Samuel Moyn reviews “The Taming of Free Speech: America’s Civil Liberties Compromise” by Laura Weinrib.
Judge Napolitano: Why Should We Believe Dems Who Vow to Protect Civil Liberties?
Fox Nation host Judge Andrew Napolitano asked Wednesday on "Liberty File" whether Democrats or Republicans were better at protecting civil liberties.
How One Policy Change Could Wipe Out Muslim Civil Liberties
Designating Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization could lead to major fallout for American Muslims.
Alavaro Bedoya Highlights the Critical Connection between Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Earlier this month, Georgetown Law Professor Alvaro Bedoya delivered the U.S. Senator Dennis Chavez Memorial Lecture in Law & Civil Rights at The University of New Mexico School of Law, titled “Privacy and Civil Rights in the Age of Facebook, ICE, and the NSA.” His remarks neatly encapsulated...
What civil liberties? Kentucky's medieval abortion law amounts to state-sanctioned rape
Abortion horror show gets worse: Supreme Court lets stand bizarre Kentucky law, and choice is on the critical list
Privacy Is Over. We Must Fight Harder Than Ever To Protect Our Civil Liberties.
Once upon a time, privacy was everyone's default setting. Imagine an era when most letters and ledgers existed only in
First Amendment’s slippery slope: Why are civil liberties advocates joining forces with the right?
Rich people have free speech rights. Do the corporations they run? That question is destroying democracy
100 years ago, a declaration of war launched an era of civil liberties suppression in Minnesota
How To Reignite Your Passion For Social Justice, According To The Executive Director Of The New...
"You don't know when it's gonna be your turn to be courageous."
How Civil Rights and Liberties Activists Are Taking on Capitol Hill
In Washington, D.C., lobbying is a $3.5 billion industry.
Turnkey Tyranny: Jamming the Lock on the Way Out
For six years—from 2006 to 2013—I worked inside the intelligence community to enforce laws and policies that protect privacy and civil liberties. My tenure
How Does Florida's Abortion Waiting Period Compare To Other States?
The American Civil Liberties Union and the state of Florida are locked in a fight over a new abortion waiting period provision. So how does the law stack
Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution: On 5th Anniversary, What’s Next?
Five years ago this month, the Tunisian people’s protests calling for respect of their civil liberties resulted in the downfall of the 24-year authoritarian regime of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and the start of a rocky but largely peaceful process toward an inclusive political system. The U.S. Institute of Peace and the International Republican Institute commemorated the 5th Anniversary of the Jasmine Revolution and…
One Wasn’t Enough. Here’s Why the ACLU Is Demanding a Second Confirmation Hearing for Attorney...
The ACLU sent a letter today urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to cancel the pending vote on the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to attorney general. We are also asking that Sen. Sessions re-appear as a witness in a second hearing.Why? Because, according to The Washington Post’s Robert Costa, Sessions was deeply involved in the executive orders signed by President Trump earlier today. As the next…
You Won't Believe What Happened When Justice Sotomayor Dissented
It would be irresponsible to speculate as to whether Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor had grown envious of her colleague Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Internet celebrity. (The octogenarian Ginsburg was been widely feted as the Notorious RBG, and there's even a popular line of t-shirts that sports her scowling visage.) But whatever her motives, Justice Sotomayor has definitively grabbed the crown from Ginsburg and now reigns as…
Catholic Health Care System Can’t Block Employees’ Contraceptive Coverage, Court Rules
WASHINGTON — A federal court of appeals ruled today that religiously affiliated nonprofit employers can’t block their employees’ health care coverage for contraceptives. The ruling finds that the plaintiffs, which include Catholic health care systems and Catholic high schools, are not burdened by having to formally object to covering contraceptives for employees. The ACLU supported the government’s arguments by participating in a friend-of-the-court brief.“Today’s victory is…
CDC: Tips From Former Smokers
When Marlene started smoking in high school, she never imagined that smoking could lead to a serious eye disease, even blindness. In this TV ad from CDC's Ti...
CDC Gives States $20 Million to Fight Painkiller Abuse and Overdose
The CDC announced the launch of a $20 million program to help states end the ongoing painkiller abuse and overdose epidemic.
BREAKING: Federal Court Rules Prison Gerrymandering Unconstitutional
The Federal District Court for Florida’s Northern District ruled Monday that prison gerrymandering in Florida’s Jefferson County unconstitutionally dilutes the voting power of its residents. By packing inmates who can’t vote into a district, but counting them when drawing electoral maps, District Judge Mark Walker said the county had violated the “one person, one vote” principle in the Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment The American Civil Liberties Union’s…