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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.

Finally, A Win For Planned Parenthood

AP | CHARLES WILSON and DEANNA MARTIN | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is not allowed to cut off Planned Parenthood's public funding for general health services solely because the organization...

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 ...

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...

Former Seattle U.S. Attorney Pushes Pot Legalization In Washington State

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

SEATTLE — A man who once served as the Justice Department's top official in Seattle said Tuesday that he is sponsoring an initiative to legalize...

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...

Unlikely Allies: ACLU, Tea Party Win Free Speech Case

AP | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

REDDING, Calif. — A pair of unlikely political allies has succeeded in sinking an ordinance that restricted when and where pamphlets could be ha...

Arthur Delaney

Debtors' Prison: Jobless Woman Jailed For Unpaid Traffic Fines

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.20.2011 | Business

Kelly Wiedemer of Westminster, Col., spent four nights in jail this month because she hasn't paid fines and restitution she owes from a car accident t...

Compromise Resolves ACLU Complaint In Time For Graduation

Belmar, NJ Patch | Christine A. Scheller | Posted 08.20.2011 | Religion

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Emanuel Approves New Surveillance Cameras

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 08.15.2011 | Chicago

Though Chicago is already home to at least 10,000 private security cameras which, combined, account for the most extensive and integrated camera netwo...

Will Guzzardi

Quinn Calls For Inquiry Into State Police Racial Bias

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Guzzardi | Posted 08.15.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is calling for an internal inquiry into the way the Illinois State Police approach searching drivers, following an ACLU re...

Lions and Tigers and Fraud, Oh My! Secretary of State Kris Kobach Is at It Again

Katie O'Connor | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Katie O'Connor

The report lists only 16 instances of noncitizen registration and zero instances of in-person voter impersonation fraud. Kobach is using a nuclear weapon to kill a fly (and telling you the fly is the size of Houston).

Grand Jury Investigates Torture In Abu Ghraib Death

Time | Adam Zagorin | Posted 08.13.2011 | World

It has been nearly a decade since Manadel al-Jamadi, an Iraqi prisoner known as "the Iceman" — for the bungled attempt to cool his body and make him...

Matt Sledge

Veterans Housing Lawsuit Reaches Into History

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.13.2011 | Los Angeles

The lawsuit filed on Wednesday against the Veterans Administration over housing for disabled veterans hinges in part on an 1888 deed that is more than...

Culture Shock in the Police Department: How the Newark Police Processed an Officer's Sexual Assault Allegation

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 08.10.2011 | New York
Deborah Jacobs

The culture of a police department determines the extent of misconduct, and this certainly applies to Newark, NJ.

Joy Resmovits

ACLU: Milwaukee's Voucher Program Segregates Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.07.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- Milwaukee's voucher system, which allows low-income students to attend private schools using tax dollars, discriminates based on disabilit...

Will Guzzardi

State Police Accused Of 'Striking' Racial Bias In Traffic Stops

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Guzzardi | Posted 08.07.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois branch of the American Civil Liberties Union petitioned the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday, asking the department to investigate t...

Laura Bassett

Louisiana Republican Aims To Overturn Roe v. Wade

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

The Louisiana state legislature is considering a bill that would make performing an abortion a criminal offense, including in cases of rape and incest...

ACLU Sues Rick Scott Over Mandatory Drug Testing For Florida State Workers

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

MIAMI — The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is suing Florida Gov. Rick Scott over ordering drug testing for all state employees, regar...