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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

People Should Be Allowed to Sue Facebook If It Violates Law on Face Recognition Privacy

We filed a court brief opposing Facebook’s effort to make it harder to enforce a pro-privacy law.

By Nathan Freed Wessler
December 18, 2018

New Hampshire Police Arrested a Man for Being Mean to Them on the Internet

Criminal defamation laws belong in the dustbin of history.

By Brian Hauss
December 18, 2018

The Right to Record Police Doesn’t Disappear When You Put Your Phone in Your Pocket

In Massachusetts, a federal court affirmed that the First Amendment protects secret recording of police performing their duties in public.

By Carol Rose
December 14, 2018

Arkansas Is Attempting to Ban a Safe and Effective Abortion Method

Banning D&Es is part of a national campaign to push abortion out of reach.

By Andrew Beck
December 13, 2018

New NYPD Drone Policy Represents a Serious Threat to Privacy

The police department’s drone policy places no meaningful restrictions on the invasive technology’s use and threatens New Yorkers’ privacy.

By Michael Sisitzky, Simon McCormack
December 7, 2018

This State Agency Is Refusing to Help a Trans Woman Who Says She Was Assaulted by Police

New York’s Division of Human Rights says it cannot investigate alleged police and corrections abuses because they are not public accommodations.

By Erin Beth Harrist, Simon McCormack
December 5, 2018

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