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Justice Scalia and the ACLU Leader

Philippa Strum | Posted 03.02.2017 | Politics
Philippa Strum

I went to the Court prepared to meet an ogre. I had heard that Justice Scalia was delightful in person but I very much doubted that I would be charmed. And yet I was, time and time again.

How Abortion Access Is Kind Of Like The Worst Tech Support Ever

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 03.01.2016 | Women

In an imagined world where other industries handle customers the same way many women are treated when they seek abortions, the results are pretty biza...

Secretary Clinton, Join Bernie Sanders & the Democratic Party: Oppose Capital Punishment

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.27.2017 | Politics
Michael Shammas

The story of the Democratic primaries is Hillary Clinton's leftward shift. (It remains unclear whether the story's a fiction.) Strangely, a key posit...

Why Did L.A. County Inmate Unique Moore Die? Lawsuit, Investigation Raise New Questions About Women's Jail

Art Levine | Posted 02.28.2017 | Los Angeles
Art Levine

Unique needed careful monitoring and prompt attention in case of breathing or cardiac emergencies. But as far as Kendra and other former inmates could tell, few, if any, of the mentally ill inmates who mixed in with the general population got medical exams or regular care.

Debunking Misconceptions About Muslim Women, One Person at a Time

Melody Moezzi | Posted 02.26.2017 | Religion
Melody Moezzi

I have always found that the most effective way to counter bigotry is via face-to-face human interaction. But when you're up against all caps and seven exclamation points, not to mention a mountain of artillery, lawsuits can become necessary.

These Immigrants Died In Government Custody, And That Could Have Been Prevented

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics

Pablo Gracida-Conte had reported problems with vomiting, nausea and chest pains during his 142 days in immigrant custody in 2011, according to a gover...

Public Defender Meltdown in Louisiana

Bill Quigley | Posted 02.25.2017 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Louisiana, which has the highest incarceration rate in the country, no longer provides public defenders to all its people accused of crimes; within months over half its public defender offices are expected to become insolvent.

Lucky for Us Apple Chair Treasures Privacy

Eddie Borges | Posted 02.19.2017 | Politics
Eddie Borges

The Feds saying they want Apple to create new software to unlock an iPhone "just this once" is almost as good as, "you can't get pregnant from just doing it once," "it'll cure your acne," and "I'll be gentle."

ACLU Sues Obama For Targeting Muslims After He Decried Targeting Muslims

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday sued the Obama administration, seeking information about government programs that unfairly target Musl...

Pentagon Continues To Block Release Of Bush-Era Torture Photos

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon on Friday begrudgingly released 198 photos showing abuse of detainees held by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan during th...

States Crack Down On Police 'Stingray' Tech That Can Intercept Your Texts

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 01.28.2016 | Technology

You might not realize it, but your text messages and phone calls could be intercepted by local police on the hunt for a suspect. This is a practice wi...

Black People Ticketed For Not Wearing Seat Belts In Florida Twice As Often As Whites

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics

Black people in Florida are being stopped and ticketed for minor seat belt violations nearly twice as often as white people statewide and up to four t...

Body Cam Footage Leads To Civil Rights Charges For Las Vegas Cop

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Footage captured on body camera has led authorities to file federal charges against a former Las Vegas police officer accused of violent...

Do Women Racially Discriminate Against Their Own Fetuses?

Sital Kalantry | Posted 12.31.2016 | Women
Sital Kalantry

The disproportionate rate of abortions among minority communities in the United States is an important concern that should be investigated, discussed and solved. The Arizona law is not intended to do that. While it is unlikely that anyone will ever be prosecuted under the Arizona law, the statute itself is offensive.

Using White Privilege for Positive Change

Lia Taylor Schwartz | Posted 12.22.2016 | Politics
Lia Taylor Schwartz

As a teenager, I proudly told my first black friends that I was color blind. I thought I was saying the right thing, telling them that race doesn't matter to me. I now realize how sickeningly smug that sounds. I know they weren't colorblind.

New Politicized Visa Restrictions Harm Iranians and Undermine America's Core Values

Omid Memarian | Posted 12.17.2016 | Politics
Omid Memarian

The ACLU calls H.R.158, passed last Tuesday by overwhelming support (419 yes), as a measure calling for "blanket arbitrary discrimination based on nationality and national origin."

Cops Get New Guidance On Responding To Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics

Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced new guidance Tuesday designed to help law enforcement prevent gender bias when responding to sexual assault a...

We Must Strive Towards Justice

Hector Villagra | Posted 12.04.2016 | Politics
Hector Villagra

My friends, the answer is clear. We cannot remain coldly silent and ignore what's happening. We all bear responsibility for what the police do. Our society gives police tremendous power over people's lives. They act in our name. When they kill, they act in our name.

Courts Must Decide What We Already Know: Racism and Stigma Cause Harm

Miriam Yeung | Posted 12.04.2016 | Women
Miriam Yeung

For Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women to fight to end the stigma of racism, the court asks us to first prove that these cause harm. People of color often have to confront systems built by white people who do not value our pain the same as their own. This is especially true when it comes to racism itself.

Koch Brothers In Major Rift On Criminal Justice Reform

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.26.2015 | Politics

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

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 refu...

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. But thi...

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 exception ...

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 Mi...

If Nothing Happens Before Tomorrow Night, Missouri Will Execute an Intellectually Disabled Man

Brian Stull | Posted 11.02.2016 | 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.