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Religious Freedom Bill Could Cause Trouble For Certain Groups

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

Human rights and civil liberties groups are up in arms over Kentucky's religious freedom bill, contending that the legislation could restrict the righ...

Police Drones Will Invade Our Privacy: ACLU

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 03.11.2013 | Crime

The controversy over drones isn't going away anytime soon. But proponents of drones being used in the United States argue that they're a lot like ...

Radley Balko

ACLU Launches Nationwide Investigation of Police Militarization

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has launched a nationwide campaign to assess police militarization in the United States. Starting Wednesday,...

Brave Bisexual 8th-Grader Stands Up To Anti-Gay School Board

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.20.2013 | Gay Voices

A bisexual middle school student has become something of an LGBT celebrity in Florida this week, after her attempt to start a Gay-Straight Alliance cl...

Ryan J. Reilly

DOJ: John Brennan Didn't Officially Disclose CIA Drones Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- John Brennan, President Barack Obama's nominee to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency, didn't officially acknowledge the CIA'...

WATCH: FBI's Invasive Racial Mapping

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.13.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The American Civil Liberties Union recently challenged the FBI over a secret racial and ethnic mapping program, which allegedly gathers intelligence o...

Ohio Public School Will Keep Jesus Portrait Hanging

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion

JACKSON, Ohio — An Ohio school district decided Tuesday night to keep a portrait of Jesus hanging in the school where it's been 65 years, denyin...

Drone Wars

Barry Lando | Posted 04.10.2013 | World
Barry Lando

If Justice Department lawyers labored so mightily on producing a memo setting the guidelines for killing an American citizen, one can only presume that the guidelines must be much different for those who inhabit the rest of the world. When do we see that memo?

ACLU Seeks Removal Of Ohio School's Jesus Portrait

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 02.08.2013 | Religion

CINCINNATI -- A portrait of Jesus that hangs prominently in an entranceway at a rural Ohio public school is in violation of the U.S. Constitution and ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Drone-Kill Memo Puts Heat On Obama's Second-Term Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A report Monday night on the nature of the administration's drone program has the potential to dramatically revamp the debate over Presi...

Virginia Inmate Serving 73 Years For Bank Robbery Can Pursue Sex Change Lawsuit

Richmond Times-Dispatch | | Posted 03.31.2013 | DC

A federal appeals court on Monday restored a lawsuit filed by a Virginia inmate who claims her constitutional rights were violated when prison authori...

Birth Control Battles Appear To Be Moving Toward Supreme Court

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The legal challenges over religious freedom and the birth control coverage requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul ap...

Challenge Of State's Abortion Law Dropped

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. -- The American Civil Liberties Union ended its legal challenge Friday to a Kansas law restricting private health insurance coverage for...

New TSA PreCheck: Elitist, Confusing, Mysterious, Maddening

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

If you are under 12 or over 75--in like Flynn. No worries. No more long TSA security lines involving taking off your shoes or taking out your laptop...etc... But for the rest of us flyers, it's a secret new "E-ZPass" program of sorts: "Managed Inclusion" is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, to paraphrase Winston Churchill.

Report: State's School Discipline Disproportionately Harsh On Students

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 03.19.2013 | Education

JACKSON, Miss. — Civil rights advocates say harsh disciplinary practices at many Mississippi schools lead to children being expelled and even in...

Ryan J. Reilly

FBI GPS Tracking Memos Kept Secret

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- FBI General Counsel Andrew Weissmann was sitting on a panel last February discussing the Supreme Court's recent decision that found inst...

Book Featuring Lesbian Couple Back On Utah School District's Shelves

AP | Posted 01.15.2013 | Education

SALT LAKE CITY -- A book about a lesbian couple raising children has returned to a Utah school district's library shelves, amid a lawsuit from the Ame...

Jesus Portrait In Public Ohio Middle School To Stay

Posted 01.10.2013 | Education

The American Civil Liberties Union stepped in Thursday as school officials in Jackson City, Ohio are ignoring the demands of an atheist group, decidin...

Judge Orders Trial In Contentious Abortions Case

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. -- Kansas' law that restricts private health insurance coverage for abortions will go to trial to resolve whether it poses a substantial...

Judge Regretfully Rules Law Doesn't Require US Government to Explain Its Drone War

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

This is one of the best reasons I've heard yet for why the Obama administration should release the legal memos written to justify its overseas targeted killings of terror suspects, regardless of whether any court ever orders it to.

ACLU on Campus Protests Against Israel

David Moshman | Posted 02.15.2013 | College
David Moshman

At the intersection of equality and liberty lie many hard cases that require careful consideration of complex evidence and subtle balancing of competing rights. But this is not one of them. If I were the OCR I would listen to the ACLU and uphold free expression at Berkeley.

Military Commission Judge Rules Against Transparency in 9/11 Case

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 02.11.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Last week, Col. James Pohl, the military judge presiding over the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the five other men accused of plotting the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, quietly issued a ruling ensuring the public won't learn any information about the men's torture at the hands of the U.S.

New Allegations Of Torture, Rights Violations In Terror Case

AP | PETER JAMES SPIELMANN | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK — A civil liberties group asked the Organization of American States' human rights commission Tuesday to investigate the U.S. government...

Arizona's Denial of Licenses for Immigrant Youths Won't Stop the DREAMers

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 01.29.2013 | Latino Voices
Anthony D. Romero

The ACLU and its partners today filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of young immigrants who came to the United States as children -- known as "Dreamers" -- to challenge Arizona's latest attempt to makes the lives of immigrants in the state unlivable.

Why Banning Offensive Speech on Campus Fails (VIDEO)

Will Creeley | Posted 01.29.2013 | College
Will Creeley

Censoring offensive speech is the wrong answer, particularly on our nation's college campuses. After all, the college campus has traditionally been an arena for debate and dialogue, and has been deemed by the Supreme Court to be "peculiarly the 'marketplace of ideas.'"