Tag: American Civil Liberties Union

Video Shows Louisiana Sheriff’s Deputy Slamming Black Woman to the Ground

The video is short but harrowing. The camera lens quickly zooms past a car and focuses on the scene behind it: A sheriff’s deputy in Louisiana, who towers over a small Black woman, is slamming her onto the ground. The woman is lying on her back, and the deputy is hunched over her. He is […]

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A.C.L.U. Apologizes for Tweet That Altered Quote by Justice Ginsburg

Anthony Romero, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, said Monday that he regretted that a tweet sent out recently by his organization altered the words of a well-known quote by the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The A.C.L.U. tweet, which was sent out Sept. 18, changed Justice Ginsburg’s words, replacing […]

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The A.C.L.U. Errs on R.B.G.

Recently, on the anniversary of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, the American Civil Liberties Union set out to pay tribute to her pro-choice heroism, and ended up making the sort of self-parodic blunder the right salivates over. One of R.B.G.’s iconic quotes came from her 1993 Senate confirmation hearings, when, instead of shying away from commenting […]

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