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Utah School District Sued For Restricting Access To Book About Lesbian Family

Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Utah filed a lawsuit Tuessday against the Davis School District after officials told elementary sch...

Stories Move the Walls That Need to Be Moved

Wayne Maines | Posted 01.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Maines

My transgender daughter said recently that "stories move the walls that need to be moved." I hope that our Transgender Remembrance Day story will help others begin to "move the walls that need to be moved."

Human Rights Priorities for the Next U.S. President

David J. Kramer | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
David J. Kramer

The United States should review its relations with all authoritarian regimes to give human rights greater attention. While it may cooperate with them on counter-terrorism and other shared interests, it cannot turn a blind eye to the abuses these regimes commit.

Cop Had 'Long History Of Excessive Force' Before Killing Man Holding Baby

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2012 | Crime

By David Schwartz PHOENIX, Sept 24 (Reuters) - The family of an Arizona man who was shot dead while holding his 7-month-old grandson b...

City Faces Lawsuit Over Rule To 'Silence' Free Speech

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

* Rival church sought to pamphlet near Mormon temple * 'Free-speech' permits can limit time, participants By Jennifer Do...

Legal Voters Being Questioned By Gessler's Office

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 10.28.2012 | Denver

DENVER — U.S citizens are among those who received letters from Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler questioning their right to vote, the A...

The Republican "Small Government" Fraud

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Just take a look at the platform that will emerge from the GOP national convention. There will be plenty of rhetoric about freedom and limited government. But the party's actual policies will reflect a very different agenda.

School District Sued Over 'Inaccurate, Biased' Sex Ed Program

AP | JOHN S. MARSHALL | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education

SAN FRANCISCO -- A school district in California's Central Valley is putting teens' health at risk by failing to provide students with information abo...

Anti-Corruption Law Faces Major Challenge

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

McLEAN, Va. -- A new law designed to stop insider trading by members of Congress and nearly 30,000 federal workers is facing a constitutional challeng...

Freedom or Liberty? A Democracy or a Republic?

D. Robert Worley | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
D. Robert Worley

One view of the election season is as a contest between liberty and freedom, between a republic and a democracy, and between the nations of a Northern alliance and the Dixie bloc that predates the Constitution.

ACLU Claims To Have Proof Arizona Immigration Law Was Racially Motivated

AP | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

PHOENIX -- Opponents of Arizona's hardline immigration enforcement law contend that emails sent, received and forwarded by a former legislator who cha...

ACLU Claims To Have Proof Arizona Immigration Law Was Racially Motivated

Arizona Republic | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona has released thousands of e-mails that it says proves Arizona's controversial immigration law was racial...

Connecticut Town Agrees To End Graduations At Church

AP | Posted 07.19.2012 | Education

ENFIELD, Conn. -- The local school board has agreed to stop holding high school graduation ceremonies in a church. The Enfield Board of Education vot...

Joshua Hersh

Family Members Of Dead Americans Sue CIA, Pentagon Over Targeted Killings | Joshua Hersh | Posted 07.19.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Two leading U.S. civil liberties organizations have filed a lawsuit against David Petraeus, Leon Panetta and other senior CIA and milita...

Playing a Shell Game With the Truth: The District Attorney's Evidence Policies

Marisol Orihuela | Posted 09.12.2012 | Los Angeles
Marisol Orihuela

L.A. County must keep its system fair for all defendants. The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the Sheriff's Department and L.A. District attorney, seeking to halt policies that could be suppressing exculpatory evidence in criminal trials.

More Public Schools Splitting Up Boys, Girls

AP | JESSIE L. BONNER and HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education

MIDDLETON, Idaho -- Robin Gilbert didn't set out to confront gender stereotypes when she split up the boys and girls at her elementary school in rural...

ACLU Takes Utah School District To Task For Restricting Book About Lesbian Family

Posted 06.28.2012 | Education

The American Civil Liberties Union has taken issue with Davis School District for requiring parental permission for children to check out a homosexual...

ACLU To Represent KKK In Georgia 'Adopt-A-Highway' Fight

AP | Posted 06.27.2012 | Black Voices

ATLANTA -- The American Civil Liberties Union will help the Ku Klux Klan in its bid to join Georgia's highway cleanup program as a legal fight looms. ...

GOP Governor Disenfranchises Thousands

AP | By RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Republican Gov. Terry Branstad has made Iowa one of the most difficult states in the nation for felons to vote, with an executive o...

Utah School District Restricts Access To Book About Lesbian Family

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | Education

By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY, June 1 (Reuters) - Students in a Utah school district will need permission from their parents to re...

How Broward Gets A 'D'

Posted 05.24.2012 | Miami

About half of Florida’s school districts -- including Broward County's -- mislead parents into thinking that providing a social security number for ...

High Court Will Take Up Wiretaps Lawsuit

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court says it will consider shutting down a legal challenge to a law that lets the United States eavesdrop on overseas commu...

Silicon Valley Nonprofit Launches Full-Scale Assault On Teacher Protection Laws

| John Fensterwald | Posted 05.18.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Thoughts On Public Education blog, A nonprofit founded by a Sil...

Homeless Camping Ban Passed By City Council

Posted 05.15.2012 | Denver

A controversial ordinance to ban "unauthorized" camping in the city of Denver--a measure that specifically targets homeless people sleeping on the str...

Preliminary Homeless 'Camping' Ban Approved By Denver City Council

Posted 05.01.2012 | Denver

A proposal to ban "unauthorized" camping in the city of Denver--a measure that specifically targets homeless people sleeping on the streets--has gotte...