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Stories with organization: American Civil Liberties Union
  • Emails show FBI privacy concerns about license-plate readers 
    Updated: May-15-15 2:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - The FBI has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in license-plate reader technology, but it halted a purchase order at least temporarily after lawyers raised privacy concerns about the surveillance three years ago, according to emails and other documents obtained by The Associated Press.

  • Directors' guild blames studios, networks for gender bias story has photos
    Updated: May-12-15 10:58 pm

    LOS ANGELES - The Directors Guild of America says networks and studios are to blame for the "deplorable" dearth of female directors in Hollywood, following a call by the American Civil Liberties Union for an investigation into the industry's "systemic failure" to hire female directors.

  • Nevada ACLU says too many bills create new crimes 
    Updated: May-10-15 12:08 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada civil rights activists say they're concerned about dozens of proposals before the state Legislature that would create or extend criminal penalties on everything from spraying graffiti to flying a drone while drunk.

  • Video shows white officer kicking black man in face story has photos
    Updated: May-08-15 1:25 am

    DOVER, Delaware - A police dashcam video released Thursday shows a black suspect being kicked in the face by a white police officer who was charged this week with assault.

  • US appeals court: NSA phone record collection is excessive 
    Updated: May-07-15 11:07 am

    NEW YORK - The bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the government exceeds what Congress has allowed, a federal appeals court said Thursday as it asked Congress to step in and decide how best to balance national security and privacy interests.

  • Kansas House leader: No debate on religious objections bill 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 8:05 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick says he's not planning to have his chamber debate a bill aimed at protecting college religious groups that want to limit their membership.

  • Former Va. AG Ken Cuccinelli stays active in state politics 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 4:39 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Since leaving elected office at the beginning of last year, former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has helped start an oyster farm, sued the National Security Administration, led a U.S. Senate-focused conservative political action committee and founded a law firm specializes in representing guns owners.

  • Legal fight over voter IDs in Wisconsin continues 
    Updated: Apr-27-15 3:08 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - With two special elections looming next month and one to fill a vacancy in the state Senate coming later this year, opponents of Wisconsin's new voter identification law want a federal court to expand the number of IDs that voters can show at the polls.

  • Ducey allows same-sex couples to be adoptive, foster parents 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 6:09 pm

    PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has overruled a legal opinion from the attorney general's office and instructed the state's child welfare agency to allow all legally married couples, including same-sex couples, to jointly be adoptive and foster parents.