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The San Francisco Marriage Case, Part One: Possible Outcomes

Matt Coles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Coles

Several people have asked me questions recently about the marriage case in federal court in San Francisco (the case brought by Ted Olson and David Boi...

Anti-Gay Marriage Legal "Ministry" Wants to Represent CA County in Prop 8 Trial

Tom Pfingsten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tom Pfingsten

In December, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors decided to throw its hat in the ring as a defendant in Perry vs. Schwarzenegger.

Supreme Court Lets Stand Order To Remove Ten Commandments Monument

Yahoo! News | Warren Richey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The US Supreme Court declined on Monday to take up a dispute over the placement of a Ten Commandments monument outside a county courthouse in Oklahoma...

Sex-Segregated Education on Trial Today

Lenora M. Lapidus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lenora M. Lapidus

It is quite startling that many people who would never consider segregation based on race or religion in a public school would accept sex segregation.

Newark Residents Have Zero Tolerance for Police Corruption

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Deborah Jacobs

Cory Booker's "zero tolerance for corruption," as he put it in a press statement, should apply to lawless officers running rampant in the city as well as administration appointees on the take.

"Think Str8" by Rob Deez

Justin Hudnall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Justin Hudnall

Personifying the tragically underrepresented perspective of gay-friendly straight dudes everywhere, Rob Deez brings us his original battle song for marriage equality, "Think Str8."

A Letter from Behind Bars on President's Day

Hamedah Hasan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hamedah Hasan

As much as I am cheering -- even from behind prison bars -- for a reform in the federal laws, I don't want to fall through the cracks. I still have a lot of living, mothering and giving to do.

Nick George Detained Over Arabic Flashcards, Suing Police (VIDEO)

Raw Story | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a college student who was arrested by the TSA and detained for five hours over a set of Arabic-language flas...

Pro-Choice License Plate Advocated In Virginia: Supporters Threaten Lawsuit

AP | By DENA POTTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. -- Abortion-rights advocates have been unable to halt the "Choose Life" license plate variations in nearly two-dozen states, so now they...

Tea Time Etiquette 101 With Sarah Palin

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Michael B. Laskoff

I've spent the day giving careful thought to six simple rules of right conduct -- pun intended -- which will ensure that you don't accidentally embarrass yourself at a Twenty-First Century Tea Party .

Gene Patent Trial Begins: Biotech Researchers Sued Over Ownership Of Gene Discoveries

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — A judge on Tuesday weighed whether a lawsuit should proceed that seeks to invalidate a company's patents on two genes linked to an in...

A Milestone With Miles To Go

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

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the first bill signed into law by President Obama. This c...

Et Tu, ACLU?

Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman

The corporate campaign spending decision has transformed the ACLU into a conservative political organization working to arm the ultimate enemies of democracy.

Medical Kidnapping: Rogue Obstetricians vs. Pregnant Women

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jacob M. Appel

The treatment of a pregnant Tallahassee mother, Samantha Burton, by her obstetrician may well rank among the most egregious abuses perpetrated against a patient by her caregiver since the triumph of the patients' rights movement.

Closing Guantánamo: A Deadline Missed

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

When Guantánamo finally does close, it appears that some of its most shameful policies will continue on U.S. soil, potentially reducing the closure to a symbolic gesture.

Film About Deadly Failed Border Policies Set for Nationwide Tour

John Carlos Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Carlos Frey

The 800 Mile Wall highlights the construction of border walls along the U.S.-Mexico border and takes an unflinching look at failed U.S. border enforcement strategy.

Police Taser Rules: Federal Appeals Court Issues Ruling On Use Of Tasers

McClatchy | Hudson Sangree and Kim Minugh | Sacramento Bee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A federal appeals court on Monday issued one of the most comprehensive rulings yet limiting police use of Tasers against low-level offenders who seem ...

Morris Davis, Top Congressional Researcher On Afghanistan Fired

newsweek.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The top congressional official who oversees research on foreign policy and defense issues, including the war in Afghanistan, has been fired from his j...

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...