All posts tagged "american civil liberties union"

Drive in Los Angeles? You could be under investigation -- but the cops aren't saying

Police in Los Angeles have refused to share the data they collect from automatic license plate readers, arguing that it’s all related to ongoing investigations.

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ACLU asks feds to reconsider charges for MI cops in homeless man's 'firing squad' death

The American Civil Liberties Union has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to reconsider its decision not to prosecute six Michigan police officers who fatally shot a homeless man during a confrontation over stolen coffee.

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Atheists cry foul as North Carolina school blocks secular student club

A fight is brewing between the administration at Pisgah High School in Waynesville, North Carolina and a group of students who want to form a secular student group. According to the national Secular Students Alliance (SSA) website, the high school students have been joined in their effort by the SSA and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

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New Mexico woman claims federal agents conducted invasive body cavity search for drugs without a warrant

A third New Mexico resident has sued law enforcement after enduring an invasive search for drugs.

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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.

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Tea party speaker: 'Well, they want to call me a racist? Go ahead'

World Net Daily contributor and tea party activist Jerome Corsi isn't afraid of being called a racist or a bigot.

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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, the suit charges that the ban on same sex foster families violates those families' right to equal protection under the United States Constitution.

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New Mexico judge orders county clerks to issue same sex marriage licenses

A New Mexico judge ordered the county clerks in Bernalillo and Santa Fe Counties to begin issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples on Tuesday. According to a press release from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Judge Alan Malott of the Second Judicial District Court of the State of New Mexico ruled that to deny same sex couples the right to marry violates the state constitution.

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ACLU: Oklahoma Ten Commandments monument too sacred for public space

The American Civil Liberties Union is taking on the state of Oklahoma over a monument featuring the Ten Commandments from the Old Testament of the Judeo-Christian Bible, which is prominently placed in the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City. According to a statement released by the ACLU and the ACLU of Oklahoma Foundation on Tuesday, the lawsuit "seeks to have the monument removed" on the grounds that it violates constitutional provisions against use of government property to promote a particular sect or religion.

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