This Week in Civil Liberties

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?
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 (10/4/13)

This Week in Civil Liberties (10/4/13)

By Amanda Corlett, ACLU at 4:59pm

What justification did the employer of an Ohio woman use when it fired her after learning she was pregnant?

How does the Affordable Care Act  have the opportunity to expand potential voters’ access to the ballot?

Why is the CIA’s…

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 (09/20/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (09/20/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:53pm

In which state is the Board of Education considering adopting for public schools new science textbooks that teach creationism based on Biblical principles?

What plants did a Texas SWAT team in search of marijuana plants find after a ten-hour…

This Week in Civil Liberties (09/13/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (09/13/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:37pm

According to government records, how many passengers crossing the border had their electronic devices searched without a warrant between October 2012 and August 2013?

FISA Court opinions released to the ACLU this week show that which government…

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 (08/23/2013)

This Week in Civil Liberties (08/23/2013)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:41pm

Which recently-convicted whistleblower will be seeking hormone therapy as part of her transition during incarceration?

An amendment in which state was would have barred state courts from applying — or even considering — foreign law, international…

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…

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