American Civil Liberties Union
A guard tower is seen at the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville

South Carolina Bans Inmates From In-Person Interviews. A Lawsuit Wants To Change That

The lawsuit also targets the prisons ban that prohibits inmates from directly publishing their own words, though they can be quoted in part or summarized in a publication.

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Slay Hate: Fight Back Tennessee rally

ACLU Settles for $500K With a Tennessee City in Fight Over an Anti-Drag Ordinance

In addition to the monetary settlement, the city also agreed to repeal the ordinance, which was designed to ban drag performances from taking place on public property.

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People rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Minneapolis

Minneapolis Settles Lawsuit Alleging Police Harassed Journalists Covering Floyd Protests

Several journalists reported being struck by less-lethal munitions and being herded and detained while covering protests.

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The South Dakota state capitol building is seen in Pierre

South Dakota Vanity Plate Restrictions Were Unconstitutional, Lawsuit Settlement Says

Federal courts have ruled that license plates are a legitimate place for personal and political expression, and courts throughout the country have struck down similar laws.

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National Rifle Association (NRA) annual convention in Houston

The NRA Has a Surprising Defender in Its Free Speech Case Before the Supreme Court

The American Civil Liberties Union confirmed Saturday that it would provide legal representation for the gun-rights group in its First Amendment case.

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Florida University System Sued Over Effort To Disband Pro-Palestinian Student Group

Chancellor Ray Rodrigues had ordered schools to disband chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine, saying the national organization supports terrorism.

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Nashville special session protesters

Judge Blocks Tennessee House GOP Rule Banning Signs From Statehouse Galleries

A judge blocked a new rule banning signs in the galleries of the Tennessee House of Representatives, following a lawsuit filed on behalf of three women who were expelled for protesting during a special legislative session on gun legislation.

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Edward Snowden

Civil Liberties Groups Petition Supreme Court to Unseal “Secret” Surveillance Court Rulings

Most court opinions are made publicly available under the First Amendment so that people can understand what the law is and have trust in the judicial process. That is not the case for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) which decides when government agencies can spy on suspected foreign agents, and can sometimes target American citizens as well.

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