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Florida won’t investigate police shooting of Chechen man

State investigators in Florida have rejected a request for an independent investigation of the fatal shooting of a Chechen man while he was being questioned about his ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. Florida’s department of law enforcement declined the request by the American Civil Liberties Union…

Same sex couples sue Pennsylvania for right to marry

A group of Pennsylvanians and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed suit Tuesday in federal court to have same sex marriage declared legal in the state or to have their out-of-state same sex marriages recognized in Pennsylvania. According to a press release from the ACLU, Pennsylvania’s Defense of Marriage…

America’s private prison system is a national disgrace

An ACLU lawsuit against a prison in Mississippi is the latest to detail flagrant abuses at a private correctional facility The privatization of traditional government functions – and big government payments to private contractors – isn’t limited to international intelligence operations like the National Security Agency. It’s happening with little…

ACLU challenges constitutionality of NSA phone surveillance program

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) – The American Civil Liberties Union sued senior U.S. government officials on Tuesday to challenge the constitutionality of the National Security Agency’s telephone surveillance program, saying it violates rights to free speech and privacy. The suit asked the court to immediately halt the NSA’s…

ACLU condemns prosecution of Florida teen over lesbian relationship

In a statement released Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida condemned the statutory rape prosecution of 18-year-old Kaitlyn Hunt. “The facts as we understand them suggest that the state is prosecuting Kaitlyn for engaging in behavior that is both fairly innocuous and extremely common,” the organization said. Kaitlyn…

FOIA documents suggest IRS may have ignored court ruling on email privacy

A bundle of documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request suggests that the nation’s tax collector may have ignored a court ruling in 2010 that ordered it to always obtain a warrant before spying on emails stored on cloud servers, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said…

Maryland lawmakers ban death penalty

The Maryland General Assembly approved a ban of the death penalty on Friday, CNN reported. The bill, which passed in an 82-56 voted, now goes to Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) for approval. According to WUSA-TV, he is expected to sign the bill into effect and make Maryland the 18th state…

ACLU sues Ohio school district over Jesus portrait

The American Civil Liberties Union and Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a lawsuit against the Jackson City School District in Ohio on Thursday over a portrait of Jesus. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a student at Jackson Middle School and two parents, who objected to having the portrait…

ACLU files lawsuit over Oklahoma ‘fetal personhood’ ballot measure

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Reproductive Rights on Thursday filed a lawsuit against an anti-abortion “personhood” ballot measure on behalf of six Oklahoma voters. “By their own admission, the proponents of this initiative aim to strip women and families of their established right to decide whether…

Recording of Boston police nets man $170,000 settlement

The City of Boston settled a lawsuit recently filed by Simon Glik, an attorney who was arrested in 2007 as he recorded police using force to subdue another man. The settlement total came to $170,000, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts, which represented Glik in the case.…

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