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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...

GOP Governor Likely To Approve 'Some Of The Strictest' Abortion Restrictions In Country

AP | By NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota's governor said Thursday that he'll likely sign off on new abortion guidelines that would be some of the strictest in the...

DOMA: What Will Congress Do?

Jon Davidson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Davidson

The political backlash has already been furious -- and inaccurate. Instead of using time and taxpayer money to defend discrimination in court, Congress should put this bad law to rest by repealing it.

WATCH: Va. Students Defy School Board, Post 10 Commandments

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

UPDATE: Since this story was first posted, it has been clarified that Giles High School is in Virginia, not West Virginia. The article has been update...

Judge: Teen Can Wear Anti-Gay Shirt To School

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In 2006, Naperville's Neuqua Valley High School allowed students to participate in a nationwide "Day of Silence," which promotes tolerance of the gay ...

Women: Do You Work Just for the Sake of Working?

Ariela M. Migdal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ariela M. Migdal

The courts should allow the women of Wal-Mart to establish the link between managers' stereotyped beliefs and the statistical evidence of pay and promotion disparities at Wal-Mart stores around the country by proceeding as a class action.

Republican Budget Bill Destroys Jobs and Puts Americans at Grave Risk

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

The fight is not over. As this bill, filled with sweeping cuts, goes to the Senate, we will continue to push back the GOP's efforts to hurt the most vulnerable and needy citizens.