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1 hr ago | Daily Kos

ACLU lawsuit challenging Hawai'i election thrown out

According to Civil Beat , the Hawai'i Supreme Court has rejected the ACLU's suit filed to stop certification of Hawaii's August 9 primary on grounds that voters were disenfranchised by Hurricane Iselle.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Iselle, US News, Liberal Political News

4 hrs ago | Courthouse News Service

ACLU Touts Agreement on Departure Procedures

The U.S. Government agreed to new procedures so foreign nationals without immigration papers know the legal consequences of voluntarily returning to their countries from Southern California, the ACLU announced.

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Related Topix: Prison

8 hrs ago | Poynter Online

So you got arrested in Ferguson, now what?

If you're Matthew Giles, an NYU grad student studying in the Media, Culture and Communications department, then the answer has a few components.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, St Louis County, MO

13 hrs ago | KIMA

Yakima City Council: 'We are going to comply' with order in ACLU case

Yakima City Council has said it will "comply with the judge's order" after a ruling in favor of the American Civil Liberties Union in its lawsuit against the City of Yakima.

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Related Topix: Yakima, WA, Activism

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Redlands Daily Facts

Public cannot see extensive license plate database kept by LAPD, LASD, judge rules

LOS ANGELES >> A superior court judge blocked the release of a law enforcement database containing millions of Angelenos' license plates this week as the information could allow stalkers and criminals to track victims and police patrols, according to his ruling.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Los Angeles County, CA

KITV-TV

Judge dismisses ACLU lawsuit over Hawaii election

The Hawaii Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit seeking to allow voters on the storm-damaged Big Island to vote.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Neil Abercrombie, Representative Colleen Hanabusa, Democrat, Pahoa, HI

The Tallahassee O

ACLU | For The Poor, Every Arrest Is A Gamble

If you're rich like Lindsey Lohan, you can be charged with assault and let off the hook - all with the help of a highly paid, private lawyer.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, New York, New York Government

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.

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Related Topix: Nebraska

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.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Illegal Immigration

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.

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Related Topix: Lima, OH

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.

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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 Spokesman.com 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Port Sulphur, LA

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