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Dialing 911 Can Get You Evicted

The eviction of Beverley Somai for calling the police is part of a disturbing trend.

By Sandra Park, Linda Morris
April 18, 2019

The Assange Indictment and Press Freedoms

The indictment seems to have been drafted not to justify the prosecution of Assange, but to tar legitimate journalistic activities by association.

By Ben Wizner, Jameel Jaffer
April 15, 2019

The BE HEARD Act Will Overhaul Workplace Harassment Laws

The groundbreaking, comprehensive bill takes on workplace harassment and discrimination.

By Vania Leveille, Lenora M. Lapidus
April 10, 2019

Kirstjen Nielsen’s Brutal and Calamitous Leadership of the Department of Homeland Security Comes to an End

She implemented some of the Trump administration’s most vicious policies and repeatedly violated the law.

By Brian Tashman
April 8, 2019

Catholic Bishops Stopped My Surgery Because I’m Transgender

Gender-affirming care is lifesaving and supported by medical professionals. Yet Oliver Knight and many other transgender people are denied this care.

By Oliver Knight
March 21, 2019

The FBI Won’t Hand Over Its Surveillance Records on ‘Black Identity Extremists,’ so We’re Suing

The ACLU and the Center for Media Justice are suing the FBI for records about the surveillance of Black activists—a tactic with a long, sordid history

By Nusrat Choudhury, Malkia Cyril
March 21, 2019

Keeping Civilian Drone Deaths Secret Keeps Them Going

What’s behind Trump’s order reversing a transparency requirement to release information on civilian deaths?

By Hina Shamsi
March 15, 2019

Press Freedom Groups Urge Court to Uphold Core First Amendment Protection in DNC-Russia Lawsuit

The First Amendment protects Wikileaks from being sued over the release of the DNC’s hacked emails.

By Brett Max Kaufman, Carrie DeCell, Staff Attorney, Knight First Amendment Institute, Gabe Rottman, Director, Reporters Committee’s Technology and Press Freedom Project
March 13, 2019

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