Under pressure from the ACLU & the courts, the Pentagon released 200 carefully selected torture photos, but the new photos obscure more than they reveal.
Chicago cops blame the ACLU for a spike in violence, even though there is no evidence the change to stop and frisk policies is responsible for shootings.
After a federal court order, the Pentagon has “re-certified” thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan detainee abuse photos to keep them secret.
The ACLU sued two psychologists contracted by the CIA to develop, implement, and personally administer an experimental torture program in the War on Terror.
The US government gave the ACLU the equivalent of the middle finger in response to a FOIA request for records on the “targeted killing program.”
A federal lawsuit in New Orleans, Louisiana, and a report by the ACLU of New Hampshire, document the practice of jailing people unable to pay their court debts, violating the due process rights of the poor by failing to provide them with legal counsel and ability-to-pay hearings.
Chelsea Manning announced the United States Army has once again denied her ongoing request to grow her hair out. She indicated she will file a lawsuit against the prohibition.
The Tennessee Department of Corrections is threatening and intimidating corrections officers speaking out against dangerous work conditions, according to a letter [PDF] published on August 27 by the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee. The organization asked the DOC to clearly state it will not seek to silence or retaliate against employees for their speech.
Today, a federal appeals court vacated a preliminary injunction against the National Security Agency’s phone records surveillance program, and the lawsuit was sent back to the lower court for further proceedings if appropriate. But the U.S. Court of Appeals did not rule on whether the program, exposed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was lawful or not.
The District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision which could make a huge difference for alternative media and nonprofit organizations seeking to have fees waived when making Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. More and more agencies—at all levels of government—charge high fees for public documents.