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Judge Rejects Motion To Dismiss State Abortion Lawsuit

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A federal judge said Wednesday that a challenge to Arkansas' new law banning most abortions 12 weeks into a pregnancy can proceed...

Amanda Terkel

ACLU Pushes For Cam And Mitch To Get Hitched On 'Modern Family'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- If the American Civil Liberties Union gets its way, everyone in the country will get to witness perhaps the most high-profile same-sex w...

Human Rights Groups Blast 'Cruel, Inhuman, And Degrading' Gitmo Practice

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union and other human rights groups on Monday called on Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to halt the force-feeding of hunger...

Are the FBI and IRS Secretly Reading Your Email Without a Warrant?

Democracy Now! | Posted 07.10.2013 | Technology
Democracy Now!

The American Civil Liberties Union has obtained documents revealing that the FBI and IRS may be reading emails and other electronic communications of ...

'Maryland, My Maryland'

Sanford Jay Rosen | Posted 07.08.2013 | DC
Sanford Jay Rosen

I understand the demographics that changed Maryland into a solidly progressive "blue" state, and those that morphed Georgia and Texas into solidly conservative "red" states, but I still have to square the Maryland of today with the Maryland in which I lived in the 1960s for seven years.

20,000 Students Sue Educators Over English Classes

AP | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 04.24.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- About 20,000 students in California who need to learn English aren't getting adequate language instruction, according to a lawsuit agai...

Stop Unreasonable Electronic Searches and Seizures

Christopher Calabrese | Posted 06.23.2013 | Technology
Christopher Calabrese

Just before Tax Day, a Freedom of Information Act request by the ACLU revealed that the Internal Revenue Service claimed the authority to read emails, instant messages, and text messages -- all without a warrant.

Pro-Creationism Assemblies Protested

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union is urging a Kansas school district to cancel mandatory student assemblies that feature a pro-creationism speaker, t...

ACLU Concerned About Bombing Suspect's Miranda Rights

AP | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics

BOSTON -- The American Civil Liberties Union says it's concerned the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect will be questioned by investigators wit...

David Sands

Detroit Cops Accused Of Dumping Homeless People Out Of Town

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 04.19.2013 | Detroit

Detroit police are scooping up homeless people downtown and dumping them in remote locations, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan said in a...

White House Threatens To Veto Controversial Cybersecurity Bill

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.16.2013 | Technology

The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto a controversial cybersecurity bill out of concern that it fails to protect the privacy of Internet users...

Can Maryland Ban Cyberbullying?

The Baltimore Sun | Arthur Hirsch | Posted 06.14.2013 | DC

A 2013 Maryland General Assembly bill bearing the name of a Howard County teenager who killed herself last year is expected to be signed into law, but...

Elise Foley

New Immigration Group Pushes Border Message

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Faced with groups organizing to block comprehensive immigration reform, a coalition of pro-reform groups to be announced next week hopes...

Florida Democrat's Vote Advances 'Anti-Religious Hate' Bill

Shawna Vercher | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Shawna Vercher

Democratic State Senator Geraldine F. Thompson cast a deciding committee vote in Tallahassee that advanced Bill 58, which national advocacy organizations have labeled the "Anti-Religious Hate" bill.

Did FAU President Clip Student Protestors With Her Car?

Sun Sentinel | Scott Travis | Posted 06.06.2013 | Miami

Florida Atlantic University is being accused of retaliating against seven students who protested the school's partnership with a controversial prison ...

Report Makes Harsh Claims About State's Jailing Of Poor

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Several courts in Ohio are illegally jailing people because they are too poor to pay their debts and often deny defendants a hearing...

ACLU Fights State's Terrible Statute Banning Sex Between Gay Teens

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced plans this week to fight a discriminatory Nevada statute that bans consensual sex between gay teen...

North Carolina Republicans, Christianity and the Twilight Zone?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Victor M. Feraru

This act of law is in many respects an act of sedition that would deprive the residents of North Carolina of their claim to the right to freedom of religion, as set forth in the First Amendment.

Ernie Chambers: Not Pledging Allegiance

David Moshman | Posted 06.03.2013 | Black Voices
David Moshman

Outspoken civil rights activist and Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers' conception of the downtrodden includes students coerced into going along with a pledge they don't wish to say in order to avoid bullying from peers for their nonconformity.

Lawmakers Override Dem Gov's Veto On Controversial Religious Freedom Bill

AP | BEN FINLEY | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky lawmakers have voted to override the governor's veto of a bill intended to better protect legal claims of religious freedom...

Federal Judge Orders College To Stop Drug Testing Students

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 03.22.2013 | College

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A federal judge on Friday again blocked efforts by a central Missouri technical college to drug-test its students, a policy challenge...

Bringing Gideon's "Noble Ideal" to the Immigration System

Carmen Iguina | Posted 05.22.2013 | Los Angeles
Carmen Iguina

Each day in this country, hundreds of immigrants appear in immigration court on their own and without legal counsel, even though the government is represented by a trained attorney and immigration law has been referred to as "more complex than the tax code."

Ryan J. Reilly

Small ACLU Team Fights Drone Secrecy

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The Obama administration, in the face of harsh criticism from members of Congress, has recently promised more transparency surrounding the...

Gerry Smith

CISPA Is Back, But So Are Its Devoted Detractors

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.20.2013 | Technology

Thousands of websites, including Craigslist and Reddit, demonstrated their opposition this week to a controversial cybersecurity bill, arguing the mea...

State Senate Approves Voter ID Bill

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics

By Suzi Parker LITTLE ROCK, Ark. March 19 (Reuters) - The Arkansas state Senate approved a measure on Tuesday to require voters to sho...