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This Week in Civil Liberties

This Week in Civil Liberties

By Jessica Monaco, ACLU at 7:00pm
A few themes emerged at the ACLU this week: Women's Health, LGBT rights and the death penalty. We also found a moment or two to speak out against hate speech — in the advertising epicenter of the world — Times Square!
This Week in Civil Liberties

This Week in Civil Liberties

By Jessica Monaco, ACLU at 5:55pm

This week, we're winding down our blog symposium on women's rights, and celebrate a victory for a gay corrections officer. We look back to the lessons of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, and look ahead to the place in history for the courageous women of Egypt's revolution. History teaches us that bit by bit, if we keep up the good work, the future will be brighter.

This Week in Civil Liberties

This Week in Civil Liberties

By Jessica Monaco, ACLU at 7:39pm

ACLU news this week included some victories — our FAA challenge will go forward, the Google books settlement was rejected, Afghan activist Malalai Joya got her visa to visit the USA — and some new and continuing challenges for us —…

ACLU Lens: Citizenship At Birth Under the 14th Amendment

ACLU Lens: Citizenship At Birth Under the 14th Amendment

By Jessica Monaco, ACLU at 11:41am

Today a group of state legislators announced they will introduce bills in their state legislatures intended to deny Americans the fundamental protections of the 14th Amendment by requiring states to deny standard birth certificates to many U.S. citizen babies born in the U.S. to immigrant parents. The proposed legislation directly contradicts the long-standing 14th Amendment guarantee that all people born in the U.S. and under its jurisdiction are citizens of the U.S. and the state in which they reside and subject to equal protection under the law.

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