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1 hr ago | The Florida Times-Union
Pictured here are the plaintiffs in the same-sex marriage lawsuit. From l-r Stephen Schlairet/Charles Jones/James Brenner /Ozzie Russ.
2 hrs ago | Daily Kos
Following on the heels of three lower court judges ruling that Florida's ban on marriage equality was unconstitutional, more great news was handed down in the Sunshine State today.
6 hrs ago | The Star Press
ACLU: Militarization of police a concern Indiana's ACLU executive director says military machinery in neighborhoods disconcerting Check out this story on thestarpress.com: http://tspne.ws/VIkE9k The Lawrence Police Department this summer acquired a new MRAP vehicle for its SWAT team through the military surplus program.
7 hrs ago | Detroit News
A hearing in a lawsuit to recognize the 300 same-sex couples married March 22, just a day following a historic ruling by a U.S. district judge to legalize gay marriage in Michigan, is scheduled to be held Thursday.
11 hrs ago | New Yorker
"Put your gun down!" someone shouted in the middle of a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, on Tuesday night.
While locals wait for a federal appeals court to decide the fate of Michigan's gay marriage ban, a different debate will play out in downtown Detroit Thursday.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union today filed an amicus brief in Klayman v.
If you've followed Ferguson coverage at all this week, you're likely aware of video showing an officer pointing his rifle directly at unarmed protestors while threatening " I will fucking kill you! " When reporters and protestors demanded he give his name and badge number, he responded with an ever-so-subtle "Go fuck yourself!" The Missouri branch ... (more)
The Indiana attorney general's office filed a brief late Monday supporting its request for summary judgment in the case.
A teenager is fatally shot by a police officer; the police are accused of being bloodthirsty, trigger-happy murderers; riots erupt.
Thirteen organizations - which include the ACLU, NAACP, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, National Action Network, and Rainbow Push Coalition - sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding a "comprehensive federal review" of excessive use of force and racial profiling by police across the country.
Seems obvious to parents, who without pause would say to their children, "If your friend is bullying somebody, you tell your friend to stop.
The report by the ACLU of Nebraska criticizes officers for using the weapon against vulnerable people, who could suffer extreme physical and mental health problems as a result of the shock.
Tribune file photo) Natalie Dicou and Nicole Christensen celebrate after being married by Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker at the Salt Lake County Complex, Friday, December 20, 2013.
"If you don't want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground," warns Officer Sunil Dutta of the Los Angeles Police Department, "just do what I tell you."
At the heart of the violence and chaos in Ferguson, Missouri is one question: what actually happened in the moments leading up to the death of Michael Brown? The public has heard from people who say they saw the incident.
The ACLU of Massachusetts has filed a state complaint over an iPad policy in the Mendon-Upton School District that it says allows only low-income students to take home district-provided devices, while other students would have to purchase technology for home use.
Updated: Thu Aug 21, 2014 03:46 pm
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