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, September 17, 2019
ACLU Comment on Edward Snowden Lawsuit
The Department of Justice today filed a lawsuit against Edward Snowden over his new book entitled Permanent Record. The lawsuit alleges that Snowden published his book without submitting it for government pre-publication review, a process that prohibits millions of former intelligence-agency...
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
ALEC Meets in Austin to Promote Corporate Agenda at the Expense of Public Interest
Over 20,000 ACLU advocates urged the Department of Health and Human Services to abandon a Trump administration proposal that would roll back anti-discrimination protections in health care. The ACLU, state affiliates, and the thousands of advocates told HHS that the proposal would hurt transgender...
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
ACLU Comment on Department of Labor Proposal to License Discrimination in the Name of Religion
Ian Thompson, senior legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, issued the following statement in response to a rule proposed today by the Department of Labor: “Once again, the Trump administration is shamefully working to license taxpayer-funded discrimination in the name of...
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Thursday, August 08, 2019
ACLU of Mississippi Statement on ICE Raids
Approximately 680 community members were removed from their jobs, detained, and separated from their families in immigration raids yesterday at several food-processing plants in Mississippi. It was the largest single-state immigration enforcement action in history. Joshua Tom, legal director and...
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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Leading Advocates and Health Care Providers File Motion for Preliminary Injunction on Georgia Abortion Ban
Leading advocates and health care providers today filed a brief for preliminary injunctive relief in Sistersong v. Kemp , asking the court to block Georgia’s abortion ban from going into effect while the case is ongoing. The motion was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of...
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Monday, July 22, 2019
Court Releases Report on NYPD Reforms after Landmark Muslim Surveillance Settlement
A federal court overseeing unprecedented reforms in the wake of wrongful NYPD surveillance of Muslim communities made public late yesterday the second annual report of an appointed Civilian Representative, Stephen Robinson, a former federal judge. The report provides the public with an account by...
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Monday, July 22, 2019
ACLU Comment on New Trump Expedited Removal Action
The following comment is in response to the Trump administration notice massively expanding expedited removal of immigrants that is set for publication tomorrow. Omar Jadwat, director of the Immigrants’ Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, said: “Under this unlawful plan,...
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Oakland Approves Face Recognition Surveillance Ban as Congress Moves To Require Government Transparency
Congress and multiple cities are taking action to bring face recognition surveillance technology under democratic control. Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan amendment to the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (H.R. 3494) requiring reporting by the...
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Monday, July 15, 2019
ACLU Comment on New Trump Asylum Restrictions
The Trump administration announced sweeping asylum restrictions today. The following reaction is from Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the Immigrants’ Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union: "The Trump administration is trying to unilaterally reverse our country's legal and moral...
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Thursday, June 27, 2019
ACLU Comment on Supreme Court Census Citizenship Case Victory
In a voting rights victory, the Supreme Court today denied the Trump administration’s effort to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The Supreme Court agreed that the administration’s stated reason for adding the question was “contrived.” The American Civil Liberties Union, New York...
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