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Cancer Patient Fired By Walmart For Medical Marijuana Use Loses Appeal

Posted 09.20.2012 | Money

A Michigan appeals court ruled this week that a Walmart employee with an inoperable brain tumor and cancer was not wrongfully fired over medical marij...

ACLU Settles Breastfeeding Case

Posted 09.19.2012 | Denver

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado announced on Tuesday that it had won an confidential settlement in a discrimination case on behalf of t...

Simon McCormack

State Segregates Prisoners In 'HIV Ghetto': Lawsuit | Simon McCormack | Posted 09.14.2012 | Crime

Alabama state prisons unnecessarily and cruelly keep inmates with HIV segregated from the rest of the population, according to a class-action lawsuit ...

A Progressive Corporation and Its Campaign to Take Down 10 Tea Party House Members

Pearl Korn | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

While the conventions and the two men who would be president have been uppermost in our minds for the past two weeks, we should not lose sight of other critical races going on across the country, in particular those in the House of Representatives.

City Faces Lawsuit Over Rule To 'Silence' Free Speech

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

* Rival church sought to pamphlet near Mormon temple * 'Free-speech' permits can limit time, participants By Jennifer Do...

Free Speech for College Students: FIRE's Guide Updated

David Moshman | Posted 11.12.2012 | College
David Moshman

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has published a second edition of its outstanding Guide to Free Speech on Campus, one of its five Guides to Student Rights on Campus. Every college student should read this book.

It's Time to Discuss Criminal Justice Reform

Vanita Gupta | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Vanita Gupta

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngIt's time to stop gambling away taxpayer dollars on the failed drug war and start implementing rational, evidence-based, cost-effective, humane criminal justice policies.

The Debate in Washington State Over Legalizing Marijuana Is Off-Track

Rob Kampia | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Rob Kampia

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngThis year's Hempfest included a real debate, which was whether marijuana users should vote for Initiative 502 -- the marijuana-legalization initiative that will appear on the November 6 statewide ballot.

Legal Voters Being Questioned By Gessler's Office

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 10.28.2012 | Denver

DENVER — U.S citizens are among those who received letters from Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler questioning their right to vote, the A...

Deaf Boy Asked To Make Controversial Change (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.04.2012 | Parents

In a move blasted by rights groups, a 3-year-old-deaf boy has been told by his Nebraska school district to change the way he signs his name because th...

Politics Post-9/11: "The After Party" Exposes Civil Liberties Crisis on the Campaign Trail (WATCH)

SnagFilms | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

Whether liberal or libertarian, ACLU or NRA, OWS or Tea Party, both ends of the political spectrum surprisingly agree on one thing: No one likes to be spied on.

School District Sued Over 'Inaccurate, Biased' Sex Ed Program

AP | JOHN S. MARSHALL | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education

SAN FRANCISCO -- A school district in California's Central Valley is putting teens' health at risk by failing to provide students with information abo...

Definitive Questions to be Argued at 9/11 Hearings at Gitmo This Week

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.20.2012 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Starting tomorrow, almost 11 years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, the U.S. military commissions at Guantanamo Bay will hear the first se...

Tampa Strip Club Tycoon: 'I Don't Expect The RNC To Be As Busy As Super Bowl'

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 10.20.2012 | Business

TAMPA, Fla. — More than sunshine, cigars or the rollercoasters at Busch Gardens, Tampa is known for its naked ladies. Tampa and strip clubs are...

You Have the Right to Remain Spied on

Peter Bibring | Posted 08.16.2012 | Los Angeles
Peter Bibring

"Operation Flex" was a fishing expedition that targeted people because of their religion. But we'll never be allowed to know whether the FBI violated the Constitution when they authorized it because it would require the disclosure of state secrets.

Nebraska To Require Public Schools To Allocate Time For Pledge Of Allegiance

Posted 08.14.2012 | Education

The Nebraska Board of Education on Friday unanimously voted to approve a rule change that will make it mandatory for the state’s public schools to s...

Ryan Has a Plan to Unravel Civil Liberties, Too

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

The focus in the coming days will be all about Rep. Ryan's budget. Let's hope the American people also get a debate about his blueprint for LGBT equality, immigration, voting rights, reproductive freedom and other constitutional issues. Indeed, it's just as abysmal as Romney's.

Do Schools Have A Responsibility To Support Teen Moms? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 08.09.2012 | Teen

Delhi Charter School in rural northeast Louisiana had a controversial policy in place from 2006 to 2012 that required students who were suspected of b...

Janell Ross

Texas Settles Police 'Highway Robbery' Shakedown Lawsuit | Janell Ross | Posted 08.09.2012 | Latino Voices

Dale Agostini steered his vehicle down Highway 59, cutting though seemingly endless acres of East Texas pine forest and red dirt on his way to make a ...

WATCH: When the Law Says You Can't Vote

Bill Moyers | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In Philadelphia, the largest city in the largest swing state among those with strict new voter ID laws, there are as many as 250,000 registered voters who don't have the required voter ID.

Anti-Corruption Law Faces Major Challenge

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

McLEAN, Va. -- A new law designed to stop insider trading by members of Congress and nearly 30,000 federal workers is facing a constitutional challeng...

Gerry Smith

Rights Group Says Privacy Law Needs An Update | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.31.2012 | Technology

A federal law passed nearly 40 years ago to control how the government collects information on Americans contains "major loopholes" that infringe on c...

Another Casualty of the Chick-fil-A Saga

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 09.29.2012 | Business
Wendy N. Powell

This matter is much larger than Chick-fil-A. Let's not erode our rights that we hold so dearly. Even the ACLU recognized that Chick-fil-A has a right to do business.

What Price Safety Over Privacy: A Slippery Slope

Geri Spieler | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Geri Spieler

How much privacy are we willing to give up ensuring our safety against possible terrorist attacks? Do we have a choice or has this line already been crossed?

She Was Fired For Smoking At Home

James Sunshine | Posted 09.26.2012 | Business
James Sunshine

One Minnesota woman is claiming that smoking a cigarette in the privacy of her own home cost her a job. Stephanie Cannon was fired from her job as a...