Judge Rules Feds Didn’t Violate Establishment Clause

A federal judge in San Francisco struck down a lawsuit Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union that claimed U.S. Health and Human Services violated the separation of church and state by allocating millions of dollars to faith-based groups that took in unaccompanied immigrant minors but refused to give them birth control or access to abortions.

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Judge May Toss ACLU’s Suit Against Religious Immigrant Programs

A federal judge indicated Thursday she would toss a lawsuit accusing the U.S. government of violating the Constitution by funding religious groups that care for unaccompanied immigrant children and trafficking victims but deny them access to abortions and contraception.

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ACLU, Memphis Police Trial Reveals Public Surveillance

The stakes couldn’t be higher for the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee and the City of Memphis. On Monday, lawyers for the two sides began what is expected to be a four-day bench trial over whether the city violated a 1978 consent decree promising that it would not collect political intelligence on its citizens.

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