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This Week in Civil Liberties (08/23/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (08/23/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:41pm
Which recently-convicted whistleblower will be seeking hormone therapy as part of her transition during incarceration?
Showdown in the Lone Star State: Report Back from Today’s Rally in Austin

Showdown in the Lone Star State: Report Back from Today’s Rally in Austin

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:10pm

Wow. What a day. I was so proud to be able to stand with Texas women today as 5000 orange-clad activists came to the capitol in Austin to stop the attack on women's reproductive health care. Last week, I was cheering from the sidelines when state…

This Week in Civil Liberties (03/15/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (03/15/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:43pm

Criticism of what Electronic Arts game demonstrates the digital divide experienced by the 19 million Americans who don't have broadband access and those who do?

Which state will finally allow DREAMers, federally authorized to live and work…

This Week in Civil Liberties (1/25/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (1/25/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:33pm

In what U.S. city was a woman targeted, forced off a plane, detained and strip searched solely based on her ethnicity?

Which company released a transparency report on the number of government requests for customer information this week?

How…

This Week in Civil Liberties (04/20/12)

This Week in Civil Liberties (04/20/12)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 9:20pm

Which state saved no taxpayer money by implementing a law that requires drug testing of all of applicants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)?

What company fired an employee for using medical marijuana in accordance with state…

ECPA: Online Privacy Stuck in the '80s

ECPA: Online Privacy Stuck in the '80s

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 3:09pm

While technology has advanced at breakneck speed, electronic privacy law remained at a standstill. Tell Congress to update ECPA!

Free Speech and BART Cell Phone Censorship

Free Speech and BART Cell Phone Censorship

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 3:57pm

For three hours last Thursday, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) shut down cell phone service in four stations, prior to a planned political demonstration protesting the fatal shooting of a homeless man by a BART police officer.

But instead…

This Week in Civil Liberties (2/14/2014)

This Week in Civil Liberties (2/14/2014)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 5:33pm

At what age was James Burns when he first held in solitary confinement?

How many states have Good Samaritan" laws, which allow people who call 911 to report an overdose to be immune from criminal prosecution for certain crimes associated with…

This Week in Civil Liberties (01/31/2014)

This Week in Civil Liberties (01/31/2014)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:52pm

In what state are politicians considering a bill that would allow hospital staff to refuse to participate in any phase of patient care related to ending a pregnancy?

True or false: Scott Roeder, convicted of the murder of Dr. George Tiller,…

This Week in Civil Liberties (12/20/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (12/20/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:38pm

This week ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero thanked which whistleblower for being a true patriot?

How many years did Reynolds Wintersmith spend in federal prison for a non-violent drug offense before President Obama commuted his life…

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