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Your Right To Equality In Education - American Civil …

Yes! All kids living in the United States have the right to a free public education. And the Constitution requires that all kids be given equal educational opportunity no matter what their race, ethnic background, religion, or sex, or whether they are rich or poor, citizen or non-citizen. Even if you are in this country illegally, you have the

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The Police Want Your DNA to Prove You're Innocent. Do You Give …

Posted: (53 years ago) Sep 16, 2016 · In the course of the investigation, as a single man living near the woman, he came to the attention of the police. The traumatized victim told the police she was pretty sure he was not the perpetrator, but the police approached my friend and asked him to submit a DNA sample to eliminate him as a suspect. They told him they did not really think ...

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“Nationals” but not “Citizens”: How the U.S. Denies …

Posted: (53 years ago) May 22, 2020 · The exclusion of American Samoans from these traditions, of course, means they aren’t represented in local, state, or federal government. But there is more: Persons born in American Samoa are denied the right to serve on juries, do not enjoy the same rights as U.S. citizens to petition for immigrant status on behalf of family members, and ...

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What the Supreme Court Can and Can't Do About Mass …

Posted: (53 years ago) Oct 08, 2021 · Speaking of procedural bars to police accountability, there is of course qualified immunity, which lets police and other public officials off the hook for constitutional violations unless the law is already “clearly established.” In practice, …

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Statement on The Bible in Public Schools: A First …

Posted: (53 years ago) although the aclu does not endorse all of the recommendations included in the document (in part because some pertain to issues on which the organization takes no position, such as which courses ought to be included in a public school curriculum), the document provides a great deal of sound guidance that, if implemented openly and conscientiously, …

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The Coast Guard Destroyed Their Livelihoods. Will the …

Posted: (53 years ago) Mar 23, 2022 · ACLU March 23, 2022 Robert Weir and his crew were on an overnight fishing trip to the Morant Cays in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Jamaica in September 2017 when a storm hit and blew their boat off course. Hopelessly lost and trying to find their way home, Robert steered the boat toward Haiti, thinking it was Jamaica.

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Teens Who Engage in ‘Sexting’ Should Not Be Prosecuted …

Posted: (53 years ago) Apr 19, 2017 · The ACLU of Washington has filed a friend of the court brief in State of Washington v. E.G. asking the state court of appeals to reverse …

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Sex-Segregated Schools: Just the Facts - American Civil …

Posted: (53 years ago) Instead, these particular schools are successful because they have small classes, qualified teachers, parental involvement, adequate funding, and a focus on core academics. 2 Of course, these factors foster success in coeducational classrooms too.

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The Making of the Right to Abortion - American Civil …

Posted: (53 years ago) To balance the woman’s rights with the state’s interests, the court created a trimester timetable according to which a woman’s rights would give way over the course of the pregnancy to the state’s interest in preserving her health and the life of the fetus. The court also struck down statutes that restricted abortions to particular ...

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Back to School with “Bible Literacy” Courses: ACLU …

  New York, NY

Posted: (53 years ago) Aug 13, 2018 · Families that believe their rights may have been violated are encouraged to keep copies of questionable course materials and assignments and to file a request for legal assistance with the ACLU of Kentucky. Contact Information . [email protected]aclu.org. 125 Broad Street. 18th Floor. New York, NY 10004.

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The Trump Administration is Banning Talk about Race and Gender

Posted: (53 years ago) Oct 09, 2020 · Of course, President Trump’s executive order is expressly designed to suppress and distort public discussion about issues that Trump considers “divisive,” such as race and gender justice. The Trump administration does not trust people to think for themselves on these issues, and so it has decided to think for them. ...

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School is For Learning — Including Learning About Race and Gender

Posted: (53 years ago) Nov 19, 2021 · The sexual harassment training and DEI course served as early interventions for students who might consciously or unconsciously engage in harmful behavior. Now we feel we are much more on our own trying to stand firm and push back. The reality is that race pervades the classroom even when it’s not the main subject.

