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31 min ago | KLKN

ACLU accuses LPD of racial profiling

A new report by the American Civil Liberties Union is critical of how Nebraska Law Enforcement Agencies handle traffic stops.


Related Topix: Nebraska

3 hrs ago | Jurist

Immigration authorities settle lawsuit with ACLU

The class action lawsuit, filed in June 2013, alleged that immigration authorities in Southern California threatened undocumented Mexican immigrants with jail time and falsely informed them of their ability to arrange their legal status from Mexico in order to encourage voluntary departure.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Illegal Immigration

7 hrs ago | Pasadena Weekly

War On The Streets

The culprit is the militarization of the police. The weapons used in the "war on terror" that destroyed Afghanistan and Iraq have made their way to local law enforcement.


Related Topix: Lima, OH

11 hrs ago | Nashville Scene

The legendary attorney they called 'Citizen' made crusading seem fun

George "Citizen" Barrett, a diehard Nashville liberal whose legal struggles on behalf of the poor, the outcast and countless other disenfranchised constituencies stretched on with indefatigable and determined passion for more than half a century, died Tuesday.


16 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

ACLU says WSU medical clinic will be limited by Catholic teachings - Wed, 27 Aug 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your account. The participation of Providence Health Care in a clinic planned for Washington State University Spokane's campus could prevent patients from obtaining birth control or other reproductive services, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.


Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Washington State University, Activism, WSU Spokane

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Hearing set on shelter for unaccompanied...

Alejandro Ortigoza, lower right, helps hold a banner as he and other protesters march down Mission Avenue in Escondido last month as they protested the Escondido Planning Commission's decision to vote against a shelter for illegal immigrant children.


Related Topix: Escondido, CA, US News, Illegal Immigration, Healthcare Law, Law

National Public Radio

In Settlement, Homeland Security Agrees To Reform 'Voluntary Departures'

The Department of Homeland Security is settling a lawsuit with the ACLU, which deals with immigrants who were improperly pushed to leave the country.


KTOO-TV Juneau

Attorney: Yup'ik fishermen wrongfully convicted

Attorneys argued before the Alaska Court of Appeals in downtown Anchorage yesterday about whether Yup'ik fishermen, who fished for Chinook or king Salmon during a closure on the Kuskokwim River in 2012, were wrongfully convicted.


Related Topix: Anchorage, AK, King Salmon, AK

Cybercast News Service

Border Patrol revamps practices to settle lawsuit

U.S. immigration authorities must revamp their practices to ensure Mexicans accused of living in the country illegally are properly informed of their right to a hearing before an immigration judge, according to a lawsuit settlement made public Wednesday.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, California

Media Law Prof Blog

ACLU, Guardian, Oklahoma Observer File Lawsuit To Gain Access To Executions

The ACLU and ACLU of Oklahoma , the Guardian US , and the Oklahoma Observer have filed suit in the Western District of Oklahoma to obtain access to executions on the grounds that the public has the right to full information about such events to determine for itself whether executions are carried out properly and so that it may have confidence in ... (more)


Las Vegas Review Journal

ACLU demands rules on prosecutors paying witnesses' rent

The head of the ACLU of Nevada called on the state attorney general Tuesday to establish guidelines on how prosecution-run victim funds should be used, in lieu of an outright investigation into the practice.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Las Vegas, NV

Whittier Daily News

Los Angeles police, sheriffa s scan over 3 million license plates a week

A county judge is expected to decide this week whether the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department must turn over weeks worth of data from cameras on cruisers and fixed locations throughout the county that automatically scan and save information from more than 3 million license plates per week.


Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Times-Picayune

ACLU contests Rastafari student's suspension for wearing dreadlocks in Plaquemines school

The ACLU of Louisiana sent a letter this week to Plaquemines Parish school officials contesting a Rastafari student's suspension in Port Sulphur for having dreadlocks that extend beyond the top of his shirt collar.


Related Topix: Port Sulphur, LA

Journalists, ACLU sue Oklahoma over botched death penalty, The Oklahoman reports

John Walters, Jana Lewis-Harkins, Fannie Bates and Aaron Baker, from left, hold a banner during a protest at the Governor's Mansion in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, over the planned execution of two inmates.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Oklahoma Government, Death Penalty, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives

WLNS-TV Lansing

Skubick: Military-Grade Gear Draws Fire

The Michigan State Police Department is telling the Michigan ACLU that it's not taking tanks, armored cars and other surplus military equipment from the federal government.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO


Op-ed: Till Death Do Us Part and Beyond

Life is full of unexpected ups and downs. Sometimes our greatest joys are followed by our deepest sorrows, and through the good times and the bad we turn to our loved ones to guide and comfort us.


Related Topix: Ovarian Cancer, Health, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Opinion


ACLU Report: Police Profiling in Nebraska is Disproportionate

The ACLU of Nebraska on Tuesday released a third and final report on Nebraska law enforcement practices.


Related Topix: Nebraska

The Indianapolis Star

ACLU of Indiana legal director Ken Faulk (left) and Indiana Solicitor General Thomas M. Fisher.

Same-sex marriage case: A look at the dueling attorneys One was a self-proclaimed "crackerjack euphonium player."


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Journalism

Courthouse News Service

ACLU Sues U.S. For Immigration Statistics

The Department of Homeland Security refuses to release statistics and documents about Customs and Border Protection's practice of deporting people without a hearing, the ACLU claims in court.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Illegal Immigration, US News

National Review Online


The systematic breakdown of immigration law enforcement under the Obama administration has wrought severe consequences.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Criminal Defense Law, Law