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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' | 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 | 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.

Why Do ACLU Leaders Support Students Who Would Censor Israeli Speakers?

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Alan Dershowitz

There is a growing international campaign to prevent pro-Israel advocates, who have been invited to speak at universities, from delivering their speeches. So why are some ACLU members supporting this?

Turning the Corner on Solitary Confinement?

David C. Fathi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David C. Fathi

Colorado state senators have introduced a bill that would substantially limit the use of solitary confinement in the state's prisons. These reforms are long overdue.

'For Official Use Only' Intel Memo Directs Police to Pipe Down on Facebook

G.W. Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
G.W. Schulz

In February of 2009, Gary Waters went to court in Brooklyn, accused of possessing a loaded 9mm handgun and bundle of ammo while on parole for burglary. It looked like a simple case. But Waters escaped the charge. Why?

Civil Unions in Hawaii and Illinois: How'd They Get it Right?

Katherine Franke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katherine Franke

Unlike in most jurisdictions in the U.S. that have enacted a civil union law, the Hawaii and Illinois laws cover both same-sex and different-sex couples. This is great news.

Bill Targets Solitary Confinement

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A bill introduced this week in the Colorado State Senate this week seeks to decrease the number of mentally disabled prisoners in solitary confinement...

Fighting To Represent Immigrants With Mental Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Jose Antonio Franco, a 30-year-old man with a mental age of two, was facing deportation. When a judge realized he suffered from moderate retardation, ...

Elise Foley

Honduran Immigrant Faces Deportation After Helping Her Sister Report Domestic Violence | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An undocumented Florida woman who helped her sister report domestic violence now faces an order of deportation from Immigration and Cust...

Airline Passenger Profiling: Back From the Grave?

Jay Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Stanley

In a democratic society, attempts to carry out background checks and make judgments about individuals' supposed "danger to aviation" simply introduced too many dilemmas.

Lucia Graves

Arizona Probation Officer Fired For Supporting Marijuana Legalization | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than two months after signing a letter calling for the legalization, taxation, and regulation of marijuana, Joe Miller was terminat...

Elise Foley

House Poised To Extend Patriot Act | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to push through a vote on Tuesday evening to reauthorize the most contested provisions of ...

You Are Being Watched (And The ACLU Doesn't Like It)

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The American Civil Liberties Union released a scathing report Tuesday that calls on the city of Chicago to halt the expansion of its massive surveilla...