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American Civil Liberties Union

Texas drivers use the shoulder of an Interstate during a traffic jam. (credit: Lawrence Jenkins/Getty Images)

Driving Somewhere? There’s A Gov’t Record Of That

Chances are, your local or state police departments have photographs of your car in their files, noting where you were driving on a particular day, even if you never did anything wrong.

07/17/2013

A loading screen for the ACLU of New Jersey's app that allows residents to discreetly record police officers. (Credit: ACLU of NJ)

ACLU Of Texas Wants To Give You The Power To Record Police

The ACLU of Texas wants to offer an app to residents that allows them to record police officers to boost accountability.

07/09/2012

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romne

GOP Contenders: Extend Anti-Terror Patriot Act

Republican presidential hopefuls supported the anti-terror Patriot Act in campaign debate Tuesday night, saying it should be extended or perhaps strengthened to help identify and capture those who would attack the United States.

11/22/2011

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Ad-Seg: Time In Isolation At Texas Prisons

Behind the razor wire-topped fences of Ferguson prison and other Texas penitentiaries are 5,205 inmates branded the baddest of the bad — dubbed so devious they are locked in one-man cells for 23 hours a day often for decades.

08/17/2011

Texas governor Rick Perry speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Groups Gather Opposition To Perry Prayer Meeting

Civil liberties groups are gathering together in opposition to Governor Rick Perry’s day of prayer and fasting this weekend. The groups say the meeting disrespects the separation of church and state.

08/04/2011