Presidential Power

Presidential Power

PATRIOT ACT REAUTHORIZED BUT BATTLE FOR REFORM CONTINUES

In early 2006, Congress reauthorized the Patriot Act without fixing the law's most fundamental flaws. On March 9, 2006, President Bush signed the flawed reauthorization bill into law.The ACLU is obviously... Read More

Presidential Power

TORTURE AND DETENTION

The Bush Administration and Congress have ignored their obligation to end the torture and abuse of detainees in U.S. military custody and restore faith in America's commitment to human rights at home and around the... Read More

News

Defense Investigator Challenges NCIS Retaliation

September 15, 2010SAN DIEGO – A former Marine and federal contract investigator is challenging the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) for retaliating against her because she is an effective defense... Read More

Privacy and Technology

ACLU Charges FBI with Delaying, Dodging, and Unlawfully Withholding Documents in Pendleton Domestic Spying FOIA

CASE UPDATE! June 29, 2010 The federal judge who heard arguments on June 21 ordered a limited in camera review more than 250 documents withheld by the government to determine whether the information was properly... Read More

Victim of Persecution Finally Released from Immigration Prison

April 20, 2010SAN DIEGO – After more than twenty months in detention in an immigration prison, Somali victim of grave persecution Abdala Warsame Abdille was released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) late... Read More