• 04/24/14

    Piper Kerman Talks Civil Rights and Censorship at Sorokin Symposium

    A letter is often taken for granted, but not by prisoners when it is an essential lifeline to the outside world. “Prisoners live and die by that mail,” said author and former inmate Piper Kerman. It is “reassurance that there’s someone on the outside who cares about them.” When the correction system retains or refuses […]

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  • 03/26/14

    ‘Revenge Porn’ Bill Needs Changes

    A bill designed to punish people who post ‘revenge porn’ on the Internet is written so loosely that it could interfere with the freedom of speech and of the press, Sandra Staub, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, told a legislative committee on Monday. She testified against Senate Bill 489, which […]

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  • 03/24/14

    Bill To Require Warrant for GPS Tracking Should Also Cover Cellphone Tracking

    The state should require police to get a search warrant before putting a GPS device on a vehicle and should expand the warrant requirement to cover cellphone tracking, David McGuire, staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, told the state legislature’s Judiciary Committee on Monday. McGuire testified in support of House Bill […]

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  • Lobby Day 2014

    Drone regulation was at the forefront of Lobby Day 2014, the ACLU of Connecticut’s annual legislative event. Kade Crockford, director of the ACLU of Massachusetts Technology for Liberty Project, explained the challenges to privacy presented by government surveillance via cameras mounted on drones. David McGuire, staff attorney for the ACLU of Connecticut, briefed participants on […]

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  • 03/13/14

    Protecting Privacy for Students and Employees

    Acting to protect privacy rights, the ACLU of Connecticut is supporting a bill to require parental consent before student test results are released to military recruiters and another to prevent employers from asking employees or job applicants for passwords to personal online accounts. Senate Bill 423 would prohibit schools that administer the Armed Services Vocational […]

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