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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Friday, January 19, 2018
ACLU Comment on Supreme Court Decision to Hear Muslim Ban Challenge
The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the Trump administration’s latest Muslim ban. That case stems from a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruling against the ban. The American Civil Liberties Union and partner organizations are challenging the ban and awaiting a ruling from the U.S...
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Friday, January 19, 2018
ACLU Statement on Proposed Rule by Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services proposed a new rule today that would dramatically expand the ability of health care institutions and workers to refuse to provide medical care. The rule was introduced one day after the agency announced its creation of a “Division of Conscience and...
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Thursday, January 18, 2018
ACLU Comment on Passage of Senate Surveillance Bill
The Senate voted today to pass the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017 (S. 139), a bill that extends — and risks expanding — unconstitutional spying powers granted under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The bill now moves to President Trump for his signature...
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
ACLU Comment on Trump Administration’s Attempt to Repackage Failed Immigration Detainer Policies
Tom Homan, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and representatives of the National Sheriffs’ Association and Major County Sheriffs of America today announced a plan under which 17 local jails in Florida will keep people in custody for ICE after they should be released...
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Thursday, January 11, 2018
ACLU Condemns House Vote on Surveillance Bill
The House voted today to pass an amended version a surveillance bill that would extend Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Act (FISA). The FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017, or S.139, would risk codifying illegal surveillance practices into law. Section 702 is used to spy on the...
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
ACLU and Demos Present Arguments at Supreme Court in Ohio Voter Purge Case
The American Civil Liberties Union and Dēmos presented arguments today to the Supreme Court in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute , a case focusing on Ohio’s practice of purging voters from its registration rolls. The groups argued that the Supplemental Process directly violates the National...
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
ACLU Statement On DOJ Decision To Shift Federal Government's Role In State Marijuana Laws
The Department of Justice is expected to reverse an Obama-era policy today that discouraged federal prosecutors from bringing charges against marijuana users in states where marijuana is legal. This decision would directly impact residents of the six states and the District of Columbia who have...
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
ACLU Comment On Trump Election Commission Disbanding
President Trump’s so-called “Presidential Commission on Election Integrity” is disbanding. The commission vice chair is Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, whom the American Civil Liberties Union has successfully sued numerous times over voter suppression policies. The ACLU also has pending...
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Thursday, December 21, 2017
ACLU-DC Applauds Jury Verdict in Inauguration Day Protestor Criminal Trials
A jury has found all six defendants in the first criminal trial against Inauguration Day protestors in D.C. Superior Court not guilty on all counts. Scott Michelman, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU of the District of Columbia, issued the following statement: “Today’s verdict reaffirms two central...
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Thursday, December 14, 2017
ACLU Comment on FCC Vote to End Net Neutrality
The Federal Communications Commission voted today to implement Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to end net neutrality. Net neutrality prevents internet service providers from prioritizing data for businesses and other organizations that they favor or that pay more. The rules keep the internet open, free,...
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