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Grainne

Yesterday the grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., declined to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on charges in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown.

In reaction to the decision, ACLU of Missouri Executive Director Jeffrey Mittman said: 

Rachel

The ACLU released the following comment on the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson:

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., has declined to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on charges in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown. The following is reaction from Jeffrey Mittman, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri:

Jon

As we wait to hear the decision from a grand jury in Missouri about whether or not charges will be brought against Officer Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown, ACLU staff is in Ferguson to support the work of our local affiliate there, to educate protesters about their rights, and to react immediately should there be any civil liberties violations.

Samaa

The 1 in 3 Campaign has organized an online abortion speakout forthis Thursday, November 20 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST. The event will feature over 100 people sharing stories about their experiences with abortion. The speakout brings together movement leaders, celebrities, politicians and abortion advocates from across the country to share their experiences during this premiere event.

Grainne

On November 5, we received the exciting news that Proposition 47 passed in California with a solid 59 percent of the vote.

Jon

As early as this week, the U.S. Senate may vote on the USA Freedom Act, a bi-partisan bill that would significantly scale back the federal government’s ability to illegally spy.

As we know from disclosures made by Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency (NSA) has been secretly spying on Americans for over a decade, conducting widespread surveillance, misleading Congress, and trampling on your basic civil liberties as protected by the Constitution.

Rachel

Been hearing a lot about net neutrality lately? Wondering what, exactly, that means? 

According to Gabe Rottman of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office, although there’s no universal definition of net neutrality, all agree it incorporates three basic tenets:

Samaa

Tuesday night, I had the chance to spend a couple of hours in the presence of SisterSong’s execute director, Monica Simpson. The SisterSong collective, one of the first reproductive justice organizations, was formed in 1997 to address the reproductive and sexual health and rights for women of color. You can read more about Monica Simpson here

Zach

On Wednesday night at Bowdoin College (my alma mater), I'm going to give a talk on the first nine years of the Roberts Court. The focus will be on four areas of law - free speech, racial justice, privacy and criminal law - that are connected to my work as an ACLU lawyer who litigates questions of civil rights and civil liberties.

Rachel

The following is adapted from a blog post at aclu.org:

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