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This Week in Civil Liberties (06/07/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (06/07/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:36pm
Which federal court ruled that the police can seize the DNA of innocent Americans who have never been convicted of a serious crime, even without a search warrant?
This Week in Civil Liberties (05/03/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (05/03/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:30pm

Which city's police department has taken it upon itself to determine who does and does not belong on the property of commercial businesses?

A Tulsa police officer was suspended for refusing to protect and serve which religious minority?

What…

This Week in Civil Liberties (04/26/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (04/26/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 3:19pm

In which state is the ACLU challenging a city ordinance that punishes domestic violence victims who call the police?

Was the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings read his Miranda rights the night of his arrest?

Which country joins…

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 (02/08/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (02/08/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:39pm

A targeted killing white paper by which government agency reasons that judicial process is unnecessary?

The conditions in Ohio's Lake Eerie Correctional Facility have taken a dramatic turn for the worse since the state sold the facility to…

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 (1/11/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (1/11/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:29pm

Are text messages protected by the higher privacy standards of surveillance laws that protect Internet communications (like email), or are they treated like phone calls?

How many years of litigation were required before the government agreed…

This Week in Civil Liberties (9/28/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (9/28/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 2:19pm

Documents from which government agency show that federal law enforcement agencies now, more than ever, use “pen register” and “trap-and-trace” surveillance tools to track Americans’ electronic communications?

Which…

This Week in Civil Liberties (9/21/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (9/21/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 5:05pm

What excuse did an Indiana public school use in order to fire a teacher for becoming pregnant through IVF treatment?

What device packed with private information like emails, photos and call history can be seized and searched without a court…

This Week in Civil Liberties (9/14/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (9/14/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 7:23pm

Which legislative body passed a five-year reauthorization of a law that gives vast, unchecked surveillance authority to the government?

How many ACLU affiliates participated in a coordinated records request to find out which law enforcement…

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