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14 min ago | KATV Little Rock

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas and the Arkansas Public Law Center filed lawsuits on behalf of four individuals in regard to the state's controversial voter identification law passed by the general assembly in 2013.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Arkansas Government, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama

4 hrs ago | NWAonline

Suit filers: Voter-ID law contrary to constitution

Rita Sklar, executive director of the ACLU of Arkansas, discusses the group's lawsuit challenging the state's voter-identification law Wednesday outside the Pulaski County Courthouse.

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8 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

ACLU questions Arivaca Road border patrol checkpoint

Arivaca residents who are concerned about a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint near their community now have a national legal organization by their side.

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Related Topix: Arivaca, AZ, Amado, AZ

12 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

Rauner firm has stake in $99.3M deal awarded by Quinn

Bruce Rauner, the Republican challenger for governor, stands to profit from a lucrative state contract awarded last year by the administration of his opponent on the November ballot, Gov. Pat Quinn, records show.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Denver Post

Bill to prohibit jail time for not paying court fines moves forward

A bill to stop municipal judges from jailing people who can't pay fines sailed through a Senate committee hearing Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Thornton, CO, Wheat Ridge, CO

Daily Kos

Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Hip Hump Day Wednesdays"

An Oklahoma school district is set to beta test the Bible Curriculum created by Hobby Lobby 's President Steve Green; SCOTUS will hear a case about whether it is constitutional to lie in campaign ads; and Louisiana lawmakers refuse to overturn the ban on oral sex because it is a crime against nature but leaves necrophilia legal because it isn't.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Elizabeth Nolan Brown on America's Prostitution Precrime Laws

"The evening after she spoke at the protest she was walking to a bar in her neighborhood.

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Related Topix: California, KY

Star Tribune

ACLU sues to try to block Arkansas voter ID law before primary election next month

A civil liberties group filed suit Wednesday to block a new Arkansas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls before it is enforced for the first time state-wide in the primary election next month.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Mike Beebe, US Governors

Arkansas Times

ACLU of Arkansas files suit over voter I.D. law

The legislature passed Act 595, over Gov. Mike Beebe's veto, in 2013, requiring a photo I.D. Voter I.D. laws are a Republican don't-get-out-the-vote move to keep persons likely to vote Democratic - the handicapped, the poor, the elderly, etc.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Mike Beebe, US Governors, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

The Huffington Post

Church-State Separation and the Ongoing Culture Wars

This week, Louisiana lawmakers have begun debating a bill that would make the Bible the state's official book .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors

Lansing State Journal

Judge orders Livingston County Jail to deliver mail to inmates after complaint from ACLU

A U.S. District Court judge ordered the Livingston County Jail to deliver American Civil Liberties Union letters sent to inmates in February.

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Related Topix: Prison, Livingston County, MI, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Detroit Free Press

Judge orders jail to deliver mail to inmates after complaint from ACLU

A U.S. District Court judge ordered the Livingston County Jail to deliver American Civil Liberties Union letters sent to inmates in February.

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Related Topix: Prison, Activism, Livingston County, MI, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Common Dreams

NYPD Shutters 'Muslim Spy Unit' But More Needed, says ACLU

The New York City Police Department on Tuesday announced the disbanding of a controversial unit that spied on Muslim community members and caused outrage nationwide when the existence of the religious-basd surveillance program was first revealed in 2011.

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

News Observer

NC Attorney General Roy Cooper asks judge to delay new same-sex marriage case

Attorney General Roy Cooper, the target of several challenges to North Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban, has asked a judge to delay the most recent lawsuit until a higher court rules on a more sweeping marriage case.

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Related Topix: US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court

South Florida Blade

Politics Unusual: Marriage Equality Gains Momentum

Every week, there seems to be more and more news on the Marriage Equality front.

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Related Topix: Florida, Key West, FL, Tallahassee, FL, Gay/Lesbian, Rick Scott, US Governors

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WMBF

On Tax Day, same-sex marriage supporters protest state's tax laws

A group that represents South Carolina's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community partnered with ACLU of South Carolina to protest what they say are unfair marriage and tax laws.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, US Supreme Court

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Settlement sought in free speech case by Christian student at TNCC

The Virginia Community College System will suspend its policy for on-campus student expression as it works to settle a lawsuit filed in March by an evangelical Christian student at Thomas Nelson Community College.

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Related Topix: York County, VA, Newport News, VA

Business Journal

A congresswoman, Microsoft lawyer and the ACLU walk into UW law school

Brad Smith, Executive Vice-President and General Counsel at Microsoft, speaks on a panel discussion at the University of Washington titled "Protecting Privacy and National Security in the Digital Age".

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, University of Washington, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Suzan DelBene

Advocate

Arizona Activist Found Guilty of 'Walking While Trans'

A transgender woman and advocate for the rights of sex workers in Arizona has been convicted of "manifesting prostitution" after she accepted a ride from an undercover police officer in an antiprostitution sting in Phoenix last May. Monica Jones is not a sex worker.

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Related Topix: Activism, Transgender, Arizona State University, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

KHGI

ACLU speaks for man arrested handing out fliers

A Nebraska civil liberties group is now representing a Lincoln man arrested by police last month for handing out religious pamphlets outside Lincoln's Pinnacle Bank Arena.

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Related Topix: Activism

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