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2 hrs ago | The Morning Call

Easton Area close to settlement on attorney fees in Boobies case

After nearly four years of fighting in the courts, Easton Area School District is within days of closing out its unsuccessful defense of a ban on breast cancer awareness bracelets with the slogan "I Boobies!" District officials must decide whether to approve a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania on how much money the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Easton, PA, Education Etc., US News, Third Circuit Court of Appeals

6 hrs ago | The Stranger

Harsh Toke? Attorney General Wins Fight to Let WA Cities Ban Pot Stores

A small city in Washington State is legally justified in banning pot stores , even though pot stores are legally allowed under state law, according to a Pierce County judge's decision this afternoon.

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Related Topix: Pierce County, WA, Fife, WA, Drugs, Marijuana

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska civil rights groups show support for same-sex marriage challenge

Two civil rights organizations filed a joint brief in federal court supporting a challenge to Alaska's same-sex marriage ban.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Alaska Government, US Supreme Court, US News

WGBH

Justice Department Supports Native Americans In Child Welfare Case

The Justice Department has weighed in on a class-action lawsuit in South Dakota pitting Native American tribes against state officials, and come down resoundingly in support of tribes.

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Related Topix: Oglala, SD

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

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

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

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

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