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Amid a Deteriorating Landscape for Abortion Rights, a Critical Victory in New York

On Tuesday, New York passed the Reproductive Health Act, finally bringing state law in line with Roe v. Wade.

By Donna Lieberman, Jessica Arons
January 22, 2019

It’s Perfectly Constitutional to Talk About Jury Nullification

Jurors have the power to vote against convicting criminal defendants under laws that the jurors believe are unjust.

By Naomi Gilens
January 22, 2019

Chili’s Denied Meagan Hunter a Promotion Because She Needed to ‘Dress More Gender Appropriate’

The ACLU is taking action against Chili’s, which discriminated against a server for not fitting her boss’ idea of what a woman should look like.

By Ria Tabacco Mar, Emma J. Roth
January 16, 2019

McDonald’s Is Serving Up Sexual Harassment

We’re helping to launch litigation against McDonald’s, which female workers across the U.S. say has ignored harassment in its restaurants.

By Gillian Thomas
January 14, 2019

William Barr Has a Long History of Abusing Civil Rights and Liberties in the Name of ‘National Security’

Barr’s ideas of secret trials, profiling, and discrimination must face congressional scrutiny during his confirmation hearings.

By Manar Waheed, Brian Tashman
January 14, 2019

We’re Suing the Government to Learn Its Rules for When It Hacks Into People’s Devices

Federal law enforcement is deploying powerful computer hacking tools to conduct domestic criminal and immigration investigations.

By Alex Betschen, Student Attorney, University of Buffalo School of Law Civil Liberties & Transparency Clinic
December 21, 2018

Congress Just Took a Big Step Toward Ending the Shackling of Pregnant Prisoners

Passing the First Step Act will be a step toward upholding the rights and protecting the health of pregnant prisoners.

By Lauren Kuhlik
December 20, 2018

Trump Administration Recommends Slashing Civil Rights Protections for Students of Color

A federal commission’s post-Parkland recommendations include reversing an Obama-era guidance on racial disparities in school discipline.

By Sarah Hinger, Jennifer Bellamy
December 19, 2018

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