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

    …” is – don’t drive while intoxicated. Don’t drink and drive. Don’t take any controlled substance or illegal substance and get behind the wheel this Labor Day weekend. More states are choosing to enact no refusal DWI enforcement policies, so it’s essential for motorists to learn how the law views those who just say no to a police officer’s request to submit…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 17 readers -
  • School District Prevails In Major First Amendment Jury Trial

    … A. Bessey. The plaintiffs were joined in the case by the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine and the national ACLU. The case is Pollack v. Regional School Unit 75, Case No. 2:13–cv–109–NT. The verdict was reported in the Portland Press Herald here. The post School District Prevails In Major First Amendment Jury Trial appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 12 readers -