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Showdown in the Lone Star State: Report Back from Today’s Rally in Austin

Showdown in the Lone Star State: Report Back from Today’s Rally in Austin

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:10pm
Wow. What a day. I was so proud to be able to stand with Texas women today as 5000 orange-clad activists came to the capitol in Austin to stop the attack on women's reproductive health care. Last week, I was cheering from the sidelines when state Senator Wendy Davis caught the nation's attention as she stood in her pink sneakers and performed an epic 13-hour filibuster to block a bill that could have shut down nearly every abortion clinic in the state. Today, so inspired by her commitment, I was in the crowd.
This Week in Civil Liberties (06/21/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (06/21/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:36pm

The police department of what major city was sued this week by the ACLU for discriminatory suspicionless surveillance practices?

Which state announced a decision to end its contract with private prison company CCA to run the state's largest…

This Week in Civil Liberties (05/10/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (05/10/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 5:02pm

The Supreme Court of which state granted a stay of execution to Willie Manning, who may be innocent of the crime for which he was convicted?

True or false? Eye-tracking technology could pose a risk to privacy if inappropriately used to discover…

This Week in Civil Liberties (02/21/2014)

This Week in Civil Liberties (02/21/2014)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:48pm

How many Japanese Americans were relocated to American concentration camps seventy one years ago?

A transparency report released by what major telecommunications provider reveals that the government requests large volumes of customer information,…

This Week in Civil Liberties (01/24/2014)

This Week in Civil Liberties (01/24/2014)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:59pm

What Canadian celebrity, arrested for drag racing this week, could be deported if convicted of a felony?

In what state did a public school teacher bully a Buddhist student about his faith to the point of making him physically sick?

The…

This Week in Civil Liberties (01/03/2014)

This Week in Civil Liberties (01/03/2014)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 12:52pm

What executive order governs the NSA’s surveillance abroad – even when that surveillance sweeps up Americans’ communications?

What constitutional amendment did a District Court judge cite when knocking down a Florida law that required…

This Week in Civil Liberties (12/20/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (12/20/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:38pm

This week ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero thanked which whistleblower for being a true patriot?

How many years did Reynolds Wintersmith spend in federal prison for a non-violent drug offense before President Obama commuted his life…

This Week in Civil Liberties (12/06/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (12/06/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:25pm

What lobbying group forces Catholic hospitals to abide by directives that potentially put religion above patient health?

Freedom of the press is protected by what amendment in the U.S.?

What government agency asked a court to allow…

This Week in Civil Liberties (11/15/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (11/15/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:40pm

Which rapper showed off his ACLU membership card in a new video by the ACLU of Washington?

What bill recently passed by the Senate would prevent employers from discriminating against workers based on their sexual orientation or gender identity?

How…

This Week in Civil Liberties (11/08/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (11/08/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 2:50pm

The "Nursing Mothers Provision" of what newly passed federal bill requires ACLU plaintiff Bobbi Bockoras' employer to provide her with a clean and private location in which to pump breast milk?

Which German magazine published a statement from…

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