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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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 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.
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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
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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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Prison
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Cherri Gregg
October 30, 2018 - 1:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The ALCU of Pennsylvania and other legal nonprofits have filed two lawsuits against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections over its new policies dealing with lawyer mail. The group is seeking an immediate injunction. The lawsuits challenge policies implemented by...
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Classroom
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David Madden
July 27, 2018 - 12:29 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Three Camden County school districts are among a dozen in New Jersey being hauled into court by the American Civil Liberties Union. At issue are policies that might block children who immigrated to the country illegally from getting an education. The 12 districts are...
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Calet Garcia, center, of Honduras, cries after he realizes he will be able to apply for asylum in the U.S. with his friend Daisy Avelar, second from left, of El Salvador, Thursday, July 26, 2018, near the San Ysidro port of entry in Tijuana, Mexico.
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July 27, 2018 - 7:32 am
By Elliot Spagat, Colleen Long and Anita Snow, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — Shy children were given a meal and a plane or bus ticket to locations around the U.S. as non-profit groups tried to smooth the way for kids reunited with their parents as a deadline loomed following their separations...
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Marijuana samples on display at MedMen in West Hollywood, California, Jan. 2, 2018. On Jan. 1, it became legal in California to sell recreational marijuana, but many shops began sales on Jan. 2.
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David Madden
July 24, 2018 - 3:05 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — It appears the road to legal marijuana use by adults in New Jersey may be on the fast track. Jersey City had tried, on its own, to decriminalize marijuana, which received a strong rebuke from Attorney General Gurbir Grewal. At the same time, efforts are gaining...
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