American Civil Liberties Union

BILLINGS, Mont. | US accused of planning crackdown on pipeline protests

BILLINGS, Mont. — Civil liberties advocates sued the U.S. government Tuesday, alleging law enforcement agencies have been making preparations to crack down on anticipated protests over the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union and its Montana affiliate filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Missoula against the Defense, Homeland … Continue reading BILLINGS, Mont. | US accused of planning crackdown on pipeline protests

SAN DIEGO | Judge tells US officials, ACLU to come up with asylum plan

SAN DIEGO— 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 to seek asylum. During a hearing, U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw asked the two sides to come to an agreement over whether some … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Judge tells US officials, ACLU to come up with asylum plan

LINCOLN, Neb. Drugmaker seeks to block Nebraska from using execution drugs

LINCOLN, Neb. — A German pharmaceutical company has filed a lawsuit to prevent Nebraska from using lethal injection drugs next week in what would be the state’s first execution in more than two decades. The federal lawsuit filed late Tuesday could delay the Aug. 14 execution of Carey Dean Moore, who was sentenced to death … Continue reading LINCOLN, Neb. Drugmaker seeks to block Nebraska from using execution drugs

SAN DIEGO | Judge credits, faults administration on family reunification

SAN DIEGO — A federal judge commended the Trump administration for reunifying families in its custody with their children after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, while faulting it for leaving hundreds of families still apart and warning that a better system must be in place. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw said the government gets … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Judge credits, faults administration on family reunification

TOPEKA, Kan. | ACLU attacks may help Kobach win GOP nod for Kansas governor

TOPEKA, Kan.— Conservative candidate Kris Kobach so relished criticism from the American Civil Liberties Union in the Kansas governor’s race that he waved the group’s mailer in the air before 250 supporters last week so they could groan in disapproval at the effort to prevent him from winning the Republican primary. Kobach, the Kansas secretary … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan. | ACLU attacks may help Kobach win GOP nod for Kansas governor

SAN DIEGO | Administration: 1,820 children reunited after border split

SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration said Thursday that more than 1,800 children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited with parents and sponsors but hundreds remain apart, signaling a potentially long wait for anguished families. The federal government was under a Thursday deadline to reunify more than 2,500 children separated from their parents … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Administration: 1,820 children reunited after border split

SAN DIEGO  | Judge faults government tracking of separated families

SAN DIEGO  — A federal judge on Tuesday criticized the Trump administration’s accounting of hundreds of parents who may have been deported after being separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border, calling it “a deeply troubling reality.” U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw was responding to a government court filing that said 463 parents may … Continue reading SAN DIEGO  | Judge faults government tracking of separated families

SAN DIEGO | More than 300 older children split at border are reunited

SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration said Thursday that it has reunified 364 children ages 5 and older with their families after they were separated at the border, still leaving hundreds to go before a court-imposed deadline a week away. The Justice Department reaffirmed in a court filing that it has identified 2,551 children who … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | More than 300 older children split at border are reunited