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Montana Health Care Providers and Families Challenge Law Banning Gender-Affirming Care for Transgender Youth

HELENA, May 9, 2023 – Transgender youth, their families, and their medical providers are challenging a sweeping new Montana law banning transgender youth from accessing age-appropriate gender-affirming health care in court. In a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Montana, Lambda Legal, and Perkins Coie, two families with transgender youth […]

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Court Rules LA County Must Fix Overcrowding and Abysmal Conditions at Jails Booking Facility

On Friday, a federal court judge ordered Los Angeles County to fix the massive backup in the jail’s Inmate Reception Center (IRC) after county lawyers conceded to revelations of horrific treatment of people confined at the jail’s booking facility. U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson’s order prohibits the county from keeping people in the IRC […]

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Injunction on Florida’s 15-Week Abortion Ban Revoked Automatically Upon Appeal, Law to Remain in Effect

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. July 5, 2022 — Shortly after a state trial court officially issued an order blocking the state’s 15-week abortion ban on the ground it likely violates Florida’s state constitution and will cause irreparable harm, the state appealed the ruling, triggering an automatic stay of that injunction under Florida state law. The law, which […]

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ACLU Report: Dozens of Sheriffs Partnering on Federal Immigration Enforcement Have Records of Racism, Abuse, and Violence

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2022 — The American Civil Liberties Union released a new research report today on Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s 287(g) program, which delegates federal immigration enforcement authority to local and state law enforcement agencies and which expanded five fold under the Trump administration. The report, License to Abuse, is the first in-depth and comprehensive […]

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Supreme Court declines to review ruling in favor of California patient who was denied care for being transgender

WASHINGTON November 1, 2021 – The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear a challenge to a California court decision in favor of a patient who was turned away from a hospital for being transgender. Evan Minton was scheduled to undergo a medical procedure in 2016 at Mercy San Juan Medical Center, a Sacramento hospital […]

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ACLU, Lawyers Committee File Lawsuit Challenging Oklahoma Classroom Censorship Bill Banning Race and Gender Discourse

OKLAHOMA CITY, October 19, 2021 — A diverse group of students and educators filed a lawsuit today challenging an Oklahoma classroom censorship bill, HB 1775, which severely restricts public school teachers and students from learning and talking about race and gender in the classroom. The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Oklahoma, […]

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ACLU Rebukes President Biden for Breaking Campaign Promise to End Privatized Immigration Detention

The Biden administration has entered into at least one new Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agreement to expand its use of private prisons, despite a campaign promise and an executive order from President Biden to end the use of privately run detention facilities. On Tuesday, commissioners in Clearfield County, PA approved an agreement for Moshannon Valley […]

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Civil Rights Organizations Appeal FBI’s Refusal to Disclose Government Records on the “China Initiative”

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2021 – The American Civil Liberties Union and Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC administratively appealed the FBI’s decision to close their joint FOIA request for records related to the “China Initiative” on Wednesday. The “China Initiative” is a wide-ranging government effort to scrutinize, investigate, prosecute, and take other measures against U.S.-based scientists […]

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ACLU Seeks Public Records to Uncover Information About People Released from ICE Custody on Their Death Beds

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2021 — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a public records request today under the Freedom of Information Act to obtain documents related to U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s practice of releasing hospitalized detainees from custody prior to their imminent death. The request comes after multiple reports that ICE has formally released people from […]

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ACLU, Disability Rights Orgs File Amicus Brief Urging Court to Allow Britney Spears to Select Her Attorney in Conservatorship Case

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation of Southern California, with the support of 25 civil rights and disability rights organizations, filed anamicus brief with the Superior Court of Los Angeles County on Monday in support of Britney Spears’s right to select her own attorney for her conservatorship proceedings. The brief also urged […]

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