The muddled minds that now run the federal government think it’s fine to legally segregate public bathrooms. This is of a piece with the attitudes and beliefs that created “For whites only” drinking fountains in the Jim Crow South. If you don’t see the correlation, you have company in the White House.
The most pertinent of the three cases in terms of Trump administration priorities involves whether immigrants in custody for deportation proceedings have the right to a hearing to request their release when their cases are not promptly adjudicated. The other immigration cases to be decided concern whether U.S. government officials can be sued over mistreatment of non-citizens.
When I was young, I was taught that liberals and Democrats were brainwashed and trained to ignore the truths about what was really going on in America. Arguing with a liberal was a complete waste of time, my dad would say. No child should be taught that the only options in this life are to “hate or be hated.”
President Donald Trump’s sweeping ban on people seeking refuge in the United States and visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries caused confusion and panic among travelers on Saturday, with some turned back from U.S.-bound flights.
The law, which takes effect later this year, prohibits dilation and evacuation, a practice that pro-choice advocates say is the safest method of ending a pregnancy. Opponents of the Arkansas law vowed to fight it in the courts and predicted it would fail.
Immigration and domestic security, key themes in Donald Trump’s campaign, will likely dominate two U.S. Senate hearings on Tuesday as lawmakers begin several days of questioning the president-elect’s Cabinet nominees.
I doubt I’ll ever forgive myself for the mistakes I’ve made, but — like you — now all I can do is fight back against Trump. Here is what I think we need to do next.
The ACLU said the system would have denied the right to vote in state and local elections to residents who registered through a federal voter registration form or when they applied for or renewed their driver’s license.
Civil rights groups will deploy thousands of volunteers in 27 states to ensure that voters won’t be turned away by harassment or long lines.
Judge Richard Posner, writing for the panel that decided unanimously against Pence, said his assertions of a national security threat were presented “without evidence” and amounted to “nightmare speculation.”
The case grew out of an ACLU study last year finding that despite the outlawing of so-called debtor prisons, judges in the city of 440,000 routinely converted fines into jail sentences, said Mark Silverstein, legal director of the group’s Colorado chapter.
In a case that could help demystify how the FBI deems somebody a terror threat, the ACLU argued in federal court here Wednesday that the government has failed to comply with an earlier court order to tell people how they wound up on the no-fly list.
A native son of Maryland, O’Malley was the state’s liberal-leaning Democratic governor for eight years. But to me and many, he will always be the young, hard-charging mayor of Baltimore.
Getting arrested by the Baltimore police is brutal. Just ask Freddie Gray, a man whose suffering, dragging, and death in police hands set off new outrage.
For decades, African-Americans, including those in North Charleston, have complained that police shoot black men with little provocation and then falsely claim the officers did so out of fear for their lives. This time there was video.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has put the brakes on a plan to charge hundreds of dollars in fees for commercial filming and photography on U.S. forest lands, but critics are far from satisfied. “There is no doubt, as you look at this, that there is way too much confusion over what the Forest Service […]
By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times Oklahoma prison officials violated the First Amendment when they closed the blinds to witnesses during a botched execution in April, media and civil liberties advocates allege in a federal lawsuit filed Monday. The American Civil Liberties Union and its Oklahoma affiliate teamed up with the Guardian U.S. and the […]
By Jeremy Gorner and Matthew Walberg, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Police across Illinois have made little progress combating racial profiling, searching the cars of black and Latino drivers far more often than those of whites. At the same time, a decade of studying routine traffic stops shows that officers find drugs and other contraband more […]
By Hector Villagra, Los Angeles Times When Juan Pablo Guerrero Diaz left El Salvador to come to the U.S., his daughter was still in diapers. Now she is 14, and this year, after fleeing for her life, she was reunited with her parents in Los Angeles. For the girl, the perilous journey north promised greater […]
By Monsy Alvarado, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) HACKENSACK, N.J. — A report card released Monday by the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union gave New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie poor marks for his first term’s record on civil liberties and rights. The ACLU-NJ examined 12 civil rights areas and gave the governor a D-plus […]
By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Carefully crafted legislation that would end the government’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records is under fire after the White House requested last-minute changes that critics say would water down its protections. A year after Americans learned from National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden that the NSA […]
By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times Thousands of immigrants seeking protection in the United States have spent months in detention waiting for the government to determine whether they may have legitimate cases, even though regulations say they should receive a determination within 10 days, according to a class action lawsuit filed Thursday by the American Civil […]