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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.


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.


Related Topix: Port Sulphur, LA

Journalists, ACLU sue Oklahoma over botched death penalty, The Oklahoman reports

John Walters, Jana Lewis-Harkins, Fannie Bates and Aaron Baker, from left, hold a banner during a protest at the Governor's Mansion in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, over the planned execution of two inmates.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Oklahoma Government, Death Penalty, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives

WLNS-TV Lansing

Skubick: Military-Grade Gear Draws Fire

The Michigan State Police Department is telling the Michigan ACLU that it's not taking tanks, armored cars and other surplus military equipment from the federal government.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO


Op-ed: Till Death Do Us Part and Beyond

Life is full of unexpected ups and downs. Sometimes our greatest joys are followed by our deepest sorrows, and through the good times and the bad we turn to our loved ones to guide and comfort us.


Related Topix: Ovarian Cancer, Health, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Opinion


ACLU Report: Police Profiling in Nebraska is Disproportionate

The ACLU of Nebraska on Tuesday released a third and final report on Nebraska law enforcement practices.


Related Topix: Nebraska

The Indianapolis Star

ACLU of Indiana legal director Ken Faulk (left) and Indiana Solicitor General Thomas M. Fisher.

Same-sex marriage case: A look at the dueling attorneys One was a self-proclaimed "crackerjack euphonium player."


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Journalism

Courthouse News Service

ACLU Sues U.S. For Immigration Statistics

The Department of Homeland Security refuses to release statistics and documents about Customs and Border Protection's practice of deporting people without a hearing, the ACLU claims in court.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Illegal Immigration, US News

National Review Online


The systematic breakdown of immigration law enforcement under the Obama administration has wrought severe consequences.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Wisconsin, Indiana set to defend gay marriage bans

The legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted Tuesday to a federal appeals court in Chicago as attorneys for Wisconsin and Indiana sought to reinstate bans on gay weddings ruled unconstitutional two months earlier.


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

Boston Herald

Maine ACLU: Drug testing plan is unconstitutional

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine on Monday called on Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration to halt plans to require some welfare recipients to receive drug tests, which it says is unconstitutional.


Related Topix: Drug Testing, US Governors, Paul LePage, Healthcare Law, Law, Opinion


Michael Brown Homicide: 2 Police Reports Obtained by ACLU

After filing a lawsuit over access to public records, the ACLU of Missouri has received a "heavily redacted" copy of the incident report on the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown.


Related Topix: St Louis County, MO

CBS Local

ACLU, Salt Lake Sheriff Settle Immigration Suit

The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah says it's settled a lawsuit with the Salt Lake County jail over a Weber State University student who was held after posting bail while authorities checked his immigration status.


Related Topix: Salt Lake County, UT, Weber State University

KUOW-FM Seattle

Tiny Fife Takes Center Stage In Marijuana Ban Lawsuit

A lawsuit over bans on marijuana businesses is headed to Pierce County Superior Court.


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

The Washington Post

The Guardian, ACLU sue for greater media access to executions

Two news organizations filed a lawsuit Monday asking for greater media access to executions in Oklahoma following a highly publicized botched execution that was largely hidden from the view of the reporters selected to bear witness.


Related Topix: Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Prison, Activism, Death Penalty

Lowell Sun

ACLU: Lowell's panhandling ordinance violates rights

In the wake of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down buffer-zone limits as a violation of the First Amendment, the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts says that decision bolsters its argument that Lowell's ordinance banning panhandling downtown is unconstitutional.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Activism, Downtown (Boston, MA), Hudson, NH

St. Cloud Times

Leader: Tools from military work for policeLeader: Tools from...

Leader: Tools from military work for police ACLU head says he's concerned about use of weapons Check out this story on St. Cloud police use a military-grade vehicle during a standoff in April in St. Cloud.


Related Topix: St. Cloud, MN, Minnesota, Dakota County, MN

Sun Aug 24, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

ACLU Lawsuit Plantiff behind historic LGBT ruling

Same sex couples are celebrating news a federal judge ruled: a ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional in our state.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Kathy Castor, Democrat, Florida, Gay/Lesbian, Hillsborough County, FL

News Max

Town Fighting Order to Remove Ten Commandments Monument

A small town in New Mexico is fighting back against a judge's order to remove the Ten Commandments monument at its City Hall, saying it commemorates a historical document akin to the Declaration of Independence.


Related Topix: Farmington, NM

KOB-TV New Mexico

Lawsuit filed against Family Detention Center in Artesia

Hundreds of women and children have been deported from the Family Detention Center set up at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia since it opened more than a month ago.


Related Topix: Artesia, NM, Family, Kids