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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

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

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

Feds Sue California Over Sikh Inmate Beard Punishment
Posted on 17 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the state of California alleging that a Sikh inmate who refused to trim his beard for religious reasons was unfairly disciplined. Sukhjinder Basra has said that guards told him... 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

Pennsylvania Teens Can't Be Suspended For MySpace Parodies
Posted on 15 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHILADELPHIA - (AP) Two Pennsylvania teens cannot be disciplined at school for MySpace parodies of their principals created on home computers, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a high-profile case involving students and free speech. The postings... Read More

NJ Conductor Who Burned Quran Sues Over Firing
Posted on 5 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEWARK, N.J. - (AP) A former New Jersey train conductor fired after publicly burning pages from the Quran on the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks filed a lawsuit Friday seeking reinstatement and monetary damages. Derek Fenton's dismissal... Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal On Virginia Alcohol Ad Ban
Posted on 29 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court is leaving in place a ban on alcohol advertising in Virginia's college newspapers. The court on Monday rejected an appeal filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the newspapers. The appeal... Read More

Supporter Of Suspected Leaker Suing U.S. Government
Posted on 16 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) An outspoken advocate for an Army private accused of funneling classified documents to Wikileaks filed suit Friday, claiming federal agents illegally seized confidential information from him at a Chicago airport. David House, a founding... Read More

Alaska Sued In Transgender Driver's License Case
Posted on 21 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JUNEAU, Alaska - (AP) The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state of Alaska on behalf of a transgender woman, alleging that it denied her a driver's license listing her gender as female unless she provided proof that she'd undergone... Read More

Cases Lining Up To Challenge Arizona Immigration Law
Posted on 22 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) A federal judge is holding hearings on a parade of legal challenges to Arizona's immigration enforcement law, but resolving the seven cases filed so far could keep the court busy for years. Two of the cases were set to go before U.S... Read More