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ACLU sues Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker over new voter ID law

The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Wisconsin and the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty filed a federal lawsuit against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday, alleging that the state’s new voter ID law is unconstitutional. The law, which was passed by the Republican-led state legislature in…

ACLU asks Supreme Court to invalidate patents for human genes

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Public Patent Foundation urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to invalidate patents for human genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. “We are asking the Court to rule that patent law cannot impede the rights of scientists and doctors to conduct…

Nebraska man wins right to pot-themed license plate

The State of Nebraska will issue a custom license plate with the numbers 420 on it, after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) spoke up for a marijuana activist whose unusual request was denied. All it took was a lawsuit. Thanks to the ACLU of Nebraska, Frank Shoemaker, a resident…

Maybe The Bad Kids Aren’t So Bad

Disclaimer: I’m currently a legal intern for the ACLU of Michigan. I went a virtually all-black grade school until seventh grade, when I switched over to a more integrated school – about 60% white, 40% black. Everyone knew about the “good kids” and “bad kids” in school, but I never…

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