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ACLU: Newark stop-and-frisk targets black residents

ACLU: Newark stop-and-frisk targets black residents more than others (via NJ.com) NEWARK —Despite comprising just more than half of Newark’s population, African Americans make up 75 percent of the stops under the city Police Department’s stop-and frisk-program, a report released today by the American Civil Liberties Union of…   [Police…

Wisconsin school segregates genders because ‘girls hear better’ and ‘boys are messy’

The ACLU has asked federal authorities to investigate a single-sex education program at a Wisconsin middle school for possible violations in gender equality. The civil rights group said the program at Somerset Middle School in St. Croix County relies on harmful gender stereotypes and deprives students of equal education opportunities…

Multimillionaire philanthropist leaps from his NYC high-rise after suffering stroke

Robert W. Wilson, a hedge fund manager and decades-long patron of the ACLU, committed suicide Monday by throwing himself from his luxury Central Park West high-rise apartment in New York into the courtyard. Wilson, 87, had earned an estimated $800 million as a noted short seller by 2000, the New…

National Review guys do not care for your slick baby-killing lawyerly ways. Also the gays, feh.

Someone (everyone?) at National Review Online had a serious breakdown this morning and published an early entry for the  Festivus Airing Of Grievances directed at the ACLU, baby-killing moms and gays, but not at black people because they haven’t replaced the Derb yet so you blah people are off the…

Oklahoma lawmakers: No Satanist monument because ‘this is a faith-based state’

Oklahoma lawmakers are appalled that Satanists would try to erect a monument in their state capitol, but their decision to include a monument to the Ten Commandments of the Christian Bible’s Old Testament may have placed the state on shaky legal ground. The Associated Press reported that constitutional scholars and…

Catholic hospital sent home woman enduring dangerous, prolonged miscarriage, suit claims

A Michigan woman said she was denied proper medical treatment three times by a Catholic hospital because it would have conflicted with the church’s teachings. Tamesha Means said she was only 18 weeks pregnant in 2010 when her water broke prematurely, and she went to Mercy Health Hospital in Muskegon…

California Lt. Gov. Newsom will lead pot legalization study

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) will lead a panel that will study how the state can legalize and regulate marijuana use, the Associated Press reported on Thursday. Newsom and the California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced on Thursday that Newsom’s group, comprised of legal and…

ACLU seeks to rein in NSA mass surveillance

The National Security Agency’s mass tracking and collection of Americans’ phone call data violates the constitution, has a chilling effect on first amendment rights and should be halted, accord to a court motion filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on Monday. In a detailed, legal critique of the NSA…

ACLU demands court strike down Nebraska ban on LGBT foster families

The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Nebraska and local lawyers acting on behalf of three same-sex couples filed suit Tuesday against Gov. Dave Heineman (R) demanding that the state drop its discriminatory policy against allowing same sex families to serve as foster parents. According to Talking Points Memo,…

ACLU coordinating NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s defense

While much in the press is focusing on the supposed squabble between Ed Snowden, his father and his father’s lawyer, Glenn Greenwald points out the actual important news hidden as a random aside in some of the news reports: the ACLU is now coordinating…  …

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