Essays Tagged: "ACLU"

A.C.L.U. American civil liberties form.

The ACLU Leadership· Ira Glasser, Executive Director· Nadine Strossen, President· L ... Siegel, Director of Public Education· Barry Steinhardt, Associate DirectorThe mission of the ACLU is to assure that the Bill of Rights are preserved for each new generation. The Constitution au ... rity.The American Civil Liberties Union is the nation's foremost advocate of individual rights. The ACLU is concentrated in litigating, legislating, and educating the public on many issues affecting t ...

(2 pages) 84 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Hate Speech should not be tolerated

nsavory content of his speech, and not for his actions. He used Art Spitzer's (legaldirector of the ACLU's National Capital Area affiliate) simple test to support hisstatement. Hentoff blames Brown Un ...

(2 pages) 120 1 3.2 Jun/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

he police andgovernment are the parties threatening your rights? All you have to do is justcall the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union). Sounds like a commercialdoesn't it. The ACLU blankets the Uni ... of the fight for civil liberties that it is difficult tocover it all. To fully understand what the ACLU has done for the United Stateswould take much longer than I have. Therefore, I have picked a co ...

(3 pages) 130 0 4.6 Dec/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

Homosexual Adoptions.

option is a child's well being. Lenora M. Lapidas, legal director for the New Jersey chapter of the ACLU, expressed, "The settlement guarantees that all couples seeking adoption will be judged only by ...

(5 pages) 305 2 4.4 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

Pick an article about racial profiling and write a summary.

ACLU of Illinois Sues Justice Department and Homeland Security Officials over Failure to Release Rac ... targeting particular ethinic minority groups.The author gave a web site on more information on the ACLU's work to end racial profiling. You would go to ... racial profiling. You would go to ACLU complaint is online and can be found at ...

(2 pages) 56 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Capital Punishment.

e offender. The death penalty also deters murder by putting the fear of death into would-be killers(ACLU, internet). A person is less likely to do something, if they think that harm will come to them. ... king examples out of them, thinking that the threat of death will be enough to deter the crime rate(ACLU, internet). Support for the death penalty in the U.S. has risen to an average of 80% according ...

(5 pages) 117 2 4.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

Drug testing

cause some state constitutions provide more protection than others do for students' privacy rights (ACLU, 2003). The issue of drug testing has caused a national debate that still persists. The debate ... performing drug tests on students participating in athletics and other extracurricular activities (ACLU). The court decided to replace the drug-testing policy with a responsible system of parental no ...

(5 pages) 135 0 4.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Retarded people shouldn't get the death penalty

t how many are mentally retarded, but the number is estimated at about one-fourth to one-third ( 1). Being mentally retarded does not mean being insane or having brain dam ... f direction", and both of these earlier conditions must have been evident before the age of 18 ( 1). These are what the judge has to consider before sentencing.Since the d ...

(5 pages) 39 0 0.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

This essay describes the Patriot Act I in terms of control and compares today's reality to that of Geroge Orwell's 1984.

5 different statutes (EFF1); allow for an extreme expansion of surveillance of the American public (ACLU 3), increase the authority of the executive branch (Herman 4), and a grant of never before seen ... mes. These "informants" will include postal workers, utility technicians and even your "cable guy" (ACLU 2). Similar to the "thought police" and the zealous citizens of Oceania in 1984, everyone aroun ...

(4 pages) 123 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Internet filtyers at libaries

ssing obscene or sexually explicit internet sites. According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), libraries prevent people from reaching many other internet sites when they install filters. T ... about the law. (ODER 2) The American Library Association (ALA), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and website providers had challenged this law in a consolidated action based on an infringeme ...

(4 pages) 51 1 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Crime Control v Due Process

ave 1000 guilty to go free then 1 innocent being deemed guilty." Major advocators of this model are ACLU type people. Due Process gets its name because it wants to guarantee the rights of all humans. ...

(6 pages) 351 1 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Bush's Racial Profiling policy has loopholes?

n they get pulled over, simply because the color of there skin. To help in this fight the NAACP and ACLU have taken this "myth" to another level. The allegation that police systematically single out m ... ultimately stands or falls on numbers. In suits against police departments across the country, the ACLU and the Justice Department have waved many studies allegedly demonstrating selective enforcemen ...

(3 pages) 60 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

"Racial profiling is wrong and we will end it in America"

e subject to law enforcement encounters based on crude bias," said Laura W. Murphy, Director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office.This is a bill whose introduction comes from The American Civil L ... Legislative Office.This is a bill whose introduction comes from The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which defends the bill of rights. ...

(2 pages) 134 2 4.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Internet Censorship Essay - The ACLU and the Child Online Protection Act

The ACLU and the Child Online Protection ActThe Child Online Protection Act (COPA) was approved by Congr ... was approved by Congress on August 16, 1998. It is the purpose of this essay to demonstrate how the ACLU destroyed this family-oriented act.Immediately after COPA was signed by the President, the Amer ... orcing COPA. On January 11, 1999 both sides filed briefs to argue the constitutionality of the law.(ACLU)Congress's intention in enacting COPA was to protect minor children from access to free erotic ...

(2 pages) 31 0 0.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Legality of the Patriot Act - A Theft of Civil Liberties or The Protection Of American Life

Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism) (ACLU: the USA PATRIOT Act). The Patriot Act, stretching 342 pages in length, was drafted in an attem ... protect the American people from the rising threat of terrorism which had taken root on Sept. 11th (ACLU: The USA PATRIOT Act). The passing of the Patriot Act has generated intense and heated debate a ...

(18 pages) 397 1 4.7 Jan/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

Teen Curfews are Ridiculous. Should teenagers have curfews? Write a research essay on the topic.

rights of teens and their parents? Civil rights groups, such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) stand up for the rights of Americans as given to them by the Constitution of the United States ... tional claims" for teens. Curfews' constitutionality was again questioned in November 1995 when the ACLU filed a lawsuit in U.S. District court. Then again in July 2000 the rights of American teens pr ...

(4 pages) 51 0 4.4 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

State of CA Proposition 66.

Californians support the law, but they believe it targets violent and serious felons. However, the ACLU reports that more than half of the people punished under Three Strikes laws are convicted of no ... han half of the people punished under Three Strikes laws are convicted of non-violent offenses ( Among several notable propositions appearing on the November 2004 California ballot was P ...

(5 pages) 25 0 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

DBQ Exercise: Scopes Monkey Trial

larence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan. Bryan would prosecute and Darrow in association with the ACLU would defend. It was a blockbuster with all the big names. It soon became a joke and a debate a ... ion the Founding Father's had in mind has become twisted by abusers of the Constitution such as the ACLU. America was a much stronger and morally confident place when people were united under a single ...

(2 pages) 27 0 3.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Patriot Act: A breakdown and in-depth view of the unconstitionality of various aspects of the Patriot Act.

dicial oversight, public accountability, and the ability to challenge government searches in court (ACLU,1). Parts of the Patriot Act directly infringe on our First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and ... gstanding wish list of law enforcement members, which had been consistently turned down by Congress(ACLU, 7). Essentially the only reason that the Patriot Act was passed was that Congress was pressure ...

(10 pages) 251 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Nixon Scandal

ant violation of morality. Watergate was a complex where democrats hold their democratic meetings. ( First, the Watergate Scandal was a terrible spy crisis, which included President Nixon (Wh ...

(4 pages) 62 0 3.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History