This Week in Civil Liberties

This Week in Civil Liberties (11/01/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (11/01/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:28pm
In what city did police seize and auction off Leon and Mary Adams’ home because their grandson had allegedly dealt small amounts of marijuana from the porch?
This Week in Civil Liberties (10/18/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (10/18/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:47pm

What frightening powers might be conferred when organizations like the NSA have personal information on ordinary Americans?

Which state celebrates Native American Day on the second Monday in October (Columbus Day)?

What New York City…

This Week in Civil Liberties (10/11/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (10/11/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:03pm

The state police in which state used license plate readers to record plates of vehicles attending political rallies?

True or false: police body cameras have the potential to serve as an excellent oversight mechanism to prevent police abuses,…

This Week in Civil Liberties (09/27/13)

This Week in Civil Liberties (09/27/13)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 5:19pm

A truck driver of what religious group was harassed and humiliated because of his appearance and religion?

True or false: over one in 10 people of voting age in Florida has been disenfranchised because of a felony conviction?

An instance…

This Week in Civil Liberties (09/06/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (09/06/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:39pm

Name three groups that have filed amicus briefs in support of the ACLU's challenge to NSA spying.

What large telecommunications company is paid by the government for access to its enormous phone records database?

What three-letter agency…

This Week in Civil Liberties (08/30/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (08/30/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 2:51pm

True or false: solitary confinement creates and exacerbates symptoms of mental illness in juvenile prisoners, undermining successful re-entry into society and jeopardizing public safety.

Which government black list infringes on peoples' constitutionally-protected…

This Week in Civil Liberties (08/09/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (08/09/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:21pm

In which state did a judge grant 29-year-old Jenny Hatch control over her life by denying her parents' guardianship?

What law authorizes the National Security Agency's mass surveillance programs?

How many prisoners suffering from serious…

This Week in Civil Liberties (08/02/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (08/02/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 3:47pm

Why should we care about metadata?

Which federal court ruled this week that the government can track your cell phone without a warrant?

Which state is set to execute a mentally ill man on Monday, despite the constitutional prohibition?

Which…

This Week in Civil Liberties

This Week in Civil Liberties

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:15pm

How many pages of police documents did the ACLU analyze as part of its report on  license plate tracking?

This week, Jameel Jaffer, ACLU Deputy Legal Director, testified before which House committee against the NSA spying program?

Human…

This Week in Civil Liberties (07/05/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (07/05/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 12:58pm

For how many days did law enforcement use a Maryland man’s cell phone to track his location without a warrant?

Politicians in which state are pushing an anti-abortion bill that could bring the number of abortion providers in the state from…

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