- Court to consider California's DNA collection law Updated: Dec-09-13 2:33 pm
- Court to consider California's DNA collection law Updated: Dec-08-13 4:49 pm
- ACLU moves to block release of sex offender info Updated: Dec-06-13 6:02 pm
- Nativity scene on display at Florida Capitol Updated: Dec-03-13 6:26 pm
- Corporal punishment still used in Florida Updated: Dec-01-13 1:29 am
- Electronic tag readers are solving Florida crimes Updated: Nov-28-13 1:23 am
- Federal judge blocks new nonsurgical abortion law Updated: Nov-26-13 8:53 pm
- Department of Natural Resources invests in cameras Updated: Nov-24-13 4:38 pm
- Analysis: Citizenship law root of Kansas lawsuits Updated: Nov-24-13 11:52 am
- Spoils of war: Police getting leftover Iraq trucks Updated: Nov-24-13 11:44 am
- ACLU asks New York judge to halt NSA surveillance Updated: Nov-22-13 10:49 pm
- Mattingly: Blame it on Woodstock Updated: Nov-20-13 3:20 pm
- Md. bill would limit local immigration policing Updated: Nov-19-13 2:37 pm
- ACLU award goes to Vt. immigrants' rights group Updated: Nov-11-13 5:59 pm
- Larry Flynt weighs in on killer set for execution Updated: Nov-11-13 5:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - California Attorney General Kamala Harris and the Obama administration are urging a federal appeals court to uphold California's mandatory collection of DNA samples from everyone arrested in the state as a constitutional and powerful law enforcement tool.
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court appeared ready last year to strike down as an unconstitutional invasion of privacy a controversial California law requiring police to collect DNA samples from every person arrested in the state.
RICHLAND, Washington - The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking to block the release of low-level sex offender information to a Mesa woman.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A private group placed a Nativity scene in the Florida state Capitol on Tuesday in an event that included prayers, children singing Christmas carols and a celebration of Jesus' birth.
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - Paddling in schools has been declining for years across the country and across Florida. But in north Florida it maintains a fast foothold in 20 public school districts and in uncounted private schools.
TAMPA, Florida - The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office recently got a tip a stolen vehicle had been seen near the University of South Florida. Investigators sent deputies to the area, found the car and arrested the two men inside. Both were charged with grand theft auto.
INDIANAPOLIS - A federal judge has blocked a new Indiana law set to take effect on Jan. 1 that would have effectively shut down Lafayette's only abortion clinic.
GAINESVILLE, Georgia - Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials say body-mounted cameras for police officers in its law enforcement branch were a good investment.
TOPEKA, Kansas - Secretary of State Kris Kobach and his critics are tangled in two lawsuits over whether Kansas will create a dual voter registration system, but the disputes are only proxies for ongoing battles over the state's proof-of-citizenship law.
QUEENSBURY, New York - Coming soon to your local sheriff: 18-ton, armor-protected military fighting vehicles with gun turrets and bulletproof glass that were once the U.S. answer to roadside bombs during the Iraq war.
NEW YORK - The U.S. government's interpretation of its authority under the Patriot Act is so broad that it could justify mass collection of financial, health and even library records of innocent Americans without their knowledge, a civil liberties lawyer warned Friday at a hearing on a lawsuit challenging a federal phone-tracking program.
Cultural changes unleashed by the sexual revolution are affecting how millions of Americans understand religious liberty, according to University of Virginia law professor Douglas Laycock, speaking at a recent Newseum symposium marking the 20th anniversary of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - The American Civil Liberties Union announced a legislative effort Tuesday to limit local police involvement in immigration enforcement, a practice the group called wasteful and counterproductive.
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has presented its annual David W. Curtis Civil Liberties Award to the group Migrant Justice.
ST. LOUIS - Serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin is getting support from an unlikely source: Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt, who was paralyzed 35 years ago by a bullet apparently fired by Franklin.