Articles about American Civil Liberties Union

Trump considers banning re-entry of citizens suspected to have COVID-19

11 Aug 2020

World
Trump considers banning re-entry of citizens suspected to have COVID-19

United States President Donald Trump is reportedly considering new immigration rules impacting US citizens and legal permanent residents (LPRs) in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

Boston Dynamics' robo-dog joined a police bomb squad

02 Dec 2019

Technology
Boston Dynamics' robo-dog joined a police bomb squad

Boston Dynamics' highly-capable (and scary) range of humanoids and robo-dogs have drawn a lot of attention lately.

Want visa for US? You'll have to submit social-media details

02 Jun 2019

World
Want visa for US? You'll have to submit social-media details

Since he took office, US President Donald Trump has been speaking about cracking down on illegal immigrants. Taking this same thought a step further, the US has changed rules for visa applicants.

US: Forced to wear skirts, girls sued school and won

31 Mar 2019

World
US: Forced to wear skirts, girls sued school and won

Charter Day School in North Carolina of the United States forced girls to wear skirts. If not skirts, then girls were "allowed" to wear skorts or jumpers. No pants. No shorts.

UNDP appoints Indo-American TV personality Padma Lakshmi as Goodwill Ambassador

08 Mar 2019

World
UNDP appoints Indo-American TV personality Padma Lakshmi as Goodwill Ambassador

Indian-American television personality and food expert Padma Lakshmi has been appointed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) as its newest Goodwill Ambassador, supporting the agency's fight against inequality and discrimination around the world.

Trump to declare national emergency to build border wall

15 Feb 2019

World
Trump to declare national emergency to build border wall

US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order declaring a national emergency, which will empower him to fund the construction of a massive wall along the US-Mexico border to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the country and curb drug smuggling.

Trump to end birthright citizenship of babies of non-citizens, immigrants

31 Oct 2018

World
Trump to end birthright citizenship of babies of non-citizens, immigrants

US President Donald Trump is intensifying his immigration rhetoric heading into the midterm elections, declaring he wants to order the end of the constitutional right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born in the US.

Facebook accused of allowing bias against women in job ads

19 Sep 2018

Business
Facebook accused of allowing bias against women in job ads

Facebook is once again embroiled in a controversy after it was accused of giving employers a powerful tool to discriminate against women seeking work.

Amazon's facial recognition AI wrongly identifies 28 politicians as criminals

27 Jul 2018

Technology
Amazon's facial recognition AI wrongly identifies 28 politicians as criminals

Confirming long-standing fears about potential loopholes, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) conducted a study using Amazon's facial recognition technology, and found that it incorrectly matched people to faces. It even seemed to have a racial bias.

At least 52 Indians jailed under US' new 'zero-tolerance' policy

20 Jun 2018

World
At least 52 Indians jailed under US' new 'zero-tolerance' policy

The US has jailed over 1,600 illegal immigrants under its 'zero-tolerance' policy. Of those, 52 detainees in an Oregon federal prison have declared themselves Indian.

Trump administration bans transgender people from serving in the military

24 Mar 2018

World
Trump administration bans transgender people from serving in the military

On Friday, the White House announced a policy which bans transgender people from serving in the US military "except under certain limited circumstances".

Trump scales back free birth control access, will affect millions

07 Oct 2017

World
Trump scales back free birth control access, will affect millions

US President Donald Trump has decreed that employers and insurers can opt out of providing free birth control to women, on grounds of "religious beliefs" or "moral convictions."

ICAN, campaign against nuclear weapons, wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

06 Oct 2017

World
ICAN, campaign against nuclear weapons, wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, known as ICAN, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017. An announcement was made today in Oslo, Norway.

Trump travel ban: People denied entry can reapply for visas

02 Sep 2017

World
Trump travel ban: People denied entry can reapply for visas

A legal settlement, reached at a US federal court, allows people who were denied entry into America because of President Donald Trump's first travel ban to reapply for visas.

Trump reverses Obama's ban on military gear for police forces

30 Aug 2017

World
Trump reverses Obama's ban on military gear for police forces

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order lifting restrictions imposed by his predecessor Barack Obama on the acquisition of military-style equipment to the police.

Trump's election panel halts controversial voter data request

11 Jul 2017

World
Trump's election panel halts controversial voter data request

A commission set up by US President Donald Trump to investigate potential election fraud has halted efforts to collect sensitive voter data from states due to legal roadblocks.

China: 'Religious' names banned for Muslim children in Xinjiang

25 Apr 2017

World
China: 'Religious' names banned for Muslim children in Xinjiang

Officials in China's Xinjiang have released a list of banned "religious" names for Muslim babies; children with "unacceptable" names might be denied household registration, which is important to access state benefits.

Miscarriage of justice: 20,000 drug convictions dismissed over chemist's misconduct

19 Apr 2017

World
Miscarriage of justice: 20,000 drug convictions dismissed over chemist's misconduct

Nearly 95% of 20,000 drug convictions in Massachusetts, USA, have been dismissed after it was learnt that a lab chemist wrongfully analyzed drug samples on purpose.

Donations to 'American Civil Liberties Union' up by six-times

31 Jan 2017

World
Donations to 'American Civil Liberties Union' up by six-times

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) reportedly received $24.1 million in online donations post President Trump's signing of ban order.

Madeleine Albright, Big Bang actress 'ready to join Muslim registry'

27 Jan 2017

Technology
Madeleine Albright, Big Bang actress 'ready to join Muslim registry'

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Mayim Bialik from 'The Big Bang Theory' both vowed to register themselves as Muslim if Donald Trump creates a database of Muslim Americans.

Twitter says "no" to Trump's idea of national Muslim registry

05 Dec 2016

Technology
Twitter says "no" to Trump's idea of national Muslim registry

American corporations, from the largest conglomerate to the smallest firm, are facing a question: "Will we do business with the Trump administration to further its most extreme, draconian goals? (and ideas) Or will we resist?"

Airbnb goes the extra mile to tamp down on racism

10 Sep 2016

Business
Airbnb goes the extra mile to tamp down on racism

Airbnb recently released a report to demonstrate stringent measures which would be implemented to stamp-out discrimination inflicted on users of the platform.