American Civil Liberties Union

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Confederate Flag License Plate Creates Civil War at a Delaware Agency

It’s an issue that has caught the attention of the ACLU.


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ACLU To Sue Over Cops’ Seizure of Cameras From Bystanders

“As a private citizen, you have the right to videotape (officers),” Philadelphia Police deputy commissioner Richard Ross says.



Pa. Teens Can’t Be Suspended For MySpace Parodies

A federal appeals court says two Pennsylvania teens can’t be disciplined at school for MySpace parodies of their principals created off-campus.


PennDOT's traffic cameras let PennDOT and drivers see the traffic conditions on major roadways, such as I-95, shown here.

ACLU Raises Privacy Concerns About Traffic Cameras

Anecdotal stories about the activities of stopped motorists along the side of major roadways from a PennDOT traffic control specialist raised alarms for ACLU attorneys.


(File photo: Philadelphia police officers on patrol on South Street.)

Survey: Whites, More Than Blacks, Trust Philadelphia Police Procedures

The poll found the public’s respect overall for police is high, but racial or ethnic group, income, and race also played a role in the answers.


Student Tracking Systems Raise Concerns

Radio tracking identification has been used for years to monitor cattle and now is being utilized by some school districts to track student attendance.


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Pa. Moms Sue School Over ‘Boobies’-Bracelet Ban

Two mothers filed a free-speech lawsuit Monday against a Pennsylvania school district that suspended their daughters for wearing the popular “I (heart) boobies!” bracelets.



ACLU, Students Dispute Ban On ‘Boobies’ Bracelets

The American Civil Liberties Union wants an eastern Pennsylvania school district to rescind a ban on breast cancer awareness bracelets featuring the word “boobies,” saying it violates students’ free speech rights.