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ACLU files 'right to read' lawsuit on behalf of students in Michigan school districtupdated: Mon Jul 16 2012 21:02:00

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan has filed what it is calling a "first-of-its-kind" lawsuit against the state, its Department of Education and one Detroit-area school district for allegedly failing to teach students to read at grade level, as mandated by state law and its constitution.

ACLU report blasts Puerto Rico Police Departmentupdated: Tue Jun 19 2012 21:31:00

Nine months after a Justice Department investigation castigated Puerto Rico's police department, another exhaustive report, this one by the American Civil Liberties Union, discloses evidence of widespread abuses and violations of civil rights.

KKK wants ACLU help to adopt highwayupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 12:21:00

Having been denied participation in a Georgia's adopt-a-highway program, a local Ku Klux Klan chapter has turned to the American Civil Liberties Union for help. And the civil rights organization may represent the group.

Couples challenge Illinois law denying same-sex marriageupdated: Wed May 30 2012 14:10:00

Nine couples filed a lawsuit in Illinois on Wednesday to challenge the constitutionality of a state law that denies same-sex couples the right to marry.

ACLU: Most police track phones' locations without warrantsupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 13:44:00

Don't want the police or your local government to know where you are? Then put your cell phone in airplane mode or turn it off.

ACLU: Facebook password isn't your boss' businessupdated: Thu Mar 22 2012 17:54:00

Your Facebook password is none of your new boss' business.

Arizona wades into contraception controversyupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 16:39:00

Women in Arizona may be forced to share certain private medical conditions with their employers if they want their contraception to be covered by health insurance, a bill proposes.

Civil liberties group calls for privacy protections involving domestic dronesupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 06:57:00

A leading organization advocating individual rights is recommending new rules and limits to protect the privacy of Americans in advance of expected expanded use of domestic drones by police and other law enforcement agencies.

Federal judge temporarily bars Florida's welfare drug-test lawupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 22:08:00

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a controversial Florida law requiring all welfare applicants to be drug-tested.

ACLU: Lawsuit alleges 3 immigrant women assaulted while in ICE custodyupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 01:53:00

A class-action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of three immigrant women who were allegedly sexually assaulted while in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Texas, the American Civil Liberties Union said this week.

U.S. deportations reach historic levelsupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 16:22:00

Nearly 400,000 people were deported from the United States in the past fiscal year, the largest number in the history of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, the government announced Tuesday.

Justices deal with Ten Commandments display, Florida murder appealupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 20:07:00

The Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal from an Ohio judge who wanted to post a copy of the biblical Ten Commandments in his courtroom.

Court: Some data on government cell phone tracking should be publicupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 15:33:00

Information about how and when the government gathers and uses cell phone location data to track certain criminal suspects should be made available to the public, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

ACLU seeks to block new Louisiana sex offender lawupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 10:42:00

The ACLU of Louisiana is seeking to block the enforcement of a new state law that limits sex offenders' use of the Internet, arguing that it is overly broad and infringes on constitutional rights.

Federal judge: CIA not in contempt for destroying interrogation tapesupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 21:15:00

A federal judge on Monday rejected arguments that the CIA should be held in contempt for destroying videotapes allegedly showing the torture of detainees during interrogations.

Warrantless cell phone searches spread to more statesupdated: Tue May 31 2011 07:09:00

Think about all the data -- photos, videos, text messages, calendar items, apps, call log, voice mail, and e-mail -- on your cell phone right now. If you're arrested, could the police search your cell phone? And would they need a warrant?

Documents raise questions on treatment of detaineesupdated: Sat Jan 22 2011 10:35:00

New documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union show "unjustified homicide" of detainees and concerns about the condition of confinement in U.S.-run prisons in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, according to the ACLU.

Court: Defendants with limited English have right to interpreterupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 17:24:00

Defendants with limited English-language skills have a constitutional right to court interpreters in criminal trials, the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled Monday.

Government warns schools that bullying can violate civil rights lawsupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 05:31:00

Bullying and harassment in schools often includes violations of federally protected civil rights, the federal government warned Tuesday in new guidelines for educators on how to address the problem.

Oklahoma county must pay up in Ten Commandments caseupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 17:50:00

The Haskell County, Oklahoma, Commission has 10 years to pay attorneys' fees of $199,000 after it was forced to remove an 8-foot-tall Ten Commandments monument.

