Latest American Civil Liberties Union Stories

Is Facebook Watching You?
2011-09-30 05:35:33

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has received complaints from several liberal advocacy groups, including the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), against Facebook. The advocacy groups allege that some of the latest changes to Facebook, such as the new automatic sharing feature, is “unfair and deceptive trade practice” that violates federal law. CNET states that that “Frictionless Sharing” option the...

2011-08-18 16:18:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Schmidt heard arguments in a lawsuit against the State of Illinois filed by several Catholic Charities agencies. The lawsuit sought to reverse a decision by the Department of Children and Family Services to end its contractual relationship with these agencies to provide state-funded foster care and adoption services. The Catholic Charities agencies have refused to provide such services...

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...

2011-07-18 12:10:00

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 15, 2011, U.S. District Judge William Pauley III sentenced a defendant charged with selling Ecstasy to 26 months in prison, less than half the 63 to 78 months recommended by current sentencing guidelines. This watershed event took place because the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which represented the defendant, presented scientific evidence challenging the sentencing guidelines as being promulgated in a time of...

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