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The ACLU of Florida has wrapped up a months-long investigation into how the state handled last year’s toxic algal blooms; the result of discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers. The nonprofit civil liberties organization alleges the state failed its residents in how it responded to those discharges.

A bill aimed at codifying students’ religious expression is awaiting a signature from Florida Governor Rick Scott.

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Calling Florida's criminal justice system "broken," and pointing to high rates of re-incarceration and growing costs to keep inmates in prison, the Florida ACLU and Lee County NAACP  are sponsoring a public forum Thursday night in Fort Myers to discuss reform.

CRC Watchdogs Blast Draft Rules

May 17, 2017

Advocacy groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and the League of Women Voters are sounding the alarm as the powerful Constitution Revision Commission adopts its own rules and procedures.

Advocates are blasting draft rules they say would allow secret meetings and give the chair dictatorial power. 

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The American Civil Liberties Union grabbed the world’s attention recently as its attorneys fought against the executive order that has become known as the “travel ban.” Since then, the organization has seen a dramatic increase in donations: $24 million poured in from 350,000 donors in one weekend