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ACLU Joins Historic Case Against Anti-Prostitution Laws

Alison Bass | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
Alison Bass

A lawsuit challenging California's laws against prostitution just got a much-needed boost.

ACLU Is Ready To Sue Clinton If Her Administration Doesn't Protect Civil Liberties

The Huffington Post | Adam Hamze | Posted 10.12.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump has repeatedly shown through his stances that he cares very little about the Constitution. But his Democratic rival has some troubling po...

Disturbing Report Makes Compelling Case For Decriminalizing Drug Possession

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Criminalizing the personal use and possession of drugs results in “devastating harm,” and states and the federal government need to...

Texas Drops Losing Fight Against Resettling Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.08.2016 | Politics

Texas has given up a legal dispute challenging efforts by the federal government and a refugee aid organization to resettle Syrian refugees in the sta...

It Is Time To Get Real About School Policing

Harold Jordan | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Harold Jordan

Interactions between young people and police don't occur just on the streets of America -- they're happening in our nation's K-12 schools, too. Increasingly police have become "embedded" in schools, in many cases working there full-time.

Police Need Mental Health Education To Prevent More Shootings

Adam Banner | Posted 10.03.2016 | Crime
Adam Banner

If we are going to rely on law enforcement as emergency intervention for acute mental illness and substance abuse, then we must provide every officer with the training and resources to make sure those encounters end in help for the ill, rather than death. Oklahoma, and the entire nation, needs reform for officer training.

Trump Campaign Releases List of Other Things They Blame on Hillary Clinton

Christopher Lamb | Posted 09.28.2016 | Comedy
Christopher Lamb

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump blamed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for a number of things during Monday night's debate, including her husband Bill's signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the collapse of the U.S. economy during President George W. Bush's administration, and the rise of the terrorist organization ISIS.

Law Enforcement Uses StingRays To Spy On Americans And Lies About It

Kris Hermes | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
Kris Hermes

In this relatively uncharted tech landscape, the state can easily and indiscriminately spy on us, invade our privacy, and push the limits of democracy with little regard for the consequences of such widespread abuse.

Family Sues After 7-Year-Old Gets Handcuffed At School For Crying

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.15.2016 | Black Voices

Kaylb Wiley Primm was in second grade in Kansas City when he started crying in class because he was being bullied. Within minutes, the child found him...

Christian Claims She Was Forced To Remove Headscarf For Driver's License Photo

Reuters | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.01.2016 | Religion

The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday filed a lawsuit accusing Alabama county officials of violating a Christian woman’s religious rights by...

How Can Trump Accuse Democrats Of Stealing The Election? He'd Do It Himself.

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

There was absolutely no in-person voter fraud in the state. None. But that doesn't matter because when Republicans like Trump cheat, they think everyone else cheats too.

NYPD Ignored Court-Imposed Rules While Spying on American Muslims

Simon McCormack | Posted 08.28.2016 | Politics
Simon McCormack

It is difficult to overstate just how invasive, stigmatizing, and ineffective the NYPD's surveillance of Muslim New Yorkers has been. It not only alienates people from police, but it sows mistrust and fear among community members themselves.

Cash-Strapped States Spend Millions Trying To Defend Anti-Abortion Laws

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON― As states lose court battle after court battle over the hundreds of anti-abortion laws they’ve passed in the last five years, taxpayer...

An Arkansas Judge Sent A Cancer Patient To 'Debtors' Prison' Over A Few Bounced Checks

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Lee Robertson’s trouble began in late 2009, when he was undergoing his first stint of chemotherapy to battle the pancreatic cancer th...

Snowden Assesses Technology's Role In Our Lives: 'It's Only Getting Better'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.22.2016 | Entertainment

Does technology help or hurt democracy? We’ve been unpacking that question all week, thanks to a five-part documentary series that Joseph Gordon-Lev...

Edward Snowden's Lawyer Wonders Whether Surveillance Harms Democracy

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.22.2016 | Entertainment

If you know you’re being watched, you behave differently, right? You’re more performative or cautious, perhaps. What does that do, then, to the fu...

Chicago Bar Selling Anti-Trump Beer

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 08.18.2016 | Latino Voices

A Chicago bar is using what it knows best to take on Donald Trump: beer. Rogers Park Social is currently offering a beer they’re calling “C****a ...

Does Mass Surveillance Really Prevent Terrorism?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.22.2016 | Entertainment

The government’s surveillance tactics have been heavily scrutinized in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA ― but to what effe...

How A Pakistani Woman Used Social Media To Abolish Election Rigging

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.22.2016 | Entertainment

On Monday, The Huffington Post launched the first entry in a new five-part documentary series created by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the ACLU. The short ...

ACLU Giving Away Free Pocket Constitutions Until Election Day

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union has started giving away pocket versions of the U.S. Constitution after the father of a fallen American soldier offe...

Policing and Democracy Breakdown

Hector Villagra | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Hector Villagra

It's not enough to support or favor police reform; we must demand it. We need to let politicians know - through letters, phone calls, email and faxes as well as visits to and pickets of their offices and ultimately at the polls - that there is a price to pay for failing to enact police reform, and we must be willing to make them pay it.

It's Time For Congress To Protect Intimate Privacy

Mary Anne Franks | Posted 07.18.2016 | Crime
Mary Anne Franks

Numerous privacy laws protect the confidentiality of medical records, financial information, and many other forms of sensitive information. But existing laws offer much less protection for our most sensitive information: private photographs and videos of nudity or sexual activity.

Trump Has So Many Unconstitutional Ideas That The ACLU Is Tracking Them

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union has officially begun to count the ways that Donald Trump would violate the Constitution as president if he followed...

Helen Keller's Radical Vision

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Today is Helen Keller Day, which commemorates her birth on June 27, 1880. Keller remains one of the most well-known, beloved, but misunderstood public figures in American history.


Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.25.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

A celebration of Latin Night at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando turned into a killing field fueled by intolerance, hate and weapons of war. Now is the time to remember those who stand up and stand together in love.