This Week in Civil Liberties

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?
This Week in Civil Liberties (04/20/12)

This Week in Civil Liberties (04/20/12)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 9:20pm

Which state saved no taxpayer money by implementing a law that requires drug testing of all of applicants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)?

What company fired an employee for using medical marijuana in accordance with state…

This Week in Civil Liberties (2/10/12)

This Week in Civil Liberties (2/10/12)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 5:41pm

What were the consequences of prosecutorial misconduct for the district attorney’s office that hid evidence to send John Thompson to death row?

Who produced a short music video on photographers’ First Amendment rights?

This…

This Week in Civil Liberties (02/28/2014)

This Week in Civil Liberties (02/28/2014)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:54pm

The police department of what U.S. city created a list "400 most dangerous people," not based on crimes they had committed, but on historic crime information, disturbance calls, suspicions reports, and social network analysis?

Residents of…

This Week in Civil Liberties (2/14/2014)

This Week in Civil Liberties (2/14/2014)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 5:33pm

At what age was James Burns when he first held in solitary confinement?

How many states have Good Samaritan" laws, which allow people who call 911 to report an overdose to be immune from criminal prosecution for certain crimes associated with…

This Week in Civil Liberties (02/07/2014)

This Week in Civil Liberties (02/07/2014)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:32pm

True or false: private probation companies are engaged in a court-sanctioned extortion racket.

In which state did the ACLU file a lawsuit this week challenging the ban on marriage for same-sex couples?

Which legislative body is considering…

This Week in Civil Liberties (12/13/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (12/13/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:04pm

True or false: T-Mobile and AT&T received nearly 600,000 requests from law enforcement for customer information in 2012.

In which state did a judge rule that a bakery cannot discriminate against same-sex couples by refusing them service?

Which…

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…

This Week in Civil Liberties (10/24/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (10/24/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 5:01pm

Which government whistleblower responsible for revealing the NSA's massive spying program released a statement encouraging Americans to rally against pervasive surveillance?

According to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, what must law enforcement…

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…

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