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GOP Governor Likely To Approve 'Some Of The Strictest' Abortion Restrictions In Country

AP | By NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota's governor said Thursday that he'll likely sign off on new abortion guidelines that would be some of the strictest in the...

DOMA: What Will Congress Do?

Jon Davidson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Davidson

The political backlash has already been furious -- and inaccurate. Instead of using time and taxpayer money to defend discrimination in court, Congress should put this bad law to rest by repealing it.

WATCH: Va. Students Defy School Board, Post 10 Commandments

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

UPDATE: Since this story was first posted, it has been clarified that Giles High School is in Virginia, not West Virginia. The article has been update...

Judge: Teen Can Wear Anti-Gay Shirt To School

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In 2006, Naperville's Neuqua Valley High School allowed students to participate in a nationwide "Day of Silence," which promotes tolerance of the gay ...

Women: Do You Work Just for the Sake of Working?

Ariela M. Migdal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ariela M. Migdal

The courts should allow the women of Wal-Mart to establish the link between managers' stereotyped beliefs and the statistical evidence of pay and promotion disparities at Wal-Mart stores around the country by proceeding as a class action.

Republican Budget Bill Destroys Jobs and Puts Americans at Grave Risk

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

The fight is not over. As this bill, filled with sweeping cuts, goes to the Senate, we will continue to push back the GOP's efforts to hurt the most vulnerable and needy citizens.

Why Do ACLU Leaders Support Students Who Would Censor Israeli Speakers?

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Alan Dershowitz

There is a growing international campaign to prevent pro-Israel advocates, who have been invited to speak at universities, from delivering their speeches. So why are some ACLU members supporting this?

Turning the Corner on Solitary Confinement?

David C. Fathi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David C. Fathi

Colorado state senators have introduced a bill that would substantially limit the use of solitary confinement in the state's prisons. These reforms are long overdue.

'For Official Use Only' Intel Memo Directs Police to Pipe Down on Facebook

G.W. Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
G.W. Schulz

In February of 2009, Gary Waters went to court in Brooklyn, accused of possessing a loaded 9mm handgun and bundle of ammo while on parole for burglary. It looked like a simple case. But Waters escaped the charge. Why?

Civil Unions in Hawaii and Illinois: How'd They Get it Right?

Katherine Franke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katherine Franke

Unlike in most jurisdictions in the U.S. that have enacted a civil union law, the Hawaii and Illinois laws cover both same-sex and different-sex couples. This is great news.

Bill Targets Solitary Confinement

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A bill introduced this week in the Colorado State Senate this week seeks to decrease the number of mentally disabled prisoners in solitary confinement...

Fighting To Represent Immigrants With Mental Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Jose Antonio Franco, a 30-year-old man with a mental age of two, was facing deportation. When a judge realized he suffered from moderate retardation, ...

Elise Foley

Honduran Immigrant Faces Deportation After Helping Her Sister Report Domestic Violence

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An undocumented Florida woman who helped her sister report domestic violence now faces an order of deportation from Immigration and Cust...

Airline Passenger Profiling: Back From the Grave?

Jay Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Stanley

In a democratic society, attempts to carry out background checks and make judgments about individuals' supposed "danger to aviation" simply introduced too many dilemmas.

Lucia Graves

Arizona Probation Officer Fired For Supporting Marijuana Legalization

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than two months after signing a letter calling for the legalization, taxation, and regulation of marijuana, Joe Miller was terminat...

Elise Foley

House Poised To Extend Patriot Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to push through a vote on Tuesday evening to reauthorize the most contested provisions of ...

You Are Being Watched (And The ACLU Doesn't Like It)

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The American Civil Liberties Union released a scathing report Tuesday that calls on the city of Chicago to halt the expansion of its massive surveilla...

Dear Barack: Trying to be Nice, aka, Bring Back the Duel!!

Jodi Lampert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Lampert

Oh, Barack. You're such a nice guy. No matter what anyone thinks, they cannot take that away from you. I so want to be nice and fair, like you've requested.

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...