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Report Makes Harsh Claims About State's Jailing Of Poor

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Several courts in Ohio are illegally jailing people because they are too poor to pay their debts and often deny defendants a hearing...

ACLU Fights State's Terrible Statute Banning Sex Between Gay Teens

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced plans this week to fight a discriminatory Nevada statute that bans consensual sex between gay teen...

North Carolina Republicans, Christianity and the Twilight Zone?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Victor M. Feraru

This act of law is in many respects an act of sedition that would deprive the residents of North Carolina of their claim to the right to freedom of religion, as set forth in the First Amendment.

Ernie Chambers: Not Pledging Allegiance

David Moshman | Posted 06.03.2013 | Black Voices
David Moshman

Outspoken civil rights activist and Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers' conception of the downtrodden includes students coerced into going along with a pledge they don't wish to say in order to avoid bullying from peers for their nonconformity.

Lawmakers Override Dem Gov's Veto On Controversial Religious Freedom Bill

AP | BEN FINLEY | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky lawmakers have voted to override the governor's veto of a bill intended to better protect legal claims of religious freedom...

Federal Judge Orders College To Stop Drug Testing Students

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 03.22.2013 | College

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A federal judge on Friday again blocked efforts by a central Missouri technical college to drug-test its students, a policy challenge...

Bringing Gideon's "Noble Ideal" to the Immigration System

Carmen Iguina | Posted 05.22.2013 | Los Angeles
Carmen Iguina

Each day in this country, hundreds of immigrants appear in immigration court on their own and without legal counsel, even though the government is represented by a trained attorney and immigration law has been referred to as "more complex than the tax code."

Ryan J. Reilly

Small ACLU Team Fights Drone Secrecy

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The Obama administration, in the face of harsh criticism from members of Congress, has recently promised more transparency surrounding the...

Gerry Smith

CISPA Is Back, But So Are Its Devoted Detractors

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.20.2013 | Technology

Thousands of websites, including Craigslist and Reddit, demonstrated their opposition this week to a controversial cybersecurity bill, arguing the mea...

State Senate Approves Voter ID Bill

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics

By Suzi Parker LITTLE ROCK, Ark. March 19 (Reuters) - The Arkansas state Senate approved a measure on Tuesday to require voters to sho...

William McGuinness

High School Staff Bullied LGBT Students, ACLU Says

HuffingtonPost.com | William McGuinness | Posted 03.19.2013 | Gay Voices

The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California claims administrators at Sultana High School are bullying students in an 11-page ...

Jesus Portrait Moved From Middle School Following Controversy

AP | LISA CORNWELL | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts

CINCINNATI — A Jesus portrait that has embroiled a southern Ohio school district in a federal lawsuit has been moved from the middle school to a...

Ryan J. Reilly

Court Finds It Not 'Plausible' That CIA Has No Role In Drone Strikes

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court has reversed a lower court's decision that dismissed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the CIA, rulin...

Pressure Builds On White House To Block Controversial Bill

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.12.2013 | Technology

A petition urging the Obama Administration to prevent a controversial cybersecurity bill from becoming law has reached 100,000 signatures -- the neces...

Religious Freedom Bill Could Cause Trouble For Certain Groups

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

Human rights and civil liberties groups are up in arms over Kentucky's religious freedom bill, contending that the legislation could restrict the righ...

Police Drones Will Invade Our Privacy: ACLU

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 03.11.2013 | Crime

The controversy over drones isn't going away anytime soon. But proponents of drones being used in the United States argue that they're a lot like ...

Radley Balko

ACLU Launches Nationwide Investigation of Police Militarization

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has launched a nationwide campaign to assess police militarization in the United States. Starting Wednesday,...

Brave Bisexual 8th-Grader Stands Up To Anti-Gay School Board

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.20.2013 | Gay Voices

A bisexual middle school student has become something of an LGBT celebrity in Florida this week, after her attempt to start a Gay-Straight Alliance cl...

Ryan J. Reilly

DOJ: John Brennan Didn't Officially Disclose CIA Drones Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- John Brennan, President Barack Obama's nominee to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency, didn't officially acknowledge the CIA'...

WATCH: FBI's Invasive Racial Mapping

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.13.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The American Civil Liberties Union recently challenged the FBI over a secret racial and ethnic mapping program, which allegedly gathers intelligence o...

Ohio Public School Will Keep Jesus Portrait Hanging

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion

JACKSON, Ohio — An Ohio school district decided Tuesday night to keep a portrait of Jesus hanging in the school where it's been 65 years, denyin...

Drone Wars

Barry Lando | Posted 04.10.2013 | World
Barry Lando

If Justice Department lawyers labored so mightily on producing a memo setting the guidelines for killing an American citizen, one can only presume that the guidelines must be much different for those who inhabit the rest of the world. When do we see that memo?

ACLU Seeks Removal Of Ohio School's Jesus Portrait

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 02.08.2013 | Religion

CINCINNATI -- A portrait of Jesus that hangs prominently in an entranceway at a rural Ohio public school is in violation of the U.S. Constitution and ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Drone-Kill Memo Puts Heat On Obama's Second-Term Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A report Monday night on the nature of the administration's drone program has the potential to dramatically revamp the debate over Presi...

Virginia Inmate Serving 73 Years For Bank Robbery Can Pursue Sex Change Lawsuit

Richmond Times-Dispatch | | Posted 03.31.2013 | DC

A federal appeals court on Monday restored a lawsuit filed by a Virginia inmate who claims her constitutional rights were violated when prison authori...