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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
ACLU to Demand TSA Hand Over Documents on Surveillance of U.S. Travelers
The American Civil Liberties Union today announced that it will file a Freedom of Information Act request for records related to the Transportation Security Administration’s recently revealed “Quiet Skies” program. The program, according to recent reports, assigns federal air marshals to surveil...
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
ACLU Comment on Rep. Coffman’s Support of Net Neutrality
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) today declared his support for efforts to undo the repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules and introduced his own bill to codify net neutrality into law. The Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal rules ensuring a free and open internet last year and...
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Wednesday, June 06, 2018
President Commutes Life-Without-Parole Sentence of Alice Marie Johnson
President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, 63, who has been serving life without parole for a nonviolent drug offense since 1996. Attorneys Jennifer Turner from the American Civil Liberties Union, Brittany Barnett from the Buried Alive Project, and Shawn Holley from...
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