“ My name is Matthew Korbeck and I support the ACLU. If the ACLU did not exist today, we would have to invent it, and quickly. The 4th Amendment says we are to be secure in our persons, houses, papers and effects. We’re not. Information we share whether through email, telephone calls or files is frequently unprotected.
May 27, 2015 - In letters sent today to two southern Arizona counties, the ACLU of Arizona demands 911 operators change the way they handle wilderness distress calls from individuals known or perceived to be border crossers.
May 21, 2015 -- The issue to be argued is whether the U.S. Constitution applies to Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, a Mexican teenager in Nogales, Sonora, who was fatally shot through the border fence by a U.S. Border Patrol agent.
May 20, 2015 -- The Competitive Arizona coaltion cannot support the incremental approach the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors took today in revising the county’s personnel policies to include sexual orientation but not gender...
May 19, 2015 -- The ACLU of Arizona today filed notices of two claims with the federal government under the Federal Tort Claims Act (“FTCA”) on behalf of an Arizona woman seeking monetary damages for egregious and repeated rights...
April 20, 2015 - A contempt hearing is set to begin tomorrow, April 21, to address the Maricopa County Sheriff Office’s (MCSO) noncompliance with a federal judge’s orders in the lawsuit Ortega Melendres v. Arpaio.
Arizonans routinely encounter Border Patrol agents. We've made some handy charts, in English and Español, so you can easily learn out about the rights you have when you interact with border agents at checkpoints or elsewhere.
The Death Penalty Has an Innocence Problem — and Its Days Are Numbered
July 1, 2015
This piece originally appeared at MSNBC.
The demise of the death penalty is upon us. While the Supreme Court ruled this week to allow the continued use of a controversial lethal injection drug, Justice Stephen Breyer’s sweeping dissent...