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ACLU responds to Inspector General's report on Hinton Lab

State drug lab scandal shows need for a comprehensive solution, as well as scrapping mandatory minimums and returning sentencing discretion to judges.

Mayor Walsh should honor St. Patrick by marching with Veterans for Peace

Carol Rose

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

Newly-elected Mayor Marty Walsh should be commended for trying to open Boston's annual St. Patrick's Day parade to all of Boston's residents by brokering an invitation for gay-rights groups to march in the parade.

At Liberty: Friday, February 28, 2014

Federal court rules Westfield mayor violated opponents' First Amendment rights

Property owner joined politicians in suit against Mayor Daniel Knapik, who ordered signs removed.

Governor issues regulations to end shackling of pregnant women in prisons and jails

ACLU of Massachusetts renews call for bill to ban shackling and to establish basic standards of care for pregnant women in state jails and prisons.