What does the ACLU handle?

What does the ACLU handle?

The American Civil Liberties Union was founded in 1920 and is our nation’s guardian of liberty. The ACLU works in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

What is the women’s rights Project at ACLU?

Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, the ACLU Women’s Rights Project pushes for change and systemic reform in institutions that perpetuate discrimination against women, focusing its work in the areas of employment, violence against women, and education.

Why was the ACLU involved in the Gideon case?

Why was the ACLU involved briefly in the Gideon v. Wainwright case? They supported Abe Fortas and Gideon when they went to the Supreme Court trial. Now everyone in this country has the right to a fair trial with an attorney.

What kind of cases does the ACLU work on?

The ACLU represents people whose basic rights have been violated, especially if the case may have an important bearing on other cases. The ACLU is very often involved in freedom of speech, religion, and assembly issues.

Are there any free copies of the ACLU catalogue?

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Where can I join the American Civil Liberties Union?

You can join online, by telephone 1-888-567-ACLU, or by sending a check to ACLU Membership Department, 125 Broad Street, 18 th floor, New York, NY 10004. Take a stand against the growing threats to our most cherished Constitutional liberties. I’m already an ACLU member.

What kind of issues does the ACLU work on?

[ACLU] takes on issues that can affect a large number of people directly or involving a small number of people or an individual that could set a precedent that would impact a significant number of people. We are especially interested in issues that may break new ground in interpreting constitutional rights.

Who is the American Civil Liberties Union ( ACLU )?

ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) is a nonpartisan NGO that offers legal advise in cases where they consider civil liberties might be at risk, cases such as Brown vs. Board of Education, ACLU vs Reno or exposing CIA tortures.

How often does the ACLU of Oklahoma take cases?

Because of the nature of civil liberties claims, only rarely does the ACLU of Oklahoma take a case that does not involve the action or inaction by a governmental entity. If you would like to find out more about what kind of cases the ACLU will take, please see the national ACLU website.

Why is the ACLU Immigrants Rights Project important?

When the government has the power to deny legal rights and due process to one vulnerable group, everyone’s rights are at risk. The ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project is dedicated to expanding and enforcing the civil liberties and civil rights of immigrants and to combating public and private discrimination against them.