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Koran-Burning Preacher Briefly Jailed

Reuters | Bernie Woodall | Posted 06.22.2011 | Religion

April 23, 2011 2:01:48 AM By Bernie Woodall DEARBORN, Mich. (Reuters) - A militant Christian preacher was jailed briefly Friday after a Mich...

Montana Gay Couples Seeking Rights Lose Lawsuit

AP | By MATT GOURAS | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. -- A Montana judge on Thursday rejected a lawsuit that sought to extend to gay couples the same legal protections as married couples, sa...

Did Colo. Principal Who Censored Student Newspaper Plagiarize?

Adam Goldstein | Posted 06.21.2011 | Education
Adam Goldstein

The only accountability for most administrators is what's written in the press -- and the only press covering those administrators on a daily basis is the student press.

Listen to Murder Victims' Families -- Not in Our Name!

Tanya Greene | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics
Tanya Greene

As legislators in Connecticut grapple with a bill that would abolish the death penalty in the state, murder victims ' families are speaking loudly about their opposition to Connecticut's capital punishment system.

LAPD Stops Arresting Kids on Their Way to School

Eric Sapp | Posted 06.19.2011 | Los Angeles
Eric Sapp

Imagine that you're running late to school. You hear the late bell ring just as you're approaching campus, but you're met by a squad of police officers, who detain you and give you a daytime curfew ticket.

A Crisis Averted?

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Deborah J. Vagins

Today, April 12, 2011, is Equal Pay Day -- the day into 2011 that a woman has to work, on average, to make the same as a man did in just 2010 alone.

Vineland School District In N.J. Lifts LGBT Website Filter

Posted 06.12.2011 | Education

After New Jersey students and staff complained to the American Civil Liberties Union that LGBT sites were being blocked at school, the district remove...

Judge Rules 'I Heart Boobies' Bracelets Are OK For Students To Wear

AP | By MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 08.16.2012 | Education

PHILADELPHIA -- Breast cancer fundraising bracelets that proclaim "I (heart) boobies!" are not lewd or vulgar and can't be banned by public school off...

Searching the Family DNA Tree to Solve Crime

Diane Dimond | Posted 06.12.2011 | Denver
Diane Dimond

We all get how important the discovery of DNA has been in identifying criminals over the years. But DNA technology has now graduated and for the most part states just haven't kept up.

ACLU Sues Over High School Prayer Banner

AP | Posted 06.04.2011 | Religion

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is suing the city of Cranston over a Christian prayer banner displa...

It's Cyclical, Stupid

Larry Strauss | Posted 06.01.2011 | Education
Larry Strauss

If we can cut millions of dollars in L.A.'s public school expenses without affecting what goes on inside of our classrooms then why were we spending that money in the first place?

ACLU: Banning Homeless Pair From Mall Is Illegal

Posted 06.01.2011 | Impact

Providing easy access to food, shelter and warmth, malls can be ideal places for homeless people looking for refuge. However, WJZ reports that one...

Teen Challenges High School Policy, Can Wear Tux To Prom

Posted 06.01.2011 | Chicago

Story courtesy of the Windy City Times CHICAGO -- Little less than a year after a young Mississippi woman captured national headlines successfully ch...

When it Comes to Immigration Detention and Enforcement, Georgia Sets a Terrible Example

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

The government should also end the unnecessary and inhumane detention of immigrants and instead rely on effective alternatives to detention.

Colo. Principal Nixes Student Newspaper for Knowing Too Much

Adam Goldstein | Posted 05.26.2011 | Education
Adam Goldstein

You don't avoid a civil rights violation by letting civil rights exist before you take them away.

The Surveillance Memos, and a Suggestion for Jack Goldsmith

Jameel Jaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jameel Jaffer

Last week, almost five years after we filed our request under the Freedom of Information Act request, we managed to obtain two Bush administration legal memos about government surveillance.

While Manning Languishes in Military Custody, U.N. Calls for Accountability for Torture

Jennifer Turner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Turner

The Obama administration must back up its promises with concrete steps to investigate all senior civilian and military government officials who authorized and facilitated torture.

Marine Corps Veteran On No-Fly List After Reportedly Emailing Cleric For Parenting Advice

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the U.S. ramps up efforts to root out homegrown terrorism, hundreds of people who have fallen under suspicion are in a state of limbo: Many say the...

Bianca Bosker

Officials Push For Action In 'Online Privacy War'

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Top senators and members of the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday criticized the current state of Internet privacy regulations and pushed for legi...

Elise Foley

Democrats Aim For Repeal Of Federal Same-Sex Marriage Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats launched a repeal effort against the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, introducing companion bills in both chambers of Con...

WATCH: Baltimore School Holds Prayer Service For Good Test Scores

Posted 05.26.2011 | Education

One Baltimore public school has pulled out all the stops when it comes to shooting for good test scores: It's turned to divine intervention. Dozens o...

Wow! What a Party for International Women's Day!

Lenora M. Lapidus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lenora M. Lapidus

Yesterday, the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, was quite a celebration! The day was marked by events, rallies, marches over bridge...

ACLU Suit Against Boulder County Jail Gets Class Action Status

Boulder Daily Camera | Erica Meltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Boulder County Jail's postcard-only mail policy was granted class action status Tuesday. The dec...

Voting in Florida: From Bad to Worse

Laughlin McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laughlin McDonald

Nothing is more sacred to our democracy than the fundamental right to vote. Florida cannot be permitted to simply wipe away the rights of hundreds of thousands of Floridians, especially without substantial public debate.

Oregon Debates New Funeral-Protest Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Michelle Cole Religion News Service SALEM, Ore. -- A day after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of an anti-gay church to picket funerals, O...