Is Prop 8, which passed by a slim majority in November, an amendment to the constitution or is it a revision?
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Here's a key question: Will the existence of Bush-era holdovers in the Defense Department impede the Obama administration's vow to make a clean break ...
This week, the Obama administration will face its second significant courtroom test of the president's pledges to end unwarranted secrecy about the wo...
No politician is good enough to be trusted to act justly without constant lobbying and pressure from activists nationwide.
The idea of truth in government may seem naïve -- especially after President Bush's legacy of secrecy -- but it's an idea we should never lose sight of and should never stop striving for.
I've been observing the military commissions since 2004, and Guantánamo never felt more surreal or otherworldly than it did in what we hope were its ...
To my mind, one of the more interesting storylines unfolding right now is President Obama's ongoing appointment to the Office of Legal Counsel of lawy...
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is calling on the Justice Department to release Bush administration documentation pertaining to torture, sur...
Bush is the ex-boyfriend we've finally gotten out of our life only to discover he left an unpleasant souvenir, like an STD. A particularly nasty strain too, in the form of new HHS regulations.
After struggling to thrive for 13 agonizing years, the Child Online Protection Act (COPA) was allowed to die quietly today. As expected, the nation's conservatives see this as a betrayal.
The American Civil Liberties Union, impacted by the unfolding economic crisis, laid off ten percent of its national workforce this week. Thirty-six st...
Less than a week after Obama was elected, the ACLU launched its grassroots drive to Close Guantanamo and End Military Commissions, urging him to make good on his campaign promise.
When I attended a 2008 hearing for the free speech lawsuit in which I'm involved, I was struck by the defendants' arguments, being made on behalf of government officials, as eerily un-American.
This answer tracks the language of many torture apologists (and advocates) in Washington, who posit a choice between protecting the country today and second-guessing the past.
The Obama transition team is taking questions again at Change.gov -- while the press has fixated on the Blagojevich scandal, the allegations of torture by officials in the current administration receive scant attention.
President-elect Obama made known his intention to close the Guantanamo detention facility. The projected closure raises a plethora of issues.
And now, it's on to the Senate!
The House today passed, 237 to 170, HR 7321, the automotive loan bailout bill, and has sent it on to the Senate.
I just stepped off an airplane from Gitmo last night and thought it would be a good time to offer an insider's take on what really happened down there this week.
Watch the testimonies from those who have prosecuted and defended the Guantanamo prisoners, and see why we cannot continue to deprive them of their fundamental rights.
The exhibition Jenny Holzer: PROTECT PROTECT at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art is timely indeed. Not to mention alarming. Even sickening.
Mike German was a once-politically conservative crack undercover agent who has found a new home at the ACLU, where he uses his insider knowledge to hold his former employer's feet to the fire.
We have the chance to help President-elect Obama reclaim democracy and restore the rule of law in our country, which he can do on his first day in off...
Moral objections aside, the passage of Proposition 8 in California plus all the other states with same-sex marriage bans are all in direct conflict with the United States Constitution.
Our top issue -- closing down Gitmo and shutting down the military commissions -- can be done as soon as he lifts his left hand, picks up the new presidential pen and signs an executive order.
Presidents have enormous power to establish policy by executive order, federal regulation, or simply by refocusing the efforts and emphases of the executive agencies.
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