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WATCH: Your Chance To Crash NYC's Most Anticipated Gay Wedding Reception

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.02.2014 | Gay Voices

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is offering five lucky guests the chance to win a trip to New York and "crash" a May 19 wedding reception fo...

Ryan J. Reilly

In-Person Voter Fraud Is Virtually Nonexistent, Federal Judge Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Trying to crack down on in-person voter fraud isn't a strong enough justification for Wisconsin's voter ID law, a federal judge ruled Tu...

ACLU Sues Border Patrol For Records On 'Largely Opaque' Operations

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2014 | Latino Voices

April 29 - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has ignored repeated requests for stop-and-search data and other information related to its "ext...

Judge Strikes Down State's Voter ID Law

AP | By ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge struck down the state's new voter ID law on Thursday, saying it violates the state constitution by adding...

Lawmakers Are Trying To Restrict Solitary Confinement

AP | By IVAN MORENO | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — A year after a Colorado inmate held in solitary confinement allegedly gunned down the state prisons chief upon being released, lawmake...

A Possible Revolution In Criminal Prosecution

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded cour...

Life on Hold: Asylum Delayed

Carmen Iguina | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics
Carmen Iguina

Detaining individuals for months while they wait for a "reasonable fear" determination is not only in violation of the immigration laws, but is also costing taxpayers millions of dollars.

Group Takes Arkansas' Voter ID Law To Court

AP | ANDREW DEMILLO | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A civil liberties group filed suit Wednesday to block a new Arkansas law requiring voters to show photo identification at t...

Golden Opportunity From the Golden State

Hans Johnson | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Hans Johnson

It took cajoling for California to take a healthy step forward to help more people register to vote. It will take a chorus of community voices, now and in the weeks to come, to maximize the grassroots response and maintain the momentum.

ACLU Urges Judge To Quickly Overturn State's Gay Marriage Ban

AP | EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is launching a new legal assault on North Carolina's constitutional ban on marriage for same...

ACLU Steps In When School Allegedly Tells Boy He Can't Read Bible

Posted 04.03.2014 | Religion

On March 20, staff at Tennessee's Cannon County REACH after-school program reportedly told a student he was not allowed to read his Bible at school. I...

Meet The Winners Of The ACLU's Big Gay (Il)Legal Wedding Contest

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 04.03.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union's primary work is litigation, but this month it's moonlighting as a wedding planner as part of it...

Ryan J. Reilly

Republicans Must Turn Over Emails On North Carolina Voting Law, Federal Judge Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Any race-related emails that North Carolina Republicans may have sent in connection with the voter restrictions they passed last summer ...

Simon McCormack

The U.S. Is The Only Country in The World That Does This

HuffingtonPost.com | Simon McCormack | Posted 03.28.2014 | Crime

The United States is the only country in the world that sentences juveniles -- individuals younger than 18 years old -- to life in prison without paro...

The Salvation Army's White-Flag Surrender to Secularism

Dan Arel | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Dan Arel

This week the Salvation Army caved, and a settlement has been reached that upholds the separation of church and state and will no longer allow the organization to hold those they serve or those they employee to any religious standards while receiving taxpayer dollars.

How Racist Is Marijuana Prohibition In Your State?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

The ACLU released a new tool on Tuesday, allowing users to track the racial disparity and frequency of marijuana arrests across the U.S., as well as t...

ACLU Sues To Overturn Idaho 'Ag Gag' Law

Reuters | Laura Zuckerman | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green

SALMON, Idaho, March 17 (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho on Monday asked a federal judge to strike down a state law it says v...

The Right to Be Wrong

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 05.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The Seattle Archdiocese has a constitutional right to impose Catholic teachings in church-run schools. I disagree with those teachings, but I also respect and cherish the First Amendment.

Judge Asked To Order Utah To Recognize Gay Marriages

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY, March 12 (Reuters) - Lawyers for four same-sex couples who wed in Utah while a ban on gay marriage ...

Snowden's Lawyer: Forget About Orwell, Worry About Kafka

Michael Winship | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

"All of this stuff was classified. Not just classified; it was classified at the highest level. These were the secrets that the government said were most critical to keep. But what kind of democracy would we be if the public had never learned of this information?"

Immigration Agency Should Live Up to Its Promise

Michael Kaufman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Michael Kaufman

When is a promise not a promise? That's what Luciano Sandoval is asking after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) broke its pledge to stop arresting individuals at Kern County, California courthouses.

DOJ Wants To Keep Phone Records Longer

AP | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is seeking to preserve the bulk collection of telephone records beyond five years because it's being sued a...

This Day in History in 1969: Tinker v. Des Moines Case Wins Free Speech Rights for Students

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics
The Zinn Education Project

Since Tinker, three Supreme Court rulings have cut back on the speech rights of students. But the basic precedent of Tinker remains -- that students do have free speech rights in public schools.

Homeland Security Drops Plan To Collect License Tag Data

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department abruptly reversed course Wednesday and dropped plans to ask a private company to give the governm...

Federal Gov't Wants Access To License Plate Data

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is proposing that a private company give it access to a nationwide database of license plate trac...