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People Should Be Allowed to Sue Facebook If It Violates Law on Face Recognition Privacy

We filed a court brief opposing Facebook’s effort to make it harder to enforce a pro-privacy law.

By Nathan Freed Wessler
December 18, 2018

New Hampshire Police Arrested a Man for Being Mean to Them on the Internet

Criminal defamation laws belong in the dustbin of history.

By Brian Hauss
December 18, 2018

Will the Supreme Court Overturn Roe v. Wade After All?

Reading the tea leaves on abortion rights.

By Louise Melling
December 17, 2018

We Need to Address Police Brutality in Alabama

The ACLU and NAACP in Alabama have filed public records requests for police policies pertaining to use of force, body cameras, and racial bias.

By Dillon Nettles
December 17, 2018

The Right to Record Police Doesn’t Disappear When You Put Your Phone in Your Pocket

In Massachusetts, a federal court affirmed that the First Amendment protects secret recording of police performing their duties in public.

By Carol Rose
December 14, 2018

Arkansas Is Attempting to Ban a Safe and Effective Abortion Method

Banning D&Es is part of a national campaign to push abortion out of reach.

By Andrew Beck
December 13, 2018

Amazon’s Disturbing Plan to Add Face Surveillance to Your Front Door

Amazon’s patent application for doorbell cameras provides a roadmap for the company’s vision of a surveillance-heavy future.

By Jacob Snow
December 12, 2018

The Use of Civil Asset Forfeiture in New Jersey Is Broken

Claimants challenge forfeitures in just 3 percent of cases, allowing the state to seize millions’ worth of people’s property in a rigged process.

By Liza Weisberg
December 12, 2018

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