Latest American Civil Liberties Union News

ACLU: Facebook allows gender-biased job ads on its platform

Sep. 18, 2018 2:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is allowing job ads on its platform that exclude women, according to the American Civil liberties Union. In a complaint filed Tuesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the ACLU lists 10 employers that it claims have placed ads on Facebook that violate federal and...

Rhode Island town council joins others boycotting Nike

Sep. 17, 2018 10:15 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island town council has voted to ask its departments to refrain from purchasing Nike products, one of a handful of local governments or agencies that have called for boycotts in recent weeks. The North Smithfield Town Council passed the resolution on a 3-2 vote Monday...

The Latest: Rhode Island town passes resolution against Nike

Sep. 17, 2018 9:21 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on a Rhode Island town considering a boycott of Nike (all times local): 9:13 p.m. A Rhode Island town voted has voted 3-2 Monday for a resolution to refrain from purchasing Nike products. The North Smithfield Town Council will ask its departments to not buy Nike items....

Law tossed that allowed domestic violence victim evictions

Sep. 12, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis suburb will revise a law that allowed for eviction of residents who made repeated emergency calls after a lawsuit alleged that the ordinance punished victims of domestic violence. The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday announced the settlement of a lawsuit filed in...

ACLU announces deal in fight-related immigration detention

Sep. 11, 2018 7:33 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A lawsuit was settled by a Peruvian man who alleged police officers in a city north of Anchorage wrongfully detained him over his immigration status after he tried to break up a bar fight, the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska announced Tuesday. In exchange for dropping his...

Judge ruling in Iowa abortion case could spur federal suit

Sep. 6, 2018 4:19 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An organization that fights against rape, incest or fetal abnormality exceptions in abortion-related legislation said Thursday it plans to challenge Iowa's fetal heartbeat bill in federal court with the hope of getting it to the U.S. Supreme Court. Michigan-based Save The 1 sought...

US accused of planning crackdown on pipeline protests

Sep. 4, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Civil liberties advocates sued the U.S. government Tuesday, alleging law enforcement agencies have been making preparations to crack down on anticipated protests over the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union and its Montana affiliate filed the...

Missouri human rights panel sued over transgender case

Sep. 4, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Commission on Human Rights is being sued for closing a discrimination complaint filed by a transgender man. The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri sued Tuesday on behalf of Chris Lawson. Lawson worked at a Fulton, Missouri Dollar General distribution center...

ACLU seeks info on inmate health as guards have fallen ill

Sep. 4, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania said Tuesday that the state prison system should reinstate inmate mail and visitation privileges that have been suspended because about 50 guards and other employees have fallen sick in recent weeks. Pennsylvania ACLU Executive...

Sex abuse claims raise pressure to reunite migrant families

Aug. 31, 2018 11:05 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration is under increasing pressure to speed up the reunification of immigrant families it separated at the Mexican border, following allegations three youngsters were sexually abused while in U.S. custody. The government of El Salvador said the three, ages 12 to 17, were...