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ACLU Sues Over 'Stop And Frisk' Searches In Philly

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 wrong. The American Civil Liberties Union of...

Girls Sue Pennsylvania School Over 'Boobies' Bracelet Ban

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 country over a school's ban on the bracelets...

Pennsylvania Teens Can't Be Suspended For MySpace Parodies

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, however lewd or offensive, were not likely to cause...

American Citizen Arrested, Jailed as Suspected 'Alien,' Lawsuit Filed

"Plaintiff Angelica Davila is a U.S. citizen who was born in Mexico. Local and federal officials nonetheless collaborated to detain her by the side of the road for several hours and imprison her at the Allegheny County Jail for eleven hours based on the groundless belief that she might be an undocumented...