This Week in Civil Liberties

This Week in Civil Liberties (9/28/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (9/28/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 2:19pm
Documents from which government agency show that federal law enforcement agencies now, more than ever, use “pen register” and “trap-and-trace” surveillance tools to track Americans’ electronic communications?
This Week in Civil Liberties (9/21/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (9/21/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 5:05pm

What excuse did an Indiana public school use in order to fire a teacher for becoming pregnant through IVF treatment?

What device packed with private information like emails, photos and call history can be seized and searched without a court…

This Week in Civil Liberties (9/14/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (9/14/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 7:23pm

Which legislative body passed a five-year reauthorization of a law that gives vast, unchecked surveillance authority to the government?

How many ACLU affiliates participated in a coordinated records request to find out which law enforcement…

This Week in Civil Liberties (9/7/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (9/7/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 5:12pm

What smartphone manufacturer places persistent, unique identifiers in its smartphones that concern privacy experts?

The governor of which state could sign a bill this year to end the practice of shackling pregnant prisoners?

The Apple…

This Week in Civil Liberties (8/31/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (8/31/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:02pm

What agreement, being negotiated in secret, is a threat to free speech and intellectual property?

What does a rape victim think about politicians’ views on “legitimate rape” and a woman’s right to choose?

Which…

This Week in Civil Liberties (8/24/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (8/24/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 6:50pm

In which state did a school force students to attend a religious rally during which a minister gave a sermon to students, Christian rapper B-SHOC performed religious songs, and students were asked to fill out a form saying that they had accepted Jesus…

This Week in Civil Liberties (8/17/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (8/17/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 2:16pm

The ACLU is challenging a discriminatory single-sex education program in which state?

Which social networking site reversed its rejection of ads on marijuana legalization after the ACLU of Northern California and Electronic Frontier Foundation…

This Week in Civil Liberties (8/10/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (8/10/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 11:20am

In which state did a charter school attempt to violate female students’ Title IX rights by forcing them to choose between taking a pregnancy test or getting kicked out of school?

Which ACLU affiliate recently released a report that documents…

This Week in Civil Liberties (8/3/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (8/3/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:56pm

Which government agency is able to collect and share your personal information in the name of protecting national security?

In how many states have ACLU affiliates requested information on law enforcement’s use of license-plate tracking?

In…

This Week in Civil Liberties (7/27/12)

This Week in Civil Liberties (7/27/12)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 4:03pm

Which city’s police department has issued a document on the public’s right to record the police as a result of a settlement of an ACLU lawsuit?

The government can continue to pretend documents made public by what group are still secret?

What…

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