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Steve Gosset is manager of media relations. He joined the ACLU from Columbia Law School, where he served as press officer. He has also worked at CBS News as a writer, editor and producer for radio and TV. Steve also served as a reporter at The Record in Hackensack, N.J., The Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, and a reporter and editor for United Press International in Albany, N.Y.
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The Lovings: A Couple That Changed History

The Lovings: A Couple That Changed History

By Steve Gosset, ACLU at 2:46pm

Mildred and Richard Loving never set out to have their marriage become the subject of one of the most famous civil rights cases of the last century.

ACLU Lens: ACLU Tells Supreme Court Warrantless Blood Tests of DWI Suspects Not Justified

ACLU Lens: ACLU Tells Supreme Court Warrantless Blood Tests of DWI Suspects Not Justified

By Steve Gosset, ACLU at 3:33pm

The ACLU told the U.S. Supreme Court today that warrantless blood tests of drunken driving suspects should not be allowed, especially when a search warrant could be obtained in a timely fashion.

The ACLU represents Tyler McNeely, the respondent…

ACLU Lens: Alabama Governor Signs New Anti-Immigrant Measure into Law

ACLU Lens: Alabama Governor Signs New Anti-Immigrant Measure into Law

By Steve Gosset, ACLU at 11:08pm

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley late Friday signed a measure that makes small changes to the state’s anti-immigrant law. The move came a day after he signaled he might veto the measure because he found two key parts unacceptable, including a "scarlet…

Government Steps Up to Block Voter Suppression in South Carolina

Government Steps Up to Block Voter Suppression in South Carolina

By Steve Gosset, ACLU at 11:50am

There were eight states this year that passed some version of a law requiring photo identification for all voters. South Carolina was one of them, but hopefully not for long.

The Department of Justice on Friday blocked South Carolina’s…

"Y'all Will Not Walk My Halls and Spread HIV."

"Y'all Will Not Walk My Halls and Spread HIV."

By Steve Gosset, ACLU at 10:09am

For 25 years, the ACLU has been a forceful advocate to end discrimination against prisoners living with HIV. We've worked to end their segregation from the rest of the prison population and ensure they are afforded access to vital services and programs.

Colbert: Voting Advocates Destroying America

Colbert: Voting Advocates Destroying America

By Steve Gosset, ACLU at 9:53am

Did you hear the one about the Florida teacher who registered students to vote but was fined $1,000 when she didn’t turn the forms in right away?

Actually, it’s no joke. Then again, it might be, as Stephen Colbert was good enough…

Getting Joe Arpaio in Sync with the Constitution and Away from Racial Profiling

Getting Joe Arpaio in Sync with the Constitution and Away from Racial Profiling

By Steve Gosset, ACLU at 2:29pm

The rule of law and how Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio runs his office are often mutually exclusive.

ACLU Lens: Appeals Court Blocks Two Sections of Alabama Anti-Immigrant Law Fought by ACLU

ACLU Lens: Appeals Court Blocks Two Sections of Alabama Anti-Immigrant Law Fought by ACLU

By Steve Gosset, ACLU at 3:03pm

Two of the more-pernicious sections of HB56, Alabama's sweeping anti-immigrant law, were blocked this afternoon by a federal appeals court.

ACLU Lens: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Ends Tomorrow, But Not Its Sorry Legacy for Discharged Service Members

By Steve Gosset, ACLU at 2:18pm

You can play "Taps" tomorrow for the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that prevented gay service members from serving openly.

The policy itself will be consigned to the dustbin of history when its repeal takes effect Tuesday.…

ACLU Lens: Get Off My Cloud! Senate Bill Requires Warrants for Government to Spy on Email, Digital Communications

ACLU Lens: Get Off My Cloud! Senate Bill Requires Warrants for Government to Spy on Email, Digital Communications

By Steve Gosset, ACLU at 5:00pm

The Senate Judiciary Committee today passed an amendment to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). Among its provisions, is a requirement that law enforcement agencies obtain a warrant before they can take a peek at your email, private social…

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