Brookhaven fights Citizens United 12/17/15

Support a statement from the Town of Brookhaven to the State legislature that NY must be the 17th State to support a Constitutional amendment to overturn the disastrous effects of Citizens United.

NYCLU Brokers Deal Between City and Occupy Rochester to Protect Protest in City Park

 The New York Civil Liberties Union today brokered an agreement between the City of Rochester and the Occupy Rochester movement that will allow demonstrators to camp in Washington Square Park. “This is a victory for the right to protest,” said NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman. “We applaud the city and demonstrators for coming to the […]

NYCLU Calls on Rochester Mayor to Respect Right to Protest

The New York Civil Liberties Union today urged Rochester Mayor Thomas Richards to protect the right to protest by accommodating Occupy Rochester demonstrations in the city’s parks and public spaces. KaeLyn Rich, director of the NYCLU’s Genesee Valley Chapter said: As the home of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, Rochester should be a welcoming […]

NYCLU Study Examines Rise of Anti-Mosque Activities in New York State

The New York Civil Liberties Union today released a briefing paper examining the rise of anti-Muslim sentiment and anti-mosque activities throughout New York State. The briefing paper, Religious Freedom Under Attack: the Rise of Anti-Mosque Activities in New York State, explores the legal and cultural background against which mosque controversies have unfolded across the state over the past […]

NYCLU Supports NYC Law that Balances First Amendment and Women’s Right to Health Care

The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed an amicus brief in federal court in support of a New York City law that requires pregnancy service centers to disclose whether they have a licensed medical provider on staff and whether they do or do not provide prenatal care, emergency contraception, or abortion services or referrals. […]

Libertarian Party of NY State Convention: Report and photos | Independent Political Report

Flickr Photos: here A quick report from Kimberly Wilder, contributor at Independent Political Report: I attended the Libertarian Party of New York State Convention as a press person and a third party activist (enrolled “blank/independent). These are some quick observations, which I will expand later in the post and/or comments section. Hope other people will […]

Fed Appeals Ct Upholds Injunction Against Unconstitutional Oyster Bay Anti-Day Laborers Law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit today upheld a preliminary injunction barring enforcement of an ordinance in Oyster Bay, Long Island that violates day laborers’ core constitutional right to free speech. As a result of the ruling, day laborers whose livelihoods were threatened because of the ordinance can continue to exercise their First Amendment rights […]

NYCLU Settlement Ends Restriction on Photography Outside Federal Courthouses

In settling a lawsuit filed by the New York Civil Liberties Union, the federal government today recognized the public’s right to take photographs and record videos in public spaces outside federal courthouses throughout the nation. The settlement comes after the NYCLU sued the federal government in April on behalf of a Libertarian activist who was […]

%d bloggers like this: