LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Faith-based adoption agencies that are paid by the state of Michigan will no longer be able to turn away LGBT couples or individuals because of religious objections under a...
The Kansas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday asked state officials to investigate after a black man was detained by police while moving into his home, then allegedly...
Judge: North Carolina must stop limiting hepatitis drugs
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina prison authorities must stop denying expensive medicines to most of the inmates believed to be carriers of the potentially deadly blood-borne infection...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union sued the FBI on Thursday for records related to a divisive 2017 report that said black extremists were on the rise following the shooting...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — For the second time in days, a federal judge on Wednesday issued an order temporarily blocking a new Kentucky law aimed at imposing more restrictions on abortion.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A proposal that requires local law enforcement agencies to support federal authorities on immigration matters was approved by a Florida House committee Wednesday, while a...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican governor on Tuesday signed into law an anti-abortion measure already entangled in a federal lawsuit, instructing his lawyers to fight the legal...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and a group of abortion providers argued on Monday that a federal court should allow a trial on whether to strike down a 40-year-old Maine...
ACLU seeks to block fetal heartbeat measure in Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Abortion-rights defenders opened a new legal fight against Kentucky on Friday to try to block one of the country's most restrictive abortion measures, which would mostly ban...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More than 71,000 students attended Nebraska schools during the 2015-2016 academic year that employed police as school resource officers but that lacked counselors,...
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal judge who blocked a Maryland resident's deportation while he was on a flight to his native China is weighing whether to allow the man to stay in the U.S. with his...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's legal feud with abortion-rights defenders expanded on Thursday as the Republican-dominated legislature voted to ramp up the state's restrictions on the...
The Latest: ACLU to challenge Kentucky abortion measure
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the Kentucky legislature passing abortion-related measures (all times local):
Abortion-rights supporters say they will file a lawsuit...
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge says police cannot ban demonstrators from wearing Planned Parenthood buttons that include profanity in public areas of the Georgia Capitol.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has settled a federal lawsuit against the city of Woonsocket over the withholding of grants from a nonprofit that helps domestic violence...
Buttons with profanity at Georgia Capitol spark lawsuit
ATLANTA (AP) — A civil liberties group is demanding that police on the Georgia Capitol grounds allow demonstrators to wear Planned Parenthood buttons that include profanity.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and several criminal justice reform groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Philadelphia court magistrates over what they say...
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Georgia's largest counties failed to prepare for heavy turnout in the state's fiercely contested 2018 elections, resulting in wait times of up to four hours at the polls and delays in processing...
SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — Police in a New Mexico border city are being accused of discrimination after stopping an immigrant and searching his vehicle for drugs.
SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — The last Maine high school to use a Native American-themed mascot and nickname has retired them — a move that a rights group says sets the state up to become the first to...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia has called on Gov. Ralph Northam to remove the Robert E. Lee statue.
The group made the request Wednesday during a public...
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A civil rights group says it has struck a settlement deal with the Shawnee Mission School District in a federal lawsuit alleging violations of the free speech and press...
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's bills aimed at possible Keystone XL protests (all times local):
New Mexico study disputes state’s solitary confinement rates
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly one in 10 state inmates is being held in solitary confinement on any given day, and nearly all of those in isolation say they have been diagnosed with mental...
Mother arrested for posting video of Louisiana school fight
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A woman who posted her son's video recording of a high school fight was arrested and jailed under a little-known Louisiana law outlawing the posting of some types of crime...
Judge considers expanding child separation case
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Months after the Trump administration announced an end to its widescale separation of migrant parents and children, the policy remains a heated issue in the courts and at the...
Wisconsin school ends cheerleading awards for body parts
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin high school is ending cheerleading awards given annually to girls with the largest breasts or buttocks — dubbed "Big Booty" and "Big Boobie" — after the American...
Trump emergency declaration faces fights in the courts
WASHINGTON (AP) — Let the lawsuits begin.
President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court.
That might have been the only thing Trump said Friday that produced near-universal agreement.
Trump declaration faces uncertain fate in coming court fight
WASHINGTON (AP) — Let the lawsuits begin.
President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border Friday and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court.
That might have been the only thing Trump said Friday that produced near-universal agreement.
Mississippi ACLU director runs for attorney general as Dem
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi said Friday that she is running for state attorney general.
Jennifer Riley Collins became the first Democratic candidate to announce for the race. In addition to being an attorney, she served 32 years as a military intelligence officer — 14 years on active duty and 18 years in the National Guard and Army Reserves.
ACLU of Massachusetts sues for border wall contract records
BOSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts has filed a lawsuit demanding information about a contract for a section of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border that President Donald Trump said his administration awarded.
