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 14, 2018
ACLU Files Complaint With DHS Over Unfair Blacklisting of U.S. Citizen
The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a formal complaint with the Department of Homeland Security on behalf of Zainab Merchant. Since September 2016, Merchant has been subjected to excessive and humiliating searches, questioning, and detention by federal officers every time she has...
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Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Call For An End To The Trump Administration’s No-Abortion Policy for Immigrant Teens
More than 20 groups, individuals, and state attorneys general filed four friend-of-the-court briefs in Garza v. Hargan, the American Civil Liberties Union’s class-action challenge to the Trump administration’s policy of blocking abortions for immigrant teens in federal custody. Together, the groups...
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Tuesday, August 07, 2018
ACLU Comment on Landmark Ruling in Cross-Border Shooting Case
A federal appeals court issued a landmark ruling today confirming that the Constitution does not allow unjustified cross-border shootings and rejecting arguments that Customs and Border Protection agents cannot be held liable for their actions at the border. The case, Rodriguez v. Swartz, was...
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Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Civil Rights Groups Sue President Trump and ICE for Jailing Immigrants in Inhumane, Unconstitutional Conditions in Federal Prison
The American Civil Liberties Union, Prison Law Office, and Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center filed a lawsuit today against President Trump and Immigration and Customs Enforcement for violating the constitutional rights of immigrants detained at FCI Victorville, a federal prison in...
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
ACLU to Demand TSA Hand Over Documents on Surveillance of U.S. Travelers
The American Civil Liberties Union today announced that it will file a Freedom of Information Act request for records related to the Transportation Security Administration’s recently revealed “Quiet Skies” program. The program, according to recent reports, assigns federal air marshals to surveil...
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
ACLU Comment on Rep. Coffman’s Support of Net Neutrality
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) today declared his support for efforts to undo the repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules and introduced his own bill to codify net neutrality into law. The Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal rules ensuring a free and open internet last year and...
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Wednesday, June 06, 2018
President Commutes Life-Without-Parole Sentence of Alice Marie Johnson
President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, 63, who has been serving life without parole for a nonviolent drug offense since 1996. Attorneys Jennifer Turner from the American Civil Liberties Union, Brittany Barnett from the Buried Alive Project, and Shawn Holley from...
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Senate Approves Measure to Reinstate Net Neutrality
The Senate passed a measure today repealing changes to net neutrality rules that were approved by the Federal Communications Commission last year. Ronald Newman, director of strategic initiatives at the American Civil Liberties Union, had the following reaction: “This is the first step forward in...
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Saturday, April 14, 2018
Trump's Airstrikes on Syria Are Illegal Without Congressional Authorization
President Trump announced tonight that he had launched missile strikes against Syria. Hina Shamsi, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s National Security Project, had this reaction: “This military action is illegal. In the face of constitutional law barring hostile use of force without...
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Thursday, March 29, 2018
ACLU Report Urges Cities and Towns to Provide Internet Service as a Utility
The American Civil Liberties Union released a report today calling on local governments to pursue providing broadband to residents to help counteract federal rollbacks of net neutrality and internet privacy protections. Last December, the Federal Communications Commission voted to revoke net...
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