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Supreme Court Allows Employers to Discriminate Against Employees

Supreme Court Allows Employers to Discriminate Against Employees

The Supreme Court today decided two cases involving challenges to the federal regulation that requires health insurance plans to cover contraception without cost sharing.

Jun 30, 2014     Comments Off
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ACLU Comment on Government Response to Unaccompanied Children, Opening of New Detention Facility

ACLU Comment on Government Response to Unaccompanied Children, Opening of New Detention Facility

Today the U.S. government announced new measures to respond to the influx of unaccompanied children.

Jun 20, 2014     Comments Off
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Comment on Complaint Against DHS Claiming Abuse of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Comment on Complaint Against DHS Claiming Abuse of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

A group of civil and human rights organizations filed a complaint today on behalf of more than 100 children.

Jun 11, 2014     Comments Off
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Who Will be Held Accountable for the Tragic Tasing of Noe Nino de Rivera?

Who Will be Held Accountable for the Tragic Tasing of Noe Nino de Rivera?

Joint statement by American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, Texas Appleseed, and Texas Criminal Justice Coalition in response to grand jury’s failure to charge Bastrop County school resource officers

May 13, 2014     Comments Off
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Texas Should Grant Stay of Execution for James Campbell, Launch Review

Texas Should Grant Stay of Execution for James Campbell, Launch Review

A federal appeals court today turned down a request for a stay of execution from Robert James Campbell.

May 13, 2014     Comments Off
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Supreme Court Upholds Town Government Prayers

Supreme Court Upholds Town Government Prayers

ACLU Opposed Sectarian Prayers in Friend-of-the-Court Brief

May 5, 2014     Comments Off
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New Lawsuit Filed Against Hospital in Wake of Texas Abortion Law

New Lawsuit Filed Against Hospital in Wake of Texas Abortion Law

Admitting privileges of two doctors illegally revoked because they provide abortions. The two physicians are represented by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

Apr 17, 2014     Comments Off
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Coalition Again Urges Gov Perry to Ban Taser and Pepper Spray Use in Schools

Coalition Again Urges Gov Perry to Ban Taser and Pepper Spray Use in Schools

No response to initial request despite new Tasing incident this week; mounting evidence these weapons pose extreme danger to children

Apr 15, 2014     Comments Off
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Health Care Providers Ask Fifth Circuit to Reconsider Anti-Abortion Law

Health Care Providers Ask Fifth Circuit to Reconsider Anti-Abortion Law

The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Texas, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Center for Reproductive Rights have filed a petition asking the full the Fifth Circuit to reconsider the constitutionality of HB2

Apr 10, 2014     Comments Off
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ACLU Comment on Gov. Perry’s Refusal to Adopt Prison Rape Elimination Standards

ACLU Comment on Gov. Perry’s Refusal to Adopt Prison Rape Elimination Standards

Gov. Rick Perry recently announced that Texas state prisons and local jails would not comply with regulations outlined in the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).

Apr 2, 2014     Comments Off
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