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ACLU sues FBI, DOJ over facial-recognition technology, criticizing ‘unprecedented’ surveillance and secrecy

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The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday sued the Justice Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the FBI for records detailing their use of facial-recognition software, arguing that the agencies have secretly implemented a nationwide surveillance technology that threatens Americans’ ...

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ACLU asks for full count of separated children

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018 file photo, an asylum-seeking boy from Central America runs down a hallway after arriving from an immigration detention center to a shelter in San Diego. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is praising San Diego County for providing a shelter for asylum seekers released onto the streets and wants the state to providing funding to help. Newsom is pushing for the state to create a $25 million emergency fund to address a humanitarian crisis created by the federal government. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge on Thursday to order the Trump administration to account for all migrant children who were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, after a government watchdog reported that officials might ...

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Trump administration puts burden on ACLU to find deported parents separated from children

The U.S. government has deported hundreds of migrant parents without their children in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s now-defunct family separation policy. But now administration officials are arguing that it’s the responsibility of the American Civil Liberties Union, not ...

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ACLU sues over plans for citizenship question on 2020 census

NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights lawyers sued the U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday to try to stop plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, calling it an unconstitutional attempt to discriminate against immigrants. The Manhattan federal ...

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ACLU asks judge to stop indefinite detention of immigrants

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and an organization whose lawyers represent immigrants are asking a New York judge to stop the indefinite detention of some immigrants awaiting deportation. The ACLU and the Brooklyn Defender Services want ...

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ACLU sues Trump over transgender military ban

Transgender soldiers, sailors, airmen and other members of the military, along with others who want to enlist, sued President Donald Trump on Monday, hoping the federal courts will stop him from preventing their service. One federal lawsuit was filed in ...

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Settlement reached in ACLU lawsuit against CIA interrogation

SPOKANE, Wash. — A settlement was announced Thursday in a landmark lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against two psychologists involved in designing the CIA’s harsh interrogation program used in the war on terror. Terms of the settlement ...

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ACLU challenges Kentucky governor’s social media blocking

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky has filed a federal lawsuit over Gov. Matt Bevin’s blocking of Facebook and Twitter users. The lawsuit asks a judge to declare Bevin’s action a violation of the First ...

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Prosecutor will appeal order to ID ‘false subpoena’ lawyers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans’ criminal prosecutor says he’ll appeal an order to turn over names of lawyers who used what the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana calls “false subpoenas.” A judge has given Orleans Parish District Attorney ...

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ACLU, others sue Trump voting commission in Florida

MIAMI (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and civil rights leaders have filed a lawsuit in Miami federal court challenging President Trump’s commission on election fraud. The lawsuit filed Monday is the latest legal challenge to the commission over ...

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High court won’t hear appeal over CIA torture report

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal seeking to force the CIA to release the full 2014 Senate report about the agency’s use of harsh interrogation tactics. The justices on Monday let stand an appeals court ruling ...

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