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ACLU: Police record license plates by the millions

July 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic

A rapidly growing network of police cameras is capturing, storing and sharing data on license plates, making it possible to stitch together people’s movements whether they are stuck in a commute, making tracks to the beach or up to no good.
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ACLU of South Dakota hires communications director

March 14, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Heather Smith has been named director of communications for the ACLU of South Dakota, which is based in Sioux Falls and also administers the ACLU of North Dakota.
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Minnewaska Area district sued by ACLU over student’s free speech rights

March 6, 2012 in West Central Tribune

GLENWOOD The Minnewaska Area School District and the Pope County Sheriff’s office have been sued for allegedly violating a student’s free speech and privacy rights. Continue Reading

Minnesota ACLU, opponents to voter ID bill, invite public to prove past problems

February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota Monday offered a $1,000 reward to anyone who who prove a case where someone in the state has been charged or convicted of impersonating a voter. Continue Reading

ACLU-MN asks Hennepin County to rescind OccupyMN rules

November 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota is asking Hennepin County to rescind new restrictions on OccupyMN protesters. The ACLU-MN says it believes the restrictions violate the protesters’ First Amendment rights. Under the new restrictions, protesters at the Hennepin County Government Center Plaza will have to consolidate their possessions and can’t leave them unattended or they’ll be taken. Continue Reading

ACLU, secretary of state to meet on felon voting rights

November 1, 2011 in The Daily Republic

The American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota and South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant plan to meet soon to discuss the voting rights of convicted felons.
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ACLU: American Indian teen in Louisiana suspended for long hair

March 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The American Civil Liberties Union says a Louisiana school suspended a 13-year-old American Indian boy because of his long hair, which the group says he grew out for cultural and religious reasons.
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IRS data: Privacy rights vs. finding the missing kids

March 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and missing children’s advocate Patty Wetterling want state and local law enforcement to be able to tap the tax returns of suspected abductors for information that could locate missing children across the country in domestic cases. Continue Reading

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