Nebraska city council delays enforcement of new immigration lawupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 05:20:00

The city council in Fremont, Nebraska, voted Tuesday to delay enforcement of a new illegal immigration law in light of court challenges by civil rights groups.

Moore: AZ immigration law 'disgusting'updated: Wed Jul 28 2010 05:20:00

Filmmaker Michael Moore sounds off on the Arizona immigration law, and says he has joined the boycott of the state.

ACLU seeking FBI records on race and ethnicity dataupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 19:16:00

The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking records from more than two dozen FBI offices around the nation about the "collection and use of race and ethnicity data in local communities," according to a press release issued by the civil liberties group.

Nebraska city council to consider delaying illegal immigration lawupdated: Mon Jul 26 2010 17:51:00

The city council in Fremont, Nebraska, will decide Tuesday whether to delay enforcement of a new illegal immigration law in light of court challenges by civil rights groups.

Mississippi school pays damages to lesbian teen over prom disputeupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 19:31:00

A school district in Mississippi has agreed to pay a recent high school graduate $35,000 in damages and adopt a policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, according to a statement released Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union.

ACLU issues travel alerts for Arizonaupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 16:44:00

Dozens of affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union have issued travel alerts for people heading to Arizona this Fourth of July holiday weekend -- the group's latest effort to condemn the state's new immigration law.

Gov. Richardson: Obama, fight Ariz. lawupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 16:44:00

Gov. Bill Richardson blames Congress for the lack of immigration reform and says Obama should challenge the Arizona law.

Fortune: What DNA, Patents and Lady Gaga have in commonupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 04:22:00

When radio was invented in the late nineteenth century by the likes of Marconi, Edison, and Tesla, government and industry faced a conundrum. Who would own the limited band of electromagnetic frequencies that made this new invention possible?

ACLU pushes to save prom so lesbians can attendupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 04:15:00

The American Civil Liberties Union is pushing for a quick legal decision, hoping to save a high school prom that was allegedly canceled because two lesbians wanted to attend it together.

Hotel says it can host promupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 20:50:00

A New Orleans hotel owner says he can host a high school's prom, after a Mississippi school canceled it.

Mississippi school sued for canceling prom over lesbian studentupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 20:50:00

A Mississippi high school faces a lawsuit over its decision to cancel its prom rather than allow a lesbian high school student to attend with her girlfriend.

L.A. middle school, students struggle under budget cutsupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 11:14:00

For most of this school year, Sharail Reed has dreaded going to her third-period history class. In a very real sense, the class hasn't had a teacher all year. Instead, a parade of no fewer than 10 substitute teachers has been placed in charge of the class.

Appeals court ordered to revisit decision to release detainee photosupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 13:30:00

The Supreme Court has ordered a lower court to re-examine an ongoing dispute over public release of photos apparently depicting abuse of suspected terrorists and foreign soldiers in U.S. custody.

Pentagon bars release of photos allegedly showing detainee abuseupdated: Sun Nov 15 2009 11:33:00

The Pentagon is blocking public release of photos apparently depicting abuse of suspected terrorists and foreign troops in U.S. custody, and urging the Supreme Court to dismiss a lower court ruling ordering the photos to be publicly disclosed, according to court documents.

Florida school officials in prayer case could get jail timeupdated: Thu Sep 17 2009 13:51:00

Two Florida school administrators were due to appear in federal court Thursday to face contempt charges for saying a prayer at a school luncheon.

ACLU chapter flags Facebook app privacyupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 10:46:00

The Northern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has put out a campaign designed to raise awareness of the privacy implications of Facebook's developer platform.

Jailed for praying at school?updated: Tue Aug 18 2009 07:13:00

A high school principal and athletic director are facing charges after praying at a luncheon on school property.

School brass facing prison time for luncheon prayerupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 07:13:00

Two Florida school administrators face contempt charges and possible prison time for saying a prayer at a school luncheon.

ACLU sues over patents on breast cancer genesupdated: Thu May 14 2009 15:51:00

Myriad Genetics, a Utah-based company, vowed Wednesday to "vigorously defend" itself against a legal challenge to its patents on two human genes linked to breast and ovarian cancers, its attorney told CNN.

