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A labama Death Row Inmate Takes Appeal Over Law Firm Error To Supreme Court

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 12.04.2011 | Crime

WASHINGTON — The tale of returned mail and a missed deadline might seem comical if it did not involve a man trying to stave off execution. Supre...

Judge Refuses To Block Controversial Kansas Abortion Law

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. — A federal judge refused Thursday to block a new Kansas law restricting insurance coverage for abortions, saying opponents failed...

'Worship Rally' At Public School Gets Strong Response

AP | SUSANNE M. SCHAFER | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The video showed children waving arms rhythmically as a Christian rapper called B-SHOC performs on stage in a darkened gym. The...

Amish Men Jailed For Protesting Buggy Safety Rules

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Nine Amish were sentenced to jail in Kentucky for breaking a state law that requires them to put orange signs on their horse-drawn buggies. The tr...

School Board: Facial Piercings OK

AP | Posted 11.14.2011 | Education

SMITHFIELD, N.C. -- A North Carolina school system that had been involved in a dispute with a student over her nose piercing has now changed its dress...

Virginia School Board Sued For Posting Ten Commandments

AP | ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON | Posted 11.13.2011 | Education

RICHMOND, Va. -- Civil-liberties groups are suing a southwest Virginia school board for posting the Ten Commandments, contending that the display viol...

ACLU: Florida's Welfare Drug Testing Law Is Unconstitutional

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

MIAMI — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing to block Florida's new law requiring new welfare recipients to pass a drug test, filing the ...

Newark Sued To Release Records Of $100 Million Facebook Gift, Booker Responds (UPDATED)

AP/The Huffington Post | By Beth DeFalco/Emmeline Zhao | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education

TRENTON, N.J. -- The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the state's biggest city for refusing to release ...

Newark Sued For Refusing To Release Records Of $100 Million Facebook Gift

AP | BETH DeFALCO | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education

TRENTON, N.J. — The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the state's biggest city for refusing to rel...

Feds Sued In San Francisco Court For Shackling Immigrant Detainees

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS and PAUL ELIAS | Posted 11.08.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups have filed a lawsuit in San Francisco federal court seeking to stop a practi...

Laura Bassett

Kansas Restrictions on Private Abortion Coverage Are Challenged In Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against a new Kansas law that bans the coverage of abortion as part of standar...

School District Sued For Allegedly Illegally Censoring LGBT Websites

Posted 10.16.2011 | Education

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against a Missouri school district for using software that filters websites advocating for the ...

Colorado School Vouchers Blocked, Were A 'Substantial Disservice,' Judge Says

AP | By KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 10.13.2011 | Education

DENVER -- A Denver judge blocked Colorado's first school voucher program Friday, calling the program to give parents in the state's wealthiest county ...

Douglas County Vouchers Pose Unique Test For Courts

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 10.05.2011 | Denver

Next week a judge is expected to deliver his decision on whether to intervene in Douglas County School District's "Choice Scholarship" pilot voucher, ...

Death Row Inmates Win Exercise Outside

Posted 09.27.2011 | Denver

Keeping inmates from exercising outdoors for a prolonged period of time constitutes cruel and unusual punishment, according to a 1987 ruling by the 10...

BARR Battle: Corporate Jet Privacy Threatened by Obama Administration

Corbin Hiar | Posted 09.14.2011 | Business
Corbin Hiar

In a move opposed by some traditional allies, the administration is planning to restrict access to a little known program that allows private jets to fly beyond the reach of public scrutiny.

ACLU Blasts VA For Lack Of 'Commitment To Care'

AP | Posted 08.22.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Civil rights lawyers are criticizing a plan adopted by the Department of Veterans Affairs after a lawsuit claimed the VA was faili...

CHA Drops Plan To Drug Test All Public Housing Residents

Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago

Following several weeks of protests, criticisms and a separate mini-scandal of their own, the Chicago Housing Authority announced Tuesday afternoon th...

Former Seattle U.S. Attorney Pushes Pot Legalization In Washington State

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

SEATTLE — A man who once served as the Justice Department's top official in Seattle said Tuesday that he is sponsoring an initiative to legalize...

Veterans Administration To Moves To Undergo Renovation For Homeless

AP | JACOB ADELMAN | Posted 08.21.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The Veterans Affairs Department said Tuesday it wants to renovate buildings on its sprawling West Los Angeles campus to accommodat...

Arthur Delaney

Debtors' Prison: Jobless Woman Jailed For Unpaid Traffic Fines

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.20.2011 | Business

Kelly Wiedemer of Westminster, Col., spent four nights in jail this month because she hasn't paid fines and restitution she owes from a car accident t...

Grand Jury Investigates Torture In Abu Ghraib Death

Time | Adam Zagorin | Posted 08.13.2011 | World

It has been nearly a decade since Manadel al-Jamadi, an Iraqi prisoner known as "the Iceman" — for the bungled attempt to cool his body and make him...

Elise Foley

Alabama Law Bans Transporting, Housing Undocumented Immigrants

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) signed an immigration bill into law on Thursday that will prohibit transporting or housing undocumented ...

Catholic Charities Takes Adoption, Foster Care Battle To Court

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut and Jen Sabella | Posted 08.07.2011 | Chicago

The battle between the state of Illinois and Catholic Charities escalated Tuesday, as lawyers for the charitable organization took legal action agains...

Charges Dropped Against Denver Man Who Gave Cops Middle Finger (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

DENVER (AP) -- A harassment charge has been dropped in the case of a 35-year-old Colorado man who faced prosecution for displaying his middle finger t...