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Sep 08, 2023
Judge Orders Louisiana to Remove Children from Angola Prison by September 15
The judge found the state’s treatment of the children amounted to cruel and unusual punishment
Issue Areas: Juvenile Justice
Sep 08, 2023
Florida Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Abortion Ban Challenge
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Supreme Court heard oral argument today in a case brought by abortion providers challenging the state’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregna...
Issue Areas: Reproductive Freedom
Sep 08, 2023
ACLU Celebrates Senate Doing Its Job and Appointing a Fifth FCC Commissioner
WASHINGTON — After being deadlocked for over two years, Congress finally confirmed a fifth commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) yesterday. With the confirm...
Sep 07, 2023
ACLU Urges Supreme Court to Affirm Right to Observe Police During Protest
In a police retaliation case, the ACLU asks the court to protect the right to observe police activity in public, and to reconsider the doctrine of “qualified immunity.”
Issue Areas: Free Speech
Court case: Molina v. Book
Sep 07, 2023
ACLU Applauds Proposed Regulation Expanding Civil Rights Protections for People with Disabilities
WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a proposed rule today that would significantly expand civil rights and nondiscrimination protections in h...
Issue Areas: Disability Rights
Sep 06, 2023
ACLU Challenges Six Year Detention of Salvadoran Asylum Seeker
LAFAYETTE, La. — The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Louisiana filed a writ of habeas corpus in federal court today seeking the release of Jessica Patricia Barahona-Ma...
Issue Areas: Immigrants' Rights
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