NYCLU Demands Police Records on License Plate Readers

Every License Plate Reader photo is time, date and GPS-stamped, stored and sent to a database,

ACLU is still asking the wrong questions about Citizens United

With the influx of tens of millions of undisclosed dollars into this year’s presidential race, the ACLU is publicly re-examining its support of the Citizens United Supreme Court case which removes all controls over corporate spending in politics.  The ACLU is questioning whether it underestimated the effect of these super-sized contributions in balancing the right of the […]

NDAA and more arrests of occupy activists: America clamps down on freedom

This incident happened 4 days ago. The three arrests were reported in many media, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Huffington Post:

As court deliberates, two statements against Bloomberg’s eviction of OWS – Green Party & NYCLU

(And, of utmost importance, be sure to go into NYC this Thursday, Nov 17th. We are going to occupy the whole city! Info at OccupyWallSt: here. Long Islanders will meet at the LI Waiting Room of Penn Station at 3:30pm Thursday.) (Court Update from The Guardian:” 2.02pm: The supreme court hearing has now finished, and […]

Walker administration blocking access to government: ACLU says it’s unconstitutional

Evening 3/1/2011: Speech links at bottom (excerpt from) WTAQ news State Capitol Access Limited Again Tuesday Tuesday March 1, 2011 MADISON, Wis. (WTAQ) – The public’s access to the State Capitol will be limited again Tuesday, when Governor Scott Walker speaks to the Legislature about his next state budget… Police only let a few in […]

Elon James White: What To Do When You’re Stopped By Police video

Comedian Elon James White speaking on behalf of the ACLU explains your rights in the event that you get stopped by police.

X-Rays: A naive celebration on Google’s front page graphic

Have you seen the graphic du jour at Google today? It is a whimsical collage of x-ray images, with the note “115th Anniversary of the Discovery of X-rays”. X-rays are one of those scientific inventions which have been used with more celebration, and much less caution, than needed. It is ironic that Google is celebrating […]

ACLU: Obama enshrines “extreme and unlawful” Bush policies

18-Month Review Of President’s National Security Policies And Civil Liberties The Obama administration has repudiated some of the Bush administration’s most egregious national security policies but is in danger of institutionalizing others permanently into law, thereby creating a troubling “new normal,” according to a new report released today by the American Civil Liberties Union. “Establishing […]

Lawsuit Challenges NYPD Targeting Innocent Blacks & Latinos

The New York Civil Liberties Union will today file a class-action lawsuit challenging the NYPD’s practice of keeping the personal information of innocent New Yorkers who have been stopped and frisked by police officers in an electronic police database that the department uses for criminal investigations. Donna Lieberman, NYCLU executive director said: Innocent New Yorkers […]

NYCLU, ACLU File Class Action Lawsuit Against NYPD Over Excessive Force, Wrongful Arrests in New York City’s Schools

NYPD personnel assigned to New York City’s public schools have repeatedly violated students’ civil rights through wrongful arrests and the excessive use of force, according to a class action federal lawsuit filed today by the New York Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union and the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP. The landmark […]

Civil Liberties for Activists 2/3/10 *New Location*

On Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 7pm, the Babylon Green Party Gathering will feature will feature “Civil Liberties for Activists” with Andrea Callan, Esq. of the NYCLU. The event will be held at at a private residence in North Babylon, NY. Since the regular gathering place of Pisces Café has closed, the gatherings will be […]

NYCLU Sues Suffolk County for Records Regarding Rejection of Same-Sex Marriage Ad

The New York Civil Liberties Union today sued Suffolk County for records regarding advertisements placed on county buses, in conjunction with a controversy over the rejection of a local LGBT rights group’s attempt to place a bus advertisement expressing support for same-sex marriage.  [Democratic Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy is a Defendant in the suit.] […]

Fri. 9/4 on PBS: FEC/Campaign Spending/Hillary Movie Debate

from Ballot Access News Bill Moyers Journal Hosts Attorneys on Both Sides in Citizens United v FEC Case September 3rd, 2009 Bill Moyers Journal, a weekly interview show on Public TV, hosts two attorneys on the September 4, Friday evening broadcast. They are Trevor Potter and Floyd Abrams. Potter is a former FEC Commissioner who […]

ACLU Charges Unconstitutional Arkansas Rule Illegally Bars Green Party From Ballot

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Arkansas filed a lawsuit today in a federal court in Arkansas challenging Arkansas Secretary of State Charlie Daniels’ decertification of the Green Party of Arkansas as a political party. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Arkansas voters and the Green Party, charges that the decision violates […]

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