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2nd Circuit Finds NSA’s Bulk Metadata Program Not Authorized By Patriot Act
Posted on 7 May 2015 by Mark Rogers

NEW YORK — (Mealey’s) A Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on May 7 found that the National Security Agency’s bulk telephone metadata collection program is not authorized by Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act, reversing a trial... Read More

ACLU Sues Government For 'Spying' Information
Posted on 4 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Civil rights groups sued the U.S. government Thursday to try to force it to reveal more about the surveillance of Americans' international e-mails and telephone calls. The American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties... Read More

Utah Sued By Groups Over Immigration Law
Posted on 4 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SALT LAKE CITY - (AP) Two national organizations are suing Utah to halt a new immigration law they claim encourages racial profiling. The National Immigration Law Center says an enforcement measure signed by Gov. Gary Herbert in March is just as unconstitutional... Read More

ACLU says Colorado Immigrant Settles Detention Case
Posted on 18 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DENVER - (AP) An immigrant suspected of being in the country illegally could receive $90,000 to settle a lawsuit claiming he was unlawfully held in a suburban Denver jail for 47 days, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday. Luis Quezada, 37,... Read More

Nebraska City Suspends Immigration Law, Goes To Court
Posted on 28 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

FREMONT, Neb. - (AP) A Nebraska city suspended its voter-approved ban on hiring or renting property to illegal immigrants, but opponents still want a federal judge to block the ordinance until all legal fights are resolved. Groups challenging the ordinance... Read More

Justice Department Challenges Tough Alabama Immigration Law
Posted on 2 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - (AP) The Obama administration is challenging Alabama's new law that would let police detain those stopped for traffic offenses who they suspect are in the country illegally, a statute described as one of the toughest immigration... Read More

Judge: Missouri Funeral Protest Ban Unconstitutional
Posted on 17 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - (AP) A federal judge Monday ruled that Missouri laws restricting protests near funerals are unconstitutional. Missouri legislators passed two laws in 2006 in response to protests at servicemembers' funerals by members of Westboro... Read More

Lawsuit: Mentally Ill U.S. Citizen Wrongly Deported
Posted on 15 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ATLANTA - (AP) A mentally disabled U.S. citizen who spoke no Spanish was deported to Mexico with little but a prison jumpsuit after immigration agents manipulated him into signing documents allowing his removal, a lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges. His... Read More

ACLU Challenging Half-Pay For Discharged Gays
Posted on 12 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - (AP) The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the government on behalf of a gay former Air Force sergeant denied full separation pay after he was forced out under the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy... Read More

Evidence Skirmish Could Delay End Of Prop 8 Trial
Posted on 17 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO – (AP) An attempt by civil rights groups to keep sponsors of California's same-sex marriage ban from obtaining internal campaign documents could delay a verdict in the federal trial on the constitutionality of Proposition... Read More

Judge Hears *** Teen’s Lawsuit To Force Prom
Posted on 23 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ABERDEEN, Miss. – (AP) Mississippi officials who canceled a prom after a *** student asked to bring her girlfriend told a federal judge Monday that there were issues with the event even before that. The American Civil Liberties Union is suing... Read More

Nebraska Town May Halt Immigration Law To Save Money
Posted on 27 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

OMAHA, Neb. - (AP) Faced with expensive legal challenges, officials in the eastern Nebraska town of Fremont are considering suspending a voter-approved ban on hiring or renting property to illegal immigrants until the lawsuits are resolved. The City Council... Read More

Judge: Alaska Homeless Camp Raids Unconstitutional
Posted on 6 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) Anchorage's policy for raiding homeless camps is unconstitutional, an Alaska judge has ruled. Superior Court Judge Mark Rindner issued his ruling late Tuesday in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska... Read More

ACLU Sues Over 'Stop And Frisk' Searches In Philly
Posted on 5 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHILADELPHIA - (AP) A civil liberties group filed a federal lawsuit Thursday challenging the use of "stop and frisk" searches by Philadelphia police, alleging that the policy is violating the rights of blacks and Latinos who have done nothing... Read More