Communications Director's blog

At Liberty: February 8, 2013

ACLU files brief in appeal of Tarek Mehanna

Mehanna's speech, though extreme, is protected by the Constitution.

Blog: Rhetorical support is not "material support" | Background: USA v. Mehanna

Policing Dissent: Records reveal Boston Police spy on political and peace groups

Boston Police routinely spy on ordinary citizens engaged in peaceful, First Amendment-protected activity, creating criminal "intelligence reports" on lawful political activity of peace groups and local leaders, according to public records and surveillance video released today by the National Lawyers Guild Massachusetts Chapter and the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts.

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Mandatory-sentencing bill appears headed for Governor's desk

ACLU calls on lawmakers and Gov. Patrick to stop deeply flawed "crime bill" expanding unjust, wasteful mandatory sentencing and limiting judicial discretion.

ACLU says health care decision "especially welcome" for women, minorities

Decision "recognizes that Congress has the constitutional authority to fix a health care system that does not work for millions of Americans."