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DHS agrees to reform "voluntary" deportation following settlement with plaintiffs

DHS made the concessions in a settlement with 11 individuals who sued the government because they say they were coerced into agreeing to leave the country voluntarily.

ACLU joins appeal of Idaho woman suing NSA

More than a month after a federal judge struck down a lawsuit that an Idaho woman filed against the National Security Agency's collection of cellphone data, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have taken on the case in the appeals process.

Florida judge dismisses ACLU lawsuit involving cellphone tracking devices

Saying he didn't have jurisdiction, a Florida circuit court judge recently dismissed a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida against a local police department to produce documents about the use of controversial cellphone tracking devices.

ACLU: 'Shocking abuse and mistreatment' at prisons for non-citizen immigrants

The ACLU and the ACLU of Texas are calling on the U.S. Bureau of Prisons to strengthen oversight of prisons for non-citizen immigrants after the groups alleged that they uncovered "shocking abuse and mistreatment" of prisoners after a four-year investigation. BOP said it's taking the allegations seriously.

CBP publicly releases critical report, revises handbook on lethal force use by agents

Customs and Border Protection May 30 released a revised handbook on how its officers and agents can use lethal force, incorporating recommendations made more than a year ago by an independent think tank.

ACLU pushes for legal protection in lieu of voluntary code for facial recognition technology

Although the American Civil Liberties Union is an active participant in a multistakeholder process to address privacy and facial recognition technology, the group says a National Telecommunications and Information Administration-backed code of conduct will not provide sufficient privacy protection.

USA Freedom Act advances, draws mixed reviews from advocacy groups

The House Intelligence Committee approved the USA Freedom Act May 8, setting the stage for a vote on the House floor.

DOJ seeks rule change to let federal investigators hack computers to collect evidence with one warrant

The current rule, in contrast, requires obtaining warrants in each of the districts where an affected computer may be located.

House Judiciary Committee unanimously approves NSA surveillance reform bill- UPDATED

The bill "unequivocally ends bulk collection," said its sponsor, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.), today during  markup.

Appeals court orders release of drone strike memo

A federal appeals court ordered the Justice Department to release a memo containing the legal basis to kill U.S. citizens via drone strikes in an April 21 ruling.