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Abortion Foes Don't Care About Women's Rights or Civil Rights

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

Those who invoke race and slavery when denying a woman's right to choose are trying to obfuscate and change the subject. Their policies are hurting poor women of color.

Buck Appeals Judge's Strike-Down Of Illegal Immigration Investigation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Weld County District Attorney's Office is appealing a ruling from a Larimer District Court judge that ended an investigation into illegal immigrat...

Important Legal Victory for Chicago LGBT Rights Activists and Secularists

Andy Thayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

Our Feb. 13 protest in front of Holy Name Cathedral is a direct response to Cardinal George's recent high-profile lobbying against the soon to be implemented Illinois civil unions law.

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal On Va. Alcohol Ad Ban

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a ban on alcohol advertising in Virginia's college newspapers. The court on Monday rejected an...

Weekly Pulse: Don't Snort Bath Salts, Kids

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger According to Robin Marty of Care2.org, today's young whippersnappers are snorting bath salts and pl...

Next Sunday: Protest at Right-Wing Billionaires' Secret Summit near Palm Springs

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

A broad coalition of consumer, community, labor, environmental, student, civil liberties, and faith-based groups are sponsoring a rally in Rancho Mira...

Artist Could Face 15 Years In Prison For Filming His Arrest

The Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chris Drew was finally ready to get arrested. An artist and activist, Drew had spent years protesting a Chicago ordinance that puts tight restrictions...

LA Judge Rules Teacher Layoffs Should Not Be Based On Seniority

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

LOS ANGELES — A judge on Friday approved a sweeping overhaul of how teachers are laid off in what education reformers hail as a landmark decisio...

Combat in Our Genes?

Jay Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Stanley

Born soldiers may say they have "combat in our genes" -- but a new report suggests the Pentagon may want to give the phrase whole new meaning by turning DNA into the next military battleground.

Don't Put Your Trust in "Trusted Identities"

Jay Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jay Stanley

The administration in its proposal for digital identities certainly says all the right things about privacy. Unfortunately, privacy advocates have learned over the years just what that is worth: not much.

Rights Come with Responsibilities; the Right Shirks Theirs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Five years ago, a 47-year-old Missouri woman began a duplicitous on-line courtship through MySpace with a 13-year-old neighbor who once had been frien...

Deer Valley, the St. Regis, and the Best Snow on Earth

Eric Villency | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Eric Villency

For years, international acclaim has seemed to to escape Park City despite its dedicated following. But that may all be changing now.

California Veterans Memorial Cross Ruled Unconstitutional

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday (Jan. 4) a veterans' memorial featuring a 43-foot cross ...

Georgia Must Enact Anti-Profiling Laws

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

When I testified this month before the Special Joint Committee on Immigration Reform, a committee of 14 Republicans convened to draft legislative prop...

Standing Up for Your Faith Could Get You Arrested in Douglasville, Georgia

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Lisa Valentine attempted to enter a courthouse to accompany her nephew to his traffic hearing, only to be arrested and jailed for standing up for her right to wear a head covering according.

The Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska

David Moshman | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education
David Moshman

Every state should have an academic freedom coalition. It just takes someone to get it going. It could be you.

Student Sues Washington State School District, Saying They Failed to Stop Bullying

Joe Mirabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joe Mirabella

Russell Dickerson III alleges his school district did nothing to stop years of harassment based on his race and perceived sexual orientation. "It was like a prison sentence," he says, "that carried on into high school."

ACLU Sues NC School Over Student's Nose Piercing

AP | TOM BREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

RALEIGH, N.C. — The American Civil Liberties Union claims in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that a North Carolina school violated the constitutional ...

Julian Assange And Pfc Bradley Manning Have Done A Huge Public Service

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Julian Assange and Pfc Bradley Manning have done a huge public service by making hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. government documents availab...

Targeted Killing and the Courts

Jameel Jaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jameel Jaffer

Weeks after 9/11, Alan Dershowitz notoriously proposed that judges be empowered to issue warrants authorizing interrogators to use torture against s...

Janet's Choice: One Checkpoint, Two Evils

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Jacobs

I don't have to fly anywhere this Thanksgiving. But I'm not looking forward to the new "choose your own adventure" awaiting me next time I board a plane.

Protections of Justice System Should Apply to Us All, Even Non-English Speakers

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

With more than 176 different languages and dialects spoken in the United States, we still have a long way to go to assure full support for all legal Limited English Proficiency defendants in court cases.

ACLU: Walgreen's Stores Wouldn't Sell 'Morning After Pill' To Men

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

On at least two separate occasions earlier this year, the company denied access to the "morning-after pill" to men who were not accompanied by their f...

A Sad Day for Equal Pay, but Not the End

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah J. Vagins

The Senate had the opportunity make a real difference in the lives of millions of American women by voting to support the Paycheck Fairness Act, but instead the bill became a victim of partisan gridlock.

ACLU Pressures Springs School Into Rescinding Decision On 'Marriage Is Gay' Shirt

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In the wake of a critical letter from the ACLU, a Colorado Springs High School is rescinding its decision to ban a provocative political t-shirt that ...