American Civil Liberties Union

Idaho judge urged to force disclosure of execution drugs

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — 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 used in a hanging, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho told a state judge on Monday. The … Continue reading Idaho judge urged to force disclosure of execution drugs

DETROIT | ACLU: Government mistakenly wanted to deport US veteran

DETROIT—January 16, 2019—  A Marine veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder was held for three days for possible deportation before federal authorities learned that he was a U.S. citizen born in Michigan, lawyers said Wednesday. Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, 27, lives in the Grand Rapids area. He was released on Dec. 17 from a detention center in Calhoun … Continue reading DETROIT | ACLU: Government mistakenly wanted to deport US veteran

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called “Dynamite Hill” because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and ’60s. Now, after becoming the first black person elected sheriff in Birmingham — on the same day voters elected the community’s first black … Continue reading BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

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