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
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
5 Reasons Why Speech & Language Therapy is Crucial for a Non-Verbal Child
Children who are not verbal need speech therapy just as much as individuals who are verbal. Here are 5 important reasons why.
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."
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…
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
Why Ta-Nehisi Coates' $41,500 UO speech ended early
Ta-Nehisi Coates, renowned author and public speaker, left the stage at Matthew Knight Arena on Feb. 3 about 35 minutes before his contract with the University of Oregon suggested he would. Coates, who began speaking to a crowd of 5,548 people at 6 p.m., was scheduled to speak until 7:15. ...
Eric Thomas | Motivational Speech | How Bad Do you Want it Eric Thomas (aka ET The Hip Hop Preacher) shares The Secrets to Success in a passionate and energe...
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…
10 Tips For Giving A Great Speech
Anybody can learn to give a great speech. The best speakers include a clear, relevant message and a few great stories to illustrate it. Forget fancy PowerPoint presentations and loads of data. Instead, keep your speech simple, with a clear beginning, middle and end. Focus on one theme, and eliminate everything else. 'People struggle so mightily writing speeches when all they have to do is find a message and three great stories to prove it,' says Jane Praeger, a Columbia University professor and…
Baltimore Student Brings Down The House with This Amazing Speech
A summer intern at Teach For America Baltimore, Elijah Miles delivered this inspiring speech to a group of incoming teachers at institute. Wise well beyond h...
Why Free Speech Matters on Campus
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and industrialist Charles Koch write that free speech matters on campus because “safe spaces” will create graduates unwilling to tolerate differing opinions—a crisis for a free society.
Why Government Use of Social Media Monitoring Software Is a Direct Threat to Our Liberty and Privacy
A version of this post originally appeared at the ACLU of Oregon.As we’ve previously written about, analysts at the Oregon Department of Justice used a tool called Digital Stakeout to surveil people — including the department’s very own director of civil rights — who used over 30 hashtags on social media, such as #BlackLivesMatter and #fuckthepolice. While an internal investigation confirmed the illegal surveillance and made…