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ACLU to Challenge Va. Gay Marriage Ban in Court

The ACLU of Virginia says it will file a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s gay marriage ban.

07/09/2013

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit charging that the NSA’s mass surveillance of U.S. citizens’ data violates constitutional rights of free speech and privacy. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

ACLU Files Suit Against NSA, Patriot Act Phone Surveillance

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit charging that the NSA’s mass surveillance of U.S. citizens’ data violates constitutional rights of free speech and privacy.

06/11/2013

Republicans are fighting Republicans. Teacher unions are linking arms with tea partyers. President Barack Obama is working in tandem with big business. credit: MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images

Lawyer, School Officials to Meet Following Student’s Pledge of Allegience Complaint

A Maryland student who says she was harassed by teachers and her assistant principal for refusing to say the Pledge of Allegiance just might get her wish for reform in the Montgomery County school district.

05/23/2013

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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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