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2009-05-13 11:26:15

Patenting pure genes linked to diseases is unconstitutional and slows down research progress, civil liberties advocates claim. American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Anthony Romero says constitutional rights to knowledge about the human body and to make pertinent healthcare decisions are at stake when private companies are allowed to hold patents on genes found responsible for diseases, CNN reported Wednesday. The ACLU and Yeshiva University's law school filed suit in U.S.

2009-05-13 07:30:00

ACLU Releases Video Showing How Restrictive Gene Patents Hurt Women NEW YORK, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Breast cancer survivor Genae Girard underwent genetic testing to determine whether she's also at risk for ovarian cancer and should have her ovaries removed.

2009-05-12 18:24:00

Gene Patents Stifle Patient Access To Medical Care And Critical Research NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Civil Liberties Union and the Public Patent Foundation at Benjamin N.

2009-05-08 15:52:00

Special Rapporteur Calls For Law Against Racial Profiling And End To Juvenile Life Without Parole NEW YORK, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a report made public today, the United Nations independent expert on racism urged the U.S.

2009-04-28 15:55:00

Government Cannot Claim State Secrets To Deny Torture Victims Day In Court NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal appeals court today ruled that a landmark American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit against Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen DataPlan Inc.

2009-03-12 14:34:38

A 17-year-old Indiana girl is seeking a federal court injunction to force her school to allow her to wear a tuxedo to her senior prom. The Lebanon High School senior's attorney from the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana said in court filings that the girl, a lesbian, does not wear dresses because she feels they indicate a sexual identity that is not her own, the Indianapolis Star reported Thursday. The girl, who was not identified by name in the lawsuit, is asking a federal court to...

2009-01-15 12:13:00

Taxpayers Have A Right To Know About Allegations Of Fraud Against The Government, Say Watchdog Groups NEW YORK, Jan.

2008-12-18 15:03:00

Groups' Letter To President-elect Calls For Return To American Justice System When Prison Camp Is Closed NEW YORK, Dec.

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.

2008-08-22 00:00:19

The City of Lake Forest and the Lake Forest City Council entered into a stipulated agreement to dismiss a lawsuit pending in U.S.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.