Terror Suspect Challenging Constitutionality Of NSA's Warrantless Surveillance ProgramA 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.
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.
Judge Warns Government Against 'Trying To Hide' Immigrant Docs From ACLUA 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.
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.
Justices To Look At Claims Over Bush-Era Protest The Supreme Court has agreed to consider dismissing free-speech claims against two Secret Service agents for their role in a 2004 protest in Oregon against President George W. Bush.
ACLU Questions Use Of Stop-and-Frisk In Baltimore The American Civil Liberties Union is questioning the use of stop-and-frisk tactics by Baltimore police after obtaining records that show only nine guns were recovered last year.
US Appeals Court: Police Warrants Needed For GPS TrackingA U.S. appeals court in Philadelphia has ruled that police can't routinely put GPS devices on vehicles without search warrants.
ATF Agent Allowed To Publish Book On 'Fast And Furious' The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has approved publication of a book by an agent who told Congress about the agency's failed gun smuggling sting operation "Fast and Furious."
Court Likely To Uphold Michigan Measure On Race The Supreme Court seemed prepared Tuesday to uphold a voter-approved ban on taking account of race in college admissions.
High Court Weighs Mich. Ban On Affirmative ActionAfter the Supreme Court ruled a decade ago that race could be a factor in college admissions in a Michigan case, affirmative action opponents persuaded the state's voters to outlaw any consideration of race. Now, the high court is weighing whether that change to Michigan's constitution is itself discriminatory.
New Details In How The Feds Take Laptops At Border Newly disclosed U.S. government files provide an inside look at the Homeland Security Department's practice of seizing and searching electronic devices at the border without showing reasonable suspicion of a crime or getting a judge's approval.
ACLU: Some Muslims Blacklisted When Applying for U.S. CitizenshipA government program to screen immigrants for national security concerns has blacklisted some Muslims and put their U.S. citizenship applications on hold for years, civil liberties advocates said Wednesday.
African Americans More Likely to Be Busted for Pot in the DMVWhile about 51 percent of the District's population is black, black people make up about 91 percent of all marijuana arrests in the city.
ACLU Files Suit Against NSA, Patriot Act Phone SurveillanceThe 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.
Dept. of Homeland Security: Laptops, Phones Can Be Searched Based on HunchesU.S. border agents should continue to be allowed to search a traveler's laptop, cellphone or other electronic device and keep copies of any data on them based on no more than a hunch, according to an internal Homeland Security Department study.