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 29, 2020
As a Result of ACLU Litigation, Trump Administration Ends Policy Prohibiting Immigrant Minors From Accessing Abortion
The Trump administration's Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) issued a new policy today clarifying that ORR and ORR-funded shelters cannot block or interfere with unaccompanied immigrant minors' access to confidential reproductive health care, including abortion. The change comes after three...
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Monday, September 21, 2020
ACLU Statement on Record-Breaking Number of Deaths in ICE Custody
ICE confirmed the 20th person to die in its detention in Fiscal Year 2020 today. The death of Cipriano Chavez-Alvarez at Stewart Detention Facility in Georgia makes this year the deadliest for people in ICE detention since FY 2005, when 21 people died. FY 2020 is the third deadliest year in ICE’s...
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Friday, September 18, 2020
ACLU Comment on TikTok and WeChat Transaction Prohibition
The Department of Commerce today issued an order implementing President Trump's executive orders sanctioning WeChat and TikTok transactions in the United States. Below is comment from Hina Shamsi, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s National Security Project : This order violates the...
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Monday, September 14, 2020
ACLU Launches Campaign To Encourage Voting and Educate on Vote by Mail
With 50 days until Election Day, the American Civil Liberties Union today launched “Let People Vote,” a campaign encouraging voters to make a plan to vote and empowering them to vote by mail. The new educational tool features states’ access to vote by mail and other helpful information on how to...
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Friday, September 11, 2020
Federal Appeals Court Affirms Wealth-Based Barriers to Voting
A federal appeals court today upheld a Florida law that created wealth-based hurdles to voting. The decision denies voting rights to hundreds of thousands of people with past felony convictions. The case, Jones v. DeSantis , concerned Senate Bill 7066 (SB7066), which was signed into law by Florida...
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Thursday, September 03, 2020
North Carolina Abortion Providers and Reproductive Justice Activists File Sweeping Litigation Challenging Multiple Abortion Restrictions
Abortion providers in North Carolina and SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective sued today challenging several medically unnecessary abortion restrictions that have pushed abortion out of reach in the state and stigmatized essential health care. The lawsuit was filed by the...
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Thursday, August 27, 2020
ACLU Calls for Immediate Resignation of Kenosha Police Chief and Kenosha County Sheriff for Failed Response To Attempted Murder of Jacob Blake
Following the lead of organizers on the ground, today the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin and National ACLU called for the immediate resignation of Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth, and Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian . The ACLU’s demand follows the...
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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
ACLU Comment on Trump Administration Petition To Supreme Court for Permission To Force Unnecessary Travel for Abortion Care During Pandemic
The Trump administration petitioned the Supreme Court today to reinstate a U.S. Food and Drug Administration rule that requires patients seeking a medication used for early abortion care to make unnecessary trips to their health care provider and therefore face needless COVID-19 risks. The FDA’s...
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Monday, August 24, 2020
ACLU Statement on Police Shooting of Jacob Blake
Late Sunday afternoon in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Jacob Blake was the victim of another disgusting act of police brutality. Within full view of his three children seated in the backseat, Blake was shot seven times in the back while walking away from police officers and opening his car door. Jeffery...
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Friday, August 14, 2020
North Carolina Supreme Court Reinstates Life Sentence for Marcus Robinson
North Carolina’s Supreme Court today reinstated the life sentence of Marcus Robinson awarded by a North Carolina trial court that found, under the Racial Justice Act , that his death sentence was tainted by racial discrimination. The court found that the state’s attempt to strip Mr. Robinson of the...
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