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Three Key Problems with the Government's Use of a Flawed Facial ...

Posted: (53 years ago) Feb 02, 2022 · ACLU February 2, 2022 Last week, news that the IRS has started requiring people who want to set up an account to go through a private company called ID.me created an uproar. What it means is that when dealing with the IRS you may be forced to run a time-consuming, inaccessible, and privacy-invasive gauntlet in the name of “identity verification.”

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More of the Same: Private Prison Corporations and Immigration …

Posted: (53 years ago) Oct 05, 2021 · In 2019, 29 percent of CoreCivic’s revenue came from ICE detention contracts, at a total of $574 million. In 2020, 28 percent of CoreCivic’s revenue came from ICE detention contracts, at a total of $533 million.

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Trump’s Remain in Mexico Policy is at the Supreme Court. Here’s …

Posted: (53 years ago) Apr 25, 2022 · The government is, of course, constrained by statutes, including the requirement to provide reasoning for its policy decisions. But by upending the normal rules that govern agency decisions and unjustifiably locking in Trump’s policy, the lower court overstepped its role as a neutral enforcer of the rules.

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GSA Court Victories: A Guide for LGBTQ High School Students

Posted: (53 years ago) The federal Equal Access Act (EAA) clearly guarantees that students at public schools have a right to form GSAs, and that schools must treat all clubs equally. GSAs started appearing in schools in the U.S. in the late 1980s. In 1998, the first lawsuit defending students’ right to form a GSA at a public school was filed.

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The ‘ICE Kids’ | News & Commentary | American Civil Liberties Union

Posted: (53 years ago) Jun 11, 2021 · (Bastian Rodriguez is a pseudonym — he and his attorneys asked that his identity be protected to ensure his safety.) The pair joined their mother in the Maryland suburb where she lived and made ends meet working at a fast-food restaurant. Money was tight, and she suffered from severe health problems.

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CVS Wants the Supreme Court to Gut Non-Discrimination …

Posted: (53 years ago) Oct 29, 2021 · The disability community – and the ACLU – will fight this outrageous attack on our rights and our history. stay informed Sign up to be the first to hear about how to take action.

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The Supreme Court Let the Trump Administration Endanger …

Posted: (53 years ago) Jan 14, 2021 · The Supreme Court’s ruling is particularly dangerous for people of color and people with low incomes. Luckily, the Biden-Harris administration can quickly reverse this dangerous course. Georgeanne M. Usova , Senior Legislative Counsel January 14, 2021

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Immigration Detention and Coerced Sterilization: History …

Posted: (53 years ago) Sep 29, 2020 · Over the course of this long history, both public and private actors in the U.S. targeted the poor, the disabled, immigrants, and racial minorities for forced sterilization. Spurred by the eugenics movement popular at the turn of the century, states enacted laws beginning in 1907 that authorized the sterilization of the “feebleminded.”

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Student Drug Testing: Relevant Case Law - American Civil …

Posted: (53 years ago) United Teachers of New Orleans v. Orleans Parish Sch. Bd., 142 F.3d 853 (5th Cir. 1998): The Fifth Circuit ruled unconstitutional the school board's drug testing policy requiring employees injured in the course of employment to submit a urine specimen because adequate individualized suspicion of wrongful drug use did not exist. The court found ...

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Supreme Court Correctly Rules that Trump is Not Above the Law

Posted: (53 years ago) Jul 10, 2020 · The ACLU accordingly argued in its amicus brief that the congressional subpoenas were proper and should be upheld. The Supreme Court took a different course, sending the case back to the lower courts for a closer look at whether the information Congress was seeking could be obtained elsewhere and whether the subpoenas could be narrowed.

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Civil Rights Groups to Challenge Alabama Ban on Gender …

  Montgomery, AL

Posted: (53 years ago) Apr 07, 2022 · MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Alabama, Lambda Legal, Transgender Law Center, and Cooley LLP announced today plans to file a legal challenge to proposed legislation in Alabama that would criminalize medical professionals who provide gender-affirming care to transgender adolescents with up to 10 years in prison.

