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Drone Industry Worries About Privacy Backlash

It’s a good bet that in the not-so-distant future aerial drones will be part of Americans’ everyday lives, performing countless useful functions.

03/29/2013

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Md. Case Could Unravel the Country’s Criminal DNA Collection Practices

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will try to balance the rights of Americans who have not been convicted of a major crime to keep their DNA out of the government’s hands against the government’s interest in closing cold cases and the rights of crime victims to finally see justice done.

02/26/2013

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Md. ACLU Officials Oppose Cell Phone Tracking Bill

Officials from the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland are urging lawmakers to oppose legislation that will allow police to obtain cell phone tracking information without a search warrant.

02/05/2013

A federal judge has ordered New Orleans to scale back its area banning banners and team memorabilia after an ACLU lawsuit argued it infringes upon free speech. (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images)

Fed Judge Rules Super Bowl ‘Clean Zone’ Infringes First Amendment, ACLU Files Suit

The city of New Orleans must scale back its plans for a “clean zone” where the use of banners, signs and flags would be restricted during Super Bowl week, a federal judge said Thursday.

01/24/2013

President Barack Obama delivers a statement late Jan. 1, 2013 at the White House in Washington DC. (credit: CHRIS KLEPONIS/AFP/Getty Images)

ACLU Says Obama Has ‘Failed The First Test Of His Second Term’

The American Civil Liberties Union says President Obama has already failed in his second term.

01/04/2013

Agents from the FBI and some other federal law enforcement agencies will begin recording their interviews with suspects. Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

ACLU Seeks Policies Ensuring Right To Video Police In Maryland

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland says it wants police officers statewide to know citizens have the right to record their actions.

07/23/2012

A quadrocopter drone equipped with a camera stands on display at the Zeiss stand on the first day of the CeBIT 2012 technology trade fair on March 6, 2012 in Hanover, Germany. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Groups Concerned Over Arming Of Domestic Drones

With the use of domestic drones increasing, concern has not just come up over privacy issues, but the potential use of lethal force by the unmanned aircraft.

05/23/2012

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Judge To Hear Case Of Commandments In Virginia Schools

Free-speech groups and a southwest Virginia school division are squaring off over a lawsuit challenging the display of the Ten Commandments in a public high school.

05/04/2012

A captured U.S. RQ-170 drone is on display next to the Azadi (Freedom) tower during the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic revolution in Tehran on Feb. 11, 2012. (credit: ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Administration’s Use Of Drones Could Open Up ‘Pandora’s Box’ Of Problems

Has the Obama administration opened up a “Pandora’s Box” of problems with its use of drones in targeting terrorists overseas?

05/04/2012

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court sit for their official photograph on Oct. 8, 2010 at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

ACLU Of Virginia Seeks Strip-Search Policies After Supreme Court Decision

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia is asking sheriffs and jailers for copies of their policies on the use of strip searches.

04/09/2012

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