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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

Groups Sue To Block Alabama Illegal Immigration Law
Posted on 11 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - (AP) Civil rights groups sued Friday in federal court to block Alabama's new law cracking down on illegal immigration, which supporters and opponents have called the strictest measure of its kind in the nation. The lawsuit , filed... Read More

Federal Judge Blocks Utah Immigration Law
Posted on 12 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SALT LAKE CITY - (AP) A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a Utah immigration law that would have allowed police to check the citizenship status of anyone they arrest, citing its similarities to the most controversial parts of an Arizona law that seems... 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

Court Rules On Jehovah's Witnesses Case In Puerto Rico
Posted on 10 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - (AP) A federal appeals court in the United States has ordered gated communities across Puerto Rico to grant access to Jehovah's Witnesses so they can engage in their First Amendment right to proselytize. The ruling comes nearly... 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

Free Speech Cases At Top Of Supreme Court's Agenda
Posted on 4 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) First Amendment cases top the Supreme Court's docket as it begins a new term with a new justice and three women on the bench for the first time. The court will look at provocative anti-gay protests at military funerals and... 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

Appeals Court Lets Government Halt Torture Lawsuit
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A sharply divided federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit challenging a controversial post-Sept. 11 CIA program that flew terrorism suspects to secret prisons. The complaint was filed by five terrorism suspects who... 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