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This Week in Civil Liberties (10/18/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (10/18/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:47pm
What frightening powers might be conferred when organizations like the NSA have personal information on ordinary Americans?
This Week in Civil Liberties (10/11/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (10/11/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:03pm

The state police in which state used license plate readers to record plates of vehicles attending political rallies?

True or false: police body cameras have the potential to serve as an excellent oversight mechanism to prevent police abuses,…

This Week in Civil Liberties (09/27/13)

This Week in Civil Liberties (09/27/13)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 5:19pm

A truck driver of what religious group was harassed and humiliated because of his appearance and religion?

True or false: over one in 10 people of voting age in Florida has been disenfranchised because of a felony conviction?

An instance…

This Week in Civil Liberties (08/30/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (08/30/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 2:51pm

True or false: solitary confinement creates and exacerbates symptoms of mental illness in juvenile prisoners, undermining successful re-entry into society and jeopardizing public safety.

Which government black list infringes on peoples' constitutionally-protected…

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?

An amendment in which state was would have barred state courts from applying — or even considering — foreign law, international…

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

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

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 3:47pm

Why should we care about metadata?

Which federal court ruled this week that the government can track your cell phone without a warrant?

Which state is set to execute a mentally ill man on Monday, despite the constitutional prohibition?

Which…

This Week in Civil Liberties (07/26/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (07/26/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 3:14pm

What technology to collect location data (and the privacy implications of law enforcement use of it) was at the center of an ACLU report released last week?

In which state is a motorcycle safety bill with a series of sweeping anti-abortion…

This Week in Civil Liberties (07/12/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (07/12/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 3:53pm

By what percentage did SWAT team use increase from 1994 to 2002 in New York City alone?

What private prison company is a bad investment for shareholders, according to hactivist collective Anonymous?

U.S. actions towards which whistleblower…

This Week in Civil Liberties (07/05/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (07/05/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 12:58pm

For how many days did law enforcement use a Maryland man’s cell phone to track his location without a warrant?

Politicians in which state are pushing an anti-abortion bill that could bring the number of abortion providers in the state from…

This Week in Civil Liberties (06/28/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (06/28/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 3:57pm

Which federal court ruled this week that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional?

True or false: Kansas public schools invited creationism advocates to teach students the "truth about dinosaurs," also known as "God's…

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