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2 hrs ago | Noozhawk

Judge Denies Santa Barbara Gang Injunction; Police Chief Ready to 'Accept It and Move On'

In what the ACLU calls the first successful defense ever of an injunction, the ruling finds the city failed to prove 'unreasonable' gang activity Santa Barbara Police Chief Cam Sanchez says he's ready to move on after a judge ruled Tuesday that she will not grant a petition to put a gang injunction in place across the city.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Santa Barbara, CA

7 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

Rand Paul, Compassionate ConservativeBy Ben Jacobs

The Kentucky senator is diverging from his party on voting rights for felons-and increasingly he seems to be pushing George W. Bush's favorite ism, with a libertarian twist.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Ben Cardin

11 hrs ago | KRQE Albuquerque

Homeless beating raises curfew questions

For Roswell mayor Dennis Kintigh, the case is a clear example of why Albuquerque and communities around the state should have a teen curfew in place.


Related Topix: New Mexico, Family, Teenagers

Tue Jul 22, 2014


The Left's Dark Money Managers: Meet Philip Gara LaMarche

Philip Gara LaMarche is a secretive political operative who funnels billions of dollars from undisclosed donors to nonprofits and astroturf groups.


Related Topix: Columbia University, Opinion

The Modesto Bee

ACLU may fight for California migrant shelter

The proposal has sparked the latest controversy over immigration in Escondido, a city of 150,000 that has been rocked during the last decade by disagreement over how to treat people who are in the country illegally.


Related Topix: Escondido, CA, Immigration Reform

World Magazine

ACLU: No need to protect baby girls from abortion

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on July 14 seeking an injunction against an Arizona law that prohibits sex and race-selective abortions, claiming the law intended to protect women is a form of racial discrimination.


Related Topix: Abortion, Prison, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Feds to announce results of Newark police probe

The U.S. Justice Department is set to announce its findings in a three-year investigation into alleged misconduct in Newark's police department.


Related Topix: Newark, NJ


Cell phone tracker: Police able track you through device

Cell phones are our constant companions these days -- they go everywhere we go. And so can the Sting Ray.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

River Front Times

Why Same-Sex Marriage Will Probably Be Legal in Missouri By Next Year

Courts across the country are striking down bans against same-sex marriage so quickly that it's become a running gag in the Midtown offices of PROMO, a leading LBGT advocacy group in Missouri.


Related Topix: Missouri, Gay/Lesbian

Common Dreams

ACLU: President Obama Signs Executive Order Protecting LGBT People from Workplace Discrimination

July 21 - President Obama signed an executive order today to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from workplace discrimination during a ceremony at the White House.


Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, US News, Liberal Political News

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WNFL-AM Green Bay

ACLU against request for full appeals court hearin...

Michael Vinson, left, and Todd Kane, middle, both of Green Bay, sign marriage papers outside the Brown County Courthouse June 9, 2014.


Related Topix: Green Bay, WI, Brown County, WI, Madison, WI

Boise Weekly

ACLU of Idaho: Idaho Boy, Charged With Grisley Murders, Is Held in...

The ACLU wants more Idahoans to know about the case of a boy charged with murdering his father and younger brother.


Related Topix: Idaho, Kootenai County, ID, Violent Crime, Coeur d'Alene, ID

Idaho woman appeals NSA surveillance lawsuit

Anna Smith of Coeur d'Alene sued the NSA last year, contending that the agency's collection of the data amounts to an illegal search and seizure, prohibited under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Coeur d'Alene, ID, US News, US Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Prince George Citizen

ACLU, Electronic Frontier Foundation join Idaho woman in appeal over NSA ...

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are joining in a northern Idaho's woman appeal over the National Security Agency's collection of cellphone information.


Related Topix: Cellphones, US Supreme Court, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Star Tribune

ACLU objects to full court hearing gay marriage

Gay couples challenging Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriages are objecting to the state's request that the full 7th Circuit Court of Appeals hear arguments in the case.


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

The Spokesman-Review

ACLU Challenges Samuel Jail Ruling

The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a judge's decision to house a child accused of murder in adult solitary confinement at the Kootenai County jail.


Related Topix: Activism, Kootenai County, ID

Lena Hall, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Condola Rashad, Barrett Foa and More...

The New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York State affiliate of the ACLU, welcomes an array of award-winning performers for Broadway Stands Up for Freedom, its annual benefit concert, tonight, July 21, at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts .


Related Topix: New York, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

ACLU challenges Sacramento airport over ad ban

In one advertisement, three workers stand with an "Undocumented Californian Facts" box depicted as a food label on one of them.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Non-Profit, California Endowment, Charitable Organizations

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Immigration issues become lost in border crossing crisis

After reports in March of three undocumented Honduran migrants being assaulted by a Border Patrol agent, who was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot, immigration activists decided to form a group to determine whether migrants were being routinely abused.


Related Topix: Activism, Brownsville, TX, World News, Mexico,

Localities pass ordinances against droopy drawers, ACLU fights back

The origin of the "fashion statement," if it can be fairly called that, is hard to trace.


Related Topix: Penns Grove, NJ