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The 9 Worst Things Said About Women, Abortion, and Rape in 2013
By Molly Redden Opponents of reproductive rights had a busy 2013. By the end of June, state lawmakers had passed 43 abortion restrictions into law—as many restrictions as were enacted in all of 2012, according to an analysis by the … Continue reading
Colorado Cities Routinely Jail Individuals Because They Can’t Pay Fines, ACLU Finds
By Nicole Flatow Jared Thornburg was ticketed for driving a defective vehicle in Westminster, Colorado. He didn’t pay the $165 fee he owed, because he couldn’t afford it. So the local court sent him to jail instead. Linda Roberts couldn’t … Continue reading
Which cell phone carriers are protecting privacy?
By The Stream Team The office of Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.) recently published letters from seven major cell phone carriers that replied to his request for information on how often they received and complied with law enforcement requests for customer data in … Continue reading
How Bureaucrats Stand in the Way of Releasing Elderly and Ill Prisoners
By Christie Thompson Former inmate Veronica Barnes had three years left to serve in federal prison when she found out in January 2011 that her husband John was dying of pancreatic cancer. Doctors said it was inoperable. They gave him … Continue reading
If You’ve Ever Traveled to a “Suspicious” Country, This Secret Program May Target You
By Nick Baumann A previously unknown Bush administration program continued under President Barack Obama grants the FBI and other national security agencies broad authority to delay or squash the immigration applications of people from Muslim countries, according to documents obtained … Continue reading
McCrory Vetoes Welfare Drug Testing Bill
By Joseph Diebold North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) vetoed a bill Thursday that would have mandated drug testing for some public benefits applicants in the state, calling it an expensive and ineffective way to fight drug addiction. “Drug testing … Continue reading
Police Lieutenant Accused of Racial Profiling: “Let’s Have a Black Day” — Is the Department Attempting a Cover Up?
By Alex Cane The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in Eastern Missouri is suing the St. Louis county police department over the refusal to turn over documents related to a cop’s instructions to racially profile. The ACLU says the lawsuit … Continue reading
NSA Phone Record Collection ‘Beyond Orwellian,’ ACLU Says
By Ryan J. Reilly and Matt Sledge The Obama administration’s seizure of millions of phone Verizon phone records under a secret court order is “alarming” and “beyond Orwellian,” an American Civil Liberties Union official said Wednesday. The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald … Continue reading
Justice Is Served
Simply marvelous!! A small victory in a long war to reverse the mass incarceration disease permeating the American legal system. Justice Is Served » Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union.