Latest Civil rights and liberties Stories

2006-07-16 11:22:49

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - A children's book that fails to paint a harsh picture of communist Cuba is at the heart of the latest battle between Cuban exiles in Miami and civil libertarians over cherished U.S. free-speech rights.

2006-06-21 14:23:51

MIAMI (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Miami's public school system on Wednesday, saying its ban on a children's book about travel to Cuba was unconstitutional.

2006-06-15 13:15:13

Deletes statement in final paragraph that the American Friends Service Committee is "also known as the Quakers" which is erroneous By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union sued the U.S.

2006-06-14 14:53:29

By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union sued the U.S. Defense Department on Wednesday to demand information it says the government has collected on groups opposed to the war in Iraq.

2006-04-12 17:36:20

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The government has backed down in at least one battle over the Patriot Act by dropping a gag order imposed on a library that refuses to reveal a reader's borrowing habits.

2006-02-04 17:22:51

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Betty Friedan, whose 1963 book "The Feminine Mystique" helped inspire the modern feminist movement and who co-founded the National Organization for Women, died on Saturday on her 85th birthday, a relative said.

2005-11-14 10:48:27

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court let stand on Monday a Florida law that generally bars convicted felons from voting, even after they have completed their term of prison, probation and parole.

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