Mary Catherine Roper

(Easton, Pa. schoolgirls at the center of the case display their controversial bracelets outside the US Courthouse in Philadelphia.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Dispute Over ‘I Heart Boobies’ Bracelets

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from the Easton Area School District that wanted to prevent students from wearing “I (heart) Boobies!” bracelets to promote breast cancer awareness among young people.

03/10/2014

(Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Stop-And-Frisk Case Caught On Tape Casts Doubt On How It’s Conducted In Philadelphia

A couple of recent incidents have cast new doubt on the Philadelphia Police Department’s use of the “stop-and-frisk” tactic for fighting crime.

10/14/2013

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ACLU Sues On Behalf of Philadelphia Student Arrested For Videotaping Police Activity

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.

01/16/2013

(The NAACP billboard that is the subject of a lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia.  Image provided)

NAACP, ACLU Sue Philadelphia Over Rejected Airport Billboard

An attorney for the ACLU of Philadelphia says the city violated the First Amendment when it turned down the ad, citing its subject matter.

10/19/2011

(File photo: a stringent curfew was temporarily instituted immediately following some incidents of mob violence in Philadelphia. Credit:  Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Move Ahead on More Restrictive Curfew Law

The vote came despite objections from the ACLU, which called the bill unconstitutional.

10/12/2011

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.

04/06/2011

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