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Prison cell
David Madden
July 12, 2019 - 1:17 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey is changing the rules for prison inmates to be held in solitary confinement. The Corrections Department made changes under an order from Gov. Phil Murphy, who has now approved a bill that makes those rules the law of the land. "It makes New Jersey a leader...
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Supreme Court.
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Kristen Johanson
June 28, 2019 - 8:10 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fifty years after the Stonewall riots galvanized a national movement for LGBT rights, the battle is still being fought in the courts, with one major case headed to the nation's highest court this fall, and two local cases not far behind. The U.S. Supreme Court will...
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Police Laptop
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John McDevitt
June 01, 2019 - 6:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- An organization that collects public Facebook posts containing racist views, bigotry and violence has found inappropriate entries from hundreds of people who claim to be Philadelphia police officers. The ACLU of Pennsylvania is outraged. The Plain View Project is a...
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The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit Friday against Alabama's abortion law, the latest in legal challenges to state legislation that place restrictions on abortions.
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May 24, 2019 - 4:14 pm
By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN (CNN) -- The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit Friday against Alabama's abortion law, the latest in legal challenges to state legislation that place restrictions on abortions. Alabama's near-total ban -- the most restrictive...
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jail
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Cherri Gregg
March 12, 2019 - 1:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The ACLU of Pennsylvania filed a class action Tuesday challenging Philadelphia's system of cash bail. The plaintiffs claim the city's magistrates fail to follow proper bail procedure. The lawsuit is brought on behalf of more than a half-dozen individuals who have been...
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A closeup of view of a jail cells iron bars casting shadows on the prison floor
Mike Dougherty
February 22, 2019 - 3:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Starting on April 6, letters from lawyers sent to prisoners in Pennsylvania will no longer be scanned and stored at a facility in Florida. The state has reached a settlement with several groups including the ACLU. While some of the details are still being worked out...
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 this June 17, 2018 file photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, rest in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP, File
February 21, 2019 - 9:44 am
By Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Months after the Trump administration announced an end to its widescale separation of migrant parents and children, the policy remains a heated issue in the courts and at the border as critics contend the government is still needlessly breaking up...
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In this image taken from a Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 video provided by SNJTODAY.COM, Buena Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson gets his hair cut courtside minutes before his match in Buena, N.J., after a referee told Johnson he would forfeit his b
Michael Frankel/SNJTODAY.COM via AP
December 21, 2018 - 7:43 pm
BUENA, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey high school wrestler had his dreadlocks cut off minutes before his match after a referee told him to lose the hairstyle or forfeit his bout. An SNJ Today reporter tweeted video of Buena Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson getting his hair cut court-side. He...
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Stop and Frisk
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Cherri Gregg
November 25, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The ACLU of Pennsylvania has filed its latest report on the City of Philadelphia's use of stop and frisk. There's been progress, but there's more work to do. When the class action was filed in 2011, the Philadelphia Police Department was conducting an estimated 250,...
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Gavel
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Cherri Gregg
November 16, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The ACLU of Pennsylvania and other civil rights groups filed a lawsuit this week against the Commonwealth challenging the rules on absentee ballots. It claims the laws disenfranchise voters. According to the lawsuit brought on behalf of the nine voters and the ACLU,...
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