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American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois

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Top American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois Articles

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  • No buffer from the court's hypocrisy

     
    Other instances where the courts have been just fine with buffer zones to protect people from verbal harassment on the public way. From Eugene Volokh: Frisby v. Schultz (1988) — which is relatively uncontroversial on the Court today — held.......
  • Officers' body cameras to pose tough issues for Chicago police

    Officers' body cameras to pose tough issues for Chicago police
    The Chicago Police Department is preparing to try out body cameras on some of its officers, joining a growing national trend that is raising hopes of increased police professionalism but also a raft of difficult questions about how the cameras should be...
  • Child deaths tied to abuse, neglect still high

     Child deaths tied to abuse, neglect still high
    Nearly one year after Illinois child welfare officials revealed under pressure that more children had died from abuse or neglect than earlier reported, new state statistics show the disturbing high rate has continued. The Illinois Department of Children...
  • Judge hears arguments on challenge to state's same-sex marriage ban

    Judge hears arguments on challenge to state's same-sex marriage ban
    A Cook County Circuit Court judge heard oral arguments Tuesday on a motion to dismiss a challenge to Illinois' same-sex marriage ban, with attorneys sparring over ideal child-rearing circumstances and gender stereotypes, among other issues. Circuit...
  • Lawsuit challenges CHA's drug testing policy

    Lawsuit challenges CHA's drug testing policy
    A Chicago man who objects to having to submit to drug testing as a condition of living in an apartment that he rents from the Chicago Housing Authority filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the policy in federal court. Joseph Peery, 58, has lived in the...
  • Ousted Illinois Republican chairman hired to lobby on gay marriage bill

    Ousted Illinois Republican chairman hired to lobby on gay marriage bill
    Pat Brady, who was forced out as chairman of the state Republican Party after backing gay marriage legislation, said Tuesday he has been retained by the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois to lobby GOP state legislators to back the bill. The ACLU...
  • State's youth prison system violates inmates' rights, experts say

    State's youth prison system violates inmates' rights, experts say
    Illinois' youth prison system is violating the constitutional rights of inmates by failing to provide adequate mental health care and education and by unnecessarily keeping youths in solitary confinement, three court-appointed experts found this week....
  • Mandating birth-control benefits unlawful, appeals court told

    Mandating birth-control benefits unlawful, appeals court told
    Lawyers for two Roman Catholic-owned companies in Illinois and Indiana argued before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday that a law forcing them to include birth control in their employees' benefits would violate their First Amendment rights....
  • Limiting police drones in Illinois

    If law enforcement agencies had a free hand, we might all soon be living in a version of what Sting sang: "Every step you take, I'll be watching you." The advance of unmanned aerial vehicles, known as drones, has made suffocating surveillance not only...
  • Judge's order lets same-sex couple marry early

    Judge's order lets same-sex couple marry early
    A same-sex Chicago couple will be allowed to marry this week, seven months before the state's new law goes into effect, after a federal court ordered that the Cook County clerk immediately issue them a license, officials said. Vernita Gray and...
  • Pact calls for better conditions for imprisoned juveniles

    Pact calls for better conditions for imprisoned juveniles
    Youths in Illinois' troubled juvenile prisons would receive enhanced access to education, mental health services and other improvements under a proposal that awaits a judge's approval. Eighteen months after suing the state's Department of Juvenile...