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Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.  (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Human Rights Report: Government Surveillance Harming US Journalism

Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.

07/28/2014

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New Guidelines Could Help Many Pregnant Workers

New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom.

07/16/2014

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Md. Town Changes Campaign Sign Rules After ACLU Cites Free-Speech Rights

The western Maryland town of Hancock is rescinding an ordinance that put time limits on front-yard campaign signs after the American Civil Liberties Union objected on First Amendment grounds.

07/10/2014

A new report finds ways the NSA can get around Constitutional protections against warrantless surveillance of emails and other online information. (Getty Images)

Report: Secret Loopholes Allow NSA To Bypass 4th Amendment Protections

Information can be rerouted to overseas servers that are then collected by federal agents.

06/30/2014

One year after President Obama vowed to create greater transparency and guidelines for drone strikes, a new bipartisan report from senior military and intelligence officials warns the “secret war” of lethal drone strikes risks putting the U.S. on a “slippery slope” toward perpetual war. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

US Cites ‘Grave Harm To National Security,’ Urges Less Public Info On Drone Strikes

The U.S. government wants to give the public less information about its legal justification for using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorism overseas.

06/06/2014

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Supreme Court Takes On Privacy In Digital Age

Two Supreme Court cases about police searches of cellphones without warrants present vastly different views of the ubiquitous device.

04/27/2014

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Terror Suspect Challenging Constitutionality Of NSA’s Warrantless Surveillance Program

A terror suspect is challenging the constitutionality of the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance program, saying in a court document filed Wednesday that spying by the federal government has gone too far.

01/30/2014

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ACLU Begins Appeal of NSA Ruling in NYC

Civil libertarians have begun an appeal of a decision by a federal judge in New York City that found the National Security Agency’s collection of Americans’ phone records is legal.

01/02/2014

A federal judge in New York judge is scolding the government for failing to give a civil rights group documents about thousands of immigrant detainees held for months or years.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Judge Warns Government Against ‘Trying To Hide’ Immigrant Docs From ACLU

A federal judge in New York judge is scolding the government for failing to give a civil rights group documents about thousands of immigrant detainees held for months or years.

12/30/2013

An immigration lawyer sorts through an immigrant's valid and expired passports. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

U.S.: Immigrant Detainee Data Can’t Be Produced Fast

Federal prosecutors in New York say they cannot meet a judge’s demands they quickly deliver documents about thousands of immigrants who have been detained nationwide for months or years as their immigration status is reviewed.

12/25/2013

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