Sen. Kerry should take the lead to stop indefinite detentions of American citizens

Read the letter to Senator Kerry and a blog by ACLU of Massachusetts executive director Carol Rose, urging him to oppose the National Defense Authorization Act, which would make permanent the ability of the military to imprison American citizens without charge or trial.

ACLU, National Lawyers Guild call for peaceful, nonviolent response to Occupy Boston

Boston should avoid mistakes made by carrying out heavy-handed crackdowns against peaceful protestors.

The eyes of the world are on Occupy Boston

Carol Rose

Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, originally wrote this blog for

Just because the court ruled today that Boston city officials may shut down the Occupy Boston encampment at Dewey Square does not mean that they should. As city officials have repeatedly--and recently--stated, there is no immediate need to remove Occupy Boston from Dewey Square.

City officials have a choice. The judge ruled, "this decision clears the way but does not order the [Occupy Boston protestors] to vacate the site."

The eyes of the world are on Boston.

Judge McIntyre Vacates Temporary Restraining Order for Occupy Boston

ACLU of Massachusetts and National Lawyers Guild-Massachusetts Chapter say there is no immediate need to remove Occupy Boston from Dewey Square.

Slate reporter Emily Bazelon sues South Hadley over Prince settlement

Complaint alleges Town has ignored requests for public records concerning settlement that followed suicide of high school student Phoebe Prince.