ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Transgender Military BanThe American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's ban on transgender individuals joining the military.
Chelsea Manning Released After 7 Years In Military PrisonU.S. Army spokeswoman Cynthia Smith told The Associated Press that Manning was released from Fort Leavenworth military prison, but that she couldn't provide any further details.
Judge Extends Stay On Deportations In Trump Travel BanCivil rights attorneys were in court Thursday, demanding to know who has been held at airports under the Trump administration’s travel ban.
Federal Judge Bars U.S. From Deporting People With Valid Visas Under Trump's Refugee Travel BanTrump signed two more executive actions Saturday and defended his decision to suspend the nation's refugee program, saying, "it's not a Muslim ban."
Lawmakers Seek To Crack Down On Cellphone TrackingLaw enforcement cellphone tracking devices are coming under scrutiny in at least eight states, with lawmakers introducing proposals ranging from warrant requirements to an outright ban.
ACLU: Christian Woman Forced By DMV To Remove Headscarf For Driver's License PhotoA Christian woman in Alabama was forced to remove her headscarf for a driver's license photo after being told only Muslim women could wear them in photos.
NJ Court: State Can't Give $11 Million In Grants To Religious SchoolsAn NJ appeals court ruled that the $10.6M grant to Beth Medrash Govoha and $645,323 to the Princeton Theological Seminary are unconstitutional.
State Orders New York High School To Enroll Teenage Immigrant After Family Says He Was Previously BarredA teenager who came to America from Guatemala will be allowed to go to school in Mamaroneck, for now.
ACLU Calls For Release Of Officers' Names In Shooting Of Trenton TeenThe civil rights organization sent a letter to state Attorney General John Hoffman on Wednesday saying the Aug. 7 shooting raises concerns about excessive use of force.
Civil Liberties Groups Call On Court To Stop NSA Phone Record CollectionCivil liberties groups asked a federal appeals court in Manhattan Tuesday to again strike down as unconstitutional a portion of a law used by the government to justify the collection and storage of Americans' phone records.
Newark City Council Mulling Plan For Municipal ID ProgramNewark could be the first city in NJ to implement a municipal ID program.
ACLU Sues For Airport 'Behavior Detection' Program RecordsA civil rights group sued the federal government Thursday to try to force it to turn over information about airport "behavior detection'' programs designed to spot passengers who are potential threats, saying they lead to discrimination.