4th of July on Long Island: Help End Corporate Rule

Move to Amend Brookhaven is working towards the goal of adding a 28th amendment to the US Constitution. The new amendment would counteract the Supreme Court’s “Citizen’s United” decision, and assert that money is not the same as “free speech”. Move To Amend Brookhaven marching in the Patchogue 4th of July Parade Thursday, July 4th […]

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 […]

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 […]

Green Party leader civil action challenges the legitimacy of US Representatives from southern states

‘Winner take all’ apportionment of presidential electors in Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Texas is not grounded in law and violates the 14th Amendment A civil action filed by Green Party member Asa Gordon is challenging the constitutional legitimacy of several US Representives from southern states. The civil action (Gordon et al v. Clerk, US […]

Green Party to Congress: Prove Your Love for the Constitution

Green Party leaders challenge the new Congress to restore the rule of law after a decade of constitutional violations and abuses of power by Presidents and other officials • Greens cite election theft, vote theft, torture, warrantless surveillance of US citizens, official lies and impunity, ‘preemptive’ military attacks, denied rights in DC and Puerto Rico […]

NYCLU Sues Police Officer Over Taser of a Syracuse 9th Grader

The New York Civil Liberties Union today filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court on behalf of a Syracuse student who was shot with a Taser by a police officer last year. The student, a ninth grader at the time, was attempting to stop a fight between two female classmates at Fowler High School […]

NYCLU to Teach New York City Youth about their Rights During ‘Week of Action’

NEW PUBLICATION: Palm Card: Know Your Rights When Facing a Suspension (2010) (280.43 KB) On Tuesday10/12/10  through Friday10/15/10  next week, the New York Civil Liberties Union and its volunteers will visit public high schools in each New York City borough to inform students of their rights when confronted by police or military recruiters at school, […]

NYS Education Department Tells School Districts to Drop Illegal Barriers for Immigrant Children in Response to NYCLU Study

In response to an analysis conducted by the New York Civil Liberties Union which found that at least 20 percent of public school districts across New York State may be unlawfully barring or discouraging the enrollment of immigrant students, the New York State Education Department this week issued guidance to all school districts making clear […]

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