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ACLU Sues Obama For Targeting Muslims After He Decried Targeting Muslims

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday sued the Obama administration, seeking information about government programs that unfairly target&nbs...

Pentagon Continues To Block Release Of Bush-Era Torture Photos

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon on Friday begrudgingly released 198 photos showing abuse of detainees held by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan...

States Crack Down On Police 'Stingray' Tech That Can Intercept Your Texts

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 01.28.2016 | Technology

You might not realize it, but your text messages and phone calls could be intercepted by local police on the hunt for a suspect. This is a practice wi...

Black People Ticketed For Not Wearing Seat Belts In Florida Twice As Often As Whites

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics

Black people in Florida are being stopped and ticketed for minor seat belt violations nearly twice as often as white people statewide and up to four ...

Body Cam Footage Leads To Civil Rights Charges For Las Vegas Cop

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Footage captured on body camera has led authorities to file federal charges against a former Las Vegas police officer accused of violent...

Do Women Racially Discriminate Against Their Own Fetuses?

Sital Kalantry | Posted 01.05.2016 | Women
Sital Kalantry

The disproportionate rate of abortions among minority communities in the United States is an important concern that should be investigated, discussed and solved. The Arizona law is not intended to do that. While it is unlikely that anyone will ever be prosecuted under the Arizona law, the statute itself is offensive.

Using White Privilege for Positive Change

Lia Taylor Schwartz | Posted 12.22.2015 | Politics
Lia Taylor Schwartz

As a teenager, I proudly told my first black friends that I was color blind. I thought I was saying the right thing, telling them that race doesn't matter to me. I now realize how sickeningly smug that sounds. I know they weren't colorblind.

New Politicized Visa Restrictions Harm Iranians and Undermine America's Core Values

Omid Memarian | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Omid Memarian

The ACLU calls H.R.158, passed last Tuesday by overwhelming support (419 yes), as a measure calling for "blanket arbitrary discrimination based on nationality and national origin."

Cops Get New Guidance On Responding To Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics

Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced new guidance Tuesday designed to help law enforcement prevent gender bias when responding to sexual assault ...

We Must Strive Towards Justice

Hector Villagra | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics
Hector Villagra

My friends, the answer is clear. We cannot remain coldly silent and ignore what's happening. We all bear responsibility for what the police do. Our society gives police tremendous power over people's lives. They act in our name. When they kill, they act in our name.

Courts Must Decide What We Already Know: Racism and Stigma Cause Harm

Miriam Yeung | Posted 12.04.2015 | Women
Miriam Yeung

For Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women to fight to end the stigma of racism, the court asks us to first prove that these cause harm. People of color often have to confront systems built by white people who do not value our pain the same as their own. This is especially true when it comes to racism itself.

Koch Brothers In Major Rift On Criminal Justice Reform

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A major rift is opening among criminal justice reform advocates over how to deal with conservative efforts that could write off white-c...

ACLU Sues Indiana Governor Over Syrian Refugee Ban

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R), challenging his efforts to block Syrian ref...

Hey Mizzou, Don't Forget About Free Speech Rights

AP | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.11.2015 | College

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Free speech advocates are expressing concern that instructions from University of Missouri police on how students should report...

Black Trans Woman Profiled By Iowa Hotel Files Civil Rights Complaint

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

In 28 states, a hotel can refuse service to a transgender person, or discriminate against them in other ways, and face no legal repercussions....

Hack Reveals Prison Phone Company Recorded Attorney-Client Calls

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business

Whenever a prisoner makes a phone call, that call is recorded. Prison phone giant Securus Technologies says on its website that it makes an ex...

If You're A Poor Defendant In Utah, Good Luck: You'll Need It

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics

The day Harry Miller learned he was going home, he cried so uncontrollably that his cell mates had to pack his belongings for him. It was 2007, and M...

If Nothing Happens Before Tomorrow Night, Missouri Will Execute an Intellectually Disabled Man

Brian Stull | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Brian Stull

Ernest Johnson, whose intellectual disability is clear, is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection sometime after 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Ernest has scored under or around 70 on IQ tests throughout his life. He has shown typical signs of intellectual disability since he was a schoolboy: He struggled to speak and walk at the usual age. Young Ernest couldn't keep himself clean.

Courage is Contagious: A Conversation with the ACLU's Ben Wizner

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
Davis Schneiderman

Ben Wizner is busy. He directs the ACLU's Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project and is part of Edward Snowden's legal team. On November 2 at 7:30 pm, Wizner will speak at Lake Forest College.

Love Always Wins in Rowan County, Kentucky

Karen Roberts | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
Karen Roberts

I'm so proud to have stood at April's side this Saturday with our daughter and before more than a hundred of our nearest and dearest friends and family to at long last celebrate the legal recognition of our love.

Mississippi City Sued Over 'Jailhouse Shakedown' That Hurts Poor

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was two days after Christmas in 2012 when the police in Biloxi, Mississippi, showed up at Joseph Anderson’s door. It had been a...

Former CIA Detainees Are Suing The Psychologists Who Developed The Torture Program

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three former CIA detainees are suing over being tortured at the agency's infamous "black sites," the first suit to seek accountabi...

How Police Could End Up Making Body Cameras Mostly Useless

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.10.2015 | Politics

Moments before he died, Charly Keunang took a swing at a cop. This wasn't an ordinary jab or hook. In cell phone video filmed by a bystander in March...

One Of Nation's Largest Homeless Camps Is Getting Cleared Out

AP | Chris DAngelo | Posted 10.08.2015 | Impact

HONOLULU (AP) -- Honolulu city crews on Thursday began clearing the final section of one of the nation's largest homeless encampments, once home to hu...

Mental Health, Gun Violence and Blame

Stampp Corbin | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics
Stampp Corbin

Unfortunately, all of the stands taken by each these interest groups seems intractable. That means we will be talking about another mass shooting in about 150 days. Then the conversation about what needs to be done will begin again. And nothing will change.