ACLU on Townhall

Nicole Bailey - Sun Dec 15

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America took issue with a cross erected on a San Diego mountain in 1954 honoring veterans of the Korean War. After decades of battling the separation of church and state in court, the memorial's Christian defenders are not ready to give up and will try taking the case to the Supreme Court. ... more

Nicole Bailey - Mon Dec 9

As the debate over religion in American political spaces rages on, Oklahoma state's legislature recently approved a monument of the Biblical Ten Commandments on public ground. A Satanic Temple group has followed suit, claiming Oklahoma's actions have paved the way for a "public-friendly" Satan-related monument "for young children." ... more

Christine Rousselle - Tue Dec 3

I'm mostly just shocked it took them 40 years since <i>Roe v. Wade</i> to file a suit. ... more

Jerry Newcombe - Thu Nov 7

Robert Knight - Thu Oct 31

Jacob Sullum - Wed Oct 30

Sarah Jean Seman - Wed Oct 9

The American Civil Liberties Union instructed Tennessee superintendents to end prayer before public high school football games in order to protect “religious freedom for all your students, including your athletes, and their families who attend the games.” ... more

Katie Pavlich - Tue Oct 8

Early Monday morning, it was revealed supervisors within the Department of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms have censored whistleblower John Dodson by refusing to approve an outside work application to publish a book about Operation Fast and Furious. ... more

Sarah Jean Seman - Fri Sep 27

Planned Parenthood, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the ACLU and a Texas law firm sued Texas Friday over the “Preborn Pain Act,” a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. ... more

Katie Pavlich - Thu Sep 5

The National Rifle Association has filed a legal brief in support of an ACLU lawsuit demanding the NSA end the gathering of massive amounts of information and data belonging to American citizens. ... more

Ken Connor - Wed Jul 10

Robert Knight - Sat Jun 1

Steve Chapman - Sun Mar 31

Flying commercial can be a terrible hassle these days, but not for Steven Washburn. The people in charge of airport security have decided to spare him all the inconveniences. ... more

Bill O'Reilly - Sat Mar 9

With the shorthand "OMG" (oh, my God) becoming a huge cliche, it might be worth taking a look at how Americans are seeing the Almighty these days -- that is if they are looking at all. ... more

Robert Knight - Wed Feb 27

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has lost its six-year campaign to tear down a Ten Commandments monument at the Dixie County, Florida courthouse. ... more

Robert Knight - Tue Dec 11

In George Orwell’s futuristic novel 1984, a tyrannical government masks its activities through the use of Newspeak — saying or doing something opposite of what the word means. ... more

Robert Knight - Wed Oct 24

If you want to see what the New Normal looks like when the American Civil Liberties Union calls the shots, look no further than Cranston, Rhode Island. That city of 80,000, the third largest in the Ocean State, is at the epicenter of the ACLU’s War on the Normal. ... more

Marybeth Hicks - Wed Sep 26

It’s been an eventful week at the intersection of parenting and politics, that busy corner where decision-making often is affected by the onslaught of traffic from social engineers, liberal educators, public health experts, and civil rights activists who know better than parents what’s best for their kids. ... more

Michael Brown - Thu Sep 20

Have you heard about the ACLU’s latest antics? Their most recent victory is so outrageous, so outlandish, and so ridiculous that words actually fail in trying to describe it. Not surprisingly, this legal theater of the absurd is being played out in Rhode Island. ... more

Pat Buchanan - Tue Sep 18

Perhaps we should inspect more closely our irreconcilable conflict -- what Harvard's Michael Ignatieff calls "the fatal dialectic between Islamic rage and Western free speech." Consider first American values, as seen from an ACLU point of view. ... more

Jacob Sullum - Wed May 23

In January, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that tracking a suspect's movements by attaching a GPS transmitter to his car counts as a "search" under the Fourth Amendment. But because the majority opinion emphasized the physical intrusion needed to surreptitiously install the transmitter, it did not resolve the constitutional implications of surveillance using cellphones, the tracking devices that Americans voluntarily carry in their pockets and purses. ... more