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ACLU of Florida Cheers State Judge’s Ruling Declaring Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

July 18, 2014

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LGBT Rights ACLU of Florida Cheers State Judge’s Ruling Declaring Marriage Ban Unconstitutional July 17, 2014 Injunction applies to Monroe County, is stayed until July 22nd; Ruling “the beginning of the end” for state’s marriage ban; Decision due any day in other Florida lawsuits, including federal lawsuit brought by ACLU on behalf of SAVE and […]

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ACLU | Suing to Defend Americans’ Right To Take Pictures in Public

July 17, 2014

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Suing to Defend Americans’ Right to Take Pictures in Public Government Surveillance By Julia Harumi Mass, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Northern California at 12:34pm ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ What does an 86-year-old art photographer have in common with a young man with a video game habit? Not just a proclivity for perfectly innocuous hobbies, unfortunately. These days, engaging […]

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ACLU | What The Bears’ Brandon Marshall’s Struggles With Mental Illness Teach Us About The Criminal Justice System

July 7, 2014

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What the Bears’ Brandon Marshall’s Struggles With Mental Illness Teach Us About the Criminal Justice System Overincarceration By Ajmel Quereshi, Staff Counsel, ACLU at 2:46pm ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In a recent article in ESPN the Magazine, Chicago Bears All-Pro Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall admitted that in 2011 he was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. Marshall was diagnosed […]

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ACLU: Constitution Applies On Foreign Soil Says Federal Appeals Court | Translation: It Sure As Hell Applies To The Dumb-asses Working In Local Tallahassee Government (Ex. TPD Officers, Mayor John Marks, etc.)

June 30, 2014

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Constitution Applies on Foreign Soil Says Federal Appeals Court June 30, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 212-549-2666, media@aclu.org __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ NEW YORK–In a momentous decision, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the Constitution applies outside of the territorial limits of the United States, in this case Mexico, squarely rejecting the government’s argument that […]

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ACLU | Interactive Map: Privacy in the States on Four Key Issues

June 30, 2014

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Interactive Map: Privacy in the States on Four Key Issues Civil Liberties in the Digital Age By Allie Bohm, Advocacy & Policy Strategist, ACLU at 10:50am ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In the last few years, we’ve seen an unprecedented number of privacy battles being waged in state legislatures. Today we’re launching an interactive web map that shows the […]

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ACLU | Another Day, Another 124 Violent SWAT Raids

June 27, 2014

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Another Day, Another 124 Violent SWAT Raids Militarization of Police By Kara Dansky, Senior Counsel, ACLU Center for Justice at 3:51pm __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ It’s 3:00 a.m. Your children are screaming and your dog is lying dead in a pool of blood. Scorch marks and shattered glass cover the floor. You’re being held at gunpoint by towering […]

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ACLU | Blurred Photo Of Supreme Court Building

June 27, 2014

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How the Supreme Court Could Have Ruled in Riley Supreme Court By Jay Stanley, Senior Policy Analyst, ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project at 11:17am ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Privacy advocates are celebrating the Supreme Court’s recognition in yesterday’s Riley v. California ruling that, as some have succinctly put it, “digital is different.” Chief Justice Roberts’s 9-0 opinion […]

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ACLU | Internal Police Emails Show Efforts to Hide Use of Cell Phone Tracking

June 27, 2014

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Police Practices, Privacy Rights Internal Police Emails Show Efforts to Hide Use of Cell Phone Tracking   By Maria Kayanan Associate Legal Director, ACLU of Florida As we suspected, local law enforcement officials are borrowing cell phone tracking devices known as “stingrays” from the U.S. Marshals Service—and police are deliberately concealing the use of stingrays in […]

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ACLU | Human Rights and Faith-Based Groups Call for Federal Investigation into Disturbing Scalding Death at Florida Prison

June 27, 2014

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Criminal Justice Human Rights and Faith-Based Groups Call for Federal Investigation into Disturbing Scalding Death at Florida Prison June 25, 2014 Darren Rainey died being blasted with scalding hot water; ACLU of Florida, Florida Justice Institute, Amnesty International, Florida Council of Churches, NAACP sent letter to Atty. Gen. Holder urging federal investigation into series of […]

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ACLU | Appeals Court Overturns Decision On TheDirty.Com In A Win For Free Speech – The Tallahassee O Not Accountable For Defamatory Posts Rules Federal Court! So, Fuck You If You Don’t Like It!

June 19, 2014

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Appeals Court Overturns Decision on TheDirty.com in a Win For Free Speech Freedom of Expression By Lee Rowland, Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project at 5:38pm ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision today in Jones v. Dirty World Entertainment, a case in which the ACLU filed an amicus brief […]

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