American Civil Liberties Union

Federal judge blocks Biden rule that limits asylum for migrants at the border

BY: - July 25, 2023

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the Biden administration’s rule that restricts migrants from seeking asylum if they arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border without first seeking protection in another country or applying for an asylum appointment online. Judge Jon S. Tigar, who was appointed by President Barack Obama, wrote in his decision that […]

New Kentucky law decriminalizes HIV self-test distribution

BY: - June 29, 2023

Thanks to a new law that passed this legislative session and went into effect Thursday, a Kentucky coalition began legally distributing HIV self-tests.  The bipartisan House Bill 349 decriminalized the distribution of HIV self tests. It also rendered moot a former rule that made it a felony for people living with HIV to donate organs […]

Challenge to Kentucky’s abortion ban dismissed as advocates seek a patient to press case

BY: - June 27, 2023

LOUISVILLE — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of two Kentucky laws that together ban nearly all abortions, a week after the state’s two licensed abortion providers signaled they planned to drop the case — for now. Jefferson Circuit Judge Mitch Perry on Tuesday signed an order the parties submitted agreeing to […]