ACLU News

Iowa Bill that Would Help Pregnant Workers Advances

A Senate panel has approved a bill that would require Iowa businesses to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees. Members of a labor and business relations subcommittee approved the bill Feb. 10. It now heads to a full committee for …

ACLU Settles Lawsuit Over R.I.’s Uninsured Motorists Database

The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has settled a lawsuit with the state Division of Motor Vehicles over how it’s putting in place a database designed to identify uninsured drivers. The ACLU says the database established by a …

ACLU Challenges Rhode Island’s Uninsured Motorists Database

The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has filed a court challenge to the state Division of Motor Vehicles’ implementation of a database designed to identify uninsured drivers. The ACLU says the database established by a 2013 state law …

ACLU Settles Bias Lawsuit Filed By Southern California Latino Students

A suburban Los Angeles County school district and police department have agreed to revise policies to settle a racial profiling lawsuit filed by a group of Latino students who said they were rounded up at school and treated as if …

Utah License Plate Scanners Spark Legislative Debate

License plate scanners in widespread use by law enforcement agencies hold the potential for misuse by divorce lawyers or police who use information on a motorist’s whereabouts as fodder for an “interrogation game,” a Utah legislator said Friday. Utah has …

More Workers Claiming Job Discrimination Over Language, Accents

More people in the workforce are claiming discrimination over their English-speaking ability or foreign accents, according to federal officials. Workplace discrimination complaints based on national origin — which often involve language ability — rose by 76 percent from 1997 to …

Settlement Reached In Missouri LGBT Web-Filtering Case

The American Civil Liberties Union has settled a lawsuit with a central Missouri school district whose Internet filtering software was blocking access to educational websites about gay, lesbian and transgender issues. The ACLU says the Camdenton R-III School District has …

ACLU Sues Over Kansas Abortion Insurance Law

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a Kansas law that restricts insurance companies from covering most abortions. The ACLU of Kansas and Western filed the lawsuit in federal court in Topeka. It claims that the …