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Patient Privacy Is Not Just About Medical Ethics — It's Vital to …

Posted: (53 years ago) Jun 10, 2021 · The confidentiality of patient-doctor communications is a cornerstone of medical ethics and effective care, and rightly so — the information we divulge in the course of treatment is often highly sensitive, intimate, and revealing. We need …

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They The People: The Biden Administration Must go Beyond …

Posted: (53 years ago) Dec 17, 2020 · Of course, we are still here, and will continue to take care of each other no matter who is in the White House. We’ve heard Biden and Harris pledge to repeal the trans military ban and pass the Equality Act, and assure us that their administration will work to undo the harms of the last four years. Now we must must hold this administration ...

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For Justice Ginsburg, Abortion Was About Equality

Posted: (53 years ago) Sep 23, 2020 · ACLU September 23, 2020 Justice Ginsburg is often quoted as having said, “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” She did exactly that when it came to reproductive rights and abortion in particular.

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Immigrants’ Rights Organizations Respond to Federal Court …

Posted: (53 years ago) Mar 04, 2022 · It is shameful that the Biden administration has fought so hard to defend the Title 42 policy, and they should reverse course immediately. Although today's ruling is technically limited to families, the Court's reasoning makes clear that the government cannot return anyone to a country where they will face persecution or torture.

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The Supreme Court’s Groundbreaking Privacy Victory for the …

Posted: (53 years ago) Jun 22, 2018 · The Supreme Court on Friday handed down what is arguably the most consequential privacy decision of the digital age, ruling that police need a warrant before they can seize people’s sensitive location information stored by cellphone companies. The case specifically concerns the privacy of cellphone location data, but the ruling has broad …

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Protect People, Not Police Lobbyists

Posted: (53 years ago) Jun 01, 2021 · To create and foster the genuine public safety BIPOC communities are demanding, the ACLU is launching a campaign to expose the lobbying power of police. Paige Fernandez , Policing Policy Advisor, ACLU National Political Advocacy Department Nicole Zayas Fortier , Policy Counsel, ACLU Campaign for Smart Justice June 1, 2021

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Cruelty and Coercion: How ICE Abuses Hunger Strikers

Posted: (53 years ago) Jun 29, 2021 · In this new research report, ACLU and Physicians for Human Rights, provides an in-depth, nationwide examination of what happens to people who engage in hunger strikes while detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Read More

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In Class-Action Lawsuit, ACLU Says CA Students Are Denied Equal …

Posted: (53 years ago) State of California, all of whom attend high schools in the Inglewood Unified School District, are academically qualified to take advanced placement courses at their schools and have expressed a desire to participate in the program. But Inglewood High School offers only three "AP" courses. The problem is hardly isolated to Inglewood, the ACLU said.

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Tannahill v. Lockney, Court Decision - American Civil Liberties Union

Posted: (53 years ago) In all, during the course of drug testing a pool of approximately 400 junior high and senior high students, including the mandatory and [*13] random drug tests under the District's drug policy, a total of eleven students have tested positive for marijuana use. No students have tested positive for alcohol or any other drugs.

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The Skokie Case: How I Came to Represent the Free Speech …

Posted: (53 years ago) At the meeting, Collin surprised everyone by changing course and telling the Justice Department representatives that he would agree to move the Skokie demonstration if three conditions were met. First, he wanted to hold the assembly in downtown Chicago. Second, he wanted to regain access to the Chicago park near his South Side headquarters.

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Lack of Full Statehood Rights Continues to Cause Harm to D.C.

