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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...

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.

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 ...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 10.05.2011 | Home

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

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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 | Home
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.

Will Guzzardi

New Data Shows Racial Bias Continues At State Police

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Guzzardi | Posted 09.12.2011 | Chicago

A new set of data from the University of Illinois at Chicago confirms a pattern of racial bias in traffic stops that has focused scrutiny on the Illin...

Illinois Town Bans Baggy Pants, Mayor 'Very Disappointed'

Posted 09.11.2011 | Chicago

Despite the fact that laws banning baggy pants have been ruled unconstitutional by judges across the country, Collinsville, Illinois is the latest tow...

ACLU Lawsuit Over Homeless Veterans Exposes VA Scandal

Jeff Norman | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics
Jeff Norman

Seemingly separate stories are now emerging that all involve allegations that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) habitually deprives veterans of services to which they are entitled.

Remembering Booker

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 09.10.2011 | Denver

Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of Marvin Booker's death, a homeless street preacher whose death has rejuvenated civil rights conversations, ...

Justice Is Served

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics
Laura W. Murphy

Following much thought and careful deliberation, the United States Sentencing Commission took another step toward creating fairness in federal sentencing.

PATRIOT Act: Four More Years Will Worsen Government Secrecy

Sarah Berlin | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics
Sarah Berlin

If the thought of the government accessing your business or medical records, telephone calls and even your genetic information isn't scary enough, the most frightening aspect is that we don't know how the government actually interprets and applies Section 215.

Only A Court Can Stop This Pilot Voucher

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.23.2011 | Denver

Douglas County School District officials say their controversial pilot scholarship is going to move forward until a court orders it to stop. The day ...

Man Claims He Was Denied HIV Medication In Jail

Posted 08.23.2011 | Chicago

A 39-year-old HIV-positive Chicago man claimed Wednesday that he was denied access to medication prescribed to help him manage his condition during a ...

Suing To Separate Church And State

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.21.2011 | Denver

Three civil liberties unions plus some Douglas County parents filed a lawsuit this morning against the authorization of funds by the state treasurer t...