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2014-05-15 23:02:47

ACLU of Pennsylvania asks Attorney General Kathleen Kane to take steps to eliminate the use of illegal restraints on pregnant inmates in violation of the Healthy Birth for Incarcerated Women Act. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania sent Attorney General Kathleen Kane a letter today asking her to take steps to eliminate the use of illegal restraints on pregnant inmates in violation of the Healthy Birth for Incarcerated Women Act. A...

2011-08-01 10:00:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities policy of providing state-funded adoption and foster care services in a fashion that excludes same sex couples does significant harm to children in the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and discriminates against same-sex couples who desire to act as foster or adoptive parents. These arguments are the focal point of a filing by the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, which moved late...

2011-06-23 00:01:00

CHICAGO, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Chicago man who is HIV-positive was detained for seven days last year in the Bureau County Jail and denied access the prescribed medications to manage his condition. The facts of this mater are laid out in a letter that the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois sent this week to Bureau County Sheriff John Thompson, asking the Sheriff to provide adequate training and services to ensure that the situation is not replicated in the...

2011-06-17 10:58:00

CHICAGO, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Lorie A. Chaiten, Director of Reproductive Rights Project: In a decision issued this morning, the Illinois Appellate Court issued a ruling reversing a Cook County Circuit Court decision granting a motion by the State of Illinois to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the ACLU of Illinois challenging the Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion Act. The ACLU of Illinois contends that the Act poses a significant threat to the health and...

2011-03-07 14:48:00

CHICAGO, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This is a critical week for women's reproductive health care in the Illinois House, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. Copying a disturbing pattern across the nation, members of the Illinois House of Representatives will consider a number of legislative proposals designed to "eliminate meaningful access to abortion services in Illinois and increase regulatory costs in the state," according to the ACLU. "Taken...

2010-08-03 11:33:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's first class action lawsuit on behalf of immigrant detainees with severe mental disabilities was filed in a federal court in Los Angeles late Monday by a coalition of legal organizations led by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU/SC), Public Counsel and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. The lawsuit argues that the U.S. government must create a system for determining which non-citizens lack the mental...

2010-03-29 14:40:00

CHICAGO, March 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cook County Circuit Court Judge Daniel A. Riley, lamenting that the Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion Act was an unfortunate law that would harm teens at risk of abuse, nonetheless granted a motion by the State of Illinois to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the ACLU of Illinois challenging the Act as violative of the state Constitution. However, the Judge also granted an order sought by the ACLU of Illinois and the State of Illinois to...

2010-03-02 05:00:00

Full Disclosure Network(R) Reports WASHINGTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On March 4, 2010, Richard I Fine will mark one year in the L.A. County Jail. He accused Superior Court Judge David Yaffe of corruption for taking illegal payments from L.A. County in a case involving the County. Full Disclosure Network is releasing a seven minute video news report http://tiny.cc/aclu12 featuring court appointed ACLU jail monitors relating attempts made to get the Los Angeles County Sheriff to...

2008-12-05 12:57:00

Sweeping Executive Power Claims Challenged In Al-Marri Case WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Supreme Court today agreed to review the Bush administration's claim that it can indefinitely imprison a legal resident of the United States without charge or trial. The case was filed on behalf of Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, who has been detained in solitary confinement at a Navy brig in South Carolina since June 2003. Al-Marri asked the Court to reverse a federal appeals court...


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