American Civil Liberties Union
The Harrisburg courtroom was standing-room-only as opening statements were presented. The complete presentation by both sides took just over one hour.
The American Civil Liberties Union is going to court to end the ban on gay marriage in Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Ford was connected by police to eight robberies in South Jersey. But thanks to the Cherry Hill Police Department’s brand new automatic license plate reader, Ford was caught and arrested after the reader picked up his license plate.
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.
“This decision by Judge Simpson is dripping in political partisanship,” says Jerry Mondesire, the president of the Pennsylvania NAACP.
“It’s been like hell for me,” says lead plaintiff Viviette Applewhite, 93, who testified that she’s been trying for years to get acceptable ID.
A three-judge appellate panel in New Jersey has ruled that school districts cannot impose a so-called “24/7″ policy on student behavior unless that behavior has a direct impact on the school itself.
Legal action by the American Civil Liberties Union has delayed New Jersey’s new driver’s license requirements.
One of the plaintiffs in the suit says she’s spent the last 10 years trying to prove her identity, and has been voting legally in Philadelphia for nearly 40 years.
It’s an issue that has caught the attention of the ACLU.
“As a private citizen, you have the right to videotape (officers),” Philadelphia Police deputy commissioner Richard Ross says.