Nov 19, 2015
School Discipline Settlement Underscores Harm to City Students and Importance of Reform
NEW YORK — The New York Civil Liberties Union, the American Civil Liberties Union and the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP today agreed to a settlement in a lawsuit on behalf...
Issue Areas: Racial Justice
Nov 18, 2015
Baltimore Jail Settlement to Bring Major Improvements in Medical Care, Facilities
BALTIMORE – The Public Justice Center, the Law Offices of Elizabeth Alexander, and the American Civil Liberties Union today announced a settlement agreement in Duvall v. Hogan, t...
Nov 17, 2015
ACLU, Coalition Urge Congress to Continue Support for US Refugee Resettlement Program
WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union, along with 80 other groups, sent a letter to Congress voicing support for the U.S. refugee resettlement program and opposing effo...
Nov 13, 2015
Supreme Court Will Hear Case That Could Allow States to Strip Away Abortion Access
Texas Case Will Decide Whether States Can Impose Medically Unnecessary Regulations that Force Clinics to Shut Down
Issue Areas: Reproductive Freedom
Nov 12, 2015
ACLU CBP Body-Camera Announcement Fails to Address Accountability Crisis
LAS CRUCES, NM—Today, Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske announced additional phases to further study the use of body-worn and other camera technologies at U.S. Customs and Border P...
Issue Areas: Immigrants' Rights
Nov 12, 2015
ACLU Asks Obama to Pardon Puerto Rican Independence Activist
The American Civil Liberties Union today made a plea asking for a presidential pardon to commute the disproportionate sentence and order the release of Puerto Rican Independence ac...
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