May 19, 2015
South Carolina Senate Advances Ban on Later Abortions
COLUMBIA, S.C. –The South Carolina Senate has advanced a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks. The bill previously passed the House, and now returns to that chamber to approve S...
Issue Areas: Reproductive Freedom
May 19, 2015
ACLU-NC Releases Phone App to Hold Police Accountable
RALEIGH – The ACLU of North Carolina today launched Mobile Justice NC, a free smart phone app that allows North Carolinians to automatically record and submit cell phone videos t...
May 19, 2015
ACLU & Tea Party Patriots Co-Sponsor TV Ads Calling for Washington to Rein In Government Surveillance
NEW YORK – The American Civil Liberties Union and the Tea Party Patriots are jointly sponsoring a week-long ad buy beginning today in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Washington, D.C. Th...
Issue Areas: National Security
May 18, 2015
ACLU Comment on President Obama’s Ban on Militarization Pipeline to Police
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama announced a ban, effective immediately, on the federal government’s transfer of certain military vehicles and weaponry to local and state po...
Issue Areas: Criminal Law Reform
May 18, 2015
ACLU Win at Supreme Judicial Court Protects Due Process for Thousands, in Cases Stemming from Dookhan Drug Lab Scandal
State high court ruling on case brought by the ACLU of Massachusetts, the national ACLU, and Foley Hoag LLP provides safe harbor for those who challenge wrongful convictions based on tainted evidence from the Hinton state drug lab.
Issue Areas: Criminal Law Reform
May 18, 2015
Policing in Camden has Improved, but Concerns Remain
Data Suggest Significant Increases in Enforcement of Low-Level Offenses and Raise Questions About Accountability Systems
Issue Areas: Criminal Law Reform
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