May 23, 2024
ACLU Responds to Reintroduction of George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, Calls on Congress to Address Police Brutality
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) reintroduced the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. This Saturday marks the tragic 4-year anniversary of the murder of Georg...
May 16, 2024
ACLU Applauds President Biden’s Announcement to Reclassify Marijuana, Calls for More Reform
WASHINGTON – President Biden announced today that he plans to reschedule marijuana into a category of controlled substances that have a currently accepted medical use and only a ...
Apr 24, 2024
ACLU Responds to President Biden’s Clemency Announcement
WASHINGTON — President Biden today announced that his administration will pardon 11 people and commute the sentences of five people who received unjustly long sentences during th...
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Mar 21, 2024
ACLU Statement On FY24 Appropriations Bill Funding Immigrant Detention, Anti-Immigrant Policies
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The second package of final Fiscal Year 2024 appropriations bills in the U.S. House of Representatives fails to rein in wasteful and harmful spending by Immigr...
Mar 05, 2024
Advocates Seek Public Records from DOJ on Implementation of Directives Changing Mandatory Minimum Charging and Sentencing Policies
WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Federal Public & Community Defenders submitted a Freedom of Inf...
Jan 18, 2024
Civil and Immigrants’ Rights Organizations Urge Federal Clemency for Military Veterans Vulnerable to Deportation
WASHINGTON — Organizations representing noncitizen military veterans whose federal criminal convictions make them vulnerable to deportation are urging President Biden to use his ...
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