Court revives 'extraordinary rendition' lawsuitupdated: Tue Apr 28 2009 20:52:00

In a setback for the government, a federal appeals court Tuesday revived a lawsuit from five men who claim they were secretly transported to countries where they were tortured.

Defense Department to release abuse photos, ACLU saysupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 22:56:00

The Defense Department will release "a substantial number" of photographs showing abuse of prisoners at prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

More delays in release of 'torture' documentsupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 21:26:00

The release of sensitive "torture" documents has been delayed again after an agreement between lawyers for the Obama administration and the American Civil Liberties Union, a source said Thursday.

Time.com: Outgoing ACLU President Nadine Strossenupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 20:00:00

The former ACLU president talks to TIME about her toughest sparring partners, the tension between national security and civil liberties and why the upcoming election is even more important than people may realize.

'No-fly' list revealedupdated: Wed Oct 22 2008 22:26:00

Homeland Security says "no-fly" list numbers are smaller than previously reported. Jeanne Meserve reports.

Terrorist watch lists shorter than previously reportedupdated: Wed Oct 22 2008 22:26:00

The federal government's terrorist watch lists are far shorter than have been reported, the secretary of homeland security said Wednesday.

Time.com: ACLU Names Brooklyn Law Professor As Presidentupdated: Sun Oct 19 2008 02:00:00

(NEW YORK) -- The American Civil Liberties Union elected a new president on Saturday, choosing a constitutional law scholar who said she would reach out to African-Americans

No-fly list under attackupdated: Wed Jul 16 2008 19:44:00

The TSA is criticized for having more than one million names on its terror watch list. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.

Ex-prosecutor on terrorism list: Fix mistakeupdated: Wed Jul 16 2008 19:44:00

Washington lawyer Jim Robinson is a former assistant attorney general and once served as a U.S. attorney in Michigan.

ACLU weighs in on Texas polygamist custody caseupdated: Sun Apr 20 2008 23:16:00

The Texas branch of the American Civil Liberties Union said it was concerned that the basic rights of the children and mothers connected to a Texas polygamist ranch were violated during a recent raid and custody hearing.

High court stays out of NSA surveillance rowupdated: Tue Feb 19 2008 13:10:00

The Supreme Court offered no explanation Tuesday for refusing to hear an appeal regarding the Bush administration's covert domestic surveillance program.

Bush pushes for intelligence lawupdated: Tue Feb 19 2008 13:10:00

President Bush says the U.S. is in more danger of being attacked because Congress failed to renew a wiretapping law.

Time.com: ACLU: Diplomats Abusing Workersupdated: Fri Nov 16 2007 13:00:00

Some foreign diplomats abuse and exploit their household help while serving in the U.S., advocacy groups charge

Documents: Troops disregard rules of warupdated: Mon Sep 03 2007 22:16:00

Newly released documents regarding crimes committed by U.S. troops against civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan detail a pattern of troops failing to understand and follow the rules that govern interrogations and deadly actions.

Court dismisses suit challenging domestic spying updated: Fri Jul 06 2007 02:05:00

A federal appeals court Friday ordered the dismissal of an ACLU lawsuit challenging President Bush's domestic surveillance program.

Two groups sue over NSA wiretap programupdated: Tue Jan 17 2006 07:34:00

Two lawsuits were filed Tuesday against the National Security Agency over its no-warrant wiretapping program, claiming the domestic eavesdropping is unconstitutional and that President Bush exceeded his authority by authorizing it.

Custom-made fit for schoolupdated: Fri Aug 12 2005 09:31:00

The newest school fashion trend is not ripped from the pages of the latest magazine -- it comes from the principal's handbook as a growing number of school districts are adopting more stringent dress codes and implementing school uniform policies.

Passport chips raise privacy concernsupdated: Thu Jan 06 2005 13:33:00

A controversy is brewing over a U.S. State Department decision to put identification chips inside all new passport covers, a program scheduled to start by late 2005.

ACLU: Records show Marines tortured Iraqi prisonersupdated: Wed Dec 15 2004 10:30:00

The abuse of naked Iraqi prisoners received the bulk of publicity, but those incidents were just some of many clandestine occurrences in which detainees endured shock, burns and mock executions, newly released Pentagon records reveal.

