ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) conserves America's original civic values working in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in the United States by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Tech Firms Urge Supreme Court to Adapt Privacy Protections for ‘Realities of the Digital Era’ in Cell Phone Tracking Case
Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Verizon, and other technology companies filed a brief with the Supreme Court late last night declaring that when it comes to the government’s tracking of people’s cell phone locations, “Rigid analog-era rules should yield to consideration of reasonable expectations...
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Tuesday, August 08, 2017
ACLU and SPLC Sue to End Racketeering Scheme that Forced People Awaiting Trial to Pay Fees to Private Company for Freedom
People awaiting trial before a Baton Rouge criminal court were coerced into paying hundreds of dollars to a company before they were released from jail — even after they had paid their bail, according to a lawsuit filed last night by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the American Civil...
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Friday, August 04, 2017
ACLU Comment on Justice Department Announcement on Leak Investigations
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced today that the Justice Department will review its policies for subpoenaing media organizations as part of its intensifying efforts to stop government leaks. Ben Wizner, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project...
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Friday, August 04, 2017
Groups Ask Senators to End Hold-Up of Former NCIS Officer’s Book on Torture
The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and the American Civil Liberties Union yesterday sent a letter to six senators asking them to intervene in a stalled Department of Defense review that is blocking publication of a former military criminal investigator’s book on government...
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Wednesday, August 02, 2017
ACLU Comment on Reports Justice Department Will Target Affirmative Action
The Justice Department is reportedly exploring the idea of suing colleges over their affirmative action policies in admissions. Dennis Parker, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Racial Justice Program, had this reaction: “The idea that the Justice Department would sue colleges over...
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Tuesday, August 01, 2017
ACLU Comment on Arpaio Criminal Contempt Conviction
A federal court has found former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio guilty of criminal contempt for willfully violating a 2011 federal court order that required his agency to stop detaining people based solely on suspected civil immigration violations. The criminal case, which was prosecuted by the...
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
ACLU Statement on Trump Banning Transgender Military Service Members
President Donald Trump announced today that he is barring transgender people from serving in any capacity in the U.S. military. Joshua Block, senior staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union’s LGBT & HIV Project, had the following reaction: “This is an outrageous and desperate...
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Thursday, July 20, 2017
ACLU Comment on the Introduction of the Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act, a Federal Bail Reform Bill
U.S. Senators Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) today introduced the Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act of 2017. The legislation would take steps toward reforming the injustices of the money bail system that incarcerates people who have not been convicted of a crime because of their...
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Friday, July 14, 2017
ACLU Comment on Trump Election Commission's Course Correction Following Legal Action
President Trump ’s election commission has begun to meet some of the demands of a federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The lawsuit charged the commission with failing to comply with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, which is designed to ensure public accountability of all...
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
ACLU, Diverse Organizations to Participate in July 12 Net Neutrality Day of Action
The American Civil Liberties Union, tech companies, civil rights organizations, and many others will join forces tomorrow , July 12 , in a day of action to oppose President Trump’s Federal Communications Commission’s attack on net neutrality. Net neutrality prevents internet service providers from...
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