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ACLU Challenges Government’s "Fiction of Deniability" on Use of Drones for Targeted Killing: "It's well past time for the public to decide for itself...whether, as the government publicly asserts, the targeted killing program is www.aclu.org
On Friday, the ACLU asked the federal district court in Washington, D.C. to reject the Central Intelligence Agency's argument that it cannot provide any information in response to our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request about the use of drones for t
Early this summer, the Guardian published a monster story.
Victory for College Students! Court Strikes Down Mandatory Drug Testing for All Students: "ACLU's win should be a warning to colleges and universities" www.aclu.org
ACLU's win should be a warning to colleges and universities September 13, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 212-549-2666, email@example.com
Earlier this year, the director of national intelligence told Congress that cybersecurity is now a bigger threat to the security of this country than terrorism, echoing a similar point previously made by the head of the FBI.
The Etowah County Sheriff's Office has a Fourth Amendment problem. About once a month, a marked sheriff's car shows up, unannounced and after dark, outside a family's home in Alabama. Uniformed officers walk to the family's door, in plain sight of every n
Cross posted on the ACLU of Northern California blog.
Yesterday I set forth some reflections on our giant national security establishment, and how we should think about it.
Earlier this week, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released a new directive regulating the use of solitary confinement in immigration detention. This is a welcome and much-needed step toward curtailing a practice that is both inhumane and
Writers, Lawmakers, and the NRA Support ACLU Challenge to NSA Spying | American Civil Liberties Union www.aclu.org
Updated (09/05/2013): An impressive array of organizations and individuals filed amicus briefs yesterday in support of the ACLU's constitutional challenge to the government's collection of the call records of virtually everyone in the United States.
Drug Agents Have an NSA-Style Spying Problem -- The NSA's untethered snooping is eclipsed by the agents fighting in a war that began long before 9/11: the costly and failed War on Drugs www.aclu.org
Over the last few months, we've been bombarded with revelation after revelation about the NSA's unprecedented spying on Americans. But, according to The New York Times, the NSA's untethered snooping is eclipsed by the agents fighting in a war that began l
Time to Rein in the Surveillance State -- "Secret law has no place in a democracy. Under the First Amendment, the public has a qualified right of access to FISC opinions concerning the scope, meaning, or constitutionality of the surveillance laws www.aclu.org
Time to rein in the surveillance state.
This week, fifty years after the March on Washington, President Obama stood on the National Mall and listed out some of the unfinished business of the civil rights movement. High up on the list: not letting our criminal justice system become "simply
Court Recognizes Due Process Rights of Americans on List August 29, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 212-549-2666, firstname.lastname@example.org
Victory! Federal Court Recognizes Constitutional Rights of Americans on the No-Fly List -- "The court's opinion recognizes – for the first time – that inclusion on the No-Fly List is a draconian sanction that severely impacts peoples' constitutio www.aclu.org
A federal court took a critically important step late yesterday towards placing a check on the government's...
'When my son Corey was 13, he was raped by another young prisoner. Cell guards stood by and watched, taking bets on which "kid would win." Corey lost the fight. After something this horrific happens, kids should get support. Instead, Cor www.aclu.org
Imagine you have a 13-year-old son. And now imagine the worst that could happen to him. I'm a mother, and I've lived through it. When my son Corey was 13, he was raped by another young prisoner. Cell guards stood by and watched, taking bets on which "
This month, a strongly worded Washington Post op-ed by Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill calling for transparency in the business practices of the online data broker industry provoked a heated response.
Last night, we filed the opening brief in our lawsuit challenging the NSA’s ongoing collection of the call records of virtually everyone in the United States, including the ACLU’s.
Court Rejects Military Contractor's Attempt to Avoid Trial for Human Trafficking: "After a review of the evidence, the court ordered that a case charging the former Halliburton subsidiary with human trafficking and forced labor proceed to trial&a www.aclu.org
A federal court in Texas struck a blow last week to contractor KBR's attempt to thwart efforts to hold it accountable for labor trafficking in Iraq. After a review of the evidence, the court ordered that a case charging the former Halliburton subsidiary w
Will the NSA’s sweeping surveillance programs ironically erode the agency’s ability to achieve the mission that it touts as its primary justification for those programs: stopping terrorist attacks? That’s the implication of a piece by the Washington Post’