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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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Oakland Approves Face Recognition Surveillance Ban as Congress Moves To Require Government Transparency
Congress and multiple cities are taking action to bring face recognition surveillance technology under democratic control. Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan amendment to the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (H.R. 3494) requiring reporting by the...
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Monday, July 15, 2019
ACLU Comment on New Trump Asylum Restrictions
The Trump administration announced sweeping asylum restrictions today. The following reaction is from Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the Immigrants’ Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union: "The Trump administration is trying to unilaterally reverse our country's legal and moral...
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Thursday, June 27, 2019
ACLU Comment on Supreme Court Census Citizenship Case Victory
In a voting rights victory, the Supreme Court today denied the Trump administration’s effort to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The Supreme Court agreed that the administration’s stated reason for adding the question was “contrived.” The American Civil Liberties Union, New York...
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Thursday, June 27, 2019
ACLU Comment on Supreme Court Gerrymandering Ruling
In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court has found that partisan gerrymandering cases are a political question, meaning the doors of the court have been closed to litigants. A federal court recently struck down Ohio’s congressional map in an American Civil Liberties Union challenge, ordering a new map be...
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Monday, June 10, 2019
Business Leaders Speak Out Against Restrictions on Abortion, Reproductive Health Care
With a full-page ad in the New York Times today, leaders from more than 180 companies made a strong show of support for reproductive health — including access to safe and legal abortion. Executives from a range of industries — including financial services, retail, technology, and utilities — with a...
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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
ACLU Testifies Before Congress on State Abortion Bans
The American Civil Liberties Union Reproductive Freedom Project Director Jennifer Dalven testified today before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, on the recent nationwide attacks on abortion care and reproductive rights. “The...
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Tuesday, May 28, 2019
ACLU Comment on Imminent Closure of Missouri's Last Abortion Clinic
Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri — the last abortion clinic standing in the state of Missouri — announced today that absent court action, it will be forced to stop providing abortion care on May 31. Since 2011, states have passed more than 400 restrictions designed...
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Thursday, May 23, 2019
ACLU Comment on Julian Assange Indictment
The Department of Justice today charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange under the Espionage Act. Ben Wizner, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, issued the following comment in response: “For the first time in the history of our country, the...
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Thursday, May 23, 2019
Celebrity Busy Philipps Joins Forces with ACLU in Ad as Part of Ongoing Campaign to Fight Abortion Bans
Celebrity Busy Philipps joined forces with the American Civil Liberties Union today, lending her voice to fight against the passage of restrictive abortion bans in states around the country. The ACLU announced an ad narrated by Philipps that will appear on national cable broadcast shows in MSNBC...
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
HUD Moves to Allow Anti-Trans Discrimination in Federally Funded Homeless Shelters
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a proposal today to roll back protections for transgender people experiencing homelessness, allowing taxpayer-funded shelters to turn away transgender people experiencing homelessness based on a number of factors, including the shelter...
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