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Gov Signs Anti-Revenge Porn Bill

AP | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill outlawing so-called revenge porn and levying po...

Amid Criticism, Border Patrol Considers Big Changes

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amid criticism about U.S. border agents using deadly force against immigrants illegally crossing the Mexican border, the Homeland Securi...

Border Patrol To Share Stop Records

AP | MANUEL VALDES | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE — SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol will share records of every traffic stop it makes in Washington's Olympic Peninsula for 18 mon...

ACLU: Papers Show Domestic Spying Goes Too Far

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — Two men of Middle Eastern descent were reported buying pallets of water at a grocery store. A police sergeant reported concern a...

Texas Gets Tough On Drones

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- A hobbyist using a remote-control airplane mounted with a digital camera just happened to capture images last year of a Dallas creek ...

NYPD Secretly Designated Entire Mosques As Terrorism Organizations

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO | Posted 10.27.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The New York Police Department has secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorist organizations, a designation that allows police to use inf...

Planned Parenthood Sues Over 'Unconstitutional' Abortion Law

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, with help from the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Indiana, has filed a federal lawsuit Thu...

Court Ruling Marks Big Victory For Gay Rights

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

One day after a New Mexico county became the first one to actively issue same-sex licenses since 2004, gay rights earned another victory in court. ...

County Official Sees State's Gay Marriage Law As 'Suspect'

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- A county clerk defended his decision to issue same-sex marriage licenses in a legal brief Monday that calls Pennsylvania's marriage la...

Judge Bars State From Implementing Anti-Sharia Law

Reuters | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

Aug 16 (Reuters) - Oklahoma's attorney general said on Friday he was reviewing the decision of a U.S. judge that barred the state from adopting a me...

Ryan J. Reilly

Oklahoma Anti-Sharia Constitutional Amendment Struck Down By Federal Judge

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A proposed amendment to Oklahoma's state constitution that would have prevented state courts from considering Sharia and international l...

County Official Defies State's Contentious Gay Marriage Ban

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics

A Pennsylvania county official is standing up in the face of state's same-sex marriage ban. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Tuesday that D. Bruc...

Strong Defense Of Phone-Tracking Program Revealed

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The U.S. government has defended its use of a phone-tracking program that collects the telephone records of millions of Americans in a let...

22 Tech Companies Stand Up Against PRISM

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.18.2013 | Technology

A coalition of major tech companies and civil liberties groups on Thursday sent a letter to President Barack Obama calling for more transparency aroun...

ACLU Questions 'Dragnet Surveillance Systems'

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY and CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- You can drive, but you can't hide. A rapidly growing network of police cameras is capturing, storing and sharing data on license plates...

ACLU To Challenge State's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

Two weeks after the Supreme Court ruled that a federal ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, the American Civil Liberties Union is bringing th...

U.S. Defends Secrecy Of Unique Surveillance Court

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 5 (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Friday urged a secret U.S. court that oversees surveillance programs to reject a request ...

Helen Keller's Radical Vision

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

In her investigations into the causes of blindness, she discovered that poor people were more likely than the rich to be blind, and soon connected the mistreatment of the blind to the oppression of workers, women, and other groups, leading her to embrace socialism, feminism, and pacifism.

Carolina Moreno

Mobile App Allows Users To Report Racial Profiling

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.19.2013 | Latino Voices

Critics of Arizona’s SB 1070 have found a new way of fighting the controversial law -- technology. On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Unio...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama's Justice Department Slammed For Claiming Courts Have No Role In Drones Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two civil liberties organizations suing the U.S. government for killing three Americans in drone strikes slammed the Obama administratio...

Bakery Agrees To Make Cake For 'Dog Wedding' Despite Turning Away Gay Couples

Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices

A Colorado bakery that refused to prepare a wedding cake for a gay couple is once again in the headlines after being exposed in another same-sex pair'...

The Startling Cost Of Enforcing Marijuana Laws

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business

States together spent somewhere around $3.6 billion enforcing marijuana possession laws in 2010, according to a new study by the American Civil Liber...

Blacks Are Nearly 4 Times More Likely To Be Arrested For Pot Possession

Posted 06.03.2013 | Black Voices

The U.S. War on Marijuana is not just costly, time-consuming and unnecessary -- it's also racially biased, according to a new report. In recent yea...

Private Prison Allegedly Put Inmates In 'Barbaric' Conditions

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business

By Emily Le Coz JACKSON, Miss., May 30 (Reuters) - A Mississippi prison for severely mentally ill inmates is infested with rats that ...

Congress Gets Mixed Advice On Drone Regulations

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The growing use of unmanned surveillance "eyes in the sky" aircraft raises a thicket of privacy concerns, but Congress is getting m...