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Community leaders from the Hudson Valley were in Newburgh Thursday, calling on the New York state legislature to pass additional voting reforms before the session ends next week.

NYCLU Files Suit Over Voter Registration

Nov 10, 2018
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Just as polls were closing on Election Day, the New York Civil Liberties Union and others filed a lawsuit challenging an aspect of New York’s voting regulations.

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The New York Civil Liberties Union has launched an online tool to help New Yorkers report discrimination and acts of bias. The idea is to connect individuals with agencies that can help.

NYCLU Launches Database Of Police Policies

Jul 25, 2018
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The New York Civil Liberties Union has launched an online database of policies from a number of police departments across the state. The idea is to bring internal policies and data to the public, along with accountability and transparency.

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The New York Civil Liberties Union is taking issue with a school district’s plan to re-register students.

NYCLU Report Looks At Cash Bail Impacts

Mar 15, 2018
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The New York Civil Liberties Union has released a report it hopes will inform the state-level discussion on bail reform. The NYCLU claims its report shares unknown information on the use of bail. But, one Hudson Valley district attorney does see a need for bail reform and takes issue with some of the proposals being discussed.

NYCLU Lawsuit In Dutchess Aims To Effect Bail Reform

Jan 11, 2018
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The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit alleging a Dutchess County man was put behind bars unfairly because he could not afford the cash bail. The man was accused of misdemeanor shoplifting. The NYCLU hopes the suit makes a case for bail reform at the same time Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling for reform.

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A bill that would give boards of education in many school districts the option to establish wards for their elections has been sent to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Meantime, the New York Civil Liberties Union recently filed a lawsuit challenging the at-large method of electing Board of Education members of the East Ramapo School District.

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The New York Civil Liberties Union delivered an update Tuesday afternoon on the status of airport detentions and effects of President Trump’s January 27 executive order barring immigration for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days. He also blocked refugees from the country for 120 days.

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In May, the New York Civil Liberties Union filed suit against New York state, seeking to allow farmworkers collective bargaining rights. Now, the New York Farm Bureau has filed for intervenor status in order to challenge the lawsuit.

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In May, the New York Civil Liberties Union filed suit against New York state, seeking to allow farmworkers’ collective bargaining rights.  The New York Farm Bureau is now challenging the lawsuit.

The New York Civil Liberties Union is asking a state court to require a police department in Rockland County to release reports involving the use of force, car stops, detentions and the discipline of officers, among other issues.

Rockland County Legislator Proposes Drone Law

Apr 9, 2015
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Technology is improving faster than public policy can keep up, and that fault line is arguably most obvious in the national debate over drones. Supporters point to drones’ efficiency, but others worry about safety and privacy. Some concerned residents turned out to a public hearing in Rockland County Tuesday to suggest some rewording to ensure proposed drone legislation is not overly restrictive.