ACLU of Maine

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Flags are flying at half-staff in Maine and around the country to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday evening at age 87 due to complications from pancreatic cancer.

A federal lawsuit filed by ACLU affiliates in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont challenges the use of checkpoints by the U.S. Border Patrol nearly 100 miles from the Canadian border, saying they are beyond the patrol’s authority.

Maine Public File

The Maine Voting and Elections Coalition is submitting a petition to Gov. Janet Mills this week asking her to assure that the July primary is as accessible as possible.

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Police, prosecutors and judges in Maine are taking steps to avoid sending non-violent offenders to jail. The spread of the coronavirus has prompted Maine courts to issue orders vacating outstanding warrants for unpaid fines and unpaid restitution.

A new bill would make major changes to the state's bail system.

A federal appeals court in Boston took up the case of three Maine families who are challenging a long-standing state law prohibiting public tuition payments to religious schools.

PORTLAND, Maine - A lawyer for a 15-year-old high school student suspended for posting a rape awareness note on a bathroom mirror says it represents protected speech - and that punishing her would discourage victims from coming forward.

PORTLAND, Maine - The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine is expected to begin making the case that a school district in the state should not have suspended a student over activism about sexual assault.

Cape Elizabeth School District Suspends Girls For Bullying Over Rape-Awareness Note

Oct 16, 2019
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A 15-year-old girl was suspended for bullying after trying to draw attention to what she believed was an unaddressed problem of sexual assaults involving students at her high school. Now, she’s taking the school district to court.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine is asking the federal court in Portland to block a three-day suspension of a Cape Elizabeth High School student for bullying.

Civil liberties advocates say they are concerned about the arrest of a man in Bangor by federal border agents last month.

The ACLU of Maine has filed suit against the town of Yarmouth over a new ordinance that prohibits teachers, volunteer firefighters and other town employees from campaigning for or serving on the Town Council.

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A federal judge has ruled that a Maine law prohibiting the use of publicly-funded tuition at religious schools is constitutional.

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Later this month, a Caribou man who has been diagnosed with an opioid use disorder will report to the Maine State Prison to serve a nine-month sentence.

Gov. LePage

A federal judge in Maine has refused to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the practice of Gov. LePage to block constituents he disagrees with from his Facebook page.

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