Latest American Civil Liberties Union Stories

2010-04-28 12:36:00

ACLU To Continue To Argue That Land Transfer To Private Veterans Group Does Not Remedy Establishment Clause Violation WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court today remanded a case concerning a Latin cross in the Mojave National Preserve back to the district court, saying that the lower court used the wrong legal standard in deciding to invalidate a transfer of the land on which the cross sits to private ownership.

2010-04-28 11:26:00

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Security and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing today to discuss the legal issues involved in the government's targeted killing program, including the use of unmanned weapon systems, or drones, for the targeted killing of individuals.

2010-04-27 13:56:00

ACLU at Guantanamo To Observe Proceedings of Alleged Former Child Soldier Omar Khadr NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four months after the Obama administration missed its deadline to close Guantanamo, the deeply flawed military commissions system has resumed there with closely watched pre-trial proceedings in the case of Omar Khadr beginning this week.

2010-03-14 23:01:00

CHICAGO, March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A landmark agreement between the State of Illinois and thousands of persons with mental illnesses will result in significant reforms of Illinois' outmoded, overcrowded and scandalized nursing home system.

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.

2009-11-02 15:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Most Americans have only seen Guantanamo detainees as one-dimensional caricatures. But a new American Civil Liberties Union video shows the full range of their lives before, during and after their captivity.

2009-10-13 15:12:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing "serious and irreversible harm to teens," the American Civil Liberties Union asked an Illinois court to strike down a newly effective law that prevents teens from having an abortion unless they notify a parent or go to court.

2009-10-13 11:20:00

The FBI is weighing options to utilize a biometric monitoring system that relies on driver’s license photos to catch criminals.

Word of the Day
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.