Nov 13, 2018
ACLU Response to Sen. Hyde-Smith ‘Public Hanging’ Comment
JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith recently made racially-charged comments during a campaign rally in Tupelo. Yesterday, standing beside and defended by Gov. Phil...
Issue Areas: Racial Justice
Nov 09, 2018
Groups File Federal Lawsuit Challenging New Trump Asylum Ban
SAN FRANCISCO — The American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Center for Constitutional Rights have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the asylum ban proc...
Issue Areas: Immigrants' Rights
Nov 09, 2018
ACLU Responds to Jeff Sessions’ Move to End Accountability for Unconstitutional Policing
WASHINGTON — In his final major move as attorney general, Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum significantly restricting the Department of Justice’s ability to hold local law enfo...
Issue Areas: Criminal Law Reform
Nov 08, 2018
ACLU Comment on Trump Administration Plan to Prohibit Many Asylum Applications
NEW YORK — The Trump administration today issued an emergency regulation under which it plans to prohibit many individuals from applying for asylum in the United States. Omar Jad...
Issue Areas: Immigrants' Rights
Nov 08, 2018
ACLU Calls for Protection and Expansion of Civil Liberties in 116th Congress
WASHINGTON — American voters chose their representatives to the 116th Congress in the midterm elections on Tuesday, which resulted in a Democratic-majority House of Representativ...
Nov 07, 2018
ACLU Comment on Trump Administration Contraceptive Rule
NEW YORK — The Trump administration issued final regulations today that would allow virtually any employer to claim a religious or moral exemption that enables it to deny any emp...
Issue Areas: Reproductive Freedom
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