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Koch Brothers In Major Rift On Criminal Justice Reform

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics

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

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.

Hobby Lobby Déjà Vu at the Supreme Court

Brigitte Amiri | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics
Brigitte Amiri

The new Supreme Court term starts today, and sometime this fall the court will consider whether to hear challenges to the Affordable Care Act's requirement that health insurance provide coverage for contraception without a co-pay. Wait -- didn't that already happen, you ask?

Handcuffing Little Kids May Not Be 'Reasonable,' Says Obama DOJ

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics

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Why Leroy Moore, Jr. Has No Time for Small Talk

Kathleen Kiley | Posted 09.30.2015 | Education
Kathleen Kiley

When I first met Black activist and writer, Leroy Moore, Jr., I was working on a documentary. I soon came to realize he was not a man who engaged in small talk - he was too busy trying to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

The Return of the Debtors' Prison

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 09.30.2015 | Black Voices
Anthony D. Romero

State and local governments should be helping their poorest residents improve their lives, rather than perpetuating a vicious and unfair cycle that criminalizes poverty and exacerbates inequality.

Judge: Honolulu Can Continue To Clear, Seize Homeless Property

Associated Press | Landess Kearns | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday denied the American Civil Liberties Union's request to stop Honolulu officials from clearing homeless...

Listen In As New Hampshire Judges Send Poor People To Jail

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "What if I don't have the money?" the man asked the judge. He was in court because he hadn't completed the 32 hours of community s...

The No-Fly Follies

Rebecca Gordon | Posted 09.20.2015 | Politics
Rebecca Gordon

At the check-in line at San Francisco International Airport, we handed over our driver's licenses and waited for the airline ticket agent to find our flight and reservation. Suddenly, she got a funny look on her face. "There's something wrong with the computer," she said. "I need to talk to my supervisor."

Federal Court Weighs Whether To Immediately Halt NSA Spying

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court appeared reluctant on Wednesday to put an immediate halt to the federal government's collection of m...

When the Unbalanced Life Is Worth Living

Jane Adams Ph.D. | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Jane Adams Ph.D.

It's easier to give your all to an enterprise when there are no other claims on your attention, and young adulthood is that time.

Want Your Tubes Tied At A Catholic Hospital? Try Threatening To Sue.

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Catholic hospital on Monday reversed its decision to deny a pregnant woman post-birth sterilization after the ACLU threatened to sue,&...

A Call to Action: Challenging the Conspiracy of Silence

Hector Villagra | Posted 08.18.2015 | Crime
Hector Villagra

Will we accept a deeply divided nation where only whites can have a high level of confidence in the criminal justice system generally and the police specifically? Or will we push for a country where everyone can trust that the police are there protect and serve them?