Why the court was right about the Patriot Act updated: Fri Oct 15 2004 10:56:00

In late September, a federal district judge in New York, Victor Marrero, ruled that a key component of the USA Patriot Act is unconstitutional. The ruling made headlines, for it is the first to strike down any of the vast new surveillance powers the act authorized.

Review: 'No-fly list' lacks rules, proceduresupdated: Sun Oct 10 2004 21:06:00

The "no-fly" watch list -- billed as a post-9/11 weapon in the United States' war on terror -- lacks guidance on adding and deleting names and a method of consolidating more than a dozen lists maintained by various government agencies, a review of government records revealed.

Internet posts of delegates' info leads to probeupdated: Mon Aug 30 2004 21:00:00

The Secret Service is investigating an Internet posting of some Republican delegates' phone numbers, e-mail addresses and the hotels where they would stay during the party's national convention, federal law enforcement officials said Monday.

ACLU quits federal donation programupdated: Sun Aug 01 2004 08:46:00

The American Civil Liberties Union has withdrawn from a federal donation program, refusing to follow U.S. Patriot Act rules requiring use of a government anti-terrorism watch list to check employees' names, a spokeswoman said.

High court bars Internet porn law enforcementupdated: Tue Jun 29 2004 11:55:00

The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked enforcement of a law intended to protect children from pornography on the Internet, saying the law probably violates free-speech guarantees.

ACLU sues U.S. over 'no-fly' listupdated: Tue Apr 06 2004 11:56:00

A federal government list designed to keep terrorism suspects off commercial airline flights has subjected "hundreds, if not thousands" of innocent passengers to repeated interrogation, detention and stigmatization, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

Fortune: Marketingupdated: Mon Nov 25 2002 00:01:00

An 82-year-old American brand is getting a makeover, complete with a new logo and a multimillion-dollar ad campaign to attract a younger demographic. None of which is particularly remarkable--excep...

Fortune: HOOSEGOW ECONOMICS, TEDDY ROOSEVELT ON PUNCTUATION, AND RELATED MATTERS.updated: Mon Nov 11 1996 00:01:00

A PRISONER SHORTAGE

Fortune: Nexis looks at Newt, how computers call elections, penny flipping in Connecticut, and other matters. GREAT MOMENTS IN ENVIRONMENupdated: Mon Dec 26 1994 00:01:00

For the second time in five years, the traditional towering Christmas tree will be absent from the front of ((Pittsburgh's)) City-County Building. The administration has opted instead for two small...

Money Magazine: SAFEGUARD YOUR SECRETS FROM YOUR NOSY BOSSupdated: Thu Dec 01 1994 00:01:00

Answer true or false. Legally, your boss can: Rifle through your desk drawers. Videotape you without your knowledge. Read E-mail and computer files addressed solely to you. Eavesdrop on your phone...

Fortune: Good news for this department, even better news for Yalies, bad news for 13th Street, and other matters. GREAT MOMENTS IN CIVIL updated: Mon Jul 25 1994 00:01:00

Leave it to . . . the American Civil Liberties Union to get out a provocative message at Chicago's 25th Annual Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade . . . ''A-C-L-U. We defend your right to screw,'' ACLU pa...

Fortune: Greed in (gasp!) the Senate, the undocumented life, a second opinion on executions, and other matters. ONLY IN AMERICA (Cont'd)updated: Mon Jun 27 1994 00:01:00

Fourteen-year-old Astrianna Johnson . . . wanted to make a bold statement about the importance of safe sex. She pinned condom packs to her shoes and clothes at school. Her campaign got Astrianna su...

Fortune: Talking back to the inspector, rewards for bad behavior, new poker possibilities, and other matters. ONLY IN AMERICA (Cont'd)updated: Mon Jun 13 1994 00:01:00

Traditional parochial school attire is catching on in Bay Area public schools . . . Parents and administrators claim uniforms help students concentrate on learning rather than their clothes ((and))...

Fortune: NOW HEAR THIS updated: Mon May 30 1994 00:01:00

IRA GLASSER, 56, head of the ACLU, preparing archconservative William F. Buckley Jr., 68, to attend his first pro baseball game ever: ''You will be pleased to know I stand obediently for the nation...

