Magistrates don’t care whether defendants can pay, leaving the indigent stuck in jail before they’re ever convicted.
The ACLU Defends Gun Owners’ Constitutional Rights, Except for the Second Amendment Right to Own Guns
The organization objects to gun restrictions only if they impinge on other constitutional provisions.
"Sharing our completely legal weekend activities on Snapchat should not result three days of in-school suspensions," Cody Conroy told Reason.
Police Sicced a Dog on a Surrendering Man. Will the Supreme Court Review the Doctrine That Gave Them Immunity?
The ACLU wants the Supreme Court to revisit the notorious qualified immunity doctrine.
Students have the right to complain about school.
But is it actually even needed?
"They're the most powerful player in the criminal justice system. It's really important to know how they use that discretion behind closed doors."
The Michelle Carter case has troubling free speech implications.
The accidental criminal penalties in Baltimore's proposed scooter bill reveal the problems with the default criminalization of code violations.
"We shouldn't have to think about self-censoring what we say online."
A second cop in South Dakota is keeping his name concealed from the public after a fatal shooting.
Believe it or not, authorities can maintain the peace while also respecting the First Amendment.
He has manufactured a fake border crisis to justify an illicit power grab.
A decade of surveillance from the civil rights era makes a technology and social-media-fueled return.
Black people in Alabama are more than four times as likely to be arrested for a marijuana offense, according to a new report.
Portland Mayor’s ‘Emergency Ordinance’ to Combat Constant Left/Right Street Brawling Has Civil Liberties Advocates Worried
Mayor Ted Wheeler's proposed ordinance raises "constitutional concerns," says Oregon ACLU.
Such nakedly political propaganda is beneath the civil liberties organization.
"We oppose him in light of the credible allegations of sexual assault against him."
Gov. Jerry Brown signs bills dramatically increasing transparency about law enforcement behavior.
California Eliminated Cash Bail. Now Activists and Defenders Have to Make Sure the Replacement Isn’t Worse.
The Golden State has a year to implement a new pretrial system, and there's a fear it could lead to more detentions.
The ACLU is releasing reports on what's driving mass incarceration in every state, and how to cut prison populations in each one.
"For some of us it's as if we are already dead, so what do we have to lose?"
The group fears the bill wouldn't really reduce unneeded pretrial detentions of the poor.
What a deleted tweet says about the direction of a civil liberties organization.
David Cole defends the First Amendment's viewpoint neutrality, obliquely rebutting critics who question his group's commitment to it.
ACLU Accuses Memphis Police of Monitoring the Private Communications of Black Lives Matter Activists
Domestic surveillance in Tennessee.
The ACLU stunt is intended to warn against using tech to identify suspects.
Metro police were asked to limit their presence at a public safety meeting following "recent events" that include a questionable search.
"The Trump administration looks like it will fail to reunite even half the children under 5 with their parents."
The California Supreme Court rules that Yelp cannot be forced to remove negative reviews of a business.
Will the ACLU Defend Controversial Speech? Ira Glasser, Wendy Kaminer, Nadine Strossen React to the Memo
President David Cole says guidelines "are explicitly designed to help affiliates and national staff think through various factors in case selection decisions."
"Our defense of speech may have a greater or lesser harmful impact on the equality and justice work to which we are also committed."
The House Criminal Justice Committee just voted unanimously in favor of a bill to ban sexting by anyone under age 19.
Nick Gillespie talks to former president of the ACLU Nadine Strossen about the difficulties and importance of free speech.
The Attorney General approvingly discussed my article linking the dramatic decline in street stops in Chicago under an ACLU agreement and the subsequent homicide spike. While Professor John Rappaport has a different take on this "ACLU Effect," his unsupported analysis does not fit the data.
Rahm Emanuel wants to do the thing that critics of drone surveillance fear most.
Libertarian state Sen. Laura Ebke's bill triggers a review of state licensing laws, opens more opportunities for individuals with criminal histories.
Magistrates don't consider risk or ability to pay, leaving a system where people are stuck if they're poor.
Some additional thoughts about how a 2015 ACLU consent decree with the Chicago Police Department contributed to the 2016 homicide spike--responding to tweets from Professor John Pfaff and to comments from the ACLU.
Omnibus Bill Chips Away at Citizens’ Abilities to Protect Data from Government Snoops Across the World
The CLOUD Act improves data sharing with governments by reducing oversight.
"They are being watched, and that's a problem."