American Civil Liberties Union

Gay-Marriage

Florida Asks Court To Keep Marriage Ban In Place

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is asking a federal judge to keep the state’s ban on gay marriage in place despite a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.

10/24/2014

(CBS4)

Court Rules Cell Phones Can’t Be Used For Tracking Without Warrant

Florida’s highest court said Thursday police in Florida have no right to use a cell phone to track someone’s movements without a warrant.

10/16/2014

Gay-Marriage

Florida Gays Anticipate Trip To Altar

Gay rights activists in Florida believe the United States Supreme Court on Monday sealed the deal for same sex marriage in the state.

10/07/2014

(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

US Rethinks Giving Excess Military Gear To Police

After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri.

08/17/2014

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Corrections Chief Installs New Leaders At Troubled Miami-Dade Prison

A new warden has been named at Dade Correctional Institution after the previous warden and two of his assistants were fired after the investigation into an inmate death who died in a scalding shower was taking too long.

07/18/2014

(Source: AP)

Warden Fired Over Prisoner’s 2012 Scalding Death

Prison officials said a warden and two of his assistants were fired because the investigation of an inmate who died in a scalding shower was taking too long.

07/17/2014

(CBS4)

Encryption Services Protect Smartphones From Hackers

We rely on our smartphones for just about everything these days, but just like a computer, they can be easily hacked.

07/08/2014

Charlie Crist in South Florida 5/5/14. (Source: CBS4)

Florida’s Largest Gay Rights Group Endorses Crist

Charlie Crist has been endorsed by Florida’s largest gay rights group in his run for Governor.

06/12/2014

(CBS4)

Court Considers Police Use of Cell Phone Data

A federal appeals court wrestled Friday with the authority of law enforcement to obtain and use records from cellphone towers.

04/25/2014

(Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Turns Down Gov. Scott On Worker Drug Testing

In a blow to Gov. Rick Scott, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said it would not take up his appeal of a ruling that blocked across-the-board drug testing for state employees.

04/21/2014

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