Fortune: Addicts in high places, how to order seafood, the disadvantage advantage, and other matters. ONLY IN AMERICA (Cont'd)updated: Mon Mar 07 1994 00:01:00

The American Civil Liberties Union ((is)) suggesting ((that)) a legislative prayer caucus ((in the Georgia House of Representatives)) may be violating the constitutional separation of church and st...

Fortune: Why people are slipping on rugs, how to contribute to Lyndon LaRouche, Congress vs. teenagers. AND NOW, THE BAD ACLUupdated: Mon Mar 22 1993 00:01:00

This book review will be less favorable than the one above, as we began talking back to the ACLU's Restoring Civil Liberties: A Blueprint for Action for the Clinton Administration at the first word...

Fortune: A word from the government, the great mustache mystery, Bugsy meets Benito, and other matters. ONLY IN AMERICA (Cont'd)updated: Mon Feb 24 1992 00:01:00

LITTLE ROCK -- American Civil Liberties Union lawyers ((will)) represent a Ku Klux Klan group seeking to participate in a state Adopt-A-Highway anti-litter program . . . Members of the Knights of t...

Fortune: Landlords vs. the Inquisition, the species nobody knows, unsung CEOs, and other matters. A CHRISTMAS CAROLupdated: Mon Feb 10 1992 00:01:00

Your servant has had some moments of deep doubt in preparing this item. For openers, the controversy being covered is one in which he nervously finds himself on the same side of the barricades as t...

Fortune: The mentionables, pirates with cellular phones, the price of politicians, and other matters. GREAT MOMENTS IN FREE ASSEMBLYupdated: Mon Jan 27 1992 00:01:00

LOS ANGELES -- The American Civil Liberties Union, in a clash with local and national efforts to curb rampant gang activity, has challenged the constitutionality of an ordinance banning gang member...

Fortune: A test for bus drivers, a socially responsible ice cream, competing with the mob, and other matters. ONLY IN AMERICA (Cont'd)updated: Mon Jun 03 1991 00:01:00

Bruce Ennis, formerly national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union . . . ((had)) some difficult moments ((in arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court that nude dancing was protected '...

Fortune: When girls get sad, ethics in the army, renting rooms to ex-convicts, and other matters. THE BOX SCORE ON BLOODY NONSENSEupdated: Mon Feb 25 1991 00:01:00

We sulkily declined to answer Ira Glasser's letter to the editor a while back (January 28), and had definitely planned to cease ''baiting'' the American Civil Liberties Union -- this being executiv...

Fortune: A movie fan at the EEOC, protection for murderers, Big Labor's latest lament, and other matters. SAFE ON DEATH ROWupdated: Mon Jan 14 1991 00:01:00

Your servant was recently browsing through Nexis, reading about the death penalty, not because this is his idea of a good time, honest, but because he was thinking of writing something about the in...

Fortune: The cost of nobility, New York's new batting champs, the biased sex, and other matters. TERROR IN GOTHAMupdated: Mon Dec 31 1990 00:01:00

Try imagining this scenario: An organization behaving somewhat like the Mafia has gone after a major corporate employer in a large American city. It tells the employer it will put him out of busine...

Fortune: Guess what's sacred at Stanford, the case for ageism, panhandler rights, and other matters. WHO NEEDS THE ACLU?updated: Mon Dec 17 1990 00:01:00

We open with an inside story. Occasionally, your servant comes to a fortnight when it is time for Keeping Up to go to press, and there is no Only in America item in the cupboard. What can the poor ...

Fortune: Labor's march to single digits, slashing away at Harvard, Lotus looks at liberals, and other matters. LOOKING LEFTWARDupdated: Mon Sep 11 1989 00:01:00

A fortnight ago, we were dwelling heavily on the curious unwillingness of the New York Times to label certain congressional Democrats ''left wing.'' Having raised this prickly subject, we feel it w...

Fortune: A kind word for Thom McAn, female equality in Michigan, Ford Foundationism, and other matters. AND THE SUPERLIBERAL IS . . . (GAupdated: Mon Jun 19 1989 00:01:00

Challenge in the last issue: to figure out, with the help of 13 clues, which of ten Senators was the ''most liberal'' -- i.e., which had the highest total when you added the scores assigned each of...

