By Ariela Migdal, ACLU Women’s Rights Project Until today, official United States policy banned all women from being assigned to ground combat units. The policy was military-wide and covered our whole gender – no exceptions for women who were fast, … Continue reading
By Will Matthews, ACLU of Northern California & Rebecca McCray, ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project A recent study from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) demonstrates that decriminalization of marijuana can actually improve our children’s futures while saving taxpayers billions … Continue reading
The Defense Department’s longstanding policy barring women from thousands of ground combat positions was challenged today in a federal lawsuit by four servicewomen and the Service Women’s Action Network.
Voting rights are under attack in this country as state legislatures nationwide pass voter suppression laws under the pretext of preventing voter fraud and safeguarding election integrity. These voter suppression laws take many forms, and collectively lead to significant burdens … Continue reading
NEW YORK – A federal appeals court ruled today that the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA) unconstitutionally discriminates against married same-sex couples. In striking down DOMA, the court held that government discrimination against lesbians and gay men now is … Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Young people are held in solitary confinement in jails and prisons across the United States, often for weeks or months at a time.
By Mitra Ebadolahi, Legal Fellow, ACLU National Security Project The ACLU is appearing today before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals to argue on behalf of our client, Nick George. In August 2009, Nick went to the Philadelphia International Airport … Continue reading
By Esha Bhandari, ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project Mark Lyttle, an American citizen with mental disabilities who was wrongfully detained and deported to Mexico and forced to live on the streets and in prisons for months, settled his case against the … Continue reading
By Naomi Gilens, ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project Justice Department documents released today by the ACLU reveal that federal law enforcement agencies are increasingly monitoring Americans’ electronic communications, and doing so without warrants, sufficient oversight, or meaningful accountability.
By Alicia M. Walters, ACLU of Northern California Originally posted by the ACLU of Northern California. We did it. After years of work from the ACLU of California and our allies, dangerous shackles and restraints can no longer be used … Continue reading
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