ACLU: Virginia Needs Uniform Policy on Police Body CamerasThe American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia is raising concerns about the lack of uniformity across law enforcement agencies' policies on body-worn cameras.
Court: Damages Can be Sought for Use of Personal RecordsA Maryland appellate court has ruled people can seek damages over the improper use of personal records by an elected official.
Emails Show FBI Privacy Concerns Over License Plate Reading TechnologyThe FBI has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in license-plate reader technology, but it halted a purchase order at least temporarily after lawyers raised privacy concerns about the surveillance three years ago, according to emails and other documents obtained by The Associated Press.
ACLU Sues Fairfax County Police Over License-Plate DataThe American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia is suing Fairfax County police over a policy in which they store data collected on thousands of drivers through the use of license-plate readers.
ACLU: Snowden Proved NSA Internet Spying Harms AmericansThe American Civil Liberties Union and other groups are suing the National Security Agency and the Department of Justice, challenging the government's Internet surveillance as overly broad.
ACLU Sides With Redskins, Says Trademark Should be PermittedThe American Civil Liberties Union is siding with the Washington Redskins in a court battle over the team's name.
New Profiling Guidelines Won't Affect Border StopsNew racial profiling guidelines being announced by the Obama administration would restrict the ability of the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to take into account religion, national origin and other characteristics during investigations. But they would exempt agents from the Department of Homeland Security who do border checks and screen passengers at airports, according to a U.S. official familiar with the plans.
Md. Won't Detain Immigrants Unless Probable Cause Gov. Martin O'Malley has directed a state-run jail in Baltimore to only comply with federal requests to hold immigrants beyond their release date if there is probable cause that a crime has been committed.
Human Rights Report: Government Surveillance Harming US JournalismRevelations 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.
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.
Md. Town Changes Campaign Sign Rules After ACLU Cites Free-Speech RightsThe 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.
Report: Secret Loopholes Allow NSA To Bypass 4th Amendment ProtectionsInformation can be rerouted to overseas servers that are then collected by federal agents.
US Cites 'Grave Harm To National Security,' Urges Less Public Info On Drone StrikesThe U.S. government wants to give the public less information about its legal justification for using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorism overseas.
Supreme Court Takes On Privacy In Digital AgeTwo Supreme Court cases about police searches of cellphones without warrants present vastly different views of the ubiquitous device.