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

Newswire article
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
ACLU Response to Sen. Hyde-Smith ‘Public Hanging’ Comment
Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith recently made racially-charged comments during a campaign rally in Tupelo. Yesterday, standing beside and defended by Gov. Phil Bryant, she refused to clarify her comments when repeatedly asked. The senator has yet to apologize for making comments she has attempted...
Read more
Newswire article
Friday, October 26, 2018
ACLU Comment on Reports Trump Administration Exploring Sealing Southern Border
The Trump administration is reportedly looking at executive action to block asylum seekers and immigrants from crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, had this reaction: “It’s disgraceful the Trump administration would even consider what’s...
Read more
Newswire article
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Federal Court Grants ACLU Of Georgia’s Request for a Temporary Restraining Order to Ensure Due Process for Absentee Voters
Today, a federal district court granted the ACLU of Georgia’s motion for a temporary restraining order that prohibits elections officials from rejecting absentee ballot applications and ballots due to an alleged signature mismatch without providing the voter with an opportunity to explain the...
Read more
Newswire article
Saturday, September 29, 2018
In Rare Move, ACLU to Oppose Kavanaugh for Supreme Court
In the wake of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s sworn testimony of sexual abuse at the hands of Brett Kavanaugh, the American Civil Liberties Union has announced its opposition to his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. As a matter of organizational policy, the ACLU does not support or oppose...
Read more
Newswire article
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
ACLU and Workers Take On Facebook for Gender Discrimination in Job Ads
The ACLU, Outten & Golden LLP, and the Communications Workers of America filed charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Facebook and 10 other employers for unlawfully discriminating on the basis of gender by targeting their job ads on Facebook to male Facebook users only...
Read more
Newswire article
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
ACLU Launches State-by-State Blueprints with Roadmaps for Cutting Incarceration by 50 Percent
The American Civil Liberties Union’s Campaign for Smart Justice today unveiled the Smart Justice 50-State Blueprints, a comprehensive, state-by-state analysis of how states can transform their criminal justice system and cut incarceration in half. The Smart Justice 50-State Blueprints are the first...
Read more
Newswire article
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...
Read more
Newswire article
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...
Read more
Newswire article
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...
Read more
Newswire article
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...
Read more

Pages