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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 ...

North Carolina Colleges Consider Denying Admission To Students Who Are Health, Safety Risks

wral.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

North Carolina's community colleges are known for their open enrollment, but safety concerns are driving a new admissions proposal that could limit th...

Pass the John Tyner Bill: Get Government Off Our Backs and Out of Our Buttocks

Jay Michaelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Michaelson

Air travelers will soon be required to have a naked image of themselves beamed to a security agent. Israelis don't do this, Europeans doesn't do this -- why are we being asked to do it?

ACLU Files Complaint Over April ICE Raid

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in Denver is filing a formal complaint over an April immigration raid that led to dozens of arrests. "This ...

Damn Wrong: Bush Admission on Torture Should Draw Special Prosecutor

Elizabeth Holtzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Holtzman

In his new book, George Bush admits to having approved waterboarding. This admission has created a difficult dilemma for the current administration. Torture is a federal crime punishable by up to twenty years in prison.

Secrets

Jameel Jaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jameel Jaffer

Government secrecy is increasingly the norm. At the same time, government surveillance is pervasive, reversing the proper relationship between a democratic government and its citizens.

The Software That Stares at Goats? Pentagon Building System For Massive E-Mail Privacy Violation

Jay Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Stanley

Here we go again. Earlier this month the Pentagon announced a new effort to build a system aimed at allowing it to scan billions of communications ...

The Victims

Jennifer Turner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Turner

Yesterday was an emotional day of testimony from widow Tabitha Speer and Omar Khadr. As a reminder, on Monday, Khadr pled guilty as part of a plea...