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ACLU says it got $24 million in donations this weekend, six times yearly average

In the weeks after the Nov. 8 election, when Donald Trump secured a surprise victory to become president of the United States, the American Civil Liberties Union received so much money in online donations – more than $15 million – that an official with the 100-year-old organization called the flood “unprecedented in our history.”

Texas officer on restricted duty after videotaped arrests

A white Texas police officer was placed on restricted duty Thursday while an internal investigation looks into a video showing the officer wrestling a black woman to the ground before arresting her and her two teenage daughters.

ACLU files lawsuit over juvenile solitary confinement

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington state says it’s suing Grays Harbor County for records related to its juvenile detention facility, following reports that a 15-year-old boy was placed in solitary confinement for eight days last spring.

Judge OKs preliminary settlement in Idaho Medicaid lawsuit

A federal judge has approved a preliminary settlement between developmentally disabled Idaho residents and the state Department of Health and Welfare, the ACLU-Idaho announced Monday. The settlement requires the state to develop a new tool for determining some Medicaid benefits, to give participants more information about budget changes...

Idaho school district settles ACLU lawsuit

An Idaho school district has settled a lawsuit by agreeing to change policies that a former student called discriminatory. The Times-News reports that the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho sued the Cassia County School District on behalf of Sierra Norman this spring...

State settles liquor-obscenity case, will no longer enforce law

Arts venues licensed to serve alcohol during live performances depicting sexual acts will no longer face consequences from Idaho State Police under a newly reached agreement. The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho, along with several other Boise attorneys representing artists and artistic venues, said Wednesday's lawsuit settlement marks...

Groups press Walgreens on religious restrictions in clinics

Four groups led by the American Civil Liberties Union are asking Walgreens for reassurance that the drugstore’s partnership with a Catholic system to run in-store clinics in the St. Louis area won’t limit access to birth control.

Pasco’s voting system weakens Latino voice, ACLU lawsuit says

The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is following up on a lawsuit that forced voting changes in Yakima with a similar case against Pasco, alleging that the way the city runs its elections weakens the political voice of Latinos.

Police treatment of Baton Rouge protesters leads to ACLU lawsuit

Civil rights groups and activists sued Baton Rouge law enforcement agencies over their treatment of protesters rallying against the police shooting death of a black man, saying officers used excessive force and physically and verbally abused peaceful demonstrators.

Idaho jail no longer requires federal oversight

Seven years after the American Civil Liberties Union sued over overcrowding and other conditions, the Canyon County Jail is no longer required to have federal oversight.