ACLU to defend limits on "mandatory" immigration detention

Tuesday hearing part of class action lawsuit that has resulted in release of more than 50 people held in Massachusetts jails under "mandatory" immigration detention provision.

New Jersey becomes first state to require local approval for law enforcement acquisition of military equipment

Massachusetts should follow suit by passing bills allowing public input on transfers of military equipment to state and local police.

Alliance urges passage of Massachusetts public records modernization bill

Marking Sunshine Week, open-government groups call for long-overdue reforms.

Veterans for Peace cancels annual Saint Patrick's Peace Parade after judge's initial ruling allows City to deny noon start time

ACLU lawsuit on behalf of VFP will continue to challenge City's 11-month delay in acting on permit application, and favoritism for South Boston Allied War Veterans parade, which excludes most LGBT and veterans' peace groups.

Pending state legislation echoes White House call for independent probes of police killings

Massachusetts bill would require public reporting on police use of weapons, and impartial investigations of all officer-involved deaths.