ACLU http://wunc.org en Lawsuit Challenging Ban On Same-Sex Marriage In NC Waiting To Be Heard http://wunc.org/post/lawsuit-challenging-ban-same-sex-marriage-nc-waiting-be-heard <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Every night before bedtime, Shana Carignan goes through a special ritual with her six-year-old son, Jax. "Arright buddy, you know the drill! We’re going to have to giggle, get the bubbles out, right?," she says.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:23:51 +0000 Jessica Jones 30385 at http://wunc.org Lawsuit Challenging Ban On Same-Sex Marriage In NC Waiting To Be Heard NAACP, Advocacy Organizations Challenge Voter ID Bill In Lawsuit http://wunc.org/post/naacp-advocacy-organizations-file-suit-against-state-after-mccrory-signs-voter-id-bill <p>Several advocacy organizations have <a href="http://www.aclu.org/voting-rights/aclu-and-southern-coalition-social-justice-file-challenge-north-carolinas-voter">filed suit against the state of North Carolina </a>after Governor Pat McCrory signed broad-based voting reform.&nbsp; Earlier today, leaders with the NAACP spoke out against the law. Reverend William Barber said it unfairly targets African-American voters.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:31:17 +0000 Dave DeWitt 20721 at http://wunc.org NAACP, Advocacy Organizations Challenge Voter ID Bill In Lawsuit ACLU Report Finds Major Race Disparity In Marijuana Arrests http://wunc.org/post/aclu-report-finds-major-race-disparity-marijuana-arrests <p>A<a href="http://www.aclu.org/billions-dollars-wasted-racially-biased-arrests"> </a><a href="http://www.aclu.org/criminal-law-reform/new-aclu-report-finds-overwhelming-racial-bias-marijuana-arrests">new report from the ACLU says African Americans are more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana possession in North Carolina</a>.&nbsp; The survey released today says African Americans were arrested at three times the rate of whites in 2010.&nbsp; A US Health Department report from the same year showed similar rates of marijuana use among both ethnic groups nationwide.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 21:00:59 +0000 Will Michaels 16582 at http://wunc.org ACLU Report Finds Major Race Disparity In Marijuana Arrests Why Drones Could Be Coming To A County Near You http://wunc.org/post/why-drones-could-be-coming-county-near-you <p>North Carolina is vying to host one of six national test sites for unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones.&nbsp; The prospect of a burgeoning domestic drone industry in the state has some people excited.&nbsp; But others are voicing concerns. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 15:44:20 +0000 Frank Stasio & Isaac-Davy Aronson 12732 at http://wunc.org Why Drones Could Be Coming To A County Near You Is The Drone War Coming To North Carolina? http://wunc.org/post/drone-war-coming-north-carolina <p>As more domestic law enforcement agencies acquire drones, concerns are increasing about how the unmanned aerial vehicles will be used and regulated. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:56:43 +0000 Frank Stasio & Isaac-Davy Aronson 11882 at http://wunc.org Is The Drone War Coming To North Carolina? NC ACLU Asks: What's With The Drones? http://wunc.org/post/nc-aclu-asks-whats-drones <p>The largest law enforcement agencies in the state are being questioned about their use of military style weapons, technology and arrest tactics.&nbsp; The <a href="http://www.acluofnorthcarolina.org/">North Carolina American Civil Liberties Union</a> has sent public records requests to 62 law enforcement agencies.</p><p>“One of the reasons that we were very interested in sending out these public records requests, we learned that Gaston County had a drone. &nbsp;And that was a big revelation,” says state ACLU director Chris Brook.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:00:21 +0000 Leoneda Inge 11686 at http://wunc.org NC ACLU Asks: What's With The Drones? Civil Rights Groups Urge DMV To Grant Immigrant Driver's Licenses http://wunc.org/post/civil-rights-groups-urge-dmv-grant-immigrant-drivers-licenses <p>The North Carolina ACLU is urging the state DMV to continue issuing driver's licenses to some immigrants.&nbsp;<br><br>The state's Department of Motor Vehicles has suspended its practice of granting licenses to immigrants allowed in the country under a federal policy, Immigrants registered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative are allowed to stay in the country if they meet certain guidelines such as having arrived in the country before age 16, graduating high school or attending college or serving in the military.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:40:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 7845 at http://wunc.org NC’s Strange Sentencing Problem http://wunc.org/post/nc-s-strange-sentencing-problem <p><a href="http://www.acluofnorthcarolina.org/">The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina</a> says there are potentially thousands of inmates who have been wrongfully convicted because of a problem with structured sentencing unique to North Carolina. Chris Brook, Legal Director of the ACLU of North Carolina, joins host Frank Stasio to discuss how firearms possession and a change in sentencing laws have countless men and women serving undeserved stints in prison.</p><p></p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 15:28:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Lindsay Foster Thomas 3958 at http://wunc.org ACLU Sues State Over Adoption Restrictions http://wunc.org/post/aclu-sues-state-over-adoption-restrictions <p>The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit in Greensboro seeking expanded adoption rights for same-sex couples.<br> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 21:40:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 2321 at http://wunc.org ACLU Sues State Over Adoption Restrictions ACLU Seeks to Protect Cell Phone Records http://wunc.org/post/aclu-seeks-protect-cell-phone-records <p>The American Civil Liberties Union is taking a stand to protect cell phone records in police investigations.<br><br><strong>Gurnal Scott:</strong> About 40 North Carolina police agencies responded to the national ACLU's question on how cell phone records were obtained. The ACLU said the responses were inconsistent ranging from getting court orders as a safety net to having no written policy at all. North Carolina ACLU spokesman Mike Meno says the intent is not to hamper how police track suspects.<br> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 13:47:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 2952 at http://wunc.org