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Hoover Mall Shooting Victim’s Parents Calling For Release of Officer’s Name

Two weeks after the Attorney General’s office decided not to charge the police officer who shot Hoover Mall shooting victim Emantic “EJ” Bradford, Jr, his parents are asking for the release of the officer’s name. Bradford’s parents stood beside their attorney and members of the ACLU and NAACP to announce they are giving the Attorney General’s office ten days to…

ACLU Suing Alabama in Transgender Driver License Case

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Alabama on behalf of three transgender individuals. In a lawsuit, the individuals are saying the state won’t allow them to change the gender listing of their driver’s licenses without proof that they’ve undergone surgery. The lawsuit, which was filed today in federal court in Montgomery, says the requirement is unconstitutional and violation of…

ACLU asks 10 States for Public Records on Immigrant Program

The American Civil Liberties Union has sent record requests to Republican attorneys general in 10 states and Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter looking for any communication with the federal government about a program that benefits young immigrants living in the country illegally. Otter and the attorneys general in Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee and West…

Trump Sued for Blocking Some of His Critics on Twitter

First Amendment advocates are suing President Donald Trump, saying some of his critics have been unconstitutionally blocked from following him on Twitter. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. The lawsuit says Twitter has become an important public forum for the president and he frequently makes public announcements there….

Google Launches Fund That Could Donate $4M to ACLU, Others

Google has created a crisis fund that could raise up to $4 million for four immigrant rights organizations. Google has confirmed a USA Today report that it is funding an initial $2 million for the fund that can be matched with up to $2 million in donations from employees. The money will go toward the American Civil Liberties Union, the…

ACLU: Christian Woman Forced to Remove Headscarf for License

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing county officials in Alabama who told a Christian woman to remove her headscarf for her driver’s license photo. Yvonne Allen of Tuskegee says the clerk insisted that only Muslim women are allowed to cover their hair. The ACLU’s suit filed Tuesday in Montgomery federal court says Lee County Clerk Becky Frayer and her…