American Civil Liberties Union

Latest American Civil Liberties Union Items
  • The American Civil Liberties Union filed a request for an injunction in federal court in Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday on behalf of Ariana Iacono, 14, who was suspended from high school over her nose piercing. (Associated Press)

    Pierced girl sues school district after suspension

    Ariana Iacono believes that her nose piercing helps maintain her spiritual health, but the officials at Clayton High School near Raleigh, N.C., still suspended her because it violates their dress code.


  • Illustration: California schools by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    KNIGHT: ACLU flunks math

    California's budget deficit has reached an estimated $26.3 billion. Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Democrat-dominated legislature are scrambling to avoid a total fiscal meltdown in the nation's most populous state.


  • ROD LAMKEY JR./THE WASHINGTON TIMES
A TSA officer views the image of a person with a cell phone using a controversial full body scanner Wednesday at the TSA Systems Integration Facility in Arlington, Va. Airports will install 150 more scanners after an attempted attack on a flight bound for Detroit on Christmas Day.

    EDITORIAL: The left vs. Obama on privacy

    As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama pledged to "strengthen privacy protections for the digital age," but the American Civil Liberties Union on Sept. 8 blasted out an e-mail questioning President Obama's commitment. "But now, the Obama administration is proposing its own changes to [the Electronic Communications Privacy Act] aimed at weakening - not strengthening - your personal privacy," ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero wrote.


  • Illustration: Pro-life ACLU by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    KNIGHT: ACLU says 'Right to life . . . most fundamental of all rights'

    The American Civil Liberties Union has discovered the right to life. Seriously. The ardently pro-abortion organization declares in its Aug. 30 lawsuit against the Obama administration that the CIA's plan for targeted killings of terrorists violates the terrorists' rights. "The right to life is the most fundamental of all rights," says ACLU lawyer Arthur Spitzer in the complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington.


  • Illustration: Memorial cross by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    KNIGHT: Uprooting the cross

    While the furor over the proposed mosque at Ground Zero has New York Gov. David Paterson offering public land as a peace offering, a more familiar symbol - the cross - is systematically being uprooted around the country.


  • **FILE** An Amazon.com employee grabs boxes off the conveyor belt for shipment at a Fernley, Nev., warehouse. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Tax man spies on book purchases

    The American Civil Liberties Union wants to protect the privacy of people who buy books like "Obama Zombies: How The Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation." On Aug. 12, a federal judge allowed the left-leaning group to join the side of big business in a court case against greedy, tax-obsessed state bureaucrats.


  • Pa. school settles Facebook stripper-photo case

    A Pennsylvania school district has agreed to pay $10,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union and a teacher who was suspended after someone posted a Facebook photo of her with a male stripper.


  • ICE chief John Morton's plans to visit the Arizona-Mexico border Wednesday are not sitting well with two of the state's sheriffs. (Associated Press)

    Arizona sheriffs call ICE chief's visit a 'stunt'

    Two key sheriffs along the Arizona-Mexico border on Tuesday called a planned visit by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Assistant Secretary John Morton a "political stunt" and described as "pathetic" Obama administration attempts to "cover up its inaction in protecting our borders."


  • Illustration: Judge Curley by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    NUGENT: Loco motion

    This may not be the end, but I think I can see it from here. Ever so hesitatingly and oh so painfully, I hate to admit that I am beginning to wonder why Americans even bother to vote anymore on controversial issues. If the America-hating liberals, socialists and Marxists in charge don't like the outcome of a decision by "we the people," they either sue and get a black-robed, leftist federal judge to declare the results unconstitutional or they get the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to sue for them. Hey, if you can't beat us at the polls, take us to court or sue us in the bizarro world of the corrupt American anti-justice court system. Freedom for sale at what price?


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