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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Thursday, January 14, 2021
ACLU Comment on Scathing Family Separation Watchdog Report
An internal government report released today provides the most comprehensive and damning look yet at the Department of Justice’s role in the Trump administration’s family separation efforts. The Office of Inspector General report spotlights how top DOJ officials failed to stop even the youngest...
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Monday, January 11, 2021
Former Corrections Officers Petition Acting AG Rosen to Halt Federal Executions
A group of former senior-ranking corrections officers from Indiana sent acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen a letter today asking him to “postpone the three execution dates set this week out of concern for the safety of correction staff, administrators, and prisoners in Indiana facilities, and...
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Friday, December 18, 2020
ACLU Comment on Supreme Court Census Ruling
The Supreme Court has ruled it is too soon to bring a legal challenge against the Trump administration’s still-developing plan to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census count used to allocate seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. The case is Trump v. New York. The challenge was...
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Monday, December 14, 2020
ACLU Comment on Supreme Court Action on Kansas Voting Lawsuit
The Supreme Court will not review a ruling that concluded a Kansas voting law crafted by former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was unconstitutional and violated the National Voter Registration Act, commonly referred to as the “motor-voter law.” The case is Schwab v. Fish. A federal court...
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Monday, December 07, 2020
Supreme Court Again Rejects Challenge to Trans-Affirming School Policies
The Supreme Court today declined to hear Parents for Privacy v. William P. Barr et al , allowing school districts to continue to affirm transgender students by allowing them to use the same restrooms and locker rooms as their peers. In 2018, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Oregon...
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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
District Court Blocks Trump Administration’s Illegal Border Expulsions
A district court today issued an order blocking application of the Trump administration’s “Title 42” order to all unaccompanied children, nationwide, in a class-action lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, Texas Civil Rights Project, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, and...
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Thursday, November 12, 2020
ACLU Comment on Appeals Court Decision in Harvard Admissions Case
A federal appeals court ruled in favor of Harvard University today in an affirmative action case. The court agreed with a lower court ruling that Harvard does not intentionally discriminate against prospective Asian American students and can consider race as a factor in its admissions process...
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Monday, November 02, 2020
ACLU Comment on Texas Ruling Blocking Efforts to Invalidate Nearly 127,000 Drive-Thru Votes Cast in Harris County
A federal court has blocked efforts to invalidate nearly 127,000 early votes cast via drive-thru voting in Harris County, Texas, the state’s largest county and the third largest county in the country. The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Texas moved to intervene in the case last night and...
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Monday, November 02, 2020
SCOTUS Vacates Decision Holding Protest Organizer Liable for Injuries Caused by Unidentified Attendees in First Amendment Case
The U.S. Supreme Court today vacated a lower court ruling that the American Civil Liberties Union had appealed in a First Amendment case about a Black Lives Matter protest. If the lower court decision had been left standing, it would have dismantled civil rights era Supreme Court precedent...
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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
ACLU Files Class Action Lawsuit to Protect Incarcerated People at the Deadliest Federal Prison
In response to intensifying COVID-19 outbreaks at the federal prison complex in Butner, North Carolina, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, and Winston & Strawn filed a class action lawsuit today...
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