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, April 01, 2021
Unlikely Allies From Across the Political Spectrum Urge Supreme Court to Uphold Students' Free Speech Rights
More than 100 organizations, more than 250 individuals, and nine Republican state attorneys general filed briefs yesterday urging the Supreme Court to protect young people’s First Amendment’s rights in the most important student free speech case in decades. The briefs were filed by some of the most...
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Journalists Win Victory in Freedom of the Press Case Filed by ACLU
In a win for freedom of the press, a U.S. District Court judge yesterday denied the federal government’s motion to dismiss a case against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regarding violations of journalists’ First Amendment rights. In 2019, five photojournalists who were tracked, detained...
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Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Civil Rights Groups Sue Georgia Over New Sweeping Voter Suppression Law
Civil rights groups have filed a new federal lawsuit against Georgia’s sweeping law that makes it much harder for all Georgians to vote, particularly voters of color, new citizens, and religious communities. The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Georgia, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational...
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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
ACLU, Civil Rights Groups Call on DHS to Abandon Proposed Expansion of Face Surveillance at Airports
The American Civil Liberties Union and a coalition of more than 20 civil rights organizations are calling on the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection to withdraw a proposed regulation that would dramatically expand the use of face recognition technology at airports and...
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021
ACLU Statement on Hearing About the Future of the Post Office
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy will testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform at 10 a.m. today about legislative reforms for the U.S. Postal Service. This morning, the ACLU launched a petition calling on President Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to quickly fill the...
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Wednesday, February 17, 2021
ACLU Statement on House Judiciary Hearing on H.R. 40
Today, the House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties will host a hearing on H.R. 40 – a bill that would study the history of slavery, the role federal and state governments played in supporting slavery, and racial discrimination against the descendants of...
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Monday, February 01, 2021
ACLU, Sierra Club, and SBCC Respond to the Biden Administration’s Request to Delay Border Wall SCOTUS Arguments
The Biden administration today asked the Supreme Court to delay arguments in Sierra Club v. Trump, a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the Sierra Club and the Southern Border Communities Coalition. The argument was set for Feb. 22, 2021. The administration has asked...
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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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