Previously Anonymous Police Officers Named In ACLU Suit For J20 Abuses

By Baynard Woods, Therealnews.com -

In a new filing, amending a pending lawsuit against Washington D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department, the ACLU named 27 police officers who they say violated the constitutional rights of several [...]

Farm Workers Sue North Carolina To Protect Their Union Rights

By Brian Hauss, aclu.org -

By Brian Hauss for ACLU - Dolores Huerta, the legendary civil rights icon and farmworker activist, had it right: “Organized labor is a necessary part of democracy.” Day in and day out, unions [...]

10th Amendment Center Activist Fights Against Local Gov Bullying Tactics

By Staff, www.activistpost.com -

By Staff of Activist - The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky will represent Tenth Amendment Center national communications director Michael Maharrey in a lawsuit filed against him by the [...]

LA Police Arresting People For Speaking 20 Seconds Over Allotted Time

By Emily C. Bell, www.alternet.org -

By Emily C. Bell for AlterNet - The tweet comes after Melanie Ochoa, a staff attorney at the ACLU of Southern California, who sent a letter Tuesday morning to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and [...]

Facebook Accounts Face Inauguration Day Search Warrants

By Staff, www.acludc.org -

By Staff of ACLU - Two of the warrants would require Facebook to disclose to the government all information from the personal Facebook profiles of local DisruptJ20 activists Lacy MacAuley and [...]

Historic Settlement In ACLU Case On Behalf Of Three Torture Victims

By Staff, www.aclu.org -

By Staff of ACLU - NEW YORK — In a first for a case involving CIA torture, the American Civil Liberties Union announced a settlement today in the lawsuit against the two psychologists who [...]

Activists Ask Charlottesville To Drop Charges

By Lauren Berg, www.richmond.com -

By Lauren Berg for The Daily Progress - CHARLOTTESVILLE — Activists want all charges dropped against protesters arrested at the July 8 KKK rally in Charlottesville after they say police used [...]

ACLU Files Lawsuits Challenging Gag Orders Silencing Victims

By Staff, www.aclu-md.org -

By Staff of ACLU - BALTIMORE AND SALISBURY, MD - In a coordinated effort to take on "gag orders" that silence victims of police abuse as a condition of resolving their cases, the American Civil [...]

ACLU-DC Sues D.C. Police For False Arrests, Free Speech Violations

By Staff, www.acludc.org -

By Staff of ACLU - WASHINGTON – The American Civil Liberties Union of the District of Columbia today filed a lawsuit against the District of Columbia, Metropolitan Police Department officers, and [...]

Massachusetts: 21,000 Drug Cases Could Be Dismissed

By Staff, www.aljazeera.com -

By Staff of Al Jazeera - More than 21,000 convicted drug offenders in the US state of Massachusetts may have their cases dismissed because a former police chemist tampered with evidence and [...]

Civil Rights Groups Demand Immigration Agents Stop Impersonating Police Officers

By Staff, www.aclusocal.org -

By Staff of ACLU - LOS ANGELES - The ACLU Foundation of Southern California and a coalition of advocacy groups today sent a letter to Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck, Mayor Eric [...]

Border Agent Questioned Me About My Work For ACLU

By Hina Shamsi, www.aclu.org -

By Hina Shamsi for ACLU - Last week, I was flying home from a work trip and faced Customs and Border Protection questioning unlike anything I’ve ever experienced in over 25 years of travel into [...]

US Government Quietly Starts Asking Travelers For Social Media Accounts

By Nadia Prupis, www.commondreams.org -

By Nadia Prupis for Common Dreams - The U.S. government has quietly started to ask foreign travelers to hand over their social media accounts upon arriving in the country, a program that aims to [...]

Does What Happened To Journalist At US-Canada Border Herald Darker Trend?

By Hugh Handeyside, www.aclu.org -

By Hugh Handeyside for ACLU - The recent abusive border search of a Canadian photojournalist should serve as a warning to everyone concerned about press freedom these days. Ed Ou is a renowned [...]

ACLU Demands Secret Court Hand Over Crucial Rulings On Surveillance Law

By Nadia Prupis, www.commondreams.org -

By Nadia Prupis for Common Dreams - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a motion to reveal the secret court opinions with "novel or significant interpretations" of surveillance [...]

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