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This Week in Civil Liberties (7/6/12)

This Week in Civil Liberties (7/6/12)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 2:02pm
True or false: Aggressive collection of legal financial obligations creates a two-tiered system of justice in which the poorest defendants are punished more harshly than those with means.
This Week in Civil Liberties (6/29/12)

This Week in Civil Liberties (6/29/12)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 1:43pm

Dr. James Watson thinks that patenting human genes is “lunacy.” What scientific discovery is he known for?

Which court ruled this week that a sentencing scheme of mandatory life in prison without the possibility of parole for children…

This Week in Civil Liberties (6/22/12)

This Week in Civil Liberties (6/22/12)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 5:37pm

Which legislative body convened the first-ever hearing on the dangers of long-term solitary confinement?

Which standardized testing group announced a new, fairer lactation policy for nursing moms?

In which state are gay and lesbian…

This Week in Civil Liberties (6/8/12)

This Week in Civil Liberties (6/8/12)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 6:02pm
Why should you care about surveillance if you have nothing to hide? True or False? Several states including Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawai’i, Illinois, Louisiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oklahoma, Rhode Island,…
On the Agenda: Week of June 4-June 8

On the Agenda: Week of June 4-June 8

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 11:14am

We have a light week ahead of us, but are planning for a couple events next week.

The ACLU Washington Legislative Office will host a symposium on June 11 commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Plyler v.…

This Week in Civil Liberties (06/01/12)

This Week in Civil Liberties (06/01/12)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 5:30pm
Which government agency uses factually flawed and biased information in counterterrorism training materials? What law, which discriminates against married same-sex couples, was ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court? In which state did…
On the Agenda: Week of May 28-June 1

On the Agenda: Week of May 28-June 1

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 3:21pm

We’re not too busy this week, with the House and Senate in recess until Wednesday, but we are planning for a couple events in June.

The Paycheck Fairness Act is expected to come to the Senate floor for a vote next week - possibly as early…

This Week in Civil Liberties (05/25/12)

This Week in Civil Liberties (05/25/12)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 3:12pm

Which court has agreed to hear our case challenging the FISA Amendments Act, which authorizes NSA warrantless wiretapping?

The ACLU sent letters to school districts in which states regarding single-sex education programs thatpromote harmful…

On the Agenda: Week of May 21-25

On the Agenda: Week of May 21-25

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 3:45pm

This morning we received good news; the Supreme Court has just agreed to consider whether plaintiffs represented by the ACLU have the right to challenge the constitutionality of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, a controversial law that authorizes the…

This Week in Civil Liberties (5/18/12)

This Week in Civil Liberties (5/18/12)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 3:22pm

Which law could be used to restrict the right to protest at next week’s NATO summit?

Which government watch list can you get on but are entirely at the government’s mercy if you want to get off?

A lawmaker from which state…

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