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American Civil Liberties Union: Legal advocacy organization
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States." Officially nonpartisan, the organization has been supported and criticized by liberal and conservative organizations alike. The ACLU works through litigation and lobbying and it has over 1,200,000 members and an annual budget of over $100 million. Local affiliates of the ACLU are active in almost all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The ACLU provides legal assistance in cases when it considers civil liberties to be at risk. Legal support from the ACLU can take the form of direct legal representation or preparation of amicus curiae briefs expressing legal arguments when another law firm is already providing representation.

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Arizona Prisons’ Ban on Book About Racism in Criminal Justice Draws Challenge

State officials banned “Chokehold,” by Paul Butler, in March. Now the A.C.L.U. is defending the book, which calls for prison to be abolished.
NYTimes.com - Published

ACLU and Planned Parenthood challenge Ohio's 'heartbeat' abortion ban in court

Abortion providers argue the new Ohio law is blatantly unconstitutional.
USATODAY.com - Published

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Amazon investors to vote on facial recognition technology [Video]Amazon investors to vote on facial recognition technology

Shareholders will vote on whether Amazon’s sales of its facial recognition technology to governments threatens civil rights at the tech giant's annual meeting in Seattle on Wednesday. Chris Dignam.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

McDonald's Slapped With 25 New Sexual Harassment Allegations [Video]McDonald's Slapped With 25 New Sexual Harassment Allegations

Reuters reports that McDonald’s faces 25 new legal actions of condoning sexual harassment in the workplace. The new allegations point to reported misconduct at McDonald’s locations in 20 U.S...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

McDonald's Faces 25 New Sexual Harassment Complaints From Workers [Video]McDonald's Faces 25 New Sexual Harassment Complaints From Workers

According to Reuters, McDonald’s was accused on Tuesday in 25 new lawsuits and regulatory charges of condoning sexual harassment in the workplace and retaliating against employees who speak up...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

ACLU, Planned Parenthood Will Challenge Ohio Anti-Abortion Bill [Video]ACLU, Planned Parenthood Will Challenge Ohio Anti-Abortion Bill

On Wednesday, the ACLU and Planned Parenthood said they have filed a lawsuit challenging an abortion Ohio law. The groups say the bill could ban abortion as early as six weeks into a woman’s..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

U.S. can make asylum seekers wait in Mexico: court [Video]U.S. can make asylum seekers wait in Mexico: court

A U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the Trump administration may continue sending asylum seekers to wait out their cases in Mexico while the government appeals a lower court ruling that found..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

Georgia governor signs heartbeat abortion ban [Video]Georgia governor signs heartbeat abortion ban

Georgia's Republican governor on Tuesday signed legislation outlawing abortion if a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat, part of a concerted effort to restrict abortion rights in states across the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Leader of Self-Styled U.S. Citizen Border Patrol Attacked In Jail [Video]Leader of Self-Styled U.S. Citizen Border Patrol Attacked In Jail

According to Reuters, the leader of an armed group that spent two months detaining migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, was hospitalized after he was attacked in jail. Authorities said Larry Hopkins was..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Leader of armed group arrested for stopping migrants [Video]Leader of armed group arrested for stopping migrants

Sixty-nine year-old Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants after they cross the U.S. border, has been arrested by the FBI. Jillian Kitchener reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Ohio Governor Signs 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill Into Law [Video]Ohio Governor Signs 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill Into Law

​The "Heartbeat Bill" effectively outlaws abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is usually about six weeks into a pregnancy.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

DOJ Wants Up to Two Years to Reunite Separated Families [Video]DOJ Wants Up to Two Years to Reunite Separated Families

The Trump administration is on the verge of what will be a painstaking process of combing through records to find separated families.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Georgia House Approves 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill [Video]Georgia House Approves 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill

The bill ​will now head to Gov. Brian Kemp's desk, where he is expected to sign the measure into law.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

 

ACLU, Planned Parenthood file lawsuit challenging Ohio anti-abortion law

The American Civil Liberties Union, the Ohio branch of the ACLU and Planned Parenthood said on Wednesday they have filed a lawsuit challenging an Ohio law that they say could ban abortion as early as..
Reuters - Published

Alabama senate passes toughest abortion ban bill in US, gives no exceptions to cases of rape or incest

The ACLU, promised to file a lawsuit to block its implementation, although the abortion bill's backers have expressly said they want to bring the case to the SC
Firstpost - Published

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