Fortune: Accountants' preferences in sex, Sandinistas on welfare, the unknown liberal, and other matters. THE LONG MARCH TO TOWEL EQUALITupdated: Mon Jun 05 1989 00:01:00

LOS ANGELES -- Long Beach City College will upgrade its women's sports program and pay $85,000 to settle a discrimination suit. The American Civil Liberties Union sued the college four years ago, a...

Fortune: Accountants' preferences in sex, Sandinistas on welfare, the unknown liberal, and other matters. PORTRAIT OF A LIBERALupdated: Mon Jun 05 1989 00:01:00

And now for a bit of brain exercise. Several weeks ago, we were flipping the pages of The Sciences, a high-class magazine published by the New York Academy of Sciences, and came across the followin...

Fortune: The outlook for veal parmigiana, the honesty industry, double taxation at 3 A.M., and other matters. LYINGupdated: Mon Mar 27 1989 00:01:00

After years of debate and acrimony, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act is at last in place. Thus far the results seem unsurprising and yet oddly illuminating. It turns out that personnel folks, ...

Fortune: The outlook for veal parmigiana, the honesty industry, double taxation at 3 A.M., and other matters. ONLY IN AMERICA (Cont'd)updated: Mon Mar 27 1989 00:01:00

SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah State Prison proposal to ((build)) a modern, steambath-type sweat lodge for American Indians would violate the inmates' religious rights, American Civil Liberties Union att...

Fortune: The Case of the Liberal Larynx, The Deeper Meaning of Striking Out, A Fear of Circles, and Other Matters. Only in America (cont'updated: Mon Jun 22 1987 00:01:00

PARCHMENT, MICH. -- Requiring boys and girls to wear graduation gowns of different colors is unconstitutional, an American Civil Liberties Union official charged. The ACLU has written a letter to t...

Fortune: HIGH-TECH SNOOPING Privacy laws do not cover car phones or databanks -- yet.updated: Mon Apr 14 1986 00:01:00

A FEDERAL INVESTIGATOR, acting without a search warrant, gains access to incriminating evidence stored in a computer databank. A corporate spy picks up trade secrets as he monitors the satellite fe...

Fortune: Only in the ACLU, Why Lotto Beats Air Crashes, The Great Lobster Fix, and Other Matters. Only in America (cont'd)updated: Mon Sep 30 1985 00:01:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal judge Monday authorized a . . . ''comparable worth'' suit on behalf of about 90,000 women -- present and former state workers who claim pay discrimination. But Judge Mari...

Fortune: Only in the ACLU, Why Lotto Beats Air Crashes, The Great Lobster Fix, and Other Matters. Longshotsupdated: Mon Sep 30 1985 00:01:00

Various improbable events have been much in the news lately, and Keeping Up's senior handicapper has been laboring overtime to figure out the odds and betting angles on such suddenly interesting lo...

Fortune: Only in the ACLU, Why Lotto Beats Air Crashes, The Great Lobster Fix, and Other Matters. No More Mr. Nice Guyupdated: Mon Sep 30 1985 00:01:00

The purpose of this memorandum is to . . . inform you of an important development . . . In 1983, in a situation involving termination of four employees for the same minor dishonest acts, an arbitra...

Fortune: Only in the ACLU, Why Lotto Beats Air Crashes, The Great Lobster Fix, and Other Matters. The Agendaupdated: Mon Sep 30 1985 00:01:00

To be severely logical about it all, we should actually be grateful to Ira Glasser of the American Civil Liberties Union, he whose denunciatory letter to the editor is even now lurking on page 15. ...

Fortune: Only in the ACLU, Why Lotto Beats Air Crashes, The Great Lobster Fix, and Other Matters. Risibility Unlimitedupdated: Mon Sep 30 1985 00:01:00

Mr. Gorbachev trusts that better planning could help Soviet industry to grow by maybe 1 1/2% to 2% more a year. He is readier than his predecessors to orchestrate belly laughs about the inefficienc...

Fortune: A NOT-SO-HIDDEN AGENDA The American Civil Liberties Union is doing a lot more than impartially upholding the Bill of Rights.updated: Mon Sep 02 1985 00:01:00

The American Civil Liberties Union has a lot going for it these days. Its national membership is around 250,000, an all-time high. It has several hundred local chapters, and its views and legal res...

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