Lawsuit Targets Searches Of Electronic Devices At U.S. BorderA federal lawsuit claims the U.S. government's growing practice of searching laptops and cellphones at the border is unconstitutional because electronic devices now carry troves of private personal and business information.
ACLU Warns Texas Travelers About 'Sanctuary City' LawThe ACLU said Tuesday that Texas travelers should anticipate "the possible violation of their constitutional rights" if stopped by police.
Lawsuits Begin Over Texas 'Sanctuary City' LawA Latino rights groups says it has filed what may be the first lawsuit challenging a new "sanctuary cities" ban in Texas that allows local police to ask a person during routine stops whether they're in the U.S legally.
Texas Officials Say ICE Detained Immigrant Inside CourthouseLocal Texas officials said a review of courthouse security footage shows federal immigration agents detained a transgender woman seeking a protective order for alleged domestic violence while she was inside a courthouse.
Google Launches Fund That Could Donate $4M To ACLU, OthersGoogle has created a crisis fund that could raise up to $4 million for four immigrant rights organizations.
Major Rights Groups: Decriminalize Use Of All Illicit DrugsAs Americans debate the expanding campaign to legalize marijuana, two of the nation's most prominent human rights organizations are urging a far bolder step -- the decriminalization of possession and personal use of all illicit drugs.
Texas Abortions Fell Sharply Under Law Supreme Court VoidedAbortions in Texas plummeted about 15 percent during the first year after approval of tough restrictions that the U.S. Supreme Court has since struck down -- a decline that activists say shows how hard it had become to get an abortion in America's second-largest state.
ACLU Sues Mississippi Over 'Religious Rights' LawThe American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi is suing the state over a law that will allow workers to cite their own religious objections to same-sex marriage to deny services to people.
New Cameras Coming To DART TrainsBy 2018, DART plans to add facial recognition software. It can cross-reference images of wanted riders with the DART database.
Hollywood Accused Of Gender Bias In Hiring Women DirectorsThe ACLU said Tuesday they are asking federal and California civil rights agencies to investigate what they call "the systemic failure" to hire women directors in the film and television industry.
Report Criticizes Number Of Texas Prisoners Held In SolitaryA study by the Texas Civil Rights Project and American Civil Liberties Union is critical of what the organizations contend is overuse of solitary confinement in Texas prisons.
Web Filter Lifts Block On Gay Rights SitesA popular online safe-search filter is ending its practice of blocking links to mainstream gay and lesbian advocacy groups for users hoping to avoid obscene sites.