Stories tagged: ACLU
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 9:47 p.m.
A dramatic change to U.S. asylum policy may put additional strain on overcrowded detention facilities.
UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
A federal judge temporarily blocked an Ohio law Wednesday that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, allowing clinics to continue to provide the procedure as a …
UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 9:20 p.m.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a federal lawsuit in Spokane attempting to halt a Trump Administration rule that would prohibit government-funded health care providers from telling pregnant women …
Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 8:39 a.m.
Two U.S. citizens who say Customs and Border Protection officials detained them for speaking Spanish while they waited in a convenience store line in Havre, Montana, have filed a federal …
Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 3:10 p.m.
Idaho’s attempt to withhold information about the source of its lethal injection drugs is similar to hiding the type of ammunition used by firing squads or the brand of rope …
Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 3:27 p.m.
Members of the deaf community are railing against a new mural in downtown Idaho Falls because the painting incorrectly uses American Sign Language.
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
A federal judge on Friday called on the U.S. government and the American Civil Liberties Union to come up with a plan to address the rights of parents and children …
Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 5 p.m.
Federal immigration agencies have launched a coordinated campaign to arrest and deport immigrants seeking to become legal U.S. residents through marriage, according to documents released this week in a class-action …
Mon., July 9, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
The American Civil Liberties Union said it appears the Trump administration will miss Tuesday’s court-ordered deadline to reunite scores of young migrant children with their parents.
UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 8:40 p.m.
The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday struck down a law requiring a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion, ruling that the restriction was unconstitutional and that “autonomy and …
UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 3:51 p.m.
Police generally need a warrant to look at records that reveal where cellphone users have been, the Supreme Court ruled Friday in a big victory for privacy interests in the …
UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 3:11 p.m.
Amazon’s decision to market a powerful face recognition tool to police is alarming privacy advocates, who say the tech giant’s reach could vastly accelerate a dystopian future in which camera-equipped …
Fri., March 30, 2018, 9:41 p.m.
A federal court in Washington told the Trump administration Friday that the government can’t interfere with the ability of pregnant immigrant teens being held in federal custody to obtain abortions.
Tue., March 27, 2018, 6 a.m.
ACLU objects to Border Patrol searches of Greyhound buses in Spokane and other cities.
UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 1:10 p.m.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a class-action lawsuit Friday accusing the U.S. government of broadly separating immigrant families seeking asylum.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 10:42 a.m.
The American Civil Liberties Union accused the U.S. government on Monday of unlawfully separating a Congolese woman and her 7-year-old daughter by holding them in different immigration facilities, two time …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 5:09 p.m.
A Republican lawmaker is pushing to add Oklahoma to the list of states in which so-called chemical castration is an option for certain sex offenders, albeit an option that rarely …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 3:04 p.m.
Two advocacy groups that support abortion rights are challenging the constitutionality of a Montana law that allows only physicians and physician assistants to perform abortions.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 7:35 p.m.
An Idaho judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho over public defender funding can move forward as a class action lawsuit.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Spokane settles federal lawsuit by Mexican national who claimed he was unlawfully detained by police
The City of Spokane has settled a federal lawsuit filed by a Mexican national who alleged he was unlawfully detained by an officer following an automobile collision, that he didn’t …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 8:18 p.m.
A federal judge in Seattle on Saturday partially lifted a Trump administration ban on certain refugees after two groups argued that the policy prevented people from some mostly Muslim countries …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
Pierce County and the sheriff’s office is violating the rights of mentally ill people held in its jail by subjecting them to illegal restraints and isolation, the American Civil Liberties …
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 3 a.m.
Some possible issues ahead for 2018 Legislature: gun rights in the Senate Gallery, censorship of social media, better training against sexual harassment.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
Grays Harbor County has agreed to pay $45,000 and to make policy changes to settle a lawsuit over its placement of teens in solitary confinement.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
A Somali refugee living in Washington is asking a federal judge to let his wife and young children join him in the United States, saying the Trump administration’s indefinite ban …
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
U.S. authorities on Friday released a 10-year-old immigrant girl with cerebral palsy who had been detained by border agents after surgery because she is in the U.S. without legal permission.
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
The Trump administration on Friday accused lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union of misleading the administration in the case of a pregnant immigrant teen who sought and obtained an …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 11:50 a.m.
An immigrant teen in federal custody who was seeking an abortion over the Trump administration’s objections had the procedure Wednesday after a U.S. appeals court ruled in her favor, her …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 1:36 p.m.
The Oregon Department of Corrections has settled a lawsuit filed on behalf of a transgender inmate who says she was denied medical care.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
A University of Idaho law professor and a group of advocates want to see Idaho pass rules that would prevent the mentally ill and juveniles from being subjected to the …