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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Friday, March 22, 2019
ACLU Calls for Public Release of Mueller Report on Russia Investigation
The American Civil Liberties Union today called for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation to be made public. ACLU National Legal Director David Cole said: “Elected officials work for the people and we deserve to see government business conducted in daylight. The...
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
ACLU of Florida Statement on House Bill Restricting Amendment 4
The House Criminal Justice Subcommittee today voted to pass CRJ 3, a bill that undermines Amendment 4, the constitutional amendment that restores the eligibility to vote to Floridians with felony convictions after they fulfill all terms of their sentences. The amendment, which excludes those...
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
ACLU Comment on Supreme Court Immigration Detention Ruling
In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court today reversed a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Nielsen v. Preap. The American Civil Liberties Union represented immigrants who challenged the federal government’s sweeping interpretation of a 1996 law, arguing it expanded mandatory...
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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
ACLU Comment on EO Revoking Requirement to Release Casualty Numbers From Lethal Strikes Abroad
President Trump today issued an executive order revoking a 2016 executive order provision requiring the government to release annual statistics on drone and other lethal strikes overseas. The 2016 order required the government to disclose the number of strikes as well as the number of combatants...
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Friday, February 15, 2019
ACLU to Challenge National Emergency Declaration
The American Civil Liberties Union today announced that it will file a lawsuit challenging President Trump’s emergency powers declaration to secure funds to build a wall along the southern border. ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero issued the following statement: “By the president’s very own...
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
ACLU Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging New Hampshire Law Targeting Student Voters
The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of New Hampshire filed a federal lawsuit today challenging a New Hampshire law that unconstitutionally restricts the right to vote for students, young people, and those new to the state. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of two Dartmouth College...
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
ACLU Urges Supreme Court to Uphold Separation of Church and State
The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Maryland, and allied religious and civil rights organizations filed a Supreme Court friend-of-the-court brief today in support of a constitutional challenge to a giant government-sponsored cross. The case, American Legion v. American Humanist...
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Friday, December 14, 2018
Court Rules Delta Airlines Passengers’ Lawsuit Challenging Suspicionless Search and Seizure Can Proceed
A federal court has ruled that a lawsuit challenging federal agents’ search and seizure of passengers on a domestic Delta Airlines flight can proceed. The American Civil Liberties Union and Covington & Burling LLP filed the lawsuit in October 2017 on behalf of nine passengers who were held by U...
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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...
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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...
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