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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?
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 (12/14/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (12/14/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:34pm

A spying program run by what agency allows the government unprecedented surveillance powers to collect and analyze information on innocent American citizens?

In which state do politicians need a reminder that saving a woman’s life…

This Week in Civil Liberties (11/30/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (11/30/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 5:05pm

The Feinstein Amendment to which bill on indefinite detention looks like a fix, but would actually cause more harm?

The ACLU requested information from federal agencies this week on whether certain privacy-enhancing tools actually expose you…

This Week in Civil Liberties (11/09/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (11/09/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:29pm

How can you ensure your state officials protect your civil liberties?

In which state was a lawsuit filed regarding a new software patch installed on voting machines?

Ballot measure victories for the freedom to marry for same-sex couples…

This Week in Civil Liberties (10/26/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (10/26/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 6:24pm

What new location tracking device could be used for invasive government surveillance?

The ACLU is seeking information from the federal government on its use of what kind of surveillance technology?

In which state did Marty Atencio die…

This Week in Civil Liberties (9/7/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (9/7/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 5:12pm

What smartphone manufacturer places persistent, unique identifiers in its smartphones that concern privacy experts?

The governor of which state could sign a bill this year to end the practice of shackling pregnant prisoners?

The Apple…

This Week in Civil Liberties (8/24/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (8/24/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 6:50pm

In which state did a school force students to attend a religious rally during which a minister gave a sermon to students, Christian rapper B-SHOC performed religious songs, and students were asked to fill out a form saying that they had accepted Jesus…

This Week in Civil Liberties (8/17/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (8/17/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 2:16pm

The ACLU is challenging a discriminatory single-sex education program in which state?

Which social networking site reversed its rejection of ads on marijuana legalization after the ACLU of Northern California and Electronic Frontier Foundation…

This Week in Civil Liberties (8/3/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (8/3/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:56pm

Which government agency is able to collect and share your personal information in the name of protecting national security?

In how many states have ACLU affiliates requested information on law enforcement’s use of license-plate tracking?

In…

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