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ACLU Comment on Supreme Court Muslim Ban Ruling

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 2:55 pm | ACLU

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court has upheld the Trump administration’s third Muslim ban. The American Civil Liberties Union and partner organizations have challenged every version of the ban. Like previous versions, this one blocks immigrants and ... More >>

In Masterpiece, the Bakery Wins the Battle but Loses the War

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 9:58 am | ACLU

In the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled for a bakery that had refused to sell a wedding cake to a same-sex couple. It did so on grounds that are specific to this particular case and will have little to no applicability ... More >>

The Muslim Ban was Discriminatory, Rules 4th Circuit

Friday, 26 May 2017, 1:49 pm | ACLU

We should all feel proud today. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to allow the Muslim ban to go into effect. Step by step, point by point, the court laid out what has been clear from the start : The president promised to ban Muslims from the ... More >>

ACLU Comment on Trump’s New Muslim Ban

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 2:14 pm | ACLU

March 6, 2017 NEW YORK — The Trump administration today announced a new Muslim ban executive order. More >>

Link: US Bill Allows Indefinite Dentention Of Civilians

Thursday, 1 December 2011, 12:47 pm | ACLU

Today, the Senate rejected an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would have removed harmful provisions authorizing the U.S. military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians, including American citizens, ... More >>

Historic Victory in Prop 8 Case

Monday, 9 August 2010, 4:30 pm | ACLU

This week's landmark decision in the Prop 8 case is a huge victory for LGBT Americans. In Perry v. Schwarzenegger, Judge Vaughn R. Walker of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco ruled that Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that excluded ... More >>

Rocket attack on Australian forces

Thursday, 22 July 2010, 4:26 pm | ACLU

The Multi-National Base at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan came under insurgent rocket attack late Monday evening. Rockets struck the Kandahar Airfield, with one causing minor damage to an Australian facility. There were no Australian casualties ... More >>

Obama Acts to Ban Abortion coverage

Thursday, 22 July 2010, 4:25 pm | ACLU

Tens of thousands of ACLU supporters have already acted to protest the Obama administration's decision to severely restrict abortion coverage for vulnerable women. We have to keep flooding the White House with more messages. If you haven't signed our petition, ... More >>

Women Serving Our Country

Friday, 18 June 2010, 12:44 pm | ACLU

It's totally unacceptable. More than 100,000 women serving overseas in our nation's armed services can't exercise the rights they defend with their lives. More >>

Tell AG to Keep His Hands Off the Miranda Rule

Monday, 24 May 2010, 10:11 am | ACLU

In the wake of the attempted bombing in Times Square in May 2010 -- as after other terrorism attempts -- there have been misguided calls to weaken our constitutional rights, including a call to loosen the Miranda rule. More >>

Victory! ACLU Wins Gene Patenting Case

Monday, 12 April 2010, 11:47 am | ACLU

Last week, federal district court Judge Robert Sweet made history by issuing the first ruling ever that human genes can't be patented. The ruling follows a lawsuit brought by a group of patients and scientists represented by the ACLU and the Public ... More >>

Facebook Privacy in Transition

Monday, 14 December 2009, 10:42 am | ACLU

In response to pressure about its privacy practices, including an ACLU petition signed by over 43,000 concerned Internet users, Facebook has released a new privacy policy, modified its profile and publication privacy controls, and rolled out a "Transition ... More >>

"No One Should Go Through What I Went Through"

Monday, 14 December 2009, 10:40 am | ACLU

That's what Bethany Cajúne told Diana Kasdan of the ACLU's Reproductive Freedom Project the first time they spoke about her experience in Montana's Lake County Detention Facility. We filed a case last month to make sure that Bethany's desire to protect ... More >>

Hiding Torture Photos Weakens Democracy

Monday, 14 December 2009, 10:39 am | ACLU

Last week, the Supreme Court sent back to an appeals court in New York the ACLU's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit for the release of photographs depicting the abuse of prisoners in U.S. custody overseas. More >>

ACLU Rallies to Fill 25% Budget Gap

Monday, 14 December 2009, 10:37 am | ACLU

For a number of years, the ACLU has received extraordinary support from an anonymous donor, including over $20 million in 2009 alone. He has informed us that, due to market conditions, he will not be able to lend us that support in 2010. This loss ... More >>

Rendition Rewind: ACLU Lawsuit to be Heard

Monday, 2 November 2009, 11:28 am | ACLU

Earlier this week, a federal appeals court announced that it will hear the government's appeal of an earlier ruling that allowed the ACLU's lawsuit against Boeing subsidiary, Jeppesen DataPlan Inc., to go forward. In 2007, the ACLU sued Jeppesen for its role ... More >>

ACLU Urges Rejection Of 200,00 Voter Challenges

Thursday, 30 October 2008, 2:10 pm | ACLU

WASHINGTON – In a letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey today, the American Civil Liberties Union demanded the Department of Justice reject a White House request to challenge 200,000 registered voters in Ohio. More >>

ACLU Launches Voter Empowerment Program

Thursday, 30 October 2008, 2:06 pm | ACLU

ATLANTA – The ACLU launched its voter empowerment program today. As part of this effort, the ACLU will distribute 480,000 cards in 32 states that inform voters of their rights on Election Day and how to avoid problems when casting a ballot. More >>

You Can Help Protect The Right To Vote

Wednesday, 22 October 2008, 12:41 pm | ACLU

We are on the eve of one of the most historic elections of our time. And the last thing America needs right now is another election that leaves us uncertain of its legitimacy. More >>

ACLU: Justice Department Should Enforce Voting Law

Friday, 10 October 2008, 1:35 pm | ACLU

Due To Unlawful Practices In Nine States, Hundreds Of Thousands Of Voters Could Be Disenfranchised (10/9/2008) More >>