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Now, they want the federal government to step in. The ACLU filed a lawsuit on behalf of State Representative Gloria Frazier and Earnest Smith along with a handful of others who want the federal government to decide on election dates in Augusta Richmond County.
"Washington Gadfly" blogger Evan Gahr caught Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman in an ethical dance over accepting a "civil liberties" award from the ACLU at their "Bill of Rights Award Dinner."
Time and time again you hear it reported that "we live in the most politically and ideologically polarized period in American history, perhaps since the Civil War."
Updating this ILB post from yesterday, here is a longer version of Charles Wilson's story for the AP .
Former Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, pictured in 2013, has a laundry list of legal changes he'd like to see and thinks "ultimately each will be adopted."
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear Arizona's appeal of a lower court's decision that blocked a provision of Senate Bill 1070.
Lowell officials have told U.S. District Court Judge Douglas Woodlock they will voluntarily suspend enforcement of the city's panhandling ordinance if Woodlock agrees to postpone a decision on an injunction against the city and wait for the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on abortion-clinic buffer zones.
Why Marriage Matters PA reports that the ACLU of Pennsylvania has just filed a motion for summary judgement in major PA marriage equality case Whitewood v.
The ruling lets stand an appeals court decision that Scott's order was too broad.
A federal appeals court on Monday morning is demanding that the Obama administration disclose their legal justification for the targeted drone killing program.
April 21 - For the first time, a federal appeals court has ordered the government to release a crucial legal memo relating to U.S. targeted killing operations, reversing a lower court decision that upheld the government's secrecy claims despite characterizing them as the stuff of "Alice in Wonderland."
Lawyers challenging Pennsylvania's ban on marriage for same-sex couples filed a motion today asking a federal judge to decide the case on the briefs alone rather than waiting for a previously scheduled June trial.
CT Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz feels victimized by the response she's received after sending a 15-year-old trans girl to serve 18 months in solitary in a women's prison.
You would never guess in probably a thousand years which organization has decided to defend a child when school officials allegedly tried to take his bible in an after school program, according to the Blaze.
We are dimly aware that whether the "smart" phone is turned on, or off, every move we make is being tracked and stored.
A U.S. Dept. of Justice survey was conducted in 2011-12 by RTI International of 92,449 inmates, including 1,738 interviews of juveniles ages 16 and 17 in jails and prisons and other detention facilities across the country.