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.
Massachusetts should follow suit by passing bills allowing public input on transfers of military equipment to state and local police.
Marking Sunshine Week, open-government groups call for long-overdue reforms.
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.
Massachusetts bill would require public reporting on police use of weapons, and impartial investigations of all officer-involved deaths.