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ACLU: Obama’s extra-judicial killings raise ‘profound legal and moral questions’

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is strongly objecting to a speech given Monday by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at Northwestern University’s law school, during which he offered a public acknowledgement that the Obama Administration believes it has the right to kill U.S. citizens anywhere in the world without…

Tennessee principal resigns after saying LGBT students ‘going to hell’

A principle in West Tennessee has resigned after allegedly threatening to expel LGBT students. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Thursday said it sent a letter to the Haywood County school district superintendent because several students complained that Haywood High School Principal Dorothy Bond had threatened to expel them…

ACLU urges court to block South Carolina’s voter ID law

The American Civil Liberties Union has urged a federal court to block a South Carolina voter ID law from taking effect because of concerns that it would have a disproportionate effect on minority voters. “South Carolina’s voter ID law is a prime example why the Voting Rights Act is necessary…

ACLU warns Congress pushing ‘willy-nilly toward an era of aerial surveillance’

The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday warned that legislation approved by Congress could severely undermine Americans’ privacy. On Monday, the Senate passed H.R. 658, a bill that would make it easier for law enforcement agencies to obtain and use unmanned aerial vehicles. The bill was passed by the House…

ACLU urges Senate to support ban on racial profiling

The American Civil Liberties Union has called on the U.S. Senate to pass legislation that would prohibit local, state and federal law enforcement agencies from racially profiling suspected criminals. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced the End Racial Profiling Act in 2011, but the bill has not yet been taken up…

ACLU files lawsuit over drone strikes targeting U.S. citizens overseas

The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice, Department of Defense and CIA in hopes of disclosing government information related to the killing of three U.S. citizens by drone attacks last year. “Our government’s deliberate and premeditated killing of American terrorism suspects raises…

ACLU warns bill would gut video privacy law

The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday expressed its concern with proposed changes to the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), which would allow companies to gain perpetual consent to sharing their customers’ video rental records. At a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law hearing on Tuesday lawmakers…

ACLU: Anti-abortion bills assume women can’t make sound judgements

In a video released on Monday, Maria Kayanan of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida decried legislation in the state’s legislature that would restrict women’s access to abortion. “The House Subcommittee is hearing three separate abortion bills, all of which seek to intrude into a very difficult personal private…

Michigan faces lawsuit over new domestic partner health care ban

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Michigan filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against a new state law that eliminates health care coverage for the domestic partners of public employees. The lawsuit charges that the new law discriminates against gay and lesbian public employees by forcing them to…

Police departments could soon have easier access to airborne drones: report

In June, the first American citizens in history were arrested with the help of an unmanned Predator drone aircraft. And the incident could be a glimpse into the future of U.S. law enforcement. The Federal Aviation Administration next month could make it easier for police departments to obtain and use…

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