Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett has signed a bill that will prohibit coverage of most abortions by insurance policies to be offered through a federally run insurance “exchange” being set up as part of the new federal health care law.
Pennsylvania’s voter ID law will be argued in Commonwealth Court next month but, according to ACLU attorney Vic Walczak, who represents the plaintiffs challenging the law, the issues are completely different.
A transgender student in central Pennsylvania will be allowed to wear a boy’s colors to next month’s graduation ceremony but will be identified by his female name, a resolution the American Civil Liberties Union said Monday doesn’t go far enough.
A coalition of civil rights groups kicked off a new campaign at a rally Saturday at the First United Church of Germantown.
The ordinance calls for financial penalties for a landlord who has a tenant who calls police at least three times during a four-month period.
The American Civil Liberties Union is threatening to sue if a Pennsylvania school district doesn’t allow a transgender student to run for prom king, even though the student is registered under his female birth name and has acknowledged his diploma will be issued in that female name, too.
The ACLU of Pennsylvania filed a federal lawsuit against Norristown yesterday afternoon, challeging an ordinance it says punishes innocent tenants and their landlords for requesting assistance from police.
Cell phone makers and wireless service providers aren’t doing enough to keep our calls and texts secure.
A federal judge continues to oversee an agreement between the ACLU and the Nutter administration in which the police department agreed to better train officers on the use of “stop and frisk.”
The parties in the voter ID case agree that voters will not need to show photo ID at the polls in order to vote in May. They filed the agreement with the court Thursday.
The plaintiffs in the voter ID case are set to file papers today asking the Commonwealth Court to extend the block on the voter ID law. It was stopped only for the November election.
An ACLU attorney says Temple student Christopher Montgomery used his iPhone in January 2011 to record an altercation involving police and a mob in center city, and was arrested.
ACLU legal director Vic Walczak says the judge will likely schedule a hearing between now and May to determine whether to block the law for the primary.
Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson is expected to layout the timeline for the remainder of the case, including the date when a final decision on the voter ID law could be made.
The nation’s top law enforcement groups are pushing Congress to force cell companies to hold on to your text messages. That’s raising concern among privacy groups.