Voting rights have been under attack for the past number of years, under the thinly-veiled guise of “trying to prevent voter fraud” — even admitted by Wisconsin legislators. Just within the past several weeks, though, federal courts have struck down some of these laws, which U.S. District Judge James Peterson states “…suppress the reliably Democratic […]
The ACLU sent the Madison Police Department a letter urging the department to change the way it works with landlords to police rental housing, suggesting some practices may violate federal law and standards. The city has been slow to issue an official response. A staff attorney for the ACLU says what happens next will depend on MPD’s response.
The American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter Monday to Madison Police Chief Mike Koval, urging him to change the way MPD works with landlords to police rental properties in Madison.
A federal appeals court ruled that a U.S. district judge must consider whether Wisconsin’s voter ID law applies to people who face “daunting obstacles” to obtaining valid IDs. WORT’s Darien Lamen spoke with Sean Young, a staff attorney for the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, about what the new decision means for Wisconsin voters.
Jan Miyasaki interviews Jonathan Hafetz, professor of law at Seton Hall Law School, and volunteer for the National Security Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, about issues with illegal and immoral indefinite detainment of individuals in the Guantanamo Bay detainment center. Continued military tribunals assert that these are “prisoners of war” and that “due […]
Jan Miyasaki interviews Nathan Wessler, staff attorney for the ACLU, about the use by local police of “Sting Ray”, a technology which allows cops to track cell phones, and thus citizens — without a court order.