New ACLU Head Says Protecting Constitution Is CriticalLongtime Twin Cities attorney John Gordon was named executive director of the organization's Minnesota chapter Thursday.
Somali-American Family Sues After Border Crossing DetainmentA Somali-American family held at a U.S.-Canada border crossing for nearly 11 hours in 2015 after the father's name appeared on a terror watch list is alleging its rights were violated during the long detainment, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.
Judge Orders Changes At Wisconsin Youth PrisonsA federal judge issued a stinging rebuke Friday of disciplinary practices at Wisconsin's youth prisons, saying state officials have demonstrated a "callous indifference" to the harm caused to juvenile inmates by the use of solitary confinement, pepper spray and shackles.
ACLU Calls Worthington Arrest 'Disturbing,' Seeks InvestigationThe ACLU is calling for an investigation into a Minnesota drug task force agent in connection to dashcam video of an arrest last summer in Worthington.
Head Of Minnesota ACLU Stepping Down Due To Health IssuesAfter 20 years, the head of the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota is stepping down.
Wis. Bill Package Could Land More Troubled Youth In PrisonTwo Republican legislators want to expand the list of crimes that could land juveniles in the state's troubled youth prison and remove limits on the length of their stay.
ACLU Doesn’t Want BCA Involved In Philando Castile InvestigationThe Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says that Philando Castile was the 123rd black person to be killed by law enforcement in the United States this year.
ACLU, NAACP To Sue BCA Over Jamar Clark ShootingOfficials with the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota and the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP are filing a lawsuit against the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension connected to the officer-involved shooting that led to Jamar Clark's death in Minneapolis.
Mpls. Councilmembers Want Decreased Consequences For Minor Pot PossessionA push is underway to downgrade minor possession of marijuana from a misdemeanor to a petty misdemeanor in the city of Minneapolis. If you are caught with pot in Minneapolis right now, you could face a $200 fine, jail time and a criminal record.
Report Shows Racial Disparities In Metro Transit Arrests For Fare EvadersA new report released Thursday shows disparities in arrests on metro transit between people of color and whites. The report shows that when police encounter people who are found to be first-time fare evaders, black adults are 26 percent more likely to be cited rather than warned when compared with white adults.
ACLU Sues Over Ban On Transition-Related Surgery Coverage The American Civil Liberties Union says it filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Minnesota Department of Human Services, challenging the ban on transition-related surgeries for transgender people on Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare.
ACLU's 'Mobile Justice App' Launches In Minn.; Aims To Hold Police AccountableThe American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Minnesota released the "Mobile Justice App" on Friday, which officials said will empower individuals to hold Minnesota's law enforcement agencies accountable for their actions.