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AP: $500,000 Donated To Arizona To Defend Immigration Law
Posted on 9 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Retirees and other residents from all over the country were among those who donated nearly $500,000 to help Arizona defend its immigration enforcement law, with most chipping in $100 or less, according to an analysis of documents obtained... Read More

Lesbian Gets $35,000 Settlement Over Canceled Prom
Posted on 20 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JACKSON, Miss. - (AP) A rural school district that canceled its prom rather than allow a lesbian student to attend with her girlfriend has agreed to pay $35,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit the ACLU filed on her behalf. The district also agreed... Read More

California Judge Weighs Former FBI Informant's Lawsuit
Posted on 13 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) A former FBI informant who infiltrated a mosque and helped bring in a counterterrorism suspect suffered a blow in trying to sue his former handlers over his alleged mistreatment when the agency cut him loose. A federal judge issued... Read More

Government Wants To Keep Secrets In FBI Lawsuit
Posted on 4 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has invoked state secrets rules to prevent information from being released in a lawsuit filed by Southern California Muslims who claim the FBI monitored their activities solely because of their religion... Read More

ACLU Sues Pittsburgh Police Over Post-G-20 Conduct
Posted on 21 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PITTSBURGH - (AP) City police wrongly arrested 25 people and used unnecessary force against some of them to "punish" them for participating in or being near an anti-police brutality protest after the Group of 20 summit ended in the city last... Read More

WH: Lawsuit For Cleric Would Reveal State Secrets
Posted on 27 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Obama administration on Saturday invoked the state secrets privilege which would kill a lawsuit on behalf of U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, an alleged terrorist said to be targeted for death or capture under a U.S. government... Read More

N.Y. Lawsuit Seeks To Halt Suspicionless Searches
Posted on 7 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Civil rights lawyers sued the government Tuesday to stop authorities from snooping in the laptops, cell phones and cameras of international travelers without probable cause. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn against... Read More

Girls Sue Pennsylvania School Over 'Boobies' Bracelet Ban
Posted on 17 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHILADELPHIA - (AP) Two middle schoolers are suing their Pennsylvania school district after they were suspended for wearing the popular "I (heart) boobies!" bracelets. The American Civil Liberties Union believes the lawsuit is the first in the... Read More

DOJ Let Into Lawsuit On South Carolina Jail's Bible-Only Policy
Posted on 3 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

COLUMBIA, S.C. - (AP) A federal judge says the U.S. Justice Department can join a lawsuit challenging a South Carolina jail's policy barring inmates from any reading material other than the Bible. Court documents filed Monday show U.S. District Judge... Read More

Montana Judge Rules Against Gay Couples Seeking Rights
Posted on 24 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) A Montana judge on Thursday rejected a lawsuit that sought to extend to gay couples the same legal protections as married couples, saying in his decision that he can't grant the benefits partly because of the state's voter... Read More

ACLU Sues Over Rhode Island School Prayer Banner
Posted on 5 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - (AP) The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is suing the city of Cranston over a Christian prayer banner displayed in a high school auditorium. The ACLU announced the lawsuit Monday. It seeks monetary damages... Read More

ACLU Challenges No-Fly List On Behalf Of 10 people
Posted on 1 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PORTLAND Ore. - (AP) The American Civil Liberties Union has challenged the government's no-fly list in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday in Portland, Ore., on behalf of 10 people. The ACLU says one plaintiff, a Portland imam who is a naturalized U... Read More

Pa. Couple: County Took Baby Over Bad Drug Test
Posted on 29 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PITTSBURGH - (AP) A Pennsylvania couple claims in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday that their newborn was taken by county officials when a drug test the mother took came out positive because she had eaten a poppy seed bagel. The American Civil Liberties... Read More

N.Y. Judge: CIA Can Keep Secrets Despite ACLU Demand
Posted on 25 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK – (AP) A judge for a second time has denied efforts by the American Civil Liberties Union to force the CIA to release names and documents relating to Sept. 11 detainees who were interrogated harshly. Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein listened... Read More