Jun 28, 2024
ACLU Responds to Supreme Court Decision that Cities Can Punish People for Being Homeless
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled today that the cruel and unusual punishment clause of the Eighth Amendment does not prohibit cities from punishing unhoused people for sleepi...
Jun 27, 2024
ACLU Responds to President Biden’s Announcement Pardoning LGBTQ Service Members
WASHINGTON – President Biden announced this week that he will pardon LGBTQ former service members convicted under now-repealed military laws prohibiting consensual sex. This deci...
Jun 18, 2024
Garza Martinez, ACLU, and ACLU of Texas Fight to Hold Government Accountable for Unlawful Prosecution of South Texas’ Lizelle Gonzalez
McALLEN, Texas – The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Texas, and Texas-based firm Garza Martinez filed an opposition to a motion to dismiss today in a case challenging the...
Issue Areas: Criminal Law Reform
Jun 13, 2024
In Narrow Ruling, Supreme Court Revives Lawsuit Challenging Speech-Related Retaliatory Arrest
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court issued a narrow ruling today in Gonzalez v. Trevino, rejecting a court of appeals’ overly restrictive rule for what individuals must show to sue ...
May 23, 2024
ACLU Responds to Reintroduction of George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, Calls on Congress to Address Police Brutality
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) reintroduced the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. This Saturday marks the tragic 4-year anniversary of the murder of Georg...
May 16, 2024
ACLU Applauds President Biden’s Announcement to Reclassify Marijuana, Calls for More Reform
WASHINGTON – President Biden announced today that he plans to reschedule marijuana into a category of controlled substances that have a currently accepted medical use and only a ...
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