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This Week in Civil Liberties (04/13/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (04/13/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 5:48pm
Which state recently passed the first bill in the nation that bans employers from asking for social media passwords?
Infographic: The Facts About Voter Suppression

Infographic: The Facts About Voter Suppression

By Elizabeth Beresford, ACLU at 5:18pm

Learn more about how the attack on the right to vote disproportionately impacts minority voters.

Let Ruthelle Vote

Let Ruthelle Vote

By Elizabeth Beresford, ACLU at 2:39pm

After multiple lawsuits, 84-year-old Ruthelle Frank was able to vote in Tuesday's Wisconsin primary. But she still might not be able to vote in November.

Standing up for Voting Rights Again: DOJ Objects to Texas' Discriminatory Voter ID Law

Standing up for Voting Rights Again: DOJ Objects to Texas' Discriminatory Voter ID Law

By Katie O'Connor, Voting Rights Project at 2:04pm

The Justice Department has objected to Texas' proposed voter ID law, stopping the law before it goes into effect.

Let's March On: Protecting the Right to Vote in 2012

Let's March On: Protecting the Right to Vote in 2012

By Laura W. Murphy, Director, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 12:33pm

Today marks the 47th anniversary of the fateful march from Selma to Montgomery, which began with the horrors of Bloody Sunday, and concluded with a rally and speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., only days after President Lyndon B. Johnson submitted…

Take Your Souls to the Polls: Voting Early in Ohio

Take Your Souls to the Polls: Voting Early in Ohio

By Alisa Roth, ACLU at 6:22pm

It's Super Tuesday. Many Ohioans voted early, but early voting could be restricted if a bill pending in the legislature passes and cuts the early voting period by more than half.

Ohio Poised to Roll Back Dangerous Voter Suppression Law

Ohio Poised to Roll Back Dangerous Voter Suppression Law

By Mike Brickner, ACLU of Ohio at 3:00pm

It's Super Tuesday and as voters go to the polls in Ohio today, we're reminded that in recent months, the nation has seen a tidal wave of legislation seemingly coordinated to keep some voters away from the ballot box. Ohio, as one of the perennial…

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…

Willing to Die for Their Country, But Unable to Vote in It

Willing to Die for Their Country, But Unable to Vote in It

By Jon Sherman, Voting Rights Project at 4:36pm

One veteran told us: "If I can serve my country, I should be able to vote for who runs it."

"On Account of Race or Color": A New Front Opens in the Fight Against Wisconsin's Voter ID Law

"On Account of Race or Color": A New Front Opens in the Fight Against Wisconsin's Voter ID Law

By Jon Sherman, Voting Rights Project at 3:20pm
We went back to federal court in Wisconsin today to add charges that the state's voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act.