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ACLU Attorney Who Fought For Miranda Rights Rules Against the Poor

Auburn McCanta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Auburn McCanta

The attorney who introduced the concept of Miranda rights into U.S. legal doctrine ruled this month that poor church members can't eat pancakes before a worship service.

The Mustache Movement

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Zezima

I may not be British, but for the past three decades, I have kept a stiff upper lip. Now, after all these years of hair-raising adventure, I am celebrating the 30th anniversary of my mustache.

Detainee Torture Claims Can Be Suppressed, Federal Court Rues

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A federal judge ruled Friday in a case on detainees at Guantanamo Bay that the government can maintain the secrecy of portions of s...

Arianna: Pat Robertson Gives Religion A Bad Name With His Disaster Comments

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Huff TV

Arianna joined The Nation's Ari Melber and former evangelist Frank Schaeffer on The Joy Behar Show Thursday. The panel weighed in on evangelist Pat Ro...

Congress Is Losing Its Chance to Reform the Patriot Act

Michael Macleod-Ball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Macleod-Ball

Tomorrow the debate continues over the USA PATRIOT Act Sunset Extension Act, which includes minor tweaks to the Patriot Act but does not go nearly far enough to protect the Fourth Amendment rights of Americans.

Privacy Isn't the Price for Security

Mike German | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike German

Profiling and electronically strip searching the innocent doesn't help find terrorists, it only wastes security resources.

ACLU Loses $20 Million Donor, Said To Be David Gelbaum

New | STEPHANIE STROM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A longtime anonymous donor to the American Civil Liberties Union has withdrawn his annual gift of more than $20 million, punching a 25 percent hole in...

Pittsburgh Man Gives Cop Middle Finger, Cop Gives Man Ticket, City Gives Man $50,000

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PITTSBURGH (Associated Press) -- Pittsburgh City Council has tentatively approved paying $50,000 to settle a free speech lawsuit filed by a man cited...

Close it Right: Guantanamo Must Be Shut Down Quickly and Properly

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

The clock's ticking and it's not looking good. As January 22, 2010 fast approaches, the administration is signaling that it's unlikely to meet its own deadline to close

Naked Pumpkin Run At Risk: Boulder Colorado Police Threaten Crackdown

Wall Street Journal | STEPHANIE SIMON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

For nearly a decade, naked pumpkin runners did their thing unmolested, stampeding through the frigid dark past crowds of admirers who hooted, hollered...

Congress Assists In Torture Photo Cover-Up, Lieberman At Center Of Controversy

The American Prospect | Adam Serwer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Since 2003, the ACLU has been seeking torture documents through a FOIA lawsuit. In 2005, the Southern District Court of New York ordered the governmen...

Blake Benson Reaches Settlement After Being Arrested For Wearing "Nobama" Sticker To Michelle Obama Event

Denver Post | Howard Pankratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A Dakota Ridge High School student who wore a "Nobama" sticker taped across the front of his T-shirt prior to an appearance by Michelle Obama will rec...

Thanks to Operation Gatekeeper, Death Toll Increases to Over 5,000

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

Fifteen years of failed immigration policy has not lessened the number of undocumented aliens entering the country and has cost millions in dollars.

City of San Diego Attacks the Symptoms of Poverty

Justin Hudnall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Justin Hudnall

City workers and police officers then immediately descended on the homeless people's possessions, tossing everything into an attending garbage truck and compactor, crushing everything.

Howard Thompson Jr. Wins Right To Preach In Prison Inmate wins appeal of NJ ban on prison preaching

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey prisoner has won a settlement that allows him to preach at services inside the prison. Howard Thompson Jr. is an i...

Expanding Opportunity And Hope For Children In America

Nahal Zamani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nahal Zamani

Friday, November 20, marked the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most comprehensive treaty on children's rights.

William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe

Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler

At home, Dad spoke of the racism he saw every day in the courtroom. Civil rights leaders, he told us, where only honored when they were safely dead.

Congress To Keep Detainee Abuse Photos Hidden

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress is set to allow the Pentagon to keep new pictures of foreign detainees abused by their U.S. captors from the public, a mov...

Supreme Court Bans Videotaping to Protect Prop 8 Supporters

Matt Coles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Coles

One of the really great things about this trial was the Judge’s insistence that the supporters of Prop 8 would have to prove their claims that marriage for same-sex couples would somehow hurt society.

Churches Have No License to Harm Our State

Leah Anthony Libresco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leah Anthony Libresco

If we distort the framework of nondiscrimination for religious organizations it privileges prejudice. We would, in the name of separating church and state, give the church license to harm our state.

Presenting the 2009 Ebenezer Award

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

There are many models for accommodating a diversity of faiths in the public square, and excluding it altogether is among the worst.

Former Guantanamo Prosecutor Loses Job for Criticizing Military Commissions

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

orris Davis, the retired Air Force Colonel who served as the Chief Prosecutor of the Military Commissions at Guantánamo until 2007, has just lost his job for writing an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal.

Right and Left Join to Take On Criminal Justice System

New York Times | ADAM LIPTAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the next several months, the Supreme Court will decide at least a half-dozen cases about the rights of people accused of crimes invol...

How My Lawsuit Against the TSA Made Airports Safe For the Constitution Again

Steve Bierfeldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Bierfeldt

As a result of my just-dropped case against the TSA, passengers will no longer be forced to check their constitutional rights at the airport counter, and that is a victory for all.

Thirsting for Justice

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Jacobs

Since August, Newark turned off nearly 600 water accounts in an attempt to collect $29 million in unpaid bills. Newark's desire to collect this debt is entirely understandable, but unpaid bills do not trump human rights or public health.