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1 hr ago | The Florida Times-Union

Lawsuit filed by Jacksonville attorneys lead federal judge to...

Pictured here are the plaintiffs in the same-sex marriage lawsuit. From l-r Stephen Schlairet/Charles Jones/James Brenner /Ozzie Russ.


Related Topix: Florida, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, US News, US Supreme Court, Rick Scott, US Governors

2 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Federal Judge: Florida marriage ban unconstitutional

Following on the heels of three lower court judges ruling that Florida's ban on marriage equality was unconstitutional, more great news was handed down in the Sunshine State today.


Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL, US News, Liberal Political News

6 hrs ago | The Star Press

ACLU: Militarization of police a concernACLU: Militarization of...

ACLU: Militarization of police a concern Indiana's ACLU executive director says military machinery in neighborhoods disconcerting Check out this story on The Lawrence Police Department this summer acquired a new MRAP vehicle for its SWAT team through the military surplus program.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Opinion

7 hrs ago | Detroit News

Court to hear lawsuit from married same-sex couples in Michigan seeking recognition

A hearing in a lawsuit to recognize the 300 same-sex couples married March 22, just a day following a historic ruling by a U.S. district judge to legalize gay marriage in Michigan, is scheduled to be held Thursday.


Related Topix: Michigan, Gay/Lesbian, US News, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

11 hrs ago | New Yorker

Drawing a Gun in Ferguson

"Put your gun down!" someone shouted in the middle of a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, on Tuesday night.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

15 hrs ago | Slate Magazine

Ferguson's Constitutional Crisis

Of all the narratives coming out of Ferguson, Missouri - the militarization of local cops, the racial disparities in the criminal justice system, the acceptable uses of force - the constitutional story that has most captured our attention is that of the police persistently violating the First Amendment rights of both the protesters and the press.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Journalism

Wed Aug 20, 2014


Same-sex couples fight for recognition; hearing set for Thursday

While locals wait for a federal appeals court to decide the fate of Michigan's gay marriage ban, a different debate will play out in downtown Detroit Thursday.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

EFF, ACLU Demolish "It's Just Metadata" Claim in NSA Spying Appeal

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union today filed an amicus brief in Klayman v.


Related Topix: Activism, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

ACLU Gets Officer 'Go F*ck Yourself' Removed from Ferguson Duty

If you've followed Ferguson coverage at all this week, you're likely aware of video showing an officer pointing his rifle directly at unarmed protestors while threatening " I will fucking kill you! " When reporters and protestors demanded he give his name and badge number, he responded with an ever-so-subtle "Go fuck yourself!" The Missouri branch ... (more)


Related Topix: Missouri

Indiana wants ban on abortion pill law lifted

The Indiana attorney general's office filed a brief late Monday supporting its request for summary judgment in the case.


Related Topix: Abortion

The News Tribune

I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me

A teenager is fatally shot by a police officer; the police are accused of being bloodthirsty, trigger-happy murderers; riots erupt.



Civil Rights Groups Release Joint "Unity" Statement On Ferguson And "Police Abuse" [VIDEO]

Thirteen organizations - which include the ACLU, NAACP, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, National Action Network, and Rainbow Push Coalition - sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding a "comprehensive federal review" of excessive use of force and racial profiling by police across the country.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US News, Violent Crime


Ferguson brings the libertarians: Why a new coalition has everyone confused

After Mike Brown's shooting, an alliance of left and right emerged to demilitarize police.


Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, Representative Hank Johnson

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Daily Kos

Ro Khanna fails his first leadership test

Seems obvious to parents, who without pause would say to their children, "If your friend is bullying somebody, you tell your friend to stop.


Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Michael Honda, Gay/Lesbian

Rock Hill Herald

Report: Stun guns misused by Nebraska officers

The report by the ACLU of Nebraska criticizes officers for using the weapon against vulnerable people, who could suffer extreme physical and mental health problems as a result of the shock.


Related Topix: Nebraska, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Salt Lake Tribune

ACLU opposes time extension in Utah's same-sex recognition case

Tribune file photo) Natalie Dicou and Nicole Christensen celebrate after being married by Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker at the Salt Lake County Complex, Friday, December 20, 2013.


Related Topix: Utah, Sundance Film Festival, Utah Government, Salt Lake City, UT, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Police Officer: 'if you don't want to get shot...just do what I tell you.'

"If you don't want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground," warns Officer Sunil Dutta of the Los Angeles Police Department, "just do what I tell you."


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Criminal Defense Law, Law


Should Police Officers Be Outfitted with Body Cameras?

At the heart of the violence and chaos in Ferguson, Missouri is one question: what actually happened in the moments leading up to the death of Michael Brown? The public has heard from people who say they saw the incident.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Mendon-Upton iPad policy prompts ACLU complaint

The ACLU of Massachusetts has filed a state complaint over an iPad policy in the Mendon-Upton School District that it says allows only low-income students to take home district-provided devices, while other students would have to purchase technology for home use.


Related Topix: Upton, MA, Education Etc., Mendon, MA

The Tallahassee O

ACLU | Ferguson: On the Ground

In the wake of the Michael Brown tragedy last week, the ACLU has been working diligently to shed light on what transpired, as well as preserve First Amendment Rights for the community and media.