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This Week in Civil Liberties (4/5/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (4/5/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:23pm

What slang term written on a standardized test earned a Texas teen the excessive punishment of 4-days suspension?

In which state did correctional center staff restrain and torture a prisoner with pepper spray?

Which cybersecurity bill's…

This Week in Civil Liberties (03/29/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (03/29/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:40pm

A document uncovered by which ACLU affiliate shows that federal investigators were routinely using a cell phone surveillance tool but withholding information on the technology from the courts in applications for electronic surveillance orders?

Which…

This Week in Civil Liberties (03/22/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (03/22/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 5:08pm

How many friend-of-the-court briefs have been filed in support of Edie Windsor case against the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)?

What bill has been proposed a second time with no changes to the privacy problems that caused President…

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 (03/08/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (03/08/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:24pm

Nine-year-old Aiyana Jones was mistakenly killed by local police after they used what weapon of war?

Which private prison company fabricated facts on prisoner abuse and doctored its own Wikipedia page to fight bad publicity?

Which state…

This Week in Civil Liberties (03/01/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (03/01/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:43pm

What types of data can be pulled off of a seized iPhone by law enforcement agents using forensic analysis tools?

The U.S. Marshals Service experimented with what new surveillance tool, according to documents released this week?

What…

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 (02/01/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (02/01/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:29pm

The son of which celebrity is currently being held in solitary confinement, a method of extreme isolation that costs taxpayers money and does not contribute toward rehabilitation?

A school in which state has ended its ban on a book about a…

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…

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