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Appeals Court Upholds Harmful Texas Abortion Restriction

Appeals Court Upholds Harmful Texas Abortion Restriction

A federal appeals court today upheld a provision of a Texas anti-abortion law that was previously struck down by a district court.

Mar 27, 2014     Comments Off
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ACLU Urges Thorough and Transparent Investigation of Atrocities Committed by Border Patrol Agent

ACLU Urges Thorough and Transparent Investigation of Atrocities Committed by Border Patrol Agent

The ACLU of Texas expresses its deep concern over recent events involving a Border Patrol agent who is reported to have assaulted three Honduran women immigrants.

Mar 14, 2014     Comments Off
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ACLU of Texas Comment on DHS, CBP, ICE Release Use-of-Force Policies

ACLU of Texas Comment on DHS, CBP, ICE Release Use-of-Force Policies

Border Patrol Chief Also Issues Directive on Safe Tactics and Techniques

Mar 7, 2014     Comments Off
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SCOTUS Lets Stand Lower Court Rulings Prohibiting Anti-Immigrant Ordinances

SCOTUS Lets Stand Lower Court Rulings Prohibiting Anti-Immigrant Ordinances

The Hazleton and Farmers Branch anti-immigrant ordinances have repeatedly been found unconstitutional by federal trial and appeals courts.

Mar 3, 2014     Comments Off
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‘Revitalize Not Militarize: Raise Your Voice’ Campaign

‘Revitalize Not Militarize: Raise Your Voice’ Campaign

Today, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico Regional Center for Border Rights and the ACLU of Texas launched the Revitalize Not Militarize “Raise Your Voice” campaign.

Feb 27, 2014     Comments Off
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Gov  Perry Asked to Issue Moratorium On Taser and Pepper Spray Use in Schools

Gov Perry Asked to Issue Moratorium On Taser and Pepper Spray Use in Schools

Latest action reflects mounting concern after Tasing incident left Texas high school student with severe brain injury

Feb 27, 2014     Comments Off
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Comment on Ruling of  the Texas Same-Sex  Marriage Ban as Unconstitutional

Comment on Ruling of the Texas Same-Sex Marriage Ban as Unconstitutional

This ruling is one more step toward the inevitable end of official discrimination by the state of Texas.

Feb 26, 2014     Comments Off
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DHS Deputy Secretary Meets with Civil Rights Groups in Rio Grande Valley

DHS Deputy Secretary Meets with Civil Rights Groups in Rio Grande Valley

Advocates Portray Effects of Militarization on Border Communities, Promote Greater Oversight, Accountability for Border Agents

Feb 20, 2014     Comments Off
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Texas Education Agency Should End Taser and Pepper Spray Use in Schools

Texas Education Agency Should End Taser and Pepper Spray Use in Schools

Action follows decision by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement not to regulate use of the weapons; says it lacks authority to prohibit them in schools

Feb 13, 2014     Comments Off
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ACLU Comment on Video Released of Tasing Incident at Bastrop School

ACLU Comment on Video Released of Tasing Incident at Bastrop School

A security video demonstrates that de Rivera was not displaying aggressive behavior toward the officer, a Bastrop County deputy sheriff.

Jan 29, 2014     Comments Off
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