American Civil Liberties Union

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonpartisan non-profit organization whose stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States." It works through litigation, lobbying, and community education. Founded in 1920 by Roger Baldwin, Crystal Eastman, and Walter Nelles, the ACLU has over 500,000 members and has an annual budget over $100 million. Local affiliates of the ACLU are active in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. The ACLU provides legal assistance in cases when it considers civil liberties to be at risk.
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  • What You Need to Know About “No Refusal” This Labor Day

    … that triggers a DWI charge. If the driver refuses to submit to testing, he or she may face harsh treatment by the officer and an automatic suspension of the driver’s license. Although American Civil Liberties Union attorneys have criticized no refusal policies in Texas, none of the presented challenges have prevailed in court. ACLU says they believe…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 16 readers -
  • School District Prevails In Major First Amendment Jury Trial

    … On June 12, 2017, a federal jury entered a unanimous defense verdict in favor of School Administrative District 75 in a long–running First Amendment test case over whether a special education student had a constitutionally protected right carry an all–day recording device at school. After prevailing on the majority of issues at the summary…

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 12 readers -