Author Archives: acluofwnc

Cutting Early Voting is Voter Suppression

Since 2011, politicians have spearheaded efforts to cut early voting for partisan gain. Check out ACLU’s explainer about why cutting early voting is voter suppression.

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War Comes Home

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ACLU Report on Police Militarization Finds Weapons and Tactics of War Used Disproportionately Against People of Color

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Orange County Leads NC In Military Surplus Armored Vehicles For Police

Military Vehicle ACLU Story

According to Department of Defense data published last week by the New York Times, law enforcement agencies in Orange County have acquired more military surplus armored vehicles than any other county in the state.

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Support for Privacy Rights and Drug Policy Reform Rising in N.C. Legislature, ACLU-NC Report Card Suggests

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RALEIGH – Support for protecting citizens from unwarranted government surveillance and moving toward more compassionate medical marijuana laws may be rising in the North Carolina General Assembly, according to an annual legislative report card released today by the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina (ACLU-NC). The report card shows how members of the North Carolina House and Senate voted on legislation introduced during the 2014 session concerning five key civil liberties issues: privacy rights, protections for government whistleblowers, religious liberty, racial and juvenile justice, and compassionate drug policy.

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ACLU Urges Court to Strike Down North Carolina Marriage Ban Following Fourth Circuit Ruling

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GREENSBORO – The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation have asked a federal judge to quickly overturn North Carolina’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples in light of a recent ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit that found Virginia’s similar marriage ban unconstitutional.