The Republican tweeted in December that he "just gave out a 115 mile long contract for another large section of the Wall in Texas."
APNewsBreak: Settlement brings reforms to Oregon county jail
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Officials in an Oregon county agreed Thursday to lower the number of inmates crammed into a single cell and take other actions after a woman filed a lawsuit saying she was jailed under inhumane conditions.
Under the settlement in U.S. District Court, staff at the Douglas County jail in Roseburg — once known as the timber capital of America — must document the procedures so advocates can ensure they're being followed.
Idaho judge hears arguments in public defense lawsuit
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The state's public defense system still doesn't guarantee defendants the right to a fair trial and should be found unconstitutional, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho said.
Tennessee considers easing felon voting rights restoration
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers are considering a move to make it easier for some felons to get their voting rights restored.
The legislation would lift the Republican-led state's unique requirement for formerly incarcerated individuals to be up-to-date on child support before restoration of voting rights, in addition to other court fines and restitution.
Jury sides with transgender employee in ‘historic’ Iowa case
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A jury ruled Wednesday that an Iowa prison warden discriminated against a transgender employee by denying him the use of men's restrooms and locker rooms in a verdict that advocates call "historic."
Voter residency law challenged in nation’s 1st primary state
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire law that will make residency a condition of voting in the state unconstitutionally restricts students' right to vote, the American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday in a lawsuit.
Vermont official urges police review after racism case
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town, at the urging of the state attorney general, is looking for an outside expert to review the police department's practices following its handling of reports of racial harassment against the state's only black female lawmaker, who later resigned .
The Latest: Vermont town seeks review of police practices
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on call for review of police department following racial harassment case. (all times local):
A Vermont town says it's looking for an outside expert to review the police department's practices following its handling of reports of racial harassment against the state's only black female lawmaker, who later resigned.
Bill to let drug felons get food stamps passes W.Va. Senate
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bill to allow drug felons to receive food stamps has passed the West Virginia Senate.
The Senate unanimously approved the bill Tuesday. The House of Delegates has already passed the bill but now must concur on a Senate amendment that would exclude felons whose crimes involved death or injury.
The American Civil Liberties Union's West Virginia chapter says West Virginia is one of three states with a food stamp ban for drug felons.
ACLU criticizes school using police officers for discipline
WARREN, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island American Civil Liberties Union is criticizing a Rhode Island school district's decision to bring in police officers to help resolve student disciplinary issues at a middle school.
Court case to tackle jails’ medication-assisted treatment
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine started making its case in federal court on Monday against the ban on medication-assisted treatment in county jail amid the opioid crisis.
Democratic Gov. Janet Mills recently lifted the Maine Department of Corrections' ban on medication-assisted treatment. The ACLU's lawsuit filed in September argued that it's unconstitutional and harmful for Maine jails to prohibit such treatment.
Idaho judge urged to force disclosure of execution drugs
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's attempt to withhold information about the source of its lethal injection drugs is similar to hiding the type of ammunition used by firing squads or the brand of rope used in a hanging, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho told a state judge on Monday.
Judge: Kansas’ largest county must specify rejected ballots
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A judge has ruled that election officials in Kansas' largest county violated open records law by refusing to provide names of hundreds of people whose provisional ballots were not counted in last August's primary.
Kansas drops Kobach’s appeal of contempt ruling
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas attorney general says the state has dropped former Secretary of State Kris Kobach's appeal of a contempt order arising from a lawsuit over a proof-of-citizenship law.
Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Tuesday that the state dropped the appeal after the American Civil Liberties Union accepted $20,000 for attorney fees and expenses.
Judge dismisses lawsuit over Dodge City polling site
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against a western Kansas county after the only polling site in Dodge City was moved outside of town before the November election.
U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree on Wednesday granted an unopposed motion filed last week by the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas to voluntarily dismiss the litigation.
Kansas AG: Sanctions against Kobach settled in voting suit
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' attorney general says his office has negotiated an agreement for the secretary of state's office to pay $20,000 over former Secretary Kris Kobach's conduct in a federal voting-rights lawsuit.
Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Tuesday that the payment will offset attorney fees and expenses incurred by the American Civil Liberties Union's clients. The ACLU challenged a Kansas law requiring new voters to provide proof of their U.S. citizenship when registering.
Michigan ACLU files complaint against school district
PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan has filed a federal discrimination complaint alleging that there's a racially hostile environment at a southwest school district that was previously criticized for its use of the Redskin name and image as a mascot.
The Latest: ACLU seeks another investigation of teen’s death
GREENSBORO, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of a black teenager's death in police custody on Maryland's Eastern Shore (all times local):
A civil rights group is calling for an independent investigation of the death of a black teenager who struggled with police officers on Maryland's Eastern Shore before he died in their custody.