Posted: (53 years ago) Mar 22, 2021 · Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform is holding a hearing on a bill to establish statehood for Washington, D.C. Since the last congressional hearing on statehood in September 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic, protests in D.C. after the killing of George Floyd, and the insurrection attempt at the U.S. Capitol building have all highlighted how the lack of full …

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This is Biden’s Chance to End ICE’s Abuses — For Good

Posted: (53 years ago) Feb 09, 2021 · Biden’s review of immigrant enforcement policies must reckon with how to change both ICE culture and capacity. This is hard, but one of the clearest fixes is ending ICE programs that use state and local law enforcement as “force multipliers.”. These include the 287 (g) program, ICE detainers, and Secure Communities.

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Florida State Court Indicates It Will Uphold Abortion Restriction …

  New York, NY

Posted: (53 years ago) Mar 23, 2022 · We will continue to fight to ensure that Floridians can get the care they need without political interference.” Contact Information [email protected]aclu.org 125 Broad Street 18th Floor New York, NY 10004 United States (212) 549-2666 Stay Informed * *

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W.E.B. Du Bois’s Historic U.N. Petition Continues to Inspire Human ...

Posted: (53 years ago) Oct 25, 2017 · Seventy years ago this week, the oldest civil rights organization in the world, the NAACP, submitted a petition to the newly established United Nations demanding accountability for human rights violations against African Americans in the United States. The 96-page petition was written over the course of a year under the editorial supervision of W.E.B. Du Bois.

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Why 'Active Investigations' Don’t Justify Keeping Police Video Secret

Posted: (53 years ago) Dec 04, 2015 · The Chicago police last week released video of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot to death by a police officer. Release of the video showing the 16-shot barrage came only after a judge ordered its release, and after more than a year during which the police had refused to make it public.In Minneapolis, protesters have been clashing with police as the …

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Court Rules that Sheriff Joe Arpaio Can No Longer Block …

Posted: (53 years ago) Oct 20, 2009 · However, in the course of settlement negotiations, Arpaio decided inmates must prepay transportation and security costs associated with obtaining the procedure. In his ruling today, Judge Robert H. Oberbilling of the Superior Court of Arizona indicated that requiring inmates to prepay security and transportation costs could be more onerous than ...

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Alabama Wants to Criminalize Medically-Necessary Care for …

Posted: (53 years ago) Apr 13, 2022 · And, in the end, these two families decided on the best course of action to take for their kids. Since accessing medical care, their daughters have grown more confident and are performing better in school. They are still the same people that they have always been — H.W. continues to love politics, and C.W. continues to love video games. ...

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State Lawmakers Are Trying to Ban Talk About Race in Schools

Posted: (53 years ago) May 14, 2021 · Imagine being a middle school history teacher and not being allowed to use concepts or terms like “systemic racism” to teach about slavery. Or being a college student in a political theory course and not being able to raise questions about white privilege. This is exactly what state lawmakers across the country are trying to make happen.

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Family Surveillance by Algorithm: The Rapidly Spreading Tools …

Posted: (53 years ago) Sep 29, 2021 · Despite the growing popularity of these tools, few families or advocates have heard about them, much less provided meaningful input into their development and use. Yet countless policy choices and value judgments are made in the course of creating and using the tool, any or all of which can impact whether the tool promotes “fairness” or reduces racial …

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Federal Appeals Court Dismisses Wikimedia's Challenge to NSA …

Posted: (53 years ago) Sep 15, 2021 · In the course of this surveillance, the NSA copies and combs through vast amounts of internet traffic. “We respectfully disagree with the Fourth Circuit’s ruling. Now more than ever, it is crucial that people are able to access accurate, well-sourced information, without concern about government surveillance,” said James Buatti, senior ...

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Kentucky Court Blocks Unconstitutional Prosecutions of Pregnant …

Posted: (53 years ago) Jun 17, 2010 · Today, in the case Cochran v.Commonwealth, the Kentucky Supreme Court affirmed that a pregnant woman cannot be thrown in jail for no other reason than that she struggles with a substance abuse problem. (Together with the ACLU of Kentucky, the ACLU submitted an amicus brief in the case). We are thrilled with the decision, of course — it is a …

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