Tag: American-civil-liberties-union

Mississippi Sheriff's Department Sued for Racial Discrimination

The sheriff’s department in Madison County, Miss., has been systemically targeting Black residents to baseless searches and arresting them at disproportionate rates, according to a lawsuit. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed the suit on Monday, citing years of racial discrimination at the hands of the sheriff’s department. Ten…

Transgender Rights Remain in Limbo: Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear what has been considered a major case regarding transgender rights in schools. The court’s decision on Monday comes in light of the new administration’s reversal of an Obama-era guidance that stated public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathroom that aligns…

Black Lawmakers Move Against Senator Sessions

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions has such a poor record on civil rights that, for the first time in U.S. Senate history, a sitting senator will testify against him Wednesday in his bid to become the nation’s next attorney general. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker on Monday said he felt compelled…

ACLU to Trump: 'We'll see you in court'

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has a special message for president elect Donald Trump: its members are ready to fight. Should President-elect Donald Trump attempt to implement his unconstitutional campaign promises, we’ll see him in court. — ACLU National (@ACLU) November 9, 2016 The day after the election, ACLU…

FBI, Homeland Security Sued Over BLM Surveillance Records

A lawsuit has been filed against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for not releasing information regarding surveillance of Black Lives Matter protesters and activists. The Center for Constitutional Rights and the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center at Case Western Reserve University School…

ACLU Fights Voter ID Laws, Early Voter Suppression

Last week a temporary solution in court granted about 17,500 people the right to vote this Election Day thanks to the efforts of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and the ACLU had been in a court battle over the state’s law requiring people…