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.”
Few organizations have rallied greater support than the ACLU, which has captured activists’ imagination in a way that the Democratic Party has not. The ACLU is promising to take a place on the front lines of a liberal resistance, defending causes including voting rights, reproductive rights, LGBT rights, freedom of the press, and the rights of Muslims and immigrants.
The White House issued an unexpected statement early Tuesday, promising that President Donald Trump intends to protect LGBTQ rights and would not repeal an Obama-era executive order thought to be in the firing line. Advocates for the LGBTQ community, however, are not comforted by this statement. In fact, they believe something else may be in the works, and that it may be worse for them.
By the time it all gets sorted out, the nationwide legal fight unfolding could help define the Trump presidency, clarify future executive authority, confront Trump’s judicial nominees with tough choices and, not least, determine what happens to untold numbers of refugees. So far, the courts have uniformly ruled against the executive order.
Judge Ann Donnelly said it was likely that the petitioners would be able to prove that the executive order is unconstitutional. The judge continued: “There is imminent danger that, absent any stay of removal, there will be substantial and irreparable injury to refugees, visa-holders, and other individuals from nations subject to the January 27, 2017 executive order.”
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 […]