ACLU

A child wears a slogan on his jacket during a rally against a ban on Muslim immigration at San Francisco International Airport on January 28, 2017, in San Francisco, California.

ACLU Files 13 Lawsuits Against Government Related to Travel Ban

The suits demand records from U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security.

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ACLU Sues City of Milwaukee for Racist Stop and Frisk Policy

“Data reflect that...Black drivers citywide were seven times more likely—and that Hispanic drivers were five times more likely—to be targeted for a traffic stop than white drivers.”

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Trump Says New Executive Orders Will Lower Crime, ACLU Requests Receipts

“President Trump intends to build task forces to investigate and stop national trends that don’t exist.… He persists in ignoring the all-too-real deaths of Black and Brown people at the hands of law enforcement.”

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Desi MC Lushlife Reminds Us That Pre-Trump America Was Far From Perfect

With his intense new mixtape, "My Idols are Dead and My Enemies are in Power," Lushlife brings together Killer Mike, Kool A.D. and 17 others to tackle Islamophobia, mass incarceration, flawed foreign policy and other issues. Proceeds will go to the ACLU.

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ACLU Chapters Get in Formation to Uncover 'Muslim Ban' Data

Fifty chapters filed Freedom of Information Act requests with local Customs and Border Protection offices to uncover exactly how the ban is impacting the nation.

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ACLU Kicks Off 7-Point Plan to Fight Trump Administration, Protect Civil Liberties

The organization also filed requests with several government agencies, demanding documents regarding Trump's possible conflicts of interest.

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APIA Rockers The Slants Take Name Trademark Battle to the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court's decision on Lee v. Tam could impact the trademark battles of the Washington NFL team and other entities with names based on racist stereotypes.

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How Today's SCOTUS Hearing Will Impact Detained Undocumented Immigrants

Supreme Court justices' decision in Jennings v. Rodriguez will determine if the government must provide immigrants facing deportation with bond hearings after six months of detention. 

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple speaks at the first annual Demographics Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota, on the state's diversified economy and how it is managing the fluctuations in the energy and agriculture industries.

North Dakota Governor Orders Immediate Evacuation of #NoDAPL-Occupied Lands

This follows a similar order by the Army Corps of Engineers, who want the area cleared beginning December 5. 

Tears stream down the face of Morgan Walker, age 5 of Flint, as she gets her finger pricked for a lead screening on January 26, 2016, at Eisenhower Elementary School in Flint, Michigan.

ACLU of Michigan Sues State and City of Flint on Behalf of the Town's Children

The lawsuit alleges that government officials have violated three federal education laws.

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REPORT: Social Media Giants Helped Police Track Ferguson, Baltimore Protests

The ACLU says that Facebook, Instagram and Twitter all provided user data to Geofeedia, a company whose social media montoring product was marketed to and used by law enforcement agencies to follow protestors.

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Why These 11 Cities Are Pushing Back Against Secret Police Surveillance

The Community Control Over Police Surveillance initiative wants the people—not law enforcement agencies—to decide how surveillance is used in communities of color.

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WATCH: Black Man's Hands Up, Cop Tases Him in Back

Body camera video has surfaced of Aurora, Colorado, police using a stun gun on the man—seemingly right after he told them, “I know my rights!”

A poster outlines North Carolina voter identification requirements, people stand in line at the polls

Supreme Court Says No to North Carolina's Racist Voting Law

An appeals court ruled last month that the law “target[ed] African Americans with almost surgical precision.”

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STUDY: Police Body Cameras in Danger of Being Used as 'Instruments of Injustice'

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights examined body-worn camera policies in 50 municipalities. It was not impressed.

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Federal Court Strikes Down Wisconsin Voter ID Law

The ACLU argued that the law prevents poor people of color from voting.

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Baltimore's New Police Use of Force Policy Goes Into Effect Today

ACLU of Maryland attorney David Rocah says it still has “significant problems.”

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ACLU, Researchers and Journalists Sue to Legally Investigate Algorithm-Based Discrimination

The organization says the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act "prohibits and chills academics, researchers and journalists from testing for discrimination on the internet."

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ICE Agrees to Overhaul Phone Policy for Immigrant Detainees

As part of a settlement with the ACLU, the agency will provide free, private access to telephones for detainees in Northern California.

8 Ways to Fight Anti-Trans Bias on the Job

Although transgender people are now covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, trans workers of color continue to suffer a combination of gender- and race-based discrimination. Here, eight things you can do if it happens to you.