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.

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Friday, June 23, 2017
ACLU Demands Details on U.S. Involvement in Torture at Secret UAE Prison Network
The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a Freedom of Information Act request asking the U.S. government to turn over all records relating to interrogations at a network of secret prisons in Yemen where — as reported this week by The Associated Press — detainees are being tortured. “Alarm...
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Thursday, June 22, 2017
ACLU Comment on Senate Health Care Bill
Senate Republicans today finally released a discussion draft of their Obamacare repeal bill after weeks of secret internal negotiations. American Civil Liberties Union National Political Director Faiz Shakir had the following reaction: “Heartless! Now we know why Senate Republicans have done...
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Thursday, June 22, 2017
ACLU Statement on Reintroduction of Voting Rights Advancement Act
Congress reintroduced the Voting Rights Advancement Act today. The legislation is meant to strengthen voting rights by responding to the unique, modern-day challenges of voting discrimination, including expanding the federal government’s ability to monitor state election procedures. The bill was...
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
ACLU Responds to Appeals Court Win for Government Transparency in Sarasota “Stingray” Cell Phone Trackers Case
A federal appeals court has overturned a lower court ruling that prevented the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida from obtaining records regarding the use of cell phone tracker technology by the Sarasota Police Department. In 2014, the ACLU of Florida requested public records...
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Monday, June 19, 2017
ACLU, Advocates Raise Alarm About Impact of American Health Care Act on People With Disabilities
The American Civil Liberties Union, more than a dozen disability rights organizations, and several senators will sponsor a congressional briefing today that will examine the devastating impact of Medicaid per capita caps on people with disabilities. The American Health Care Act (AHCA), adopted by...
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
Gov. John Bel Edwards Fulfills Campaign Promise and Makes Historic Criminal Justice Reforms Law
Advocates including the ACLU are applauding Gov. John Bel Edwards for acting swiftly and decisively to fulfill a core campaign promise to reform the state’s criminal justice system. Today, Gov. Edwards signed into law a series of measures that will result in an estimated 10 percent reduction in the...
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
Fathers Denied Paid Parental Leave by J.P. Morgan Chase File Sex Discrimination Complaint with EEOC
The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Ohio, and the employment law firm Outten & Golden LLP today filed a discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a J.P. Morgan Chase employee who claims the company discriminated against him and other fathers...
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
ACLU Statement on Restrictions of Press Interviews in Capitol
Senate staff has started barring reporters from recording video or audio interviews in the halls of the Capitol without permission, reversing decades of common practice. American Civil Liberties Union Political Director Faiz Shakir had this statement: “Preventing the press from informing the public...
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Monday, June 12, 2017
ACLU Comment on Reports of Closed Door Sessions Testimony
Over the weekend, the Justice Department said that Attorney General Sessions won’t be testifying at Tuesday’s hearings on the Department of Justice budget. Instead he will be testifying in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, a hearing that, according to a Justice Department official, will...
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Thursday, June 08, 2017
ACLU Comment After Today’s Hearing on DREAMer’s DACA Revocation
Today the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia heard arguments in the case of Jessica Colotl, a Georgia DREAMer whose protections under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) were suddenly and arbitrarily revoked by the Trump administration. “Today the government’s...
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