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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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
ACLU Free Speech Case Challenges Law Aimed at Anti-Israel Boycotts
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit today arguing that a Kansas law requiring a high school educator to certify that she won’t boycott Israel violates her First Amendment rights. The law, which took effect on July 1, requires that any person or company that contracts with the...
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Saturday, September 30, 2017
ACLU and Partners Challenge Trump Administration's New Muslim Ban
The American Civil Liberties Union and partner organizations are challenging the Trump administration’s latest version of its Muslim ban—the president’s third such attempt. Like the previous versions, the new ban blocks travel to the United States from six predominantly Muslim countries, but also...
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Friday, September 29, 2017
ACLU of Louisiana Condemns School Official’s Threats to Students’ First Amendment Rights
The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana put Louisiana schools on notice today, warning them that forcing students to stand during the national anthem or punishing students who “take a knee” in protest of racial injustice and police brutality would violate students’ First Amendment rights...
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
ACLU Comment on Homeland Security Notice on Immigrants’ Social Media Information
Faiz Shakir, American Civil Liberties Union national political director, had the following reaction to the Department of Homeland Security’s notice on immigrants’ social media information: “This Privacy Act notice makes clear that the government intends to retain the social media information of...
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Monday, September 25, 2017
ACLU Comment on Trump Administration’s New Travel Ban Restrictions
President Trump issued a third version of his Muslim ban yesterday. Like the previous version, this ban blocks travel to the United States from six predominantly Muslim countries. The newest ban also bars North Koreans and Venezuelan government officials. Unlike the previous versions, this ban is...
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Friday, September 15, 2017
ACLU to Grant Awards to Standing Rock Tribe Chairman and Lakota Water Protector for Protest Against Pipeline, and Constitutional Law Professor
This month the American Civil Liberties Union will award its highest honors, the Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty, to Dave Archambault II and Regina Brave, and the Dorsen Presidential Prize in Academia, to Professor David Goldberger. Both awards will be granted at the organization’s upcoming...
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
ACLU & EFF Sue Over Warrantless Phone and Laptop Searches at U.S. Border
The American Civil Liberties Union, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the ACLU of Massachusetts sued the Department of Homeland Security today on behalf of 11 travelers whose smartphones and laptops were searched without warrants at the U.S. border. The plaintiffs in the case are 10 U.S...
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Monday, September 11, 2017
ACLU Comment on Trump Election Commission Meeting Tomorrow
The Trump administration’s oft-maligned election commission will hold its second meeting tomorrow — but will not allow members of the public to speak. The meeting is in New Hampshire. The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging the commission’s lack of transparency in court. President Trump...
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Friday, September 01, 2017
Government Settles in First Lawsuit Filed Against Trump’s Muslim Ban
The Trump administration today settled with the plaintiffs in the first legal challenge to the president’s original executive order, which sought to bar travelers from certain majority Muslim countries from entering the United States and to dramatically curtail the admission of refugees. The...
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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Federal Court Strikes Down Virtually All of Texas’ Anti-Immigrant Senate Bill 4
A federal court has struck down virtually all of Texas’ Senate Bill 4, a law slated to take effect September 1 that would have forced local law enforcement to carry out federal immigration directives. The American Civil Liberties Union is among the groups challenging the law. Lee Gelernt, deputy...
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