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ACLU says Utah is failing you on your right to a lawyer

SALT LAKE CITY — The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah is calling on the state to take oversight of the criminal defense system for poor defendants, saying the current system is plagued with problems. 556 more words


ACLU Warns Schools To Stop Enforcing ‘McCarthy Era’ Patriotism Pledge

HASTINGS, Neb. (CBS St. Louis)–  The American Civil Liberties Union is warning Nebraska schools to stop enforcing a “McCarthy Era” patriotism law that’s been around for decades. 516 more words


Uncle Herman & The ACLU’s ‘Fight for Free Speech’

I wonder what Grandma Goodell thought about Uncle Herman supporting the ACLU, or if she even knew about it. He is listed as H. A. 24 more words

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Colorado Launches Effort To Study Racial Profiling

DENVER (AP) – Colorado lawmakers are starting to quantify the state’s racial profiling by law enforcement in the aftermath of high-profile clashes between the public and officers around the nation. 432 more words


Paige M. Tomaselli: You have a Constitutional Right to Record and Report Illegal Activity at Factory Farms

Ag-gag laws have become an increasingly prevalent way for factory farms and slaughterhouses to hide unsafe, inhumane animal treatment practices. But on August 5, a federal judge declared that Idaho’s ag-gag law is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. 789 more words

Social Justice

Draper officers receive constitutional rights training

DRAPER, Utah — Officers from the Draper Police Department received training on constitutional rights Tuesday.

The training was provided by representatives from the American Civil Liberties Union and the Libertas Institute of Utah. 92 more words


Illinois peeps, check out - Chicago Stop-and-Frisk to Be Monitored

The independent evaluation follows a scathing March 2015 report from the A.C.L.U. of Illinois that found Chicago officers disproportionately targeted blacks and other racial minorities in encounters.. 8 more words