American Civil Liberties Union

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.
N.J. Supreme Court Tosses Man's Child Abuse Guilty Plea Based On 'Off-Color' LanguageThe New Jersey State Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a Morris County was not guilty of child abuse just because he admitted to using “off-color language” in the presence of a 13-year-old foster child.
Mayor Baraka Announces Civilian Review Board For Newark PoliceNewark Mayor Ras Baraka on Tuesday announced what he called the first step in reforming a problem-plagued police force, with the creation of a civilian complaint review board, the first in the city's history.
Army Agrees To Recognize New Names Of Transgender Veterans In N.J.The U.S. Army has agreed to ``fully recognize'' the new legal names of two transgender military veterans, the New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday.
Sikh Hofstra Student: Army ROTC Making Me Choose Between Country I Love And My FaithA Sikh college student claims the U.S. Army is barring him from the Reserve Officer Training Corps unless he violates his religious beliefs by removing his turban, shaving and cutting his hair.
Nurse Furious Over Being Quarantined In New Jersey Over Ebola ConcernsA nurse who was forcibly quarantined at a hospital isolation unit in New Jersey after testing negative for Ebola has been released.
ACLU Maps Out N.J. Same-Sex MarriagesNearly 4,000 marriage licenses have been issued to same-sex couples in New Jersey since the state Supreme Court cleared the way for gay marriages one year ago.
Gov. Christie: State's Bail System 'Unfair,' Doesn't Make SenseGov. Chris Christie gave a horrific example of someone allegedly committing new crimes Wednesday as he continued to ramp up pressure on lawmakers to makes changes to the state's bail system.
Seen At 11: Encryption Services Protect Smartphones From HackersWe rely on our smartphones for just about everything. But just like a computer, they can be easily hacked.
NY Judge Says NSA's Phone Surveillance Program Is LegalU.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.
ACLU To Connecticut Officials: Single-Sex Classrooms Would Be UnconstitutionalIn a letter to state Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor, the ACLU criticized a report on the issue as inadequate.
Bergen County Police To Use Stun GunsThe county purchased 20 of the devices, which are equipped with video cameras. Half will go to patrol officers and the rest will be used by the county's SWAT team.
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