditional allies, the administration is planning to restrict access to a little known program that allows private jets to fly beyond the reach of public scrutiny.

Extreme Secrecy Undermines the U.S. Effort in Afghanistan

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 09.14.2011 | World
Daphne Eviatar

While some secrecy is obviously necessary in the conduct of a war, the U.S. government's extreme secrecy about its detention of thousands of Afghans without charge or trial at the U.S.-run Bagram Air Base is actually creating a threat to U.S. troops, not alleviating one.