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Some Concerned About Car Computers’ Effect On Privacy

Connecting to the web on the road is a convenience that could be harming us. What is saved and shared has people concerned.

08/06/2014

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ACLU Comes To Aid Of New Jersey Teen Suspended For Flying Confederate Flag

The ACLU legal director in New Jersey has sent a letter to the school calling for the flag to be allowed.

03/28/2014

Demonstrators hold placards supporting former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden during a protest against government surveillance on October 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

NY Judge Says NSA’s Phone Surveillance Program Is Legal

U.S. District Judge William Pauley says the program “represents the government’s counter-punch” to eliminate al-Qaida’s terror network by connecting fragmented and fleeting communications.

12/27/2013

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N.J. Judge Blocks Governor’s Request To Delay Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

The ruling Thursday from Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson moves the state a step closer to start recognizing same-sex nuptials on Oct. 21.

10/10/2013

A new report says law enforcement is tracking Americans' every move with license plate readers. (Photo: CBS 2)

Report: Law Enforcement Watching Us Like Hawks With License Plate Scanners

Think about everywhere you drove on Wednesday — to work, the gym, daycare. Now consider this: a new report says thanks to a growing web of cameras, police keep track of your every move.

07/17/2013

Gay rights activist Vin Testa of DC waves a flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 25, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA Provision, Dismisses Prop. 8 Case

The Supreme Court has issued a pair of significant but incomplete victories for supporters of gay marriage.

06/26/2013

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ACLU Sues New Jersey Over Funding For Religious Schools

New Jersey’s plans to award more than $11 million to an all-male Jewish school and Princeton Theological Seminary violates state law and should be stopped, civil liberties groups said in a complaint filed Monday.

06/24/2013

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Wildwood To Vote On Banning Baggy Pants On Boardwalk

The proposed regulations would ban overly saggy pants, going shirtless and walking with bare feet on the boardwalk.

06/11/2013

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ACLU: Blacks Nine Times More Likely For Marijuana Arrest In Manhattan, Brooklyn

The American Civil Liberties Union just took a hard look at marijuana and found that your chances of getting busted may depend greatly on the color of your skin.

06/04/2013

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CBS News: Boston Bombing Suspect Conscious, Talking To Authorities

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was conscious Sunday night, and was responding in writing to authorities, CBS News has confirmed with law enforcement officials.

04/21/2013

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Conn. High School Allows Student To Wear Anti-Gay T-Shirt

Sandra Staub, legal director of the ACLU of Connecticut, said the district’s reversal teaches students that the First Amendment “is not merely a theoretical discussion topic but a real and vital guarantee” of free speech rights.

02/26/2013

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ACLU Files Complaint After Company Gives L.I. Woman Unpaid Leave Due To Pregnancy

Julie Desantis-Mayer was told by her doctor not to lift packages over 25 pounds because it could harm the baby.

01/17/2013

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Report: Conn Police Make It Hard To File Complaints Against Officers

A report released Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut lists issues ranging from a lack of complaint forms, to threats of intimidation or prosecution of those who wish to bring complaints.

12/04/2012

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City Of Newark Reaches Settlement With Girl Who Was Detained For Recording Officers

The City of Newark has reached a settlement with a teenage girl who was handcuffed and detained for videotaping city police officers in an incident on a public bus back in 2010, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey.

11/19/2012

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Officials: New NJ ID Standards Put On Hold Due To Court Motion

New Jersey officials have temporarily delayed plans to implement new federal standards for people seeking to obtain or renew driver licenses or non-driver ID’s.